Reasonable thinking, but I'm not seeing a big rise in E30 M3s or 911s at things like Cars and Coffee in the Bay Area. To the extent that people I know are hitting it big in tech, they're buying Teslas and high-end Audis. (And frankly when I look at the people I know who have hit it the biggest, *none* of them bought… » 1/28/15 4:42pm Wednesday 4:42pm

Hold out for a non-DSG version. Otherwise, if you can budget about $1k / year for service (less some years, more others), go for it. Everyone whinges about the valve service, but it's $1-2k and you do it every 30k miles, so it's predictable. » 1/25/15 6:04pm Sunday 6:04pm

That's what happens in Pro-Am situations. I'd like to stereotype the kinds of guys that buy seats in ALMS GT Ferraris, but honestly most of them are good enough to be somewhat fast and keep out of trouble. Ferrari Challenge races (at least the ones I've seen in the U.S.) seem to be remarkably free of asshattery… » 1/25/15 4:26pm Sunday 4:26pm

They're no floppier than a Miata. They do suffer from the E30's semi-trailing arm rear suspension. That makes them noticeably hairier at the limit compared to a Miata, which has a dual-control-arm rear suspension and thus much better rear suspension geometry. Up to about 8/10s, this tendency feels responsive and fun. » 1/24/15 5:12pm Saturday 5:12pm

I'll go out on a limb here and guess that it will be available with either a 2.0L turbo I-4 or a 3.0L V-6, quattro and DSG only. It will have some sort of electronic simulation of an instrument panel that makes the interior look like Akihibara at night. The ride will be stiff and the steering will be precise but… » 1/24/15 7:50am 1/24/15 7:50am