If I had the money when we started having kids to have a family car and a Type R, then I wouldn't ever sell mine either. Of course, I never had a Type R, so I can only dream about that. I know plenty of people with a third car that is their 'fun' car. It works out great if you've got the space for it and are financially able to justify it. When we started having kids I was just finishing school and hadn't started in my career and had lots of fun student debt. Keeping a 'fun' car wasn't in the cards. That's ok though. I was amazed at how quickly priorities changed as soon as those kids came into the picture. Things I thought I would never do before suddenly became all I wanted to do. There is some strange sort of instinct that crawls out of your lizard brain which convinces you that you would sell your own beating heart if it meant protecting and providing for your family. It's really a strange feeling... I wouldn't say I became less obsessed with cars after we started our family, but I can say that the obsession became less of a priority. I don't know if it would have made me sell a Type R or not, but then again, they were a lot easier to find back when we started having kids. They are a lot more rare today, so I'd probably do anything I could to hang on to it as well.