Used 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible

2008 Lotus Elise

2008 Highlights

The supercharged Elise SC debuts for 2008, boasting a 218-horsepower version of the standard Elise's 189-hp four-cylinder power plant. All Elises for 2008 get a new instrument display with a trip computer, along with revised options packages.


  • Laser scalpel handling, supercar performance without the supercar price, telepathic steering, low volume ensures rarity, relatively good fuel economy.


  • Spartan interior with little space, difficult entry and exit, peaky power delivery, rough ride quality, limited dealer network.

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Features & Specs

SC 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)California Edition 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M)
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Horsepower218 hp @ 8000 rpm189 hp @ 7800 rpm189 hp @ 7800 rpm

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If You Want to be Different
If you do not fit in the same common human mold like most folks do, then you may want a different kind of car... consider a Lotus Elise if you want to be truly in touch with the road while plying the power and handling of your vehicle to it. The Lotus Elise built like no other vehicle I know of for the consumer market. Lotus has taken years of specialized racing builds turning their experience into a well built, well tuned, well heeled and well, a good-looking automobile that can turn heads and flat dust the next Guy. It is a race car built for the street, Lotus has produced a competent vehicle, a workhorse that wants to run hard as a different kind of daily driver.
Sling shot
Look, if you want the best handling car on Earth today, buy it. If you want the best fun on road buy it, if you want a family car skip it. If you do not want driving enjoyment skip it. After owning 30 cars, trucks, sport cars, the Lotus is the best sport car ever build. Consider performance, price, economy, driving. I'm 6'2" 184 lbs and has no problem to get in and out. Most Ferraries the same. I also have the F 430. The Lotus I can drive every day, but not the F 430.
Used 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible Overview

The Used 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible is offered in the following styles: SC 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M), California Edition 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M), and 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl 6M).

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