In what city is 40k upper middle class? In any decent sized city in the U.S., 40k wouldn't cover rent in any neighborhood where the schools actually have air conditioning and free toilet paper. 54k is the median household income. Median = Middle, upper middle class would imply > the middle. Unless you live in… » 8/28/14 7:35pm Thursday 7:35pm

I own a white on white Abarth with the red graphics and made the decision purely on emotional appeal. I love the Abarth. Everyone loves the Abarth. My 2 year old son goes apeshit if he has to ride in the family wagon (TSX Wagon) and can't ride in the Abarth. He says "Wheeeee" whenever I gas it. I'm a grown up, and the… » 8/13/14 3:23pm 8/13/14 3:23pm

Why is anonymous speech vital? I think anyone with experience on the internet knows that the less constrained and managed a comments section is, the lower the quality of conversation. Gawker media can make a decision as to what quality of commentary you want. There is no moral imperative to allow anonymous speech. » 8/13/14 3:17pm 8/13/14 3:17pm

Why on earth would you by a 1 of 1 Porsche and then change absolutely everything on it? ... and only drive it 350 miles. I appreciate the engineering, but there is some serious crazy going on here. Automatic? Cabriolet? That all made sense per the original vision, but not to build the ultimate track Porsche. The owner… » 8/11/14 12:30am 8/11/14 12:30am

Let's be clear, it may be fairly reliable for the next 10-20k miles, but as soon as the first major service is due, this won't look so affordable. A brake job alone is $5k. If you had no chance of affording this car when new, you have no chance of properly maintaining it now. This is not a financially prudent decision. » 8/03/14 11:28am 8/03/14 11:28am

Congrats on the job, but I'm pretty sure that a NISMO 370Z costs more than the annual salary of a medical assistant. A good rule of thumb for a financially responsible individual is to spend a max of 3 months gross salary on a car. That may sound crazy conservative, but I'm a responsible adult with kids, two cars that… » 7/19/14 12:06pm 7/19/14 12:06pm