It also means my son rides in a modern car with modern safety equipment. Not a big deal 10 years ago for me....critical now. I won't acquiesce to a 10 year old car for him anymore...not at the rate new cars are developing with new safety, new safety tech, stronger crash scores, better lighting....I mean the list goes on and on.
Weekend fun ride? Hell, give me an NA Miata with a nasty V8 shoehorned in it and a massive life insurance policy.....for all other needs, a leased car works well for me.