Cars, Cigars & Guitars. These are my most favourite things. And while I have plenty of the later two, I am currently without a car and winter is coming. My beater was starting to show signs of death so I cut it loose. Until I buy something else, I am relegated to the motorcycle or depending on my lovely wife for a ride to work - which is a hassle because we live 30 minutes from my office and she would also have to retrieve me. Replacing my car has proven to be a bigger challenge than I expected. I don't want a car payment but I also don't want to plop-down a wad of cash for a car that will depreciate by 20% the moment I drive off the lot. While I'd love to be the wise old owl and buy a modest car that gets the job done, I am tired of driving old cars. I want something shiny and fast. Before its all over, I suspect I'll be selling some guitars. If I could get a 2-door Golf R, that might scratch the itch but the 4-door doesn't work for me (the B-pillar gets in my way). I'd settle for the 2-door Audi S3 but I can only get the 4-door version in US specification. Even if I could get the 2-door S3, Audi stopped building it last year. A 2-door car, with longer doors, is ideal. If I could find a US-spec 2014 Carrara 4s in Germany, that would be my first pick. Alas, there aren't many US-spec 911's coming into Germany. An Audi R8 would be a riot but they're just too damned expensive. I briefly considered a XR1 or Z06 but a 'Vette just isn't my style. Besides, that's PfennRock's scene. Fortunately, many manufacturers have a program that will allow me to buy a US-spec car while here in Germany (BMW, Chevy, Dodge, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, VW, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Jeep, and Harley-Davidson). I am not wanting for selection but I'll be damned if this isn't one of the more difficult decisions I've made in a long while. At the moment, I am leaning heavily toward buying a 2019 BMW M2 Competition or a 2019 Ford Raptor. If I knew I was going to stay in Germany for a few more years, the M2 Competition would be a done deal. But all that track-oriented performance would be a waste in the states unless I was going to track-days. [sigh] If you guys were on the market for a fun-to-drive and all-wheel-drive 2-door car. What would it be?