I have always been fascinated by cars as a young kid following car forums and reading car magazines. I was naive and during my early years (9-12 years old) I thought it would be amazing when I go work at a job and can afford to by myself a nice car.
Now when I have some capital and make good money, I am part of this community that basically thinks you have the IQ of a pigeon if you even think about getting a car as a junior person in finance in a major city.
I live in NYC and work in PE with great hours and barely any weekend work. I spent 3 years in banking getting top bucket bonuses and have been thinking about buying a vehicle purely for leisure. I also pay like 3k in rent. I was thinking of something potentially used in the ~$40k range (Cayman S, F-Type, other Suggestions?)
Apologies on the long post - the question I pose is what are your thoughts on this topic or how have you evaluated certain decisions around leisure/hobbies in the past?
I fully understand it is not the best decision (as echoed by literally every single one of my friends), but I feel like people are not evaluating the considerations behind this purchase and its value to me, rather they think I am trying to show off or something. I am in my mid-20s and I truly have a strong passion for cars and it gives me pleasure if I can own one before I am an old raisin looking mofo driving around in a drop top.
Any thoughts on how to go about considering this purchase?