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Old 11-25-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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05 lotus elise

I managed being able to drive one of these (Even though Ive only been driving for 6 weeks ), (My dad has good relations with a car dealer), so anyway, WOW. All I can say. WOW. Probably the shortest throw Im ever gonna feel, shortest Ill ever push a pedal for acceleration, and wow again... Very sweet interior. I wont say wow again, but... Shame they cost $50,000 on a 16 year old.
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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Beautiful car...118hp, yet it's so light it handles like a 400hp Corvette
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Old 11-25-2005, 09:47 PM   #3
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Beautiful car...118hp, yet it's so light it handles like a 400hp Corvette
lotus>vette

Just because instead of gangsta under the hood, it seemed more like "some wackjob trying to be some senseless freak under the hood."

Overall I LOVE vette's, just not half the people who drive them.
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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I've never been a fan of the Elise, although sinse here in the UK, they used to use a 1.8litre K-Series engine (head gasket about every 10,000miles lol) and swapped to the US style Toyota engine, it's all good
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:47 PM   #5
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I've never been a fan of the Elise, although sinse here in the UK, they used to use a 1.8litre K-Series engine (head gasket about every 10,000miles lol) and swapped to the US style Toyota engine, it's all good
Lol, this is funny. My mom never knew I was driving a 4 foot sports car that weighed only 2000 pounds until after I was back. Lol. Trouble trouble.
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Old 11-25-2005, 10:50 PM   #6
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Lol, this is funny. My mom never knew I was driving a 4 foot sports car that weighed only 2000 pounds until after I was back. Lol. Trouble trouble.
You know for future refernce, never to tell your Mum lol
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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Beautiful car...118hp, yet it's so light it handles like a 400hp Corvette

Handles a helluva lot better than a C6. No comparison for the Elise.

Do you guys up there in Canada not get the 190hp 1.8L toyota engined version we get in the States? I saw a few companies take out that toyota engine and put in 220hp K series Honda powerplants. Actually lost a little weight.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:40 PM   #8
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Handles a helluva lot better than a C6. No comparison for the Elise.

Do you guys up there in Canada not get the 190hp 1.8L toyota engined version we get in the States? I saw a few companies take out that toyota engine and put in 220hp K series Honda powerplants. Actually lost a little weight.

I believe we get the same Toyota engine for the Elise here too...but I've never seen one ...
That's like a Formula car, with a bit over 100hp/litre!
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:31 AM   #9
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Yeah, that engine, I believe its a 253 hp dohc...EDIT: the jap one...
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:55 AM   #10
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Yeah those Elises are nice. I went to the bentley dealership in Chicago and they had 2 of them i sat in one and getting in wast so hard as the getting out. Im only 16 and had ergonomic problems how are old men who can afford these things are supposed to get in and out. I loved it until i saw the F430 Spider and The Porsche GT2 And the Murcielago ECT ECT...
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:37 PM   #11
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I haven't driven one, but I've sat in one, and I don't think the interior is sweet. I relaize everything is about saving weight, but it still looks pretty shitty. I mean, the plastic, which doesn't even stay in place and scuffs easily, is like 90's GM quality.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:50 PM   #12
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I managed being able to drive one of these (Even though Ive only been driving for 6 weeks ), (My dad has good relations with a car dealer), so anyway, WOW. All I can say. WOW. Probably the shortest throw Im ever gonna feel, shortest Ill ever push a pedal for acceleration, and wow again... Very sweet interior. I wont say wow again, but... Shame they cost $50,000 on a 16 year old.

I have to ask, do you have some commercial affiliation with the Lotus Elise, because you seem to make quite a deal of them?
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:57 PM   #13
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I have to ask, do you have some commercial affiliation with the Lotus Elise, because you seem to make quite a deal of them?
Well, my dad has been working for a car paper, and knows this guy who is the only Lotus dealer in our city, known him for a number of years, and the guy knew I was in love with Lotus's, so he asked if I wanted to drive one. Go from there...
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Old 11-27-2005, 01:46 AM   #14
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OK, so you're just besotted.
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:18 AM   #15
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I cant believe noones said anything about Chris_Knows getting the hp figure wrong. Its 190, not 118.
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