I've been kicking around the idea lately of buying a really different and highly impractical car to go along with my Insight (which is a great daily driver and out of town car). After narrowing it down a lot, my three choices were: 1st gen Miata - Cheap as dirt ($2k buys you a nice one), reliable, cheap to maintain, good for track use. Tons of aftermarket parts available. Decent return on investment (I'd likely recoup my spending, minus modifications). Convertible (!!!). Not rare by any means, but still, a great car for the money. Honda Insight - It's a crazy idea, but I have been tinkering around with the idea of buying a second Insight and turning it into a track car. Stripping out a couple hundred pounds which would bring it down to 16xx lbs, maybe swapping in a B16, etc., Civic suspension. I think it would also be a really badass track car. The problem is that they're too expensive and doing all this would destroy the resale value. Really bad return on investment... I'd probably lose a lot if I bought one for this purpose. It would be pretty unique though. Classic Porsche - Since I work at a Porsche shop it'd make the most sense. The problem is they're usually really expensive and it's hard to find one that's in-between "a rusty piece of shit" and "a really nice one that's $20,000". If I could find a deal, this would be the best return on investment. At worst it'd be about the same as the Miata. More to maintain, more to insure perhaps. I actually already bought the car. Can you guess which route I took (without cheating, since I told some of you already ) I'll post pictures later and show what I picked up.