What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled If you love cars and dont have two, youre doing it wrong.

Contention: For any dollar amount that you can dedicate to your automobiles, a combination of multiple vehicles that fit within that budget will always win over a single car. If you live somewhere like NYC where your parking is a giant issue and owning two is almost impossible, you don't love cars enough and should move.

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From $5,000: a 95 Miata and a 92 Ford 4wd Truck.

to $200,000: a GT-R/ZR-1/Viper and an E63 Wagon.

For any practical given dollar amount, there are always two+ cars that would generate more hoon happiness than a single car. You can always have an unreliable/2-door/RWD/manual tranny/summer-only-tires/track-happy car AND a family/friends/slushbox/foul-weather/tow-vehicle.

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If Chump-car has shown me anything (other than that stock V-8s always overheat and your best friends are terrible drivers), its that you can have a sh*t-ton of fun with a cheap-but-impractical car if you have a cheap-but-practical car to use other times.

...AND that some of the best times I ever had on a twisty road were in worn-out manual RWD crap-cans.

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