That's a pretty damning statement, so somebody who has worked hard/done well for themselves shouldn't have a choice of vehicle to buy with their hard earned cash?
In earlier times, when we thought oil would last forever and no one really considered pollution, that was all fine. Now we know otherwise, driving a big thirsty car is an incredibly selfish act. It's wasting a precious natural resource and fouling up the planet for everyone else and future generations. Once the oil is gone, it's gone forever, future generations will never again have access to such a cheap, compact, portable and plentiful energy source. And lets not forget, that oil is used for many other products in addition to fuel, like plastics, fertilizers, medicines. If we waste it all needlessly, these things will be very expensive in the future and they cannot be replaced with wind, solar or nuclear power.
Vanity? Please explain?
Because nobody NEEDS a 200mph supercar to get around. Other than vanity, what purpose do they serve?
Are all Klein/Yeti etc top marquee brands ridden by those type of people?
Or perhaps jealousy plays a part?
Certainly many of us on this forum ride and own bicycles that are better than the bare minimum needed for transport, I know I do. The difference is, I keep them for decades and once built, they use very little resources to maintain and produce a minimal amount of pollution.
Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwU77CDJk-k