I sort of like how my situation worked out. I split cost on an 05 V6 when I was 16, which is enough horsepower for me, even at 18. I can drive this car until the engine wears out, and instead of buying a new car, I'll just drop a 5.0 cammer in. I'm not even going to waste money on performance mods for this car because of that. A tune might be the only thing I do.