For $12,000, This Esprit Is Not So Mellow YellowGraverobber2/22/12 8:00amFiled to: Nice Price Or Crack PipeLotus Esprit TurboLotusNpocp105EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLive ordnance is not something you'd typically want to have driving around, but a bargain basement exotic like today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lotus Esprit, could easily grenade your wallet at any time. The question is, does its purchase price pull the pin?Many of you living outside the United States probably take small fuel-efficient diesels for granted, there being plenty from which to choose. Here however, if we want uber-high mileage we have to go with something called a bicycle as our small cars don't seem to get all that much better mileage than those the next size up. That's what made yesterday's special guest VW Polo SDI so intriguing. Unfortunately, not even the prospect of fuel tickling $5 a gallon by Memorial day could make its nearly twelve grand price palatable, and that Pennsylvania Polo took home a Consho-honkin' big 89% Crack Pipe loss. Geez, you probably hate Polo by Ralph Lauren too.