I love the big convenient sedan but my kids are grown. When I bought this LS I was looking at small ragtops and Hondas, something with front drive so I could use it in the winter but when I "accidentally" drove the LS it instantly became mine. It will be useless for winter but I don't care, I love this car. I'll just pick up an older hail damaged Subaru for winters, no worries.
Previously owned ragtops
79 MG Midget, got me through nursing school with plenty of coaxing.
66 Meyers Manx, authenticated
74 XKE, blissful junk
74 Fiat 124 spyder
75 Eldorado. Fuel saver...haha
Currently have a ragtop Samurai heavily modified for offroad use.
Most of these were fun junk and a constant source of tinkering. I'm getting past the part of life where I need to be effing with stuff all the time. When I have time off and the weather is nice I want to put the key in and go without having to endure all the Safeway parking lot adjustments. I stopped riding HD and went to BMW bikes for the same reasons (silence, performance, reliability, build quality) and never looked back.
I don't care to spend over $10k on any car but when I find that SC ragtop/coupe out there with a few years under it's belt it will be sitting next to this LS. I still cant believe I'm openly admitting that I'm past BMW, MB and other euros after driving a LS. It's like a weight off my back, a relief. I'm no longer pushing rocks uphill and dealing with frequent expensive maintenance and excessive unscheduled repairs.