|CloverLoti|| Elise||Had it less than a month and fitted Alpine iPod head unit, ITG induction kit, Larini Club Sport and an Ali radiator|
|P80WDN|| Elise S1|
|MATT SPY|| Esprit 25th Anniversary Edition||Terrible car in every way, dated, expensive to look after, expensive to run, hated every second of owning this car.|
|E160FR|| Turbo Esprit|
|squire350|| V8 Esprit|
|Rawhide||'Audi Elise' Trackday car|
|Grassyknoll||+2||want another one|
|bordseye||111R||An excellent car, totally reliable, fun to drive and economical to boot. It's even reasonably comfortable with the leather seats|
|Fish||111R||Great car engine cam change can be annoying on the road|
|luckyb||111R||wot a blast!|
|Int'l Adventurer||111R Elise||6,200 cam change is slightly too high for the road.
Great for shopping, well I do have a mountain road to travel down to the shops.|
|Eastern boy||111s||just a stop gap|
|mkennedy42||111s||Should arrive on the 10/8/02.
Not long to wait now|
|johnnymaestro||18 Racer||Car now fully restored and rebuilt by Classic Team Lotus and now ready to race in Historic Formula Junior C'ship.
See here for Rebuild thread,
|gps350se||1990 SE||Car has been rebuilt and has undergone some major mobs, 324mm Front brakes ,All new spec built cooling system and engine has been rebuilt and now produces 380 Bhp . S4 wheels fitted (to get brake in).|
|yellow peril||2 + 2 S|
|Noe||2 Eleven||Fantastic vehicle, good for road and track ...... who cares about sensibilities such as trunk, windscreen, a/c etc etc .. you be dead soon and you didn't know it|
Front and rear tow eyes
Carbon GT2 HANS Seats
|Boggy||2-Eleven||The car is a Launch Edition Build No. 16
Sports Seats in Black/ Yellow Leather
260PS Supercharger Pack incl' Up rated Fuel Pump
Rear mounted air/ air Intercooler with Ducted ...|
|Ej74||2-Eleven||760 kg plus my fat ass and 260 bhp|
|redalex||2-Eleven||This car is mental. Insanely fast off the blocks, jaw dropping speed through the turns, and rarer than most supercars. Not so much fun to drive in rush-hour or the rain, but the response from the publ...|
|RobM77||2-Eleven||With my Elise relegated to weekend use, and having quit motor racing, I wanted to swap the Elise for something more suited to weekend use and also something that would get me back on track with some t...|
|Adamsadd||2001 Esprit V8||Great Car! I've owned several Porsche 911's & a 928. This car is a blast to own & drive. Fantastic looks & performance!|
|tenhulzen||23B Sports Racer||Lotus 23B vintage race car with midengine Lotus twincam engine and Hewland transaxle. |
|ca700470||340R||Wouldn't sell..... Ever!|
|clubelan||340R||I'm Korean owing 340R(#99) and Yellow elise s2 111S|
|dentz||340r||Nice car for road use but not enough power for the track.handles great.|
|Derek 111S||340R||Great car, unfortunately owning a car with no roof or heater during the wettest summer ever curtailed its use.|
|evilution9||340R||THE HARDEST CAR TO DESCRIBE TO SOMEONE WHO DOESNT KNOW...|
|Gareth135R||340R||This will be one I regret selling......!!|
|HangTen||340R||What a wicked way to spend your time and money. The other comments are right - attention seeking whore and best driven fast at night...|
|hydrodog||340R||Enjoyable just to look at.|
|jackal||340r||Sublime for road driving and very memorable to drive one when they first came out. Prolly some of the sweetest road drives ive ever had were in this.
All the effortless fluidity of the elise but mo...|
|JAZ 34||340R||Best car I ever owned.... until now!|
|LPH||340R||Impractical and mad - but all the better for it.|
|melsimh||340R||upside: The most honest car I have ever driven.
Steering, brakes, grip, weight,overall tactile enjoyment, performance on circuits, looks & sound (102db at 5700)lots of induction noise.
|pennpromo||340R||Totally impractical ! Immense fun, always brings a smile to your face !|
|plucker||340R||190 bhp upgrade|
|Posh Porsche||340R||£21k spent on mods
Honda V-Tec Supercharged conversion, resprayed, lowered and a few other things.|
|Rawwr||340R||If you ask any small boy to draw a crazy looking car, you can bet with some degree of certainty that he'll whip out his Crayolas and draw something which looks like a 340R. This, for me, is a big plus...|
|RobinSherwood||340R||Bought almost accidentally at auction. I called out a cheeky starting bid and ended up as the buyer! Fantastic fun little car.
It is the last 340R to leave the factory and was in fact not complet...|
|SamN01||340R||Was LHD bought in Germany.|
|SPORT300||340R||Great fun to drive, altough I never use on a track, it's always a real pleasure to drive it fast or even less fast on twisty roads.
Roadholding and braking is very good, altough one should be alert w...|
|sylva41||340R||If you like it raw|
|Tim4564||340R||Great fun, only prob was battery change which is a body off job. Used as often as possible given our dodgy weather!|
|Tim_340R||340R||Not the most practical of cars but when its this much fun its worth all the negatives.|
|Yasu||340R||Please come to my web page.
|MrG||340R (190bhp)||No.152. Purchased for 23K from Storm of Leicester. Had a few ups and downs with it including blown head gasket and some issues with the fuses.
A work of art, best driven quickly at night.
It had an...|
|viking||47 GT Sports Racer.||I ran this car in the historic series in England. It Has been stored since 1982 and is to be soon restored. It is one of an estimated 23 left in the world from an original 55 cars built.It was the ori...|
|HAPPLEBY||47GT Sports race car||I have owned this awesome car from 1971. It is one of only 23 left in the world. Painted in gold leaf colors and believed to be the ex works development car that was run by Ramsey Racing in CO Durham....|
|79taimar||7||originally came to the U.S. as a typical kit with the Ford 1600 crossflow, but somewhere along the way to me(6th owner) it was changed out for a twincam and was drysumped. |
|Big cheese!||7||Love it. Toatally original, been round Combe. I would never give it up.|
|giantweta||7||New Zealand-built component car that looks like a Lotus 7 or a Caterham 7 but is built like a brick shithouse i.e. tough!
Currently undergoing a rebuild. We're replacing the tired old 1970's Toyota...|
|SimJen||7||Lotus 7 Series 3 (1965) Replica
Re-motored with a 20v 4AGE Toyota from Datsun A14 race motor.
Frame exact copy of Series 3 Lotus, built by ex williams grandprix engineer.|
|ttweed||7 clone||Lotus 7 clone built in Texas by WCM with Honda S2K engine.|
|71tuscan||7 replica||-Bumpy ride due to excessive unsprung weight
-Insufficient chassis stiffness
-Tires too large for the weight of the car. This results in a max. speed of 70kph in the rain.
-Straight cut box was fun...|
|kriss||7 Replica||Sub 4 second to 60
Not much more I can say|
|paolow||7 replica||finally on the road!
and now off again! sideswiped by an idiot woman in an astra its been off the road since june 05. insurance money covered some loans so its been a slow process getting it roadwo...|
|X7RACR||7 replica - Fraser Clubman|
|JamesBondMI5||7 S4||Expensive for what it is.|
|drive2tractors||7 Series 2|
|johnnymaestro||7 Series 2 Racer||Dad's Race Car.
Bought by him in the 70's as an ex -clubmans car turned into a road car and then converted back to racing spec. by him in the early 90's to race. Has been racing the car since 1991....|
|Phil-CH||Bemani Exige||Bemani supercharged (~275bhp) with additional mods including racing exhaust and cat.|
|Major Fallout||Camco |
|104ForFour||Carlton||Absolutely awesome car, although it contradicts the Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight.
Within a couple of mph of Vmax on Autobahn this year despite being 16 years old.|
|B'stard Child||Carlton||Used by Top Gear
For used read abused!!!|
|blade99||Carlton||Totally mental car, it just doesn't seem right having that much power in an early nineties family saloon. Available for sale soon if anybody's interested.|
|Bruce Fielding||Carlton||I owned two of these, too. The ultimate supersaloon. I wasn’t that keen at first. Now I don’t know of anything else that I would rather drive anywhere at any time. One got stolen – the other got torch...|
|domster||Carlton||Hmmm. A great car, but ruined in the execution. First, they built it to be a safe and soggy autobahn cruiser, so corners weren't much fun and it weighed a portly 1700kgs. Secondly, it was built jointl...|
Running costs arent cheap though - aftersales service is appalling (Vauxhall & Lotus really let us down).
I had mine over 7 years, its performance is still blistering - even by ...|
|Lotus Carlton||Carlton||Currently under going a restoration. Not actually driven it yet but it my third one!! Dad and father-in-law also have one. If you want to see the restoration pictures and other info, go to www.lotus-c...|
|lotusc||Carlton||Greatest car ever!|
|lotusjaguar||carlton||super fast car, great handling, really turns heads,outstanding condition and one off the last ones built, crackin|
|MPx||Carlton||Castle Combe 1:28|
|NotNormal||Carlton||Build number 890G. Fully restored by myself and now immaculate.
Always wanted one, now lucky to have owned this one since 2003. Such an awesome car, love it lots.|
dreamed about driving one since release, never thought I'd get to own one, been about 4 years of getting it together and running how I want, is worth it.|
|Straff99||Carlton||Bought new and (until the Cerbera) the most unreliable thing I've ever owned. Shocking car in many respects; both good and bad. Only behaved itself when Vauxhall took it down to Luton for 48 hours. I ...|
|The Pits||Carlton||Great fun. Very quick and benign in the handling department. Lovely colour too in the right light. Fantastic huge plate of a throttle pedal. Did 120 mph at 3000 revs in top - or 'whisper mode' as I us...|
|rikroblou||carlton (omega)||well if you want to keep your self busy driving in the wet in a hurry this is the car for you
it will just not stop spinning
side ways 80mph in the dry
how i never crashed and died i have no idea...|
|H5V VE||Carlton Nbr 860G||My absolute pride and joy.
Fabulous car but too similar to the VXR8 - couldnt justify keeping it|
|7 Owner||Caterham 7||Built by my dad and myself, looking to import it into ireland later this year. Amazing car, the grin you get from driving one of these is un-real..... My road legal go-cart ;)|
|crayzeediver||corina||best car ive ever driven.
im a little bias been a cortina nut
since i can remember.
|craigcaf||Cortina||Cosworth L2 Cams
Big Valve Head Ported
Custom 2.25" S/S Exhaust
Type 9 5-Speed Box
Adjustable Suspension, Uprated ARB
etc. etc. 173bhp|
|DavidAld||Cortina||Has lived up to the famous Lotus acronym. Lots of trouble usually serious.|
|ficocal||Cortina||theres a fantastic car
I had good times in the deserts of the south of Lima
Amasing car |
|PILCH 23||Cortina||Dad's rally car. He once owned Roger Clark's rally car and competed in it back in the late 1960's. He should have kept that one.|
|SPS||Cortina||Great car in it's day.
