Just to set the record straight - Jealousy has no part in it but bragging does. When you bought the sports car for your wife did you run around to all your neighbors and say "look what I bought, isn't it beautiful, it's the latest model and all the rest of you who have older cars will end up taking them to the junk yard".
Attitude makes all the difference.
ps: I'm out of this thread.

>>>>"Some years ago I bought my wife an MGF Sports car, it was and still is absolutely superb, it was parked on our drive where many people walk by, many of these passing people I stop and speak to on a casual basis, as you do! Nearly all remarked about the nice car, but a good many pretended it wasn't there, looking the other way etc.

I think jealousy must play a part in this somewhere." <<<<<<<<