Sounds like you did a smart thing to me. My wife's AMG has had zero problems and 55k miles, but we have done brakes twice I think, but would have to look at records. And 3 sets of rears and 2 sets of fronts or vice versa? In reality, I'm not into that car, so whatever makes her happy. It is nice to look at and probably quicker than my lotus in a straight line, but it doesn't get me excited. Like you are now, I have been daily driving an inexpensive car, and then finally after 17 years bought a cool car. However, now I'm thinking I may buy a shitbox salvage Lotus Elise to daily for awhile, while I'm still young enough to do it, but who knows? I like the Corolla GR, but if they get that much out of it, I won't be playing.