Wish I still owned it!|
|The Fly Fisher||Cortina|
|wycoller||cortina Mk 1|
|Evo man||Cortina Mk 11|
|Porlock||Cortina Mk1||One of those cars we sell and regret. Sold it in about 1977 for £310.00 which gave me a healthy £60.00 Profit and allowed me to buy a genuine 2Dr Uren Savage Mk2 Cortina.|
|Porlock||Cortina Mk2||Not so good as the Mk1 but better than the Savage! Horrible Dragoon Red Colour, but great QCar, looked like a 1300 Delux with wide wheels! took a few by surprise.|
|L100NYY||Cortina Racecar||Raced by Sir John Whitmore at Goodwood Revival 1998, will be back at Goodwood......|
|donkeasy||Donkervoort D8 zetec||Nice car|
|Bacardi||Eclat||Loads of trouble, usual serious.
But good fun.... for a first car|
|black eclat||Eclat||Lotus Eclat 524.
There are 4 versions in the Eclat range, 520, 521, 523 & 524. All are similar with the differences being confined to transmission type and interior specification. This author is go...|
|greenback||eclat||peice of shite|
|jwl344||Eclat||same as my Esprit, broken hearts and wallets but all good fun|
|killers||Eclat||Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
Well, not actually that bad. will be back on the road soon...finger crossed.|
|leebo||Eclat||Despite sticking resolutely to the old LOTUS acronym Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious... this dodgy old cheap car was just so fast and so fun I forgave the old girl anything. I barely saw 500 miles of ...|
|pauladamson||Eclat||its just so ugly - that its FAB.|
|TimHaydnJones||Eclat||I've now owned this car 25 years.
I went to my wedding in this car.|
|e92330imsport||Eclat 504||Red, Black leather, auto.
Immaculate for year, refurbished alloys etc
Beautiful ride, steering and handling, pretty quick too
Auto gearbox had leak, engine was crying oil through spark plugs ...|
|VENTURI||ECLAT RIVIERA||THIS CAR IS PROBABLY THE WORST MOTOR
VEHICLE I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS.
FIRST DAY OUT THE RAD LEEKED.
THEN THE STARTER WENT.
FIXED THAT,THEN WATER PUMP WENT.
THEN THE CLUTCH CABLE SNAPPED.
I HAD ...|
|Eclat V8||Eclat S2|
|mrs triple s||Eise|
|NEW111s||Eise||Fantastic fun and one of the most economical cars i have ever owned. Surprisingly practical, once you master the art of getting out. Still seems to understeer a bit too much for my taste so i may swit...|
|5 wh||Elan||Loved this car so much.Very little could keep up with it round the bends,was totally reliable and sold it for what I paid for it after 3 years of ownership|
|abmunro||Elan||This is my Elan with Hardtop and Elise S2 lights.
I have had AP Racing four pot calipers and discs fitted.
Nitrons with Eibachs fitted
Larger Turbo, injectors, map sensor and Haltech ECU.
|adigra||Elan||Lots of work, but the most incredible car. I love it.|
|ajax317||Elan||Utterly reliable and fantastic. Always wanted one since they first came out in '90. Could use it as an everyday car, no leaks, no problems. Could show most modern hot hatches the way home every time.|
|auyt||ELAN||Deserve all the acolated|
|b2hbm||Elan||Bought as FHC but converted to dhc some time around the 80s.|
|bdx||Elan||Used for hillcliming and sprinting as the insurance for an 18yr old was tooo expensive.|
|beesma||Elan||Fantastic performance and grip, criticised for its lack of "fun" but thats only because it does what it does so well. Great looks and a hood you can drop in less than 5 seconds. I would buy one of t...|
|Benmac||Elan||One of the very first M100 Elans, its three reg plate digits 'older' than the main press car and may actually be on the original Top Gear review although you never see the plate whilst William Woolard...|
|Breadvan72||Elan||Sold Aug 2013|
|CarlFrederickson||Elan||Everything leaks including the head gasket but fun to drive and surprisingly quick.|
|carryondentist||Elan||Can't be complementary enough about this great little roadster. With a little modification this can live with the current crop of rag-tops, still looks fresh and is amazingly practical.
|Carsie||Elan||Just like my girlfriend, slim, petite handles well and .....you get the drift!
Oh yes and its LOTUS!:)
The moderator will prob make me change all my comments later but Gordon Murray would understa...|
|cavebloke||Elan||A proper Stromberg carbed S4 that deseves its sexy little power bulge, not like all these Sprints running webbers that have stolen the bonnet!|
|clemo||elan||have one of each type.
NA SE S2|
|David Smith||elan||ground up restoration .. new everything ... boo hoo wrote her off ... 70mph smash into lampost on A1|
|David Smith||elan||baught as restoration project just before writing off first one ... lack of time ... new wife and kids etc ... sold as restoration project 7 years later ... part of justification for getting cerb...|
|David Smith||elan||fitted with modified chassis to house triumph straight 6 lump (2.5L) one off flip front end ... could have been fantastic if I had more time ... sold to justify cerb (along with JPS)|
|dlbutler||Elan||Drives like a racecar yet the wife will ride in it (hay, I like my wife!).
I did a body off restoration in 1995-1996.|
|dotdog||Elan||Another one that shouldnt have gone - 2 owners (father to son )was featured in Classic Cars Dec 99 in an article by Gordon Murray (who runs an S2).
sublime steering feel - you drive with fingertips...|
|EliseC||Elan||Currently in bits, having an engine re-build and a general spruce up.|
|EliteS2||Elan||current resto project, started with my dad, but stalled since he passed away. But i will finish it, I miss having a driving car!!|
|EliteS2||elan||perfect if fickle mistress, the best lotus of its era, fortunately no one has cottoned on, so they are cheap!! Lets keep it our little secret eh?|
|emicen||Elan||The eternal project!
Bought by my father a good decade ago, its in need of some TLC but a fantastic car all the same.
Modified by Vegantune and converted to a wide arch format, the car also has ...|
|farook||Elan||sublime handling - only a Lotus can...|
|Ferrari456MGT||Elan||Just driven 1200 miles across Europe without a hitch. Is there a better styled British car?|
|foojam||Elan||Great handling and fun|
|Fumesy||Elan||Lots of trouble usually serious
Needed loads of time to tinker on it!|
|Galsia||Elan||Great fun although I was always chasing up little faults and niggles. |
|gdaybruce||Elan||Why did I ever sell it? Weighing in at some 600kgs and with perhaps 120bhp, with a low ratio diff and close ratio "bullet" gearbox, it was as quick as anything in its day. Plus, it was tiny and could ...|
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|Hag||Elan||great fun car, labour of love, driving it on irish backroads is like taking it on a track. Where I live, that's cool, bad at night though, like driving by candlelight. Roadholding awesome, power del...|
|hutchym100||Elan||Wanted one of these since I was 8, taken a long time to restore and get to a stage I am proud of it, it was featured in the july 2006 classic cars magazine. Getting rare now and also expensive to buy...|
|jackal||elan||my second ever car but my first proper performance car
i absolutely adored this thing. if i drove one now id probably be horrified but as a complete novice driver it was perfect for me and a great ...|
|jeffwithaj||Elan ||Fun car but selling soon.|
|JezMc||Elan||Fantastic little car - extremely reliable, apart from regular servicing I've only had to fork out for a camber angle sensor (about £80)
Hold the road beautifully and would happily buy another|
|johnnymaestro||Elan||Bought off Grandad in 70's and used as weekend car. Has been unused for 15 years and me and dad are now in the process of getting it back on the road for the summer.|
|Jon Layton||Elan||Fab car. Wish I knew where it was today!|
|jonno0505||elan||lots of fun|
|karluk29||ELAN||AMAZING CAR, 1.6CC AND WITH THE TURBO TURNED UP TO 0.9BAR WILL KEEP UP WITH A SCOOBY/EVO EASY|
|laikathedog||Élan||Completely restored, every thing apart from dampers|
|lazzag||elan||great car but with 3 or more in it the exhaust u-bolt used to wear away regular( big sparks just like a F1).
great dash |
|littleredrooster||Elan||Where are you now? Last heard of somewhere in the Lake District.|
|Lotginmx||Elan||Need constant attention to maintain in top condition .|
|LotusBob||Elan||Total rebuild with - earth and alternator|
|lotuselanjohn||Elan||The Elan +2 is the first Lotus I ever fell in love with, aged 5!
16 years later, I could afford one!
Simply stunning car, and still my all-time must-have motor.
My current Elan+2 took a 4 year nut ...|
|M100||Elan||Stripped out superlight 347bhp|
|m2500tvr||Elan||C'mon, it a Lotus Elan. Does really more need be said. I suppose not everyone feels this way about this car, and would rather have something else, but I think the Elan is one of the all time greats,...|
|malbon||Elan||Yes - good little car. Not too much to gripe about other than MPG. If you put your foot down like I do then your looking at £20 worth of fuel used up in 100 miles.
Not great if your using it fo...|
|malcandrews||Elan ||What a joy when running as it should, I'd have another.|
|markvo||Elan||The car is highly modified.|
|matt emulsion||elan||Great value for money at the time, very quick, nice to drive, unbelievable economy.|
|Millsy||Elan||Pretty but unreliable |
|Monza29||Elan||I've owned this car for over 32 years, and it's going to stay.
More details later.|
|mpv||Elan||Best front wheel drive car I've ever driven and so much fun. Lift off oversteer like it was born for that purpose alone !|
|MrG||Elan||Purchased in 2001 with 12,900 on the clock and added 20,000 miles in just under 3 years.
Always wanted one but bought it too late in the day, things had moved on and being honest it didn't thrill eno...|
|mrsd||Elan||This was my 21st birthday present from my parents (please don't do the math.) It has undergone ongoing improvement and doesn't support the traditional Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious slur at all (well...|
|NMS||Elan||As with all these types cars, I would never buy another red/pink/crimson...depends what light you are looking at it in, one again. But other than that a fun drive.|
|Notanotherturbo||Elan ||Project at present|
|olly22n||Elan||mar 11 - just going in for its MOT - looking forward to a summer of open top motoring!|
|Pentoman||Elan||Very nice - have cars made progress in the last 40 years?
I read in Evo this week it's one of Gordon Murray's favourite cars.
This particular example is a 26R which means factory racing model. W...|
|PhilboSE||Elan||Serially upgraded to around 280bhp:
Quaife ATB diff
New wishbones all round
HiSpec big brakes
Carbon Fibre pipewor...|
|philip365||elan||A car I should never have sold, but did at the time to raise money for another project. This Elan Sprint had a full nut and bolt rebuild and was better than the day it came out of the factory. Colin C...|
|philip365||elan||With an XR4i in the garage and some spare money in the bank, time for my second Lotus. A visit to Paul Matty in Birmingham resulted in a white over red sprint dhc being bought. This was to be a sunny ...|
|philip365||elan||As a boy living in Norfolk, the Lotus Elan was a common sight, due to the factory being close by. It had always been my dream car, and I vowed to own one one day. Flicking through Exchange and Mart, a...|
|pigpog||Elan || My first Lotus.
