What's the Dumbest Car You've Recently Talked Yourself Out Of?

There I was, minding my own business. Just surfing the web, looking for PCH candidates. I actually found a good one — the diesel Citroen. Now, I make blogger money, which means I'd have to up my online poker ROI from -3% to 3,219%. Sadly, $6,000 is just out of the question. Then suddenly, I saw it:

1986 JAGUAR XJS V12 RUNS GRAET
Yeah, but how much? Here's where it gets good.

The dude initially had it priced at $2500. Then came down to $1900. Yesterday it was sitting at $1500. And the add mentioned cash. That means I could show up with $800 and theoretically drive home in a V12 Shaguar. Hell yeah! But was the deal too good to be anything other than raw hell?

I consulted the experts. Murilee told me to buy it. Murilee is also actively looking for a Tatra. So he's nuts. Then I contacted Bumbeck who sagely offered, "Yeah, runs great when it starts. But you should get it, just so you can listen to the engine go out of tune." Hmmm.... Bumbeck knows what he's talking about. Best to ask someone with no clue. "Do whatever you want, baby. It's your money." God bless girlfriends. Alas, I was still torn.

So, I told my buddy Scott about the Jag. You remember Scott, he of Karmann Ghia Type III fame. Now here's a guy who rips the engine out of his car every other week. Surely I could trust him. His verdict? I'd be nuts. And dead from smoke inhalation. Of course, once you get the weird car bug, you don't lose it. That's right, Scott has talked me into saving up for a DS. You?