I have a 12-year old Lexus Coupe, and I love it! Really really.
I was thinking about this today, because I was listening to rock music (coding, of course), and every other song I wanted to run out to my car and crank it. Somehow my computer speakers just don't do Def Leppard justice. (GUNTER GLIEBEN GLAUTEN GLOBEN means "reach for the volume knob" :) The Nakamichi sound system in old Lexus coupes is probably the best sounding stereo ever shipped as "stock". It has a great cassette deck, which is important because that's how my iPod connects. The speakers are awesome, and you can turn the volume all the way up - pegged - with no clipping, no distortion, nothing. When I first got my car people used to ask "how powerful is it?", and I answered "280 watts!"
That led to me reflect on recent new cars I've found interesting. With a 12-year old car, 177,000 miles, you think about these things. The Jaguar coupe is beautiful. The new Mazda RX-8 is excellent (love rotary engines). That Audio TT with the funky continuous transmission is way cool. And of course there's the BMW Alpina (A Z4 with a V8!) I'm sure they're all wonderful cars, but do I really want a new car?
I love my car. It is nice looking, it has a very comfortable interior, it kicks serious butt off the line (0-60 in 7s), it goes faster than I do, it rides great, it handles wonderfully, and basically nothing has ever gone wrong with it... and oh did I mention the stereo?