The person I bought it from had seen it at a garage unused for several years. After a fair bit of pestering he ended up buying and restoring it.
|PILCH 23||Elan||My grandpa bought it new and gave it to my father. I may have to fight my brother for it. Lovely little car. Skinny tyres, low weight, lots of steering feel. Perfection.|
|Ralph Bernstein||Elan||Safest car on the road - always in the garage getting something fixed.|
|Rambo||Elan||Awesome performance at 16 years old !!!!|
|randlemarcus||Elan||Fun on the B Roads, cracking with the roof down, beautiful chassis, lacking in m/way, top end power.|
|rfoster||Elan||My first Lotus - Silver with Half leather. Bulletproof engine. Fantastic in the summer, not so much fun in the winter. Utterly reliable though.|
|S4CJO||Elan||Well bought this as a basket case prior to working in Europe anticipating local dealer to rebuild. Anyway job didn't work out so rebuild started, two house moves and five years later she was back.
|sallythornely||elan||By far the BEST car EVER owned. Fun, playful and enjoyable!!|
|Sam_68||Elan||Best handling car I've ever driven, bar none.
Skinny, high-profile tyres meant limited grip, but so well poised that you could drift it round every roundabout and bend balanced on the the throttle....|
|Sam_68||Elan ||Perfect handling
Brakes & performance well up to the job, even against modern hot hatches.
Gordon Murray reckons it's the best all-round sportscar ever built, and who am I to a...|
|scobby17||Elan||First fast car I owned.. great handling low grip equeals fun on the road..|
|speedychrissie||Elan||Awesome little car. The inspiration for the mx5 so a good PH car.|
|SPS||Elan||Lovely car except it always broke down.
Got rid after only a couple of months!|
|st0ckman||Elan||A lot of fun for a small engined car, you'll make supposedly better cars look silly! :-)|
|stephenwmc||Élan||A lot of fun to drive and surprisingly reliable|
|StoatWithToast||Elan||Amazingly spritely car. Very much looking forward to getting to know how to drive it properly :)|
|Stuart Mackay||Elan ||The car I raced in the HSCC Post Historic Roadpsorts Championship in 1982.
|superstonks||Elan ||Be great if ever I get round to finishing it!|
|swlc||Elan ||Brilliant fun little car and in the best colour red. Excellent handling and can be used everyday.|
|texas2201||Elan||fabulous little car and with the upgrades - 205bhp and Wilwood brake disks and calipers it goes and stops superbly|
|TheBard||Elan||This was my only car, driven every day through the chaotic commuter regions of northern Virginia. Aside from the usual faults (roof leaks, needed a CAS, Lotus Leprosy) it was a blast to drive every s...|
|tyasman||Elan||Great little car, sounds fantastic with s.s. pipe, fast, (sometimes very fast), economical, reliable (most of the time), won't lose it's value, £100 p.a. to insure and free road tax. What more do you...|
|UnluckyTimmeh||Elan||My dad has finally given it to me :)
All thats left now is to build it :(
then turn 25 so i can insure it :(|
|USA64||Elan||People who criticize the federal cars haven't thought it through. Emission control keeps unvaporized fuel out of engine. Failsafe headlights should have been there from the start. |
|Watership Down||Elan||Used to drive it alot before the Esprit came along, now its covered up in my garage, although I had it out last year for a few runs. My daughter has laid claim to it now.|
|elans3||Elan (60's Baby Elan)||Hillclimb car , big bore 1820cc Twincam, 26R lookalike. The fastest car I have ever owned to 100mph (11 secs)|
|Munich||Elan (M100)||May not be the last word in driver involvement, but the chassis just gripped and the car was very quick across country. The Isuzu engine made it 100% reliable and although the roof did leak a bit (qu...|
|Rich Griff||Elan + 2S x 3 cars|
|andybpe12||Elan +2||required more time, effort, money and storage than i was able to provide. a planned project that didn't ever come through.
a mistake. a shame|
|DB7 pilot||Elan +2||Make sure someone else has paid for the restoration!|
|gdaybruce||Elan +2||Stylish but not as pure as the 2 seater Elan I had before. Much improved when I swapped the head from Stromberg carbs to Webbers|
|LotusElan17||Elan +2||Black with Gold metalflake roof, 4 speed gearbox and rebuilt big valve engine.
Very original and in good if not concours condition. Fourth Elan +2 I've owned so I must love them. Also have another +...|
|Maldini35||Elan +2||Sweetest handling car I've ever had.|
|Oscar1975||Elan +2||Amazing. I will have one again - perhaps a Spyder Zetec. |
|over steer||Elan +2||This is a 1969 Elan +2 that my dad had given me, it's currently being restored.|
|Porlock||Elan +2||Great Classic and practical (more stowage room than the Elise, could even go camping!!|
|jonesylad||Elan +2 (ex Ronnie Peterson)||Great car to get into classics with, part are easy to find and cheap.
Looks great and does not loose money!|
|Dave_newcastle||Elan +2 130|
|tays27||Elan +2 130S|
|DickLotus||Elan +2 S130|
|Freddie328||Elan +2 S130|
|b-havers||Elan +2S ||Spacious, but in need of a slight TLC.
Running, an new galavanized chassis and sills, new brake master pump, overhauled clutch master, and new brake hoses and seat belts + anchorages.
Funn engine ov...|
|brianbt||Elan +2S ||In the middle of a 3 year overhauls. The rolling chassis is complete and just have teh crank and block machined before I rebuild the engine.
I needed a car that could get the kids in and wasn't goi...|
|crugbun||Elan +2S||Hated it, sorry .|
|Nigelo||Elan +2S||One of the best handling front engined cars I have driven|
|3LeftOverCrest||Elan +2S 130/4|
|jacksonwing||Elan +2S 130/5||Great fun, easy to work on, spares available inc chassis, body if needed. Always something to spend money on but hell, you're only old once!!|
|wycoller||Elan +2S full race steel twin cam|
|rabidant||Elan +2S130||Currently the Spyder demo car with 2 litre zetec power|
|62GRANTIII||ELAN 2+2||I LIKED THE +2
ALWAYS WANTED A SPRINT
STILL GOT TIME - HOPEFULLY
|flyboy6t9r||elan 2+2||lightweight crap handling no power
|mudflwr||Elan DHC S3-Super Safety|
|WALKER1963||Elan M 100|
|av8ndoc||Elan M100||What a wonderful car !!|
|Blipi||Elan M100||Unique, quick and practical.
Superb road handling!|
|chris varey||elan m100|
|chris.t||Elan M100||Had it from new and I will never sell it, nuf said me thinks!|
|clubelan||Elan M100||Good and wonderful car|
|donk||Elan M100||Steel Blue.
Stainless Steel exhaust.
New Michelin Pilot Sport.
Great car for daily use.|
|emiller1||Elan M100||This car has been a real joy to own! Have done upgrades galore...seat red piping, BOV, MBC, air filter, exahust, pre-cat eliminator, MOMO shift knob, and boot, Esprit Sport 350 pedals, Wildwood brakes...|
|Ipelm||Elan M100 ||Most underated due to its front wheel drive configuration.Fabulous road car either for poodling around in or an early morning blast. Very practical and a joy to drive with a long lasting engine. In si...|
|JamesP110||Elan M100||Amazing Handling, but wasn't to my taste.|
|JonRB||Elan M100||Bought in September 2002 and sold in February 2008.
My ex-wife's "pride and joy" and a somewhat expensive wedding present. :)
Superb handling. I thought my Corrado was one of the best-handling F...|
|Mellow Yellow||Elan M100||Great car, great fun, amazing cornering and frightening parts prices.|
|ricardo 1960||ELAN M100 |
|sfl993t4||ELAN M100 S2||Great cornering and by far the lowest fuel consumption of my cars. Soon to be for sale. |
|dickymint||Elan Mk2||Had to sell to get married but we split up before i bought it!|
|Paul.J||ELAN MODSPORTS||1980's MODSPORTS ELAN undergoing restoration, first constructed for john churchill by race fabrications|
|barefoot||Elan Plus 2|
|fieldl||Elan Plus 2|
|johnfm||Elan plus 2||Light - 880kg
110 -130 hp
no rust - fibreglass body
what's not to like?|
|PaulGa||Elan Plus 2||She's a beauty.|
|PDtvr||Elan Plus 2|
|smn159||Elan Plus 2||Bought this as a non runner with a Ford crossflow fitted in 2002. Rebuilt it onto a new Spyder chassis with a 2L Zetec and resprayed it at home. Ran it as an everyday car for a while and would have ke...|
|TVRmuppet||Elan plus 2 130S|
|.Adam.||Elan Plus 2s 130/5||Only recommended if you make sure you get a good one!|
|M700 TUS||Elan S2||British Racing Green and goes like a bomb. Not even traction controlled Beemers can hold the road like an Elan. A truely amazing Lotus.|
|mcrowie||Elan S2||Great sports car. In Lotus Racing Green, best colour. Bought from Edmondson Lotus, Ipswich. Intially lots of problems, which were luckily sorted with warranaty. Great car! Great image! Sold it for...|
|SZHPUR||ELAN S2||Zero problems in total 6 years, best Car i ever had!|
|tommys2||elan s2||what a car|
|zadumbreion||Elan S2||Lovely car in Mustard Yellow. Took it to BBR to get it chipped because it wasn't quick enough.|
|RobinSherwood||Elan S2 (Race Car)||Period race car one its class at the Bahamas Speed Week in 1965 and 1966 then continued competing in the USA.
Now fully restored with FIA Appendix K papers.|
|ChimTurbo||Elan S2 Turbo|
|s5tuart||Elan S2 Turbo||Immensely "chuckable" and generally great fun. Leaks were the only downside. Made driving in the wet absolute misery.|
|TVR450||Elan S2 Turbo|
|viking||Elan S3||I built this car up from a number of crashed cars and it has a 1600 twin cam engine with weber carbs. it is in Gold leaf Colours.|
|c7hpc||Elan S3 fhc|
|moffspeed||Elan S4||OK so the chassis was rusty and 20 years on I'm probably still paying for the Spyder replacement..but so what.
|Skyedriver||Elan S4||Bought from a dealer in Scarborough, re-reg by previous owner on a supposed new chassis but crap throughout. More bodges under the skin than I could believe possible. Sold on to another dealer. |
|S2Andy||Elan S4 / Sprint||Fully rebuilt my me to Sprint Spec in the early 80's. Still regret selling it. Where are you now?|
|alexjfrost||Elan S4 Coupe||The most fun you can have out of the sack.
Car taken in part exchange for Replica Ferrari P4. The engine had been bodged together after a detonation and ran but rough as old boots.
|Rich Griff||Elan S4 FHC|
|head3275||elan s4 se|
|paulelans4se||Elan S4 SE||It looks like a car.
BUT - It's a hobby as well!
There's no road tax to pay.
