Man you are funny. where did you miss the part about buying a car that brand new costs 24K adding 30K of stupid does not make that 24K car cost more than 24K
a nice 2001 low miles is worth at most 12K. OEM is worth more than modified get it.
drive it and have fun or take your soaking like a man
I'm an MR2 Spyder owner myself and for 30k, I would get an Elise or S2000 for that price.