2006 Lotus Elise User Reviews
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- It's a $40K go cart!
I bought into the hype. I have no idea what I was thinking when I bought this ugly thing. Maybe it was my friends raving about someone's "Lotus down the street" and when I saw it drive by, my first thought was "it's ugly"... well, I should have stayed with that thought. I wasted my time and my money. After buying and driving this glamorized go cart, I returned it after 100 miles. Of course the dealer nailed me on the mileage and taxes, etc. But it's worth being nailed financially than sitting in that go cart any longer.
First of all, all sports cars that are built with "no fat" will be bumpy. Being inches away from the ground, sitting inside an aluminum can (they call it fiberglass), fear of those dumb SUV driver soccer moms who doesn't see me comes over me. Yeah, they compensated weight for safety, but at an engine size lower than a Toyota Yaris, I'm not impressed with this car especially at over $40K! I'm not a tall guy, compared to the "average" American, I'm 5'10" tall and atheletic built weighing in at 175lbs, and I barely fit into this car that seems like it's built for a child. Don't expect power steering or shocks for that matter! If you like your kidneys to be bounced around, by all means, buy this car! The engine's nothing to look at, so don't expect a pretty engine. Although a Camry has more horsepower than this 4 cylinder, aluminum can car, it does have some pick up. But at this price, I was expecting a little more than a wet dream.
If you want to sit inches off the ground, be laughed at because the car is really ugly, inside an aluminum can and fear that some of the fat SUV drivers won't see you over their stomachs, lots of rattling, noise, no power steering and knowing that there are better cars out there for less money, then buy this car.
After I returned this car, I drove to the nearest Porsche dealer and bought a Boxster. I've driven it over 200 miles and I don't have an itch to return it.
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- Comfortable, fast, fun, makes driving a pleasure
- No coffee cup holder!
I bought the car with some reservations. I've enjoyed driving and owning the car since purchase with that enjoyment growing each time I get behind the wheel! It's a fun car and you get more than you see.
I just hope I'll still have it five years from now!
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- BEST CAR I OWN. AND I HAVE OVER 15 EXOTIC CARS!!!!!!
- NOTHING, GREATEST THING!
I have bought many cars in the past, ferrari, lambos, and aston martins. This car is way under rated. It is a great car for my collection and my wife loves taking rides in it. You can't beat the price either. Cheap for the style, comfort, and efficeny it offers. Easily beats any of my $100,000+ cars....read morehide
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- nice brakes, gets people to turn their heads
- drinks up gas like crazy
amazing car, i have bought three of these, one for me, and two for my two sons. they love it, i love it, my wife loves it. amazing four wheel anti lock brakes, really comfy for short and long trips. gets people to turn their head, does NOT mix in traffic, really nice handling. The only bad thing is that it drinks gas like crazy....read morehide
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