A form of decadence, perhaps? I see people all the time who buy large/expensive vehicles, plus other really expensive toys, smart phones, hitting very expensive restaurants, more children than they can care for properly, etc, and yet they now complain that they are one paycheck away from going broke due to the government shutdown, with little or no savings. Makes one wonder.
Our neighbor was exactly like that. Had to declare bankruptcy, and was going to do it again until the government changed the rules, making it more difficult. Sort of learned his lesson a little, drives only a small Honda instead of the Ford Excursion, living in a much smaller house, but still buys ciggies, booze, maryjane, and hits the local casino to do a little gambling. Barely hangs on, one check away from losing his house. Tried to help him and his wife to figure out budgets, but they couldn't refrain from just plain buying whatever they saw.
Was an excellent example for us to avoid.
Meanwhile, a new GTV6? Would be interesting to see. I spect it will indeed be based on the Giulia, fastback with two doors although they could make it somewhat more practical by doing the Mazda thing with two small "suicide" rear doors". That was one thing my wife and I didn't care for with our GTV6s in that the rear seats were pretty useless, being difficult for adults to get into and out of. People didn't want to ride with us (although sometimes that was a handy excuse, lol).
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 01-22-2019 at 03:22 PM.