It is funny to me that the only 8 owners I know complaining about maintenance costs are those that have difficulty opening their own hoods.
I suppose that I should throw in the absolute perfectionists who have to spend $10K on making it perfect before they would be Seen in it!
On the other hand way too many people who don't own one are passing the word on how expensive they are to maintain. And especially Mechanics who don't want to learn to work on them.
Yes there are DOGS out there but most are not.
Oh well. You missed out on an opportunity. May you have another.