A set of tyres cost £100.
The insurance is about £160? a year.
And when it's right -
she goes like the devil....|
|crusty cobb||Elan S4 SE 1969||My Elise type 49 was mint with a capital M, lovely thing to own and a couple of track days; Scared to damage it and felt it was my job to keep it mint. It lived in an air tent.
My Elan is like your f...|
|Beaver||Elan SE||Amazing handling, nasty red carpets and it leaked.|
|brownelan||elan se||wanted one ever since they came out and owning one is great |
|damian moran||elan se||best handleing front wheel drive great in the wet|
|GeoffW||Elan SE||Loved it. Front wheel drive but ignore that as major power-off oversteer available around roundabouts! A lot of fun, few complaints and damn quick a-to-b. Recommended.|
|hyabusauser||Elan SE||Normally very reliable with the Japanese mechanics. Parts from Lotus never cheap ! Great drivers car and continues to surprise current crop of hot hatches etc.|
|John_W||Elan SE||Brilliant engineering. Not perfect, but fast, reliable, and with a soft top. Join LotusElanCentral.
|Mustard||Elan SE||Elan vs 325i ....Chalk n Cheese!
1 Previous Owner from new with fully documented Lotus Service History including original purchase order and invoice, all MOT's and service invoices.
|PDC V8V||Elan SE|
|PhilJames||Elan SE||I bought this as a crashed car in need of a rear body shell section, I replaced the whole body shell and chassis with brand new S2 replacements.
I wanted a top condition car but at the time I didn'...|
|silverback mike||Elan se||Not sure yet.....bought on a whim...
Hmm....turbo, that's different.
|stevestafford||Elan SE||Very fast but brakes very poor.|
|stiusa||Elan SE||This car is absolutely incredible in every way. It's looks is absolutely stunning, even compare to the new models today. It drives and performs way better than most new sports cars today.|
|Bomber Denton||Elan SE Turbo||Great car, totally underestimated handling![pic]http://photos.fotango.com/p/eba00483468f00000001.jpg[/pic]|
|davidlaird||Elan SE Turbo|
|elanturbo||elan se turbo|
|Flying Fish||Elan SE Turbo||http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3854948.htm|
|leylandracer||Elan SE Turbo|
|m14cus||Elan SE Turbo|
|HAPPLEBY||Elan Series 3 SE FHC||I built this car from 3 wrecks in England before moving to the U.S.A.I have owned it for 24 years.It is painted in gold leaf colors.The engine is built from a formula ford(kent)block and crank with lo...|
|far57||Elan Sprint||Will be restoring when time allows.
Any help/expertise welcome!|
|Rich Griff||Elan Sprint||Gold Leaf colours.One of my all time favourite gorgeous looking cars. Still has decent performance even today. Prices gone too high though.|
|thegamekeeper||Elan Sprint and Plus 2||Nightmare cars back in the 70,s before specialists were invented and problems were sorted out. Had nightmares about water pumps.|
|Freddie328||Elan Sprint DHC|
|Peege||Elan Sprint DHC||My first sports car. Wish that I hadn't sold it!|
|MFU||Elan Sprint x4|
|Buster44||Elan Turbo SE||Good car with little if no turbo lag (I don't normally like turbos).
Amazing handling, although difficult to place on the road due to not being able to see the wings.|
|David Segal||Elan x 2, Elise + Exige, rally Escort|
|live ade||Elan+2||A bit of an ongoing project|
|V8Griffith||Elan+2||I loved this car as I rebuilt it from a total HEAP! but even though it would keep up with todays hot hatches I had to sell it as I felt guilty driving it hard. Bought a DAX RUSH with the money|
|Aussie John||elan+2s||Love the old +2, had my first Lotus in 1969.|
|lotiguy||elan/europa/esprit turbo||1967 elan
1969 europa (zetec)
1989 esprit turbo
1984 reynard f-2000
1989 van dieman r1 power|
|moluag||Eleven Le Mans|
|VIPERLESS||Eleven Le-Mans||Intersting car, bit like a Caterham. Only good for sprints and track days.V.FAST|
|LSN 202||Eleven Mk 2|
|737 FLF||Eleven MK2|
|-Neil-||Elise||Swapped for my previous car (Exige S2) with £250 going the other way to cover repairs in Sept 2011.
Lotus Elise Sport 190
2Bular H2 GT3
2Bular Sports Cat
Uprated Solid T...|
|1000TCR||Elise ||Best car ever built by anyone!|
|24sol67||Elise||Best Elise yet.|
|26jcd||Elise||Big boy's go-kart|
|335man||Elise||Awesome car, lightly modded exhaust, induction kit.|
|3DP||Elise||One of the very last S1 Elises. Modded to about 130bhp with a S2 suspension, etc etc. Used heavily on track for the 18 months I owned it.|
|5MUG||Elise||Loved it and would have another one (as well as a TVR of course!)|
|7 Sevens||Elise||Silver S1 with blue leather.
So much fun and provides a real sensation of speed at low speeds.
Loads of local runs and met a good group of guys.|
|71tuscan||Elise||Starlight Black with Black Leather
|8spokes||Elise ||haven't got it yet, but my god its great|
|A5HLEY||Elise||I love this car to peices, it's my daily drive and would recomend one to anyone! Need to be careful in the wet, but that goen with any car lets be honest!|
|abrussich||Elise||Chrome Orange, Touring pack, used as daily driver by wife unit. Very fun car in all respects.|
|AbyssUK||Elise||One wicked arse kicker and can cane most cars into next week most wicked.|
|abz 7001||Elise||Forget Viagara
This car has given me a 40 month hard-on!|
|ACJ||Elise||Just bought the car from having an RS Focus - will see what the difference will be|
|actech||Elise||Excellent fun, lively in the wet
Mods: Sports Exhaust, K&N Filter, Yokohama Advan A038R (Soft Compound), SmartTire Tyre management system
Handles like a dream, great fun to drive.
Great little ...|
|ad243S||Elise||wrote it off doh!!|
|Adamc||Elise||Whoo! that was a lot of fun! Try having an argument with your girlfriend in an Elise. Pretty rare in Sydney, so eeeeveryone looks. When I finished paying it off, the temptation to switch proved too mu...|
|adamk550||Elise||Brilliant car esp. the early ones with the ceramic brakes|
|ADM 135S||Elise||Great car, cheap to run, but can't stop upgrading parts!!
Stiffened anti-roll bar,
Vented drill brakes with Pagid RS42,
Eliseparts sports exhaust,
|adrianball65||Elise ||Utterly addictive, huge fun, amazingly responsive and easy to control despite enormous power to weight|
|AdrianR||Elise||Standard car except for quick rack, no careful owners, frequently used on track. Needs front clam respray due to zillions of stone chips otherwise standing up well to (ab)use.
[url]Somewhat stale w...|
|Ady & Claire||Elise|
|After Eight||Elise||Had the aluminium metal matrix discs - absolutely brilliant|
|airborne||Elise||The best thing I ever did was to buy this car. It showed me what a car is really about. Entertainment.|
|ajleslie||Elise||Great noise, great handling, big grin factor - hopefully it'll be reliable! :-)|
|aky666||Elise||Fantastic!! I love it more than anything!
|AL...Ease||Elise||Fantastic car in so many ways. If, like me, you've never driven anything sporty before it's a real eye-opener about what cars should really drive like. Great performance, fantastic handling, looks goo...|
|AL5026||Elise||My first Lotus, only sold it to fund the Exige....|
|alanp||Elise||w 195 XKX, still around?
Went into ownership after spending hours on a number of BBS, removed cat, added sport exhaust and K&N. Only problem was with rear suspension bushes melting after Lemans run,...|
|Alex Gurr||Elise||I always wanted an Elise and had great fun with the car in the 4 months I owned it. The problem was I got bored of it quite quickly. The handling was sublime, with fantastic grip and magical steering ...|
|Alfa numeric||Elise||Part of a two pronged replacement for the Megane. I've only done 3,500 miles so far but it's never failed to put me in a good mood. It lives on the street and so far appears to be leak free...
|alicrozier||Elise||Owned whilst working overseas. Used for Euro trips/trackdays.|
|alienbob||Elise||mmm whoop vrooom!|
|Alimac||Elise||Great Motor Very fast estate and good looking|
|althetoad||Elise||Fantastic fun, increadible handling.|
|Altrezia||Elise||Got another, missed the first one too much!|
|Altrezia||Elise||This is a 2001 Sport Tourer, in Ruby Red.
I love these little go-karts! This is my third, the first two being S1s. It could do with a few bits and bobs doing to it, but like any British car, it's e...|
|amanda_panda||Elise||Love my little Lotus|
|amanu1||Elise||Turbo Technics Supercharged|
|andhan||Elise||Awsome car! Nuff said.|
|andrew82||Elise ||Brilliant car. Handles as if on rails (to a point). Great looks and performance. One of the prettiest small sports cars around. Cheap to run with great fuel economy (around 35 -40mpg) and tyres on...|
|andrewmorpeth||elise ||Fantastic car drive daily!Not most powerful but hangs on in corners!British car japanese engine but dont tell my grandads!|
|Andrewpas||Elise||A fantastic car, not so good if you have kids but recommended track days!!|
|andrews||Elise||Initially very expensive, new steering rack, trackrod ends, leaking gearbox etc, but last couple of years its been cheap motoring|
|andrew_ns35||elise||yes oh yes|
|Andy RB||Elise||Understeers a bit to much|
|Andy RB||Elise||Better cat than the S2, didn't understeer as much.|
|Andy T||Elise||Brilliant! Totally reliable and fantastic to drive. God knows why I replaced it with a Boxster!|
|Andy T||Elise||My second Elise. Got this because after owning the Boxster which was probably the worst experience of my life, I needed to get back into something that I know and love. Lotus!
It's fantastic to dri...|
|Andy111||Elise||First lotus i've owned.
|Andy1980||Elise||Goes like stink!!|
|andybpe12||Elise||cracking little car. great fun.
sad to see it go.|
|andyjmchaplin||Elise||any body with 12k or more should by one cheap to run and never fells to put a smile on my face |
|andyspiers||Elise||Elise Parts Ali-belled discs, Pagid RS42 pads, Elise Parts adjustable anti-roll bar, upgraded toe-links, Tigga front splitter, Hurricane air-filter, Multivex Mirrors, twin-circle tail lights, HIDs ......|
|andyspiers||Elise||Originally a Sport 135R but now with Honda K20A engine conversion by Link-Up, Jackson Racing supercharger, chargecooler, A3 billet cams, high-flow sports cat, 2bular single-exit GT3 exhaust, nitron sh...|
|Andyt25||Elise||Lightning Yellow, black wheels, sports exhaust |
|andywebster2005||Elise||Had no problems really with the car apart from the rear earth point needing good de-greasing and clean due to all the crap easily getting there... apart from that the 1.8K even in fairly standard trim...|
|another juan||Elise||Great around the Nurburgring but a turbo would be nice|
|ant leigh||Elise||Brilliant, absolutely love it.
|anton1||Elise||A dream come true. A very happy 22 year old indeed! |
|anton1||Elise||A child hood dream revisited. |
|Apretext||Elise||Awesome bit of kit. Doesn't idle properly, Doesn't like sitting in traffic, Doesn't really like anything below 4000RPM really. It leaks, its increadibly noisy and now the stero doesn't work properly.
|Argonjunkie||elise||wot a fantastic little sports car, cheap to run and stick to road like theres glue on the tyres. Ive owned this car for over a year now and its been my pride and joy, i love to drive and its always ni...|
|ArnieVXR||Elise||Great fun until it finally lets go.|
|Arno||Elise||European Honda K20 engine, TODA A3 spec cams and valvesprings, TODA high compression headgasket, large oil cooler, extra engine mount, 4-2-1 manifold, baffled sump, steel braided brake lines, Nitron s...|
|ASB007||Elise||Steers by thought control. Love it on the track, love it on the road. Not many in South Africa - a real head turner. Could do with more power though.|
|ashp||Elise||A really fantastic car - some periods I used it every day to drive to work.|
|Athboy501||Elise||Bit of a strain as an every-dayer, but a cracker nonetheless. Would highly recommend lowering the CAM change point.|
|Athboy501||Elise||All time classic - The perfect way to start off in performance cars - cheap to run and sweet, sweet balance. Can't wait to get another!|
|Atki2000||Elise||Not had it too long , and only comes out at the weekend for now but has not failed to put a smile on my face every time the garage door goes up!|
|austin2ndcity||elise||I love it !!
Sounds like thunder when you gun it and sticks to the road like its on rails
Braided brake lines
Pagid rs42 pads
|avaminit||Elise||I would recommed buying this model of Elise. This is the 3rd Elise that I've had. For some reason I always seem to come back to them. Although this is the 1st 111s I'v had and it's much improved.
|AyeUp||Elise||Pros: Fast, agile, telepathic steering.
Cons: Wet handling, rattles|
|Azlan||Elise||Need more driver training and track days. |
|B-Rad||Elise||Hardcore day to day fun car|
|B19GRR||Elise||Ah well she left today for new roads back in her home county.|
|B3ast||Elise||Superb car - only reallly lost it the once (learnt quick). Could have done with more power though....|
|Back Aftie||Elise||bought new,currently being repaired [new clam front]ready for summer!|
|Bada Bing!||Elise||The best handling car I've ever owned or driven. It changed direction like nothing else, and cornering grip was seemingly endless. Launched off the line like a scalded cat every single time without ...|
|badger828||elise|| Lots Of Truble Usually Serious couldnt be more apt,(sing) On the first 5 years of ownership my Lotus dealer gave to me, 12 new suspension bushes, 11 lightbulbs blowing, 10 brand new head bolts, 9 p...|
|banx22||Elise||I totally love it; it's never getting sold.
Makes understand why we all love to drive each time you get in it.
|barnski||Elise||My daily drive. Yes, really.
For a car that you can use every day (albeit with a few practicality issues), I doubt there is much out there that offers as much bang for your buck. Running costs are...|
|Baron Von Alders||Elise|
|barrad||Elise||Bought my Elise (Elsie as she is known among friends and family) back in December 2005 from Alexander David. Although 5 years old, she had just under 8k on the clock and in immaculate condition.
|Bazinga||Elise||Very fast... very custom. Canyon killer. ;-)|
|Beasty||Elise||Purchased in 2000, the moment I got a new job.
Looking to replace it now, after 2.5 years, and gaining a finacee I am getting a little tired of the lack of luggage space and comfort. Still, there ...|
|beefcake42||elise||what a car...biggest regret of my life getting rid of that|
|beez||Elise||Bought for £12500 in 2004
April/04 - Insurance £2500!!! Ouch! (I was 22 with 1yrs NCB) Bell Direct all other companies were over £3k
April/04 - Tracker subscription £105
June/04 - 'C' service Sincl...|
|bencollins||Elise||Quite scruffy inside and non existant boot, but once tarted up should be nice. already has fancy suspension etc.|
|bencollins4||Elise||Awesome little car. Makes everything since seem rather ordinary. |
|bennno||Elise||nice car but hit with major unplanned servicing bill so sold on.
will probably buy a s2 in a couple of months time when finances permit|
|bertie||Elise||An absolute joy to drive, superb streering, communicative, not intimidating, beautiful!!|
|Bevvy||Elise||Sublime driving experience. Great "Gold Leaf" colour scheme (the best!)|
|Bez||Elise||97 Elise Mustard Yellow
H/Top, Pioneer CD, Infinity, Leather, driving lights etc
Stage II engine with S/Steel Exhaust, Cat Bypass, ITG Induction etc
144 BHP @ Wheels
Yoko Advan Neovas|
|bher||Elise||We had an argument in the straight after the Raidillon at Spa in the rain.
She decided to go on her own and so we are no more together....Sadly|
|bigbigray||Elise||Needs more midrange power|
|Biggles111||Elise||One of the first 25 made, possibly an ex-press car. Bought for what was then a bargain price of £12.5K due to cosmetics and missing S/H, sold for £15.5K after giving it a repaint and service for £15.5...|
|BigTed234||Elise||I think I'm getting too old for this now...|
|BigX||Elise||More power needed!!!|
|Biljasp||Elise||Fantastic drive - if a little raw.|
|bilton_d||Elise||Lotus Elise S1 with some tasteful upgrades.
High flow air filter
Stainless Steel Sports Exhaust
Uprated Springs and Dampers
Expensive sound system
Extensive Lotus Service History and bills
|bint||Elise||Admittedly it's owned by my better half, but I do get to drive it and love the way it feels like a go kart. |
|Black Sport 160||Elise|
|blackjack||Elise||I wanted a Lotus since 1972 when our neighbours at the time bought an Europa....in lime green! I was 6 and fell in love with it. In 2003, I went for it and bought the Type 72, well it had to be...the ...|
|Blacknight||Elise||Great car, lots of fun.|
|BlueThing||Elise||Lotus Elise S2 Race Tech, Cobalt Blue. My Pride and Joy! Love it!|
|bob42||Elise||What an amazing car. A revelation compared with the Corrado. Shouldn't have sold it.|
|bob42||Elise||Great fun - wish I'd taken it on more trackdays but never seemed to find the cash or the time.|
|Bobbywhacker||Elise||Awesome... want another one.. when I have a garage.. but when I have a garage I want a 911 930 flatnose. D'oh|
|Bobbywhacker||Elise||Fun and pretty cheap to run... but no torque and no motor cruiser!|
|bobford55||Elise||wow! vroom! zooom!! whoosh!!woohoo!!!|
Eliseparts ally/belled discs/briaded hoses.
sports exhaust (dont know which one!!)
EP's sports cat.
2L Duratec engine with CR gearbox.
888's on Rimstock's
|Boggy||Elise||It's wicked ! quick nimble but watch the rear end in damp or wet conditions|
|Boggy||Elise||NOW SOLD! Buy it at http://www.lipscomb.co.uk/lotus/home/index.php
I can't believe how lucky we are !
Lotus Motorsport Stage 1
Pipercross Velocity Intake System
Exige Rear Diff...|
Well we've replaced Silver Lightning with this steed
Upgrades so far :
1. Black lightweight forged alloys
2. 2Bular 8”dia" Inch exhaust
3. TRD Induction System
4. Black rear Diffuser...|
|Boggy||Elise||Solar Yellow, Black leather interior with Yellow Laurel Leaf Logo's in Headrests & Lotus logo’s on door inserts
Factory colour coded hard top
Black rear diffuser
LOTUS Elise SC Touring
1.8 SUPERCHARGED ENGINE PRODUCING 220PS
BLACK DESIGN PACK, BLACK 16''/17'' Y TYPE FORGED ALLOYS WITH YOKOHAMA ADVAN NEOVA ...|
|bogoff||Elise||Bloody Fantastic car, running in is an arse though.
Still Running in though up to 700miles and 4500rpm now, nice...
Got the plate it's number 14 of 50. Starting to put together a type23elise websit...|
|bombadier||Elise ||Fabulous. |
|boobles||Elise||My second Elise & probably not my last.|
|boolay||Elise||A Proper car! Hardwork as a daily driver especially in winter, but great fun none the less!
10 years of pining for an Elise and I wasn't dissapointed. Coming out of the Leon into the Elise - the no...|
|bosscerbera||Elise ||My Li'l Red Roadster! Bought new for Christmas 2007 as a 2008MY Lotus Elise S. Ran it around for a bit then put it into the Silverstone Performance workshop to be turbocharged. It's basically got the ...|
|bosshog||Elise||Lots and lots of fun. A bit hard to live with every day as my only car after 2 years it had to go..|
|BR51TOL||Elise||200+bhp S1 DVA build|
|Brad111||Elise||Big V8 powered lotus.|
|braddo||Elise||The car that reminded the world of the joys of pared down driving. The perfect road/track compromise.
The 135's extra power and torque, close ratio gearbox and uprated seats really make a differ...|
|Brando||Elise||It didn't end well :(, I shall return one day!|
|brassneck||Elise||I can think of a hundred reasons to dislike this car, but one drive and that's your lot - you're buying it before you know it, and have a big smile transplanted to your face.|
|bread1981||Elise||Always wanted one, it was my dream since being a paperboy when the series one came out.
I miss it loads but we had a love hate relationship. Had some glitchy problems and generally the servicing was...|
|brian111s||ELISE||engine rebuilted by LOTUS CLUB ITALY staff, she is still a right hand drive.
i will keep it this way.
new alluminium and sport cadena look alike graphics(almost)
car is in italy of course :-))|
|Brian_Edwards22||Elise||Wonderful car. Pity my wife did not like it|
|brrrm||Elise||The shizzle - no car does it better. Drive yourself to the track in it and go! :)|
|budding911man||Elise||Very nice - as fun to drive as my Caterham but a little more versatile. Needs looking after though, I couldn't imaging buying one use every day although I know people do. Mine's pampered '98 R with ...|
|Bull1t||Elise||Took me 15 years to get one but I finally managed it. Its completely impractical but I like it even more than I expected to.|
|Buster44||Elise||Gorgeous in Inferno red metallic.|
|Buster44||Elise||Elise number 4 - can't stay away, they just get under our skin!
Swapped for S1 Exige
|c4rlh||Elise||Excellent car. I only bought one for a short while but still love driving it nearly four years later.
Build quality, comfort, speed and handling top notch.|
|Capt Cave Man||Elise||Updated: 01/05/2007
Hold on, let me learn how to drive her first... woo hoo!
After saving for the last couple of years I finally get to own the dream. I was looking for a standard S1 but after ...|
|Captain Ahab||Elise||Elise S2 |
Maximum fun! |
|carl carlson||Elise||Its not practical but its fun to drive and IMHO better than the R except on track.|
|Carnage||Elise||Great car but always a little underwhelming. Fantastic history, incredible engineering, but a little lacking in power.
