Apologize for the long post ahead of time...
I've been lurking here for years as well as another forum. I have also been going to cars and coffee in MD (church of holy donut and Katie's) for the past 7 years EVERY weekend when I am around.
I am now in the position to buy a vehicle that needs to fill multiple needs. Those needs are
Trackability- I enjoy tracking cars, not dragstrip (never done that, maybe I would), but setting lap times to work on improving. Also, scca and autocross events interest me. There is a lot of opportunity for that where I live with Summit Point and autocross events a few miles from me. I desire a car that has a good combination of toss ability with daily driver ability. I drive a good amount for work but also have an old tsx for long trips or sh1tty city parking days. I plan on keeping the tsx for only these days, or snow.
Community- there is a strong presence of ctsv's at the cars and coffee events, not so much at autocross events and track days. I feel that this community aspect is very important as I like to attend everts and hang out with people with a similar interest or passion.
Livabilty- the vehicle is going to be my primary dd when long trips or city parking in not so hot areas come into play. Is the car a comfortable and reasonable car to live with daily.
I have narrowed my searches to really 3 cars considering the above "wants/needs" , they are
Ctsv- obviously. It checks all boxes except, from what I've read, tossability. When it comes to tossing it into turns during daily driving or at the track, weight and nimbleness are not talked about here.
M3- large community. Good or bad depending on stigma of owning an m3. Great track car. Concern, does the handling outweigh the lack of torque? Reliability? I think I know the answer here. Have also read its a good dd.
G8 gt- large community, great dd. may lack track or autocross dynamics. Would not be so concerned with long trips or city parking as it flys under the radar and gets good mileage considering performance.
I know this is a v forum, but I'm not posting this in the other car forums as I have seen this is the most honest forum. There is bias of course but when there is a reasonable better choice the members here are more likely to recommend the best choice vs. what they own.
In your opinion, which vehicle would provide for the most satisfaction across all my wants/needs?
Great forum, thank you for your input.