For every reason some one can give me to live in a condo, I can give them about 100 why I wouldn't. At condos, it's pretty much 'majority rules.' So if the majority decide that everyone has to have a 2 year old car or newer, they can make it a rule. And if you think condos are bad, gated communities are like little Fascist states. A buddy of mine is not permitted to ride his motorcycle any where within his gated community. The neighbors claim it's too noisy. It's actualy a Honda Gold Wing, and is quiter then a lot of cars on the road, but because it's a motorcycle, it falls into a 'forbidden' catagory. So he has to check in at the gate, theh he has to WALK this 900 pound mathine about two blocks to his house, and it's a slightly UP HILL trek.
He sold the place and moved out. New Lenox on steroids.
On another note, I also love my stereo, and once in a while I like to crank it. IF I lived in a condo, the neighbors would beat me with 10,000 sheleighles.