I have an 08 MR that I use as a daily driver.
I’m not too fussed about a wonderful interior or a Euro badge. I’m in it for ludicrous cornering and hilarious acceleration.
My car is completely stock yet my wife managed a 3.6 sec 0-100 (I wouldn’t have believed her except I was there).
Overall I’m pretty happy with it, I can get the fuel economy in the mid 9’s consistently, it hasn’t yet left me stranded and servicing is very reasonable compared to Euro cars.
The ride is jarring but that’s the trade off for the handling.
I could go on, suffice to say, cars are a personal choice, there’s no wrong answer, so go troll elsewhere y’all!