I share that sentiment on modern cars. I do try and have a word with myself now and again about going out and getting myself something modern. I'm finally in a position to do so, but find myself enjoying my old cars time and time again, mainly because I have struggled to operate a car daily, unless it has an Alfa Busso powering it. I've had other Alfa Romeo vehicles (too many), but feel a bit lost without a Busso under the bonnet. When I started out driving I had a quest to own an Alfa Romeo (~2004), and then it turned into working my way through affordable models from the brand, and here we are today. I've had some that have got away that I should have kept (last off the line 147 Collezione and a GTV Twin Spark I posted on here some years ago now), others that were awful, and others I have grown an affinity towards and just keep. The keepers have become my perfect garage and I will never get rid of them. The youngest is 21 and the eldest 30.
Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 (cost £2k and has 155,000 miles on the clock)
Alfa Romeo 75 Veloce Twin Spark (cost £3k and has 102,000 on the clock)
Alfa Romeo 156 Veloce 2.5 V6 Q-System (cost £2.3k and has 88,800 on the clock)
It will come as no surprise that I need a bigger garage. In the coming years I'd like to own a 166 V6 and I would also like a GTV6. I always wanted an Alfa 75 3.0 V6, but when test driving a few years back, I just found the twin spark to be a much better drivers car, so bought one instead. I suspect my next car will be a second-hand Giulia Veloce (petrol) as I come to terms with the realities of my future motoring after it. We will see.