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Nothing else compares in the price range
By fishman76092 on
2007 Lotus Elise 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
I've had mine for about two years.
No issues thus far.
Hear some build quality complaints on forums- its hit and miss.
Its a hand built car that costs $25-40k.
Closest thing to a race car for the price, Toyota engine/transmission, so much fun to drive above 5500 rpms.
Getting in and out with top on, people looking at you- wanting to take photos, etc, not many creature comforts.
Long story short:
If you want a smooth ride, a great stereo, isolation from the road, and a long trip cruiser...buy something else.
If you want to enjoy every mile, drive a roller coaster, rip through the gears, wind it up to 9k, turn the stereo off and listen to the engine, buy an Elise.
Around town feels like a corolla, when you want/need the power, its there.
If you've driven an Evo or WRX...the torque is maddening at times.