I bought my Elise when I was 19, not sure but I may have been the youngest guy on here to purchase one without any assistance. I have been running a web and graphic design firm for 4 years at that point, had alot of extra income, so I could afford the payments and here in the region I live in I could daily drive it year round.
Now im 22, tired of the payments (because I want to get into some real estate) but I still love the car. If I could go back I would say no to the $30k Elise and would have picked up the $14k S2000 and waited.
That being said I absolutely LOVE my Elise, but it probably wasnt the best time to get into one.
Don't be a know it all and go ahead and do what you want. These guys posting above know exactly what their talking about. I really look up to the other forum members as they have been infinitely helpful to me and so many others. If I would have been a member here before purchasing my Elise I probably would have been convinced to wait.
2009 Lancer GTS - Sold
2008.5 Mazdaspeed3 GT - Sold
1997 Subaru 22B Replica - Sold
1993 M3 - Sold
2005 Elise - Sold
2013 Veloster Turbo - Daily