Maybe, but don't you get just the tiniest swell of chest when someone says, "Hey! Nice Car!!" about your Solstice? C'mon . . . fess up!
Is it pleasant if someone shares my taste in cars and thinks one of mine is nice? Yeah, I guess so as it gives you something to talk about with a fellow car enthusiast. But if they don't like the car, that doesn't bother me at all either - I own them all for me and no one else and I don't really care what anyone else thinks about them as long as I still get pleasure from them.
I know that isn't the normal attitude, but it happens to be mine.
To be clear, I wasn't suggesting that everyone
chose to search out cars to own that would enhance their standing in the eyes of their peers, I simply said that I didn't regard that as a very healthy reason for choosing a car, yet it is one that many people here (and elsewhere) have given for owning a particular car.
In my view, when someone else's opinion matters more than your own, you are dealing with a character flaw and lack self confidence among other things. Not making a big deal out of it, just commenting. I hope that not all of the people that seem
to be motivated by that really are.
Hey, LV - i agree - I regard the number of cylinders a car has as irrelevant - it is what it does with them that counts, and the Solstice does vey well indeed. I don't subscribe to the very common V8 worship - I don't really care what engine a car has (I own 4, 6, V6, V8 and V12 myself) but I care very much how it makes the car perform.