I think that's awesome! Heck, the AllTracs weren't cheap but they still made kickass rally cars and I'll bet people were rallying them even new.
I've never understood why people had a problem with having fun with an expensive car. If I'm gonna pay serious $ for a nice fast car, I'm gonna drive the ____ out of it. Nothing lasts forever, who cares is the car falls apart a couple years earlier than it otherwise would have, the fun you've had with it makes up for that.