With today's column, I've decided to cover an issue I think we can all relate to: the many drawbacks of owning an exotic car.
Ha ha! I'm just kidding, of course. Very few people can relate to the drawbacks of owning an exotic car, unless of course you follow me on Twitter, where I post about them frequently. (For instance: "WTF? People are such jerks. Another nasty note for taking up two spots!") I think this is largely because most people don't own exotic cars, they own Honda Odysseys, and the biggest drawback there is they didn't spring for the model with the vacuum cleaner that picks up Cheez-It crumbs.
Of course, there's another reason we don't think about the drawbacks of exotic car ownership. Basically, we want exotic cars to be cool. We want them to be awesome. When we were kids, and we all had posters of the Lamborghini Countach on our walls, we thought about driving down the highway at 200 miles per hour, screaming along with the engine roaring behind us. We never considered the fact that visibility in a Countach is so bad you have to open the scissor door and stick your head out like a confused puppy every time you want to back up.
But there are a few drawbacks, as brilliantly reported by Battery Tender Unnecessary back in September. So I've decided to steal his idea and cover them as well, largely because I couldn't think of anything else to write today. Here goes: