Not all people are complete dumbasses with their money. Sometimes, buying a car at a later age has to do with scratching an itch that can only be satisfied by having a new projec to work on. Guys love creating something, and taking an older car and rebuilding it, or even taking a semi-worn down car and restoring it to all stock parts, can give us that sense of accomplishment. Are you really complaining about this ladies? Would you rather have your husbands out of the garage and in your house, badgering you with complaints all day?