Sold as S1's starting to get a little too available by the Burberry set... N...|
|Carparticus||Elise||Bought this because of all the road tests and rave reviews. Plus, I really liked the 'Azure Blue' colour with cream seats. But 3 weeks after buying it I won a court case and that resulted in a 355 G...|
|carphotographer||Elise||My second Elise and regret selling. Fuly sorted and tuned with racing dynamic suspension .|
|carphotographer||Elise||Brought new from B&C - a car I loved and a car I was gonna to keep. G/F had other ideas . Now she's an ex and wish I still had he car|
|CarreraGirl||Elise||Pocket sized fun.|
|carsmark1111||Elise||Fast eye catching car, however not very practical. Was fun when I had it butmoved onto others now.|
|Cat7SS||Elise||111R with touring pack, had air-con fitted that broke just out of warranty and the skinflints didn't extend to cover still, never really used it, wish I'd gone for the "lifestyle paint" option instead...|
|ceand||Elise||Been in the family since new. First bought by niece Rachel when she worked at the factory. Used as weekend car, so low miles. Recently fitted Quicksilver exhaust and Hurricane to imrove the noise but ...|
|ceebmoj||Elise||Cant relay add much to what you will have all-ready read else where. Yes they are that good, in fact you only really realise how good it is when you get in soothing else. unfortunately broken in to an...|
|CH0PPA||Elise ||This is the second Lotus I have owned. Very quick. Superb handling, comfortable across Europe, Will out manoeuvre most things up or down a mountain pass. I have thought about changing it to many other...|
|CH0PPA||Elise||My first Elise, better handling than the current one, more feedback from the car when properly set up. Not as comfotable as the curent one and a lot less power although the stripes made it a little qu...|
|chancer75||Elise||15,000 miles, in Aubergine.
You'll hear it coming too, with the Hurricane induction kit and Janspeed sports exhaust...!|
|chancer75||Elise||Persian Blue, Black Spider alloys
Pipercross Induction, Stage 1 Exhaust|
|Charisma||Elise||Bought from New, full spec with hard top, had it for 2 years, took it in for it's 2nd annual service at 12,000 miles and ended up part-exchanging it for a new Elise S2 (sports tourer).
I thought this...|
|chasman||Elise||No 401 of the original cars. Amazing handling and brakes, feels like violating the laws of physics. But leaks like hell when it rains, the roof is an utter pain so you don't go topless when you shoul...|
|cheeky172||Elise ||Best overall car so far (one month in)
|cheekymonkey||Elise||standard 04 spec with biscuit leather
|CheesyUK||Elise||Great drivers car. No compromise - therefore not a great anything else. Brilliant economy, sprightly performance and great fun on track.|
|cheffo||elise||i'm in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|chevronb37||Elise||Dearly departed. But replaced by something altogether sillier. The sensible face of Elise ownership. I completed 20k miles in 2 years without serious incident or mishap. Cannot recommend them highly e...|
|chieflief||Elise||Finally, I own a car that goes when I put my foot down.
The only street legal Lotus Elise S1 in Canada (so far)... will be difficult to part with, if ever possible!|
|Chombers||Elise||Got the car a week ago after many years or wanting one, my only regret is waiting so long!|
|Chris Ganderton||elise||Excellent Car, I fancy a exige now!|
|ChrisA||Elise||Bought as a standard Elise, Currently building a new cylinder head. Have converted a VVC head to solid fast cam, have had it ported, gas flowed and polished.
Planning to fit in March 06.|
|ChrisBuer||Elise||The Elise was purchased as a standard 120bhp S2. However as I was living in Norwich at the time and a stones throw from the Lotus factory, it wasn't long before the car was back with them for a bit of...|
|ChrisBuer||Elise||The Elise SC was a breath of fresh air after the Golf. I was back in a fun, lightweight, two seater car, but this time I had a supercharger!
The car had a Lotus TRD airbox, 2bular exhaust and sport...|
|chrisquy||Elise||Literally days until I pick up....Year 2000 Series 1, 2 previous owners, has only covered 12000 miles...I can hardly wait - full notes to follow - even as I type this I'm grinning like a fool!
|chrisr111r||Elise||My first Lotus, to replace a long line of MR2s. Loving the 2ZZ high lift kick!|
|chrissmith2097||Elise||Fantastic driving car but if your looking for comfort and gadgets look elsewhere!
Would show alot of other sports cars the way round a bend!
|Chrissy G||Elise||Mor my fathers car than mone after he sold his Chimaera 4L. It was cracking little car with lovely sports exhaust. It did leak worse than the TVR but was ofset by its wonderful handling argueable bett...|
2Bular 8x22 exhaust|
|chris_w||Elise||Would have another tomorrow if it had room in the back for a dog... |
|ChriX||Elise||Got a hard top with it as well but that's not seeing much use at the moment!
Only additions are Janspeed stainless system, and headlight and driving lamp covers. Would like a CRP and Piooly inducti...|
|chumley||Elise||Just sublime. I wanted one since the mk1 was launched, can't believe it took me so long to get one (nearly bought one twice previously but thwarted for various reasons).
Far more reliable/useable tha...|
|CJ.OK||Elise ||Bright red, with matching hardtop, Black Leather, Black Exige wheels and ever extra in the book.
Other extras include full decat exhaust system, 6 CD changer etc.
Best handling car I ever owned!|
|cjharris200||Elise||Modified for sprints & hill climbs|
|CJN||elise||It's a bit of a love / hate relationship.
On a fair or good (weather)day nothing comes close. It's the best handler, fairly frugal & a superb experience.
On a damp or wet day when you have to crawl ...|
|ClarkyboyS||Elise||Such a great car, never caused me any problems, brilliant first trackday car|
|ClassicLines||Elise ||Oh yes - MX-5 easier to live with until you get to a piece of open twisted road then OMG - grin madly to insanely in less than a minute. awesome fun. Pocket sized Battleship.|
|CloverLoti||Elise||Sadly departed to the great salvage yard in the sky, thanks to my lead foot and a telegraph pole!|
|cmsapms||Elise||'Er Indoors' car. I struggle to get in and out (6'5"). Seems quite fast, I s'pose. I prefer the Westfield :-)|
|Coldturkey||Elise||Absolutely brilliant, you will NEVER get bored.|
|colin1976||Elise||Heavily modified for track work (but looked standard).|
Sold because I wanted one with a Honda K20 conversion.|
|Coloneltom||Elise||Not quite the awesome grunt of the 965 turbo but still showed a clean pair of heals to 99% of competition from traffic lights. Nimble enough but wont straddle speed humps! Ideal toy for a hot summer d...|
|combatpootle||Elise||Great fun round the streets
ITG induction kit
short shift gearbox
not as fast as my last one but more user friendly
i think its excellent
|CooperS||Elise||Fantastic! There the only word you can describe the Elise. Easily fast enough for everyday use and the sunday hoon, the petrol attendant wont become your best friend just someone you'll see once a wee...|
|Cotty||Elise||Dec 2011. Nothing to update the blog entry with yet, just fuel spent.
I bought a battery conditioner but not really a running cost|
|Country Boy||Elise||Noisy, uncomfortable, dubious build quality. But good to look at, good fun at the limit, good for short furious runs.|
|crackthatoff||elise||kiss my yellow arse !|
|crapper||Elise||Collected on 28th April and really starting to bond with it now. First few days I felt a little cold about the experience (nothing wrong with the car but did not feel completely satisfied). Last few...|
|CTE||Elise||Brilliant to drive, just lacks luggage space/refinement for the longer journeys..whence Evora|
|CUBICLE||Elise||VERY original and unmolested. Bright yellow.|
|cullen||Elise||Bought to replace my 200bhp Westy and Audi TT 3.2
Wish I had made the swap sooner what a great little car!
|Custom Dave||Elise||This car is the nuts!!!|
|Cuzza||Elise||Fun, fun, fun!|
|CVP||Elise||Picked up Sat 26 April 2003.
2001 Sports Tourer in Cobalt Blue. Full Lotus one year warranty from Bell & Colvill.
Driving this is just bliss, huge grins on each journey.
Now sold March 2004.|
|D.no||Elise||Not enough shove, and the handling was not exactly what you'd describe as playful!
Wonderful lesson in what a lack of inertia can do.
Bit too Heath Robinson, and under-developed for my tastes th...|
|dalms||Elise||Titanium, very good condition. Fairly high mileage but with FLSH and kept garaged since new. Red leather interior, black soft top and hard top. Momo quick release steering wheel, alloy accessories.|
|DamienCBR||Elise||Bought on 29th August 2007. More practical than the Tiger and just as much fun. Buy one you know you want to!
|dannylt||Elise||What a lovely little car - surely nothing steers better on the road?
Power sufficient - as long as the road is wet. Honda K20A engine on order to ensure dry road mayhem!
*Update* Dry road mayhe...|
|danread||Elise||Servicing was expensive but worth while and all performed at specialist Steve Williams, next service is sure to be much cheaper. Have fixed roof leaks, an inherent S1 prob. Decided not to track it, wo...|
|danwebster||Elise||A little disappointing until I fitted an LSD....very happy now!|
|danwebster||Elise||190hp stripped out racer.|
|danwebster||Elise||750 kilos, 230hp and a limited slip diff.
What more could you need in life.|
|Darryl V8||Elise||Quick enough with the top down to make me smile|
|das||Elise||Excellent fun car , easy to drive and
|Dave L||Elise||Love it.|
|Dave S1||Elise||I've had the Elise since early 05 having always wanted one! Have never looked back - I love it!|
|dave111s||elise||fantastic car |
|dave7||Elise ||Always wanted an Elise. I thought I'd replace the Caterham with one - but no chance - want to keep them both!|
|Davey S2||Elise||Great car but a little underpowered and suffered the dreaded HGF.
Fantastic introduction to Lotus though.|
|David Warrener||elise||fitted yoko advans. what a difference to the car. makes the po's seem crude.|
|davidj||Elise||Standard car apart from Janspeed exhaust and chrome door fixings and switch covers
June 2003 Added the headlight covers which makes the car look complete now
May 2004 Added S2 suspension from Steve ...|
|davidpn||Elise||My first sports car. Definitely not my last.|
|davros94||Elise||Best car I've ever driven. Pure driving experience, relatively economical and looks that haven't aged since it was launched. |
|daytona111r||Elise||Will be a keeper for life.
Love the steering, looks, sounds (with stage 2), gearbox. Very liveable as well with decent luggage space.
|dazb67||Elise||4th Elise, Titanium Grey, Black Pack, Touring, Lightweight Black Forged Alloys|
|dazb67||Elise||written off :-( following roll down motorway.....|
|da_murphster||Elise||Bought from a mate at work who had just bough a new TT and lost interest in the S1 (he was not a DIYer and it needed some TLC)
I bought it as an easy to run fun, cheap car as a stop gap after my TV...|
Drives better in real life than it did in Gran Turismo, though it's harder to get in and out of.
|dcmp||Elise||Got it, sold the soft top, got a hard top.
