Ok, this is the sort of thing that grinds my gears
Why would someone invest so much money in a vehicle that is not intending for anything else but for the excitement of the road and for the pure enjoyment of the owner and then later treat it as such?
Better yet, why would someone invest so much money in ANY
vehicle yet not take care of it?
Then they go around saying how they can't be bothered enough to maintain or even wash it like its a badge of honor because they are just too busy with their life.
That just makes you look like an idiot since you are willing to invest so much money on a machine but can't invest a few pennies to maintain it.
I have maintained my car meticulously over the years so much so that every time a friend sees it he/she always assume its a 2010 or 2009 and are later shocked that its a 2006. The black is just as sharp as day one and anytime I get a ding on it I'm calling my paintless dent removal guys to repair it. I don't have to buy a new car to feel like I have something fresh; I've kept my vehicle fresh all these years.
Just the other day I was unable to make it to my garage to wash her because of a busy schedule but knowing that I visited the beach not too long ago and that sand is murder on chrome and metal, I opted for $13 hand car wash job just to make sure the sand was gone. $13 today saves me heartaches and hundreds of dollars in repairs later.
Take pride in your vehicles and don't throw away your money!
Whew, I'm okay now.