Kia Sphincter! I love it :-)
I hate the looks of most new cars, especially the Civic type R which performs great but is so gross that I rejected it for looks alone.
I might be wrong but I think this might be the last golden age of cars. Either the fleet economy standards, kids lack of interest in cars, autonomous cars or our shitty roads will kill off performance cars. But I thought they were dead back in the bad old days of the late 70s and 80s too.
You need to get west of the Mississippi. Lots of very well maintained mountain roads that you can have almost to yourself. Closer to home there are some pretty good ones on Blue Ridge Parkway and vicinity. Autobahn blasts at 150+ are really not that interesting to me; curves and turns are where it's at, or better yet, find a track in your neighborhood that has open track days. You would be popular in that Sprite.