It wasn't about being an open top.|
|dcmp||Elise||This was my BBB...black paint, black interior and black wheels.
Didn't really use it so sold it on. How daft is that!|
If you haven't driven one, do it.|
|DeepPurple||Elise||Amazing. Love this car. Problems with the battery but drives like a dream. Love the immediate responses - steering, acceleration. Standard car apart from sports exhaust.|
|deltashad||Elise||The latest purchase.
Bottom of the range and incredible. Really fantastic car to drive.
Should have done it years ago.|
|Demolitionman13||Elise||My first Lotus.
It's in Solar yellow , a really subtle metallic finish.|
|DENNIS H||ELISE||STARTED SPENDING EXHUST, INDUCTION KIT, |
|Derek 111S||Elise||Effortless power, usual Elise handling and the best Lotus build quality so far.|
|Derek 111S||Elise||Only sold to scratch the 340R itch.
Chrome Orange with black leather/orange stitching. Lovely!|
|Derek 111S||Elise||Awesome in Krypton Green.
A special order by Murray Motor Co for the November 2003 Scottish Motor Show.|
|Derek 111S||Elise||My first taste of Lotus.
Great introduction to the Elise.
Titamium with red interior and red roof.|
|Derestrictor||Elise||Early car, improved visually by the addition of optional 5 spoke alloys and audibly by some kind of fruitier than base exhaust system.
3rd best car in history, to drive, afaic. |
|dgr||Elise||Brilliant fun, can't drive it enough. |
|dgr||Elise||Best car I've ever owned bar none|
|DH2||Elise||Nice early standard one on MMCs, in Azure Blue with hardtop.
Made a great noise, went round corners, went quick enough in a straight line, didn't cost _too_ much, used it everyday for 18 months, then...|
|Dickster||Elise||My first taste of what I now need.|
|Dickster||Elise||This was awsome for me. Pearl Mustard with green roof and leather. Sports exhaust sounded beauty.|
|Dickster||Elise||Last on to get it out of my system.|
|diggler||Elise ||Not my usual cup of tea (to boring), but I thought I would give it a go after the relative dissapointment of the exige.
Was a real surprise, much better to drive than the exige (on the road at leas...|
|Ding Dong||Elise||One of the first, bought new in 97, just released. Someone asked me back then, is it Mclaren F1! Oh dear!|
|dinger1||Elise||great fun, roll on summer|
|Dirty Gaz||Elise||Excellent car to drive and great fun on windy roads|
|Dirty Sanchez||Elise||Good fun car on the right road on a nice sunny Sunday. Sadly not enough about and a real drag in the dark wet evening commute.
Now swapped for the M3.
|dirtydevil||Elise||After owning an MGF VVC for three years with all its problems I was glad to get a real sports car. This car is at home on the windy country roads where it out performs just about anything. On the moto...|
Alloy interior bits|
|disraeligearhead||Elise||This was an excellent car, nicely modified with and enlarged throttle body, ITG induction kit (superb investment), Janspeed Sports CAT and exhaust which all added up to 150 horses, giving great pace a...|
|Domingo Bash III||Elise|
|donnapkelly||Elise||Practicality: minus 10
Fun: plus several million|
|DONNYLAD||Elise||A great car which put a huge smile on my face, turned heads everywhere it went and took me on a great trip around the lakes.
Larini exhaust made it sound brilliant!
Still can't believe the Rover...|
|Doug Ward||Elise||Took delivery of a new 111R on the 30th of October 2004. Options included Metalic Paint (Magnetic Blue), Touring Pack, Hardtop and Armourfend. Overall on the road cost was the best part of £32,000. In...|
Nuff Said ;) selectaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa'|
|Drakey52||Elise||Terrific. Head gasket went, of course.|
|driftnething||Elise||Decat + Stainless.
done water pump, cam belt etc etc, new steering rack, wheel alignment + braided brake hoses with new pads all round.
resprayed (azure blue)
Leaks in the r...|
|DS240||Elise||Brilliant. As a driving tool I haven't experienced anything better... yet.|
|DsDetective||Elise||Upgraded with Pipercross Viper carbon fibre induction.
Upgraded with 07 spec Yokahama tires
Autumn Gold / phantom black special edition (B&C), based on GT3 Motorshow car|
|DsDetective||Elise||Pipercross induction, otherwise standard.|
|DsDetective||Elise||Standard 49 pack, including S wheels, induction etc.
Upgraded with b&c sports exhaust.
It got very wet.
Most fun with your trousers on (and often more fun even than that).|
|dsilks||Elise||Running in from new, enjoying the handling and ready to enjoy the car some more after 1st service! Will probably change the exhaust very soon to get a better sound.|
|Dutch Elise||Elise||Still love the way it rides
Soon the VHPD conversion will be done and tuned to give over 200 bhp|
|DYKWIA||Elise||Noisy, fragile, completely impractical, but so much fun... God I miss it!|
|E160FR||Elise||Should never have sold it!!!|
|easyheasy||elise||my dream sports car!|
|edgley||Elise||I love it!!!|
|edisto||Elise||Need I comment - constant joy...!|
|Edmundo2||Elise||Suberb on the right roads. Not so on anything other! |
|edo||Elise||One off factory special "X" with lightweight carbon fibre seats, lightweight racing battery, forged alloys and other weight saving measures.|
|edxtreme35||Elise||One of the sexiest supercars in the world? Probably.....
One of the rarest supercars in the world? Definately.....|
|ehammock||Elise||Chrome Orange Elise S1. I've only just bought it and am still getting my head around hte modifications made. So far it seems to be:
Respray (Chrome Orange)
|ehammock||Elise||My favorite car, it'll always have a soft spot in my heart, sorry wife, move over!!
New Lotus Yellow
Air filter, Exhaust & ECU
FULL Carbon trim
|ehughes||Elise||Only sold it because I was moving back from NL to the UK - it was LHD.
Most of what people say about them is true. Hood leaks water, crap door locks, like reading the road through your fingertips, ...|
|eladstrebor||elise||I always wanted a lotus and it took me 40 years to get one, so I am revisiting my youth but now I have the car. want a smile go for a drive in the country, who needs arobics classes just drive an elis...|
|Elise FourtyNine||Elise |
|Elise106||Elise||Bought my S1 azure blue Elise in May 2006. The previous owner bought the car off Lotus (it was one of their company cars) when a year old. He had them fit the sport 160 wheels. I've fitted stainless e...|
|elise303||Elise||My day to day car and get a smile just as often.|
|Elise99||Elise||Fantastic little bugger; small, light, fast, and sounds great (hurricane induction kit with Miltek exhaust).|
|elisewerx||Elise||Full Elise Trophy Spec car|
|Endorphin||Elise||Go-kart, toy, remarkably usable. |
|engiebenji||Elise||A nautilus blue elise with a decat,induction and brake upgrades.....mmmm nice!|
|EpsomJames||Elise||Owned the car as a daily drive for 6 years and in that time have travelled in it as far as Italy and done several track days.
Plenty quick enough for road use in standard form and fantastic handli...|
|EpsomJames||Elise||Take the lightness of the series 1, add the series 2 styling, breath on the engine a bit, fit it with acceptably stiff suspension, fit wider wheels and shed them with super sticky rubber, add grippy a...|
|ervsch||Elise||Only had it a short time - but it's an amazing car, everything I expected and more, well worth the three year wait. The Elise replaced the 1970 Elan I owned for 17 years...|
|espresso||Elise||Great country lane car - although getting in and out is a bit of a bind.
The only downside was the engine.
I guess I should've bought a 111R instead|
|Espresso Lotus||Elise||Nothing else like it!
The best fun anyone can have.|
|Esprit||Elise||*SOLD Sept 2007 to make way for my new Lotus, arriving in October '07!*
Recent purchase at the expense of my ambitions for TVR-powering the TR7. Only had it a short while, but she's gorgeous, as-n...|
|F1NIK||Elise||Great fun as a weekend car. Was not in the position to afford it as a weekend car only so had to go as the morning trek to work was too much of a nightmare!|
|Facian||Elise||My first 'proper' sports car and it's been fantastic so far, fun and involving at any speed with a decent bit of pace when needed!|
|farook||Elise||My first Lotus - never realised a car could handle like this....|
|FastSpider||Elise||One of the last Series 1 Elise's made. Built in late 2000, shipped to Germany (LHD, everything in Km), optioned and shipped to the USA with no engine. Sat around for a long time while conversion was b...|
|fattow||elise||a little on the basic side for long runs but when you get there you remember why you want on that trackday. I miss this car the most out of all the cars i have ever owned. |
|FergusC||Elise||The best handling car I have owned!
Very uncomfortable, poor build quality, try not to crash one as a new front clam takes Lotus about 6 months to replace!
I will own another.....|
|fergusd||Elise||Fantastic experience, not my only car but I do more miles in this that in the regular car, all fun miles.
The uprade path has started.
Nitron Dampers, steel braided brake hoses, Pagid pads, ali bell...|
|Ferrari456MGT||Elise||Best car I've ever had. Daily driver.|
|ferrisbueller||Elise||May just be the best driver's car you can buy....apart from an S2 111R....
I loved her very, very much.
|fewey||Elise||NEW TRACK DAY CAR!!!!!!!|
|Fidgits||Elise||Best car I have ever owned...
Definatley the way to re-discover a love of cars and driving!|
|Finch||elise||Custom Interior Trim
Hurricane Induction kit
Upgraded Driving Lights
|findtomdotcom||Elise||Mk1 was oddly more fun than Mk2 but Mk2 was better car to own. Thrilling even in traffic! But not a compromise in anyway (no carpets ect. My move to Porsche was a welcome one, even if it was more f...|
|finefettlefilly||Elise||Arctic Silver with Navy Blue leather seats and Navy soft top and Silver hardtop. Janspeed Exhaust.|
|finefettlefilly||Elise||Blue lifestyle paint with orange stripes and orange PH smiley sticker in the window. Pipercross induction kit, black leather interior etc.|
|fishsand||Elise||Hoot to drive, surprisingly reliable |
|flipster||Elise||Great car, surprisingly reliable and cheap to run.|
|fluoxetine||Elise||Rekindling my love affair with Lotus - First 'proper' car was an Elan SE back in 1999...Strayed to the dark side and bought an Impreza STi in 2001, but returned to the Hethel fold in 2002 with an S2 E...|
|foolycooly||Elise||Sabre Heads 160 upgrade
Pipercross Rice Burner Induction Kit|
|Ford Prefect 42||Elise ||More smiles per mile and bangs for bucks than anything i've ever owned or driven (won't say what the others were, as i don't want to upset anyone).|
|forester2945||Elise||Simply fantastic, used every day, monster miles done, loved every one!|
|Forkinlot||Elise||Insanely quick but a pleasure to drive. Seems perfectly set up whether on road or track. Simply astonishing. I love it!|
|Francelise||Elise||Left hand drive model- only 40 in europe! It was BRG|
|Francelise||Elise||Just can't get enough of these little Lotus cars.
