Sorry, never been on this 9-page thread before, but I rented an Audi R8 as opposed to buying one. Definitely a small thing but saved a lot- As I see it, it cost me $269 with a Groupon, vs. the almost 100k plus frickin insurance, gas, maintenance... I just feel bad for my son when I've had all my fun in my 20's, riding a used CBR600 and buying a used Supra when I was doing really well. Sold them when he was born (at a profit) and now drive the MiniCooper S my Dad sold me (for 7k). Love it, but it's not exactly R8 material. We had an awesome day together in Houston, with the top down, driving through McDonald's and the Memorial Loop. This is how superficial America can be - love it or hate it. Truly a life lesson, that I look forward to revisiting with him over the years. I was happy as hell to return that damn thing, without insurance or credit cards being called into action, but I can totally understand why people will always want these things. And when I get older, I wonder if it will be harder to resist? For now I am quite happy with who I am, how healthy I feel, etc. But what if one of these things starts to go?