Originally Posted by Team Plutonium
I spent over $60K, and many folks ask me why I didn't buy a GT3 at this point. My answer always is.. "yeah, but it would be stock". As others mentioned already... modding is more of a hobby than "improving" the car, people spend tons of money on other things, watches, golf vacations, sailing... I like modding. It makes me happy.
I don't worry about warranty, resale, power-to-cost ratio, etc... I like having a car that is not just bought, and out of the box. Any guy with money can just go and purchase an expensive car, but modding requires some more involvement. It's a hobby, culture, and scene; I've met great friends through modding, and I treasure that just as much as the "parts" I've bought.
Well said. When I picked the M3, I was picking a base platform on which to build upon. I would much rather have my modified, personalized, soon to be beast M3 than a stock $130k car (especially since I would undoubtedly want to mod that).