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Good morning. I'm a new user, a new E devotee. Bought mine on Saturday. 4WD EX, NBP.

I'm a lawyer. The world just had to have another one, right? :)

Anyway, I have been looking at the forum over the weekend, reading up on the passion others have for this strange, wonderful car, bracing for the reactions of my non-visionary colleagues.

Everyone I told about it thinks its ugly. And everybody wants to talk more about it. People I haven't told even came up to me and said, "I heard you got one of those ugly little cars." I think it's ugly, but it's cute ugly. They said the same thing about the VW Beetle -- and I have one of those (old style, 1970!) too.

I think my lawyer colleagues are kind of surprised that I don't swim with the fishes and lease a BMW that I couldn't afford to purchase, or some other "prestige" mobile. The hell with them. I wanted a car that worked for me, that grooved with my off-center sense of style, that complemented my nonconformist desires. The E is all of that.

My E hasn't told me its name yet. Someone called it "Darth Vader's Toaster," which I thought was pretty good.

Finally, one of my good friends at the law firm said when I told her that she'd never be seen in it. But I bugged her to go for a ride all day and at the end offered to drive her to her car in a remote garage. She looked around the inside of the E, sat quiet for a while, and said, "this is kinda cool. Maybe I'm not so repelled after all."

Heh. I'll get you yet, my pretty.

Anyway, please excuse the rambling; love this site and board, and thanks for having me in an elite club of owners of a spectacularly beautiful ugly little car.
 

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Well, it's been a week, and one thing is true: Nobody who has seen the inside or gone for a ride in my E fails to think it is the coolest car they've ever seen. So maybe there's hope for the profession yet.

Peace.
 
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