Well, as I have always said - To each his own. And as long as we are happy with our own property - that is all that matters.
Do whatever makes you happy.
I just want to add that I am actually very surprised to hear that from you.
FYI, I have seen your Challenge Me video many times and that video always put a smile on my face.
I said to myself - Now that's how you drive a high performance vehicle! Wow!
Again, I just fail to understand so perhaps someone here can chime in and explain it to me better:
Why drive a high performance vehicle and drive it like a grandma?
Why drive a V10 and not utilize its full power?
Why drive a powerful machine and drive it a reduced power?
Why have a partial smile on my face when I can always have a full smile on my face?
Why have a little bit of fun when I can always have fun?
All to save a couple of gallon of gas?
I remember growing up (Asian) we had nice fine china and silverware but my parents never used it so I asked why?
They said "those are for guests and special occasions
I learned from that - in my home we use our nice plates and nice silverware everyday.
In my opinion - I worked very hard to have nice things in life, so if anybody deserves to use it - it is us; me, my wife and my son.
Heck with the guests. Heck they may never leave.
In my opinion - every day is a special occasion.
Every time I wake up in the morning, alive and well - its a special occasion as I know life is too short.
Like Aerosmith song - I dont want to miss a thing.
I want to experience everything that life has to offer while I am still alive and well and able.
My nephew Nathan, a car fan like me, always wanted to have a BMW. He admired my car so much and said he will own one one day.
Sadly, Nate died at the very young age of 21 four years ago now.
He was not able to fulfill his dream of owning a BMW one day and drive the ultimate driving machine and put a smile on his face too as he always see me with a smile on my face whenever I drive my beast.
I miss him badly. I cry every time I think of him and I visit him regularly at the cemetery asking him for forgiveness for I feel I did not do enough for him while he was still alive.
FYI, I dress nicely at work pretty much everyday.
My colleagues and people I meet always ask me - "Job interview today?"
So I finally had to answer their question.
Why have nice clothes in your closet and not use it? What a waste.
Why do you need a job interview or a special occasion to look good?
Dont you feel good when you look good?
At any rate - again, just sharing my thoughts and my personal opinion. We are all entitled to one.
And again, do whatever makes you happy. Life is too short.
And I always welcome other people's input as I like to learn something everyday.
Peace to all of you.
I went to Vegas about 4.5 hour drive with my speeds averaging 75 mph for the entire trip. With some 100 mph driving, some 60 mph driving, I did have an average of 18.5 mpg for that trip. If I kept it at say 80, I would get as much as 20 plus mpg. In the city I average 14 mpg.
I do not use the M button unless I am "CHALGME" (my license plate) which is daily, or when I want to pass another car and show off some M6 power. I like speed and without the need of the M button, I am fine with 400 plus HP unless otherwise needed.