I just pulled into the gas station to grab a drink and some 20-something with a new black Corvette looked my Passat over and rolled his eyes and shook his head. Made me realize that I'm 46 years old and the best I can afford is a 9-year-old car with 202,000 miles. Rust spots, trim pieces funked up, and all. Makes guy kinda stop and take stock. I came from an extremely poor family and have had to work hard to improve my life. I chose to become a teacher because of the teachers that I have encountered. After doing a little bit of everything in my life (Steel worker, slaughter house technician, insurance agent, mortgage banker, ....), I decided to spend my working time helping young people to become more than they think they can be. I can't afford a new Corvette. I'm glad that he could; good for him. Once, just once, I'd love to have a really kick-ass car. Sorry 20-something dude, my kids need new shoes.