Need a bigger garage.|
|FRANKIEBUELL||ELISE||PREVIOUSLY HAD A TVR TUSCAN S.
DIDNT HANDLE FOR SHIT!!BLOODY FAST THOUGH.
HAD A MAZDA RX8, HANDLED BUT NO TORQUE WHATSOEVER.
HAD A SUBARU WRX IMPORT FOR A FEW YEARS,GREAT CAR, JUST GOT A BIT OLD.|
|Frimley111R||Elise||5-6 years on and lovin' it!!! Utterly brilliant, get one!!
Now supercharged - woo hoo!|
|Frisky||Elise ||wish I'd bought one before|
|fudnie||Elise||Awesome, just awesome.|
|FuzzyLogic||Elise||Great little car, fun to drive but under powered in standard form. This one had 140bhp which improved the mid range a little|
|Gabby123||Elise||Was a prize on 5th Gear.|
|Gad-Westy||Elise||Sublime. Sorely missed.|
|Ganglandboss||Elise||Had it a couple of weeks and I have put a thousand miles on it already by just thrashing it about. Brilliant car, no creature comforts, just ****ing quick!
Feb '09: Fitted a Hurricane induction ki...|
|gangstatom||Elise||Miles of Smiles....... Seriously good Car.|
|Gareth135R||Elise||Where my Lotus career all began....|
|GarethV||Elise||I love it and every drive feels special(rose tinted specs still on!). Need to improve my skill though as it scares me a bit,especially in the rain.|
|Garipie||Elise||Named Eleanor. I have just purchased this car as an addition to my Mini. Wanted a 2 seater sports for a long time. Not much to tell as I've only just got her!|
|Garreth||Elise||Excellent fun, best handling car I have driven. let down by sheer grunt..|
|Garrick||Elise||Outstanding!!! A gokart for the road!! Can't wait to let it rip around a track!
Best fun i've had....well ever!|
|GaryCollinson||Elise||Porsche was becoming to expensive to maintain. Have only had the Lotus for a week but its fantastic. Im hoping to make some minor aesthetic modifications in the coming months.|
|GaryDVO||Elise||Used Daily. Initial average 20,000 miles a year. Now around 12,000 miles a year due to change of Job.
Steve Williams for Servicing: 01628 770066
Specialist Paintwork - Bodywork 0118 306206
|GazzaJJ||Elise||Fantastic Fun, great toy in the Sun.|
|gbee||elise||S1 sport 135 No50/50
Suspension - Gaz Gold Pros, ali belled discs with mintex 1144 pads, steering rack raiser plates, new drop links, full geo at Guiglielmi Msport at 110/120 ride height.
|gentlemangreen||Elise||As featued in Autocars "Half Price Heroes" article Oct 2008.|
Lotus Sports Exhaust
Green Stuff Pads
Powder Coated Alloys
Black Nose Badge
Eliseparts Black Gear Knob
Lots of black loveliness!|
|Geoffrey Jones||ELISE||THE MOST HANDLING,PERFORMANCE PACKAGE OUT THIER|
|Geordiefella||Elise||Upgraded with head port, piper 633 cams, verniers, 4-2-1 manifold, hurricane, janspeed supersport, HIDs|
|geraldw||Elise||Great car, owen it for 2 years now, and no regrets ;)|
|GhostDriver||Elise||Just bought her...
Will let ya know!|
|Gib||Elise||Good fun. Quite fast and with sports exhaust sounds ace.|
|Giles||Elise||Staggering ability and single-minded performance have given me hours of fun. It leaves me wiped out, though, after a hard pounding on little roads. Bloody fragile too. |
|GilesM||Elise||Just lots of Fun|
|Gio G||Elise||Bought this car from Chiswell Green dealership.. It was immaculate, owned by the ex designer of the Elan.|
|Girlie||Elise||Having owned Elises for 3½ years now, I am finally fed up with the manual roof. Still love the performance, acceleration in 3rd and the 'wow' factor of the looks.|
|girlracer||Elise||Fantastic! Can't wait until I have the money and parking space to own another one.|
|gkronberg||Elise||Sex on wheels .... or very close |
|gkronberg||Elise||leaks like buggery ....do not open the door ...ever ... if it starts to rain ... do not break the seal ... once broken ,... its all water puddles from here on ...|
|GlenJeary||Elise||I have only owned this car for 2 weeks but i'm smitten. It is everything i thought it would be and much much more.|
|GM182||Elise||There is a slight tear on one of the hood seams at present -- perhaps related to when it blew open at 120mph!
Sadly sold a while ago.
Best car ever owned.|
|Gnasher2||Elise||Don't know yet as I only pick it up next weekend!|
|golden golly||Elise||The most fun you can have with your trousers on.
|Gooby||Elise||Elise 111R - Electric Blue with white stripes!
Incredible, georgeous fantastic, wonderful.....
This car is so much fun on EVERY level. I have nipped out for milk and returned 2 hours later (without...|
|gorrieman||Elise||Utterly brilliant. Was great on track, although the LSS was a little harsh on the poor UK road surfaces.
I regret selling this car.|
|gorrieman||Elise||This was a standard S2 Elise, which I upgraded to PTP RS140 spec. After upgrade the engine characteristics were very similar to the 135 Lotus engine.
Better road manners than the 135R I owned, not q...|
|gpg1800||Elise||Great fun use it every day|
|graham600||Elise||Typical Lotus ownership experience I think, when it is good it is superb.|
|graham600||Elise||So far so good! Great car, sold due to lack of use (3 children into 1 seat is tricky)|
We bought this car because it was built in England wanted to support our automotive sector. What a mistake to make. The vehicle is now just under 6 months old.
The day after we bought the car...|
|grays||Elise||Great fun. The more I learn about how to drive it, the more I enjoy driving it.
The S1 suspension has been swapped for the Bilstein S2 kit which improves the ride and stiffens it up too.|
|Gregmund||Elise||Top Toy! |
|greido||Elise||Good fun car but a bit too impractical when you get addicted to playing golf..... Clubs are fine in the passenger seat but it's not fun being hit with a trolley every time you go round a corner!|
|grez||Elise||Fantastic car, loads of fun, love the VVC K series temperament... After 4yrs I just fancied a bit more straight line poke|
|griffter||Elise||Incredibly well built, well designed and fascinating car. Here's to the next 5 years.|
|Gringoloco||Elise||Most refined driving machine, many upgrades: SC, chargecooler, 2bular exhaust, 285hp, AP-Brakes etc..|
|Grinnders||Elise||After a period of standard spec.... transforming through modest upgrades and it gets better all the time.|
|Grinzzz||Elise||1year old almost and 13k miles later, all the delivery niggles have been sorted and its running sweeeeet as a nut.
Motorsport ecu, pipercoss viper, wider lightweight alloys and a pistonheads sticke...|
|Gruffy||Elise||Fantastic car that covered huge miles all over Europe. It had an eventful life with me and has since been passed on to a carbon fibre specialist who was thrown insane money at it, turning it into a LH...|
|Guy_W||Elise||Plans Motorsport prepared...46 mm Ohlins, Quaife SC box, Poly bushed, Plans Disks with Pagids, R888's on lightweight wheels, Corbeau seat, SD cage, Schroth Harnesses.
Jenvey's, Emerald ECU and vern...|
|GYG||Elise||Moto Build Stage II conversion.
LSS + Close Ratio box.
Usual induction + sports exhaust.
+ 'extras' |
|hahithestevieboy||Elise||Starlight Black, Blue Alcantara, SVA version with Janspeed Exhust (decatted), airbox modification|
|Hairyduck||Elise||these are some of the costs I have records for... there have been many others! Still wouldn't get rid of it though :-)|
|hank210||Elise||great fun, and plenty practical for what it was made for.... blastin the country lanes in total driver-car-road harmony|
|HappyTorque||Elise||Stunning handling and huge fun but ultimately not enough grunt to be a truly great car.
Still a very long way to go in the quality department unfortunately.
Sold after a year due to aforemention...|
|hartleyj||Elise||Just buy one!|
|herebebeasties||Elise||Standard S2, long roof.
Bell & Colvill sports exhaust.
Racing Green Metallic (B86).
Original green leather interior swapped out for tan.|
|hesslenaylor||Elise||The best car I have ever driven|
|hoganscrogan||Elise||Metallic Purple with silver metalflake roof. Electric everything and no wing mirrors. Sounded great and amazing to drive. Was a great motorway car funnily enough. Bought for plastic body as Spitfire k...|
|Hollywood Wheels||Elise||Some minor upgrades.... ;)
Nitron one-way suspension,
Janspeed Roadsport exhaust,
Eliseparts gear linkage,
Eliseparts quickshift gearlever,
Hurricane Induction kit...|
|Holmes14A||Elise||A fantastic car, not as bad everyday as some might think.|
|Honda-mini||Elise||since owning, it has a janspeed exhaust system, hurricane induction, complete respray (thanks to the local pinstriper.. twat), new toyo T1-R's all round, SW Lotus' fast road geo setup, new wheels (tha...|
Fantastic pocket rocket|
|hoov23||Elise||Black on Tan, Touring Package, Starshield, Stage II exhaust.|
|hughcam||Elise ||Absolutely fantastic car to own. Not the quickest vehicle on the road but it really does engage like no other car I have driven (except the VX220)|
|hughjengin||Elise||2 x head gaskets, 2 x alternators, 4 x boot cables, varius other things, fantastic car|
|HVAC MATT||Elise||Best toy car to date |
|I Cooke||Elise||What an awesome car!
I love it!|
|I WISH||Elise||Just sublime in every way. Telepathic handling.|
|Iain_Weir||Elise||Fifth gear wasn't wrong when they said is the best sports car in the world.|
|ian condie||Elise||Presian Blue with twin white stripes, Touring Pack, Aircon|
|Ian974||Elise||Three and a half years of daily driving. Its a keeper!|
|iansumuk||Elise||FANTASTIC! Ok, so you all know the Elise. Well I live with mine day-to-day. The handling is spot on, pin point accuracy. The servicing costs are so low on the Toyota engined entry level elise...|
|ibisti||ELISE||I've had the old smoker for 2 1/2 year and can honestly say it's the best car I've ever had! only what to change it for? 340R maybe?!
It's titanium, carbon roof, carbon int, ss exhaust, sports sus, ...|
|ibisti||Elise||Second Lotus, even better than the last, still hankering after a 340R though|
|iccees||Elise||I've always wanted to own a Lotus car frome the first time I saw one but that was so long ago....Now I got my elise....driving has become fun again!|
|Ikemi||Elise||Like the S1, but a faster and more refined RAH! =D|
|inb2003||Elise||Makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck.. you'll always feel alive driving one of these....|
|Ireland||Elise||This is one of the few cars I've owned that I've actually missed once it was gone.
What a cracking little car.
Brilliant fun ..... highly recommended.|
|ishaun||Elise||111S model which has the close ratio gearbox and VVC engine certainly helps top end. Have driven standard Elises which on the motorway in 5th feel really underpowered.
Handling, performance and