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Part-time luxury lets consumers sample the (very) high life

FOR UPSCALE CONSUMERS WHO WANT TO sample the good life on a budget, part-time luxury is in. Time-shares have long been a popular way to vacation in Florida or the Caribbean. Now a host of new ventures offers shared use of elite playthings at a fraction of their usual cost.

ABOVE PAR Tour GCX members pay $6,250 for 10 four-player rounds at any of 14 exclusive U.S. golf courses--far less than the $50,000 initiation fee some clubs charge.

CARPOOLING Who needs to spend $200,000 on a fancy sports car? Exotic Car Share members pay $15,000 plus fees to drive a Ferrari...

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