We are a small clique of car enthusiasts that would rather spend the money to enjoy getting from A to B, few understand this and view sports cars as a luxury or status symbol. At 30 years old and working as an engineer at a construction equipment company in a small town, I took a ton of grief for buying mine used, even though I spent as much as my peers did on their loaded pickup trucks. It wasn't viewed the same because you "need" a pickup truck. Different priorities and views.
Now I'm consulting in the auto industry and I'm accepted for my choice in transportation by my peers.
Just try to keep a low profile and be prepared to justify your priorities.
2008 E92 AW 6MT ///eibach's///ARC-8///Muffler Delete