There was an article once in a bicycling magazine about guys who owned bicycles more expensive than their cars. I expected to see some really incredible bicycles. What they actually had were really crappy cars and nice bicycles.
I have a lathe that is more expensive than many of my cars. It's not a really expensive lathe I've just had mediocre cars.
So maybe I need to buy a more expensive lathe and then try to buy a car better than my lathe.