The reason I say end of next year is because I just sold a piece of office equipment that I was paying $1800 a month on and also sold my Z06 that I was paying $1100 on.... I'll be putting that $3000/mo away saving for a $50K+ down payment towards a car and hopefully only finance about 100K.
Purpose... just a weekend "date night" car, and the "look at me" factor... IF I could find one within my price range, a Murcielago Roadster will win. I'm not into drag racing, and although I do live in the rural north Georgia mountains with twisties literally past my driveway... A car like a Murci or F430, I've seen too may idiots lose it and go off the shoulder.
I guess for me, I want the most rumble sound and pizazz factor... hmmm... 12 cylinders vs. 8... tough call.
In the end, when I have $50K+ to put down and my pocket's on fire, I'll probably choose a car based upon whats currently on the market that fits my budget... I guess my reason for asking here is to help me decide if I really want a Murci, maybe I should just hold out longer and keep saving til I find the one I want? Also, as Ferrari afficionados, considering a pre-owned vehicle... what would float your boat more and give you the "gawk factor", Murci or F430?