My wife fits in far better with this crowd than do I. If it has 4 wheels I am just not interested. My wife on the other hand wants the newest and latest every 2 years, I give in and we get her a new car every 3-4 years. Her current ride is an Audi S8.
Me? POS 1994 Toyota Landcrusher. Workmanship is not at all what one would expect from a japanese vehicle with lots of little things like plastic parts that loosen, dash is cracked, electrical gremlins like window switches that work only part-time, never when I need them to. Used to get HORRIBLE gas mileage, despite having under 50k miles. 2 Years ago I was talking to a friend at a party who told me of a guy who installed Toyota diesel motors in LC's.
I still don't drive the vehicle more than 3k miles/yr, still has some electrical gremlins but I actually sort of like the beast now. Runs on used veggie oil, doesn't cost me a dime other than having to setup the 55ga. drum in my garage; my neighbor has a construction company and uses veggie oil to power his Chevy diesel work pickup and refills my drum when necessary. I can drive to LA (from SF Bay Area) and back on a single tank w/o giving a dime to Chevron et. al.
If I were somehow in need of a new vehicle, I'd only consider something with a diesel. In fact, if I have any say in the matter...which frankly i rarely do...my wife's next car will be the diesel powered Audi A8 if it ever makes it Stateside or maybe something similar from Mbz. If I'm paying the stiff tariff of petroleum product, I figure I better have a whole lot more fun than can be offered my anything with 4 wheels. My petroleum powered rigs are Ducati's and KTM's only!!