“Your husband really should get a newer car,” my wife’s friend told her when she saw my beigemobile. Really? Really?

Something rear wheel drive then. Manual.

Well, no. Something more practical.

Yes, now we’re talking. Wait ... 40 grand? I’d rather have an NSX ...


Now we’re really talking. But I wouldn’t be able to drive it anywhere, mods are expensive, maintenance is a bitch, and you have to stop the car to remove the roof.

But I have one of those already. I just don’t want to commute 3 hours a day in one. I need something squishy, automatic, and preferably something I don’t mind driving into the ground.