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Old 01-30-2011, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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5 words for WHY YOU BOUGHT an 'expensive, impractical, flashy' Lotus Elise

I've been pondering spending 34k on an Elise (after taxes) and often friends ask me WHY?!

WHY spend so much on a such a non-utilitarian object?

WHY waste all that money when you could buy a civic for 12k?

WHY an Elise when you could get a tricked out evo for 34k?

WHY?!

I am asking the forum readers WHY (in 5 words or less) that you bought a Lotus.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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