For me it was first a nice 4-wheeler. I was clever enough to get it with a snow plow so I could keep the driveway clear during those winter blizzards. No one wants to get snowed in and possibly starve or freeze to death when the fuel oil man can't get in to fill the tank.
Think about that! It is no doubt a safety issue! Frozen hands and feet from having to shovel snow. Everyone knows shoveling snow causes many fatal heart attacks each winter.
Now I have an AATV,( amphibious all terrain vehicle). I bought it to use during moose season.
At 63 years of age, I don't need to be packing 150 lbs of moose meat. Besides, it provides for a nice ride into and out of the woods. It is also safe because it keeps me inside away from those mean old bears that want to steal my meat. To say nothing about keeping the rain off of my poor old head, which keeps me from getting sick.
I know very well that I save more in Doctor bills to cover the payments of the rig. I also would much rather be out playing in the mud than sitting in a Doctor's office waiting to get pills that are sure to make me sicker.
Recently I wasn't feeling well, so I went to the Doctor to get some pills to cure me. Soon I had other symptoms and was even sicker. The good old Doctor gave me more pills to make the second set of symptoms get better. Well, soon I had some worse symptoms. He gave me yet some more pills to heal the last symptoms. It wasn't long before I had yet a different set of ugly symptoms in which I was given some more pills to take care of those too. Guess what??
Yeah, I was almost "pilled" to death. The only thing that saved me was I had so many symptoms that the good old Doc. ran out of pills to cover the new symptoms.
By then I finally tossed all of the pills in the garbage.
In a few days I was feeling fine. It turns out that all I needed was a big bowl of ham-hocks and beans to get the old digestive system moving along.
I said all of that to say this...If I had been out playing with my atv's, I wouldn't have gotten so stoved up and feeling sick. I am convinced that staying outside and active will stop most all of the things that make us sickly. It only makes sense to own atv's to keep us alive.
I use mine to haul wood up the hill, get the paper, chase mean dogs, go fishing and for just out playing. All of those reasons are plenty of justification to go out and buy your own.
You can either pay the Doctor, or pay those small atv payments.
I don't know what the cost of a divorce is now days, but as I heard one comedian say recently, " I just love the smell of a new ( ATV) wife."