Take one for a drive, then you'll know.
IMO most cars are boring / uninteresting.
If you want something "interesting", be it an AMG MB, M series BMW, Nissan GTR, RS Audi, etc, then eventually it's going to cost dearly to own it - be that due to massive depreciation and/or inevitable maintenance issues. There's no free lunch (possible exception Tesla S P*D models).
Those cars are of course utterly futile on NZ roads, but that doesn't hinder boys with their toys.
They must put some kind of pheromones in the new car scent, because all the flaws of the car including for example crazy harsh ride quality and jet engine loud road noise, seems to be masked by the scent, which becomes extremely painful once the scent wears off.
There's IMO a kind of sense of contact with your surroundings, the road surface, tyre noise, engine noise etc that can add to driving pleasure. Not just cars, I had many years ago a Moto Guzzi 850 Lemans, which had a well-balanced 90 deg vee twin which still provided a little sideways vibration at idle, a lot of exhaust noise in glorious stereo, a pleasing induction noise from dellorto pumpers, riding it was a very pleasant experience. Similarly with V8 cars, and I also love the howl of an air-cooled Porsche 911 echoing back through an open sun roof. I had a friend once with a Lamborghini Miura - that with a v12 with a very rudimentary air-cleaner set atop ram tubes feeding 6 twin webbers (or dellortos?) this arrangement sitting inches behind your head separated by a perspex screen from the cabin - that was glorious at 100mph in 3rd gear, but as loud as hell and rather uncomfortable.
A friend has a new 911 991S, and it's got a "loud button" on the console. If you want it to be noisy, press the button and some flaps adjust in the exhaust system, something happens with the engine mapping to make it crackle on the overrun and bark loudly on acceleration. It sounds great - but the concept behind it is so fake I just can't be impressed. It's also (despite not being a "fast" Porsche compared to more exotic variants), still insane and unusable on NZ roads. Loud button off and driven sedately around town, it's about as exciting as a Corolla, but bumpier.
IMO we passed "peak car" sometime back in about the 1980s.