I guess I love cars. If you tell me which car you drive, I can pretty accurately tell you the size of the engine and its horsepower. It is also likely that I will be able to tell you if you have paid th right price for what you have got. Let's cut the bullshit. You pay for horsepower and nothing more. I measure the value of a car by the fraction of HP divided by value. The greater the fraction the better the value. Have you never felt the urge to beat the guy/gal in the car beside you to the next light? If you di not, then don;t rad this further.
My advise: buy a car that makes you happy. I mean "Happy". Not just resale value, mileage and what others buy. Buy something tat you look forward to drive. It is something that you own, interact with and brag about - don;t you want a car that personifies who you are?
I love cars. It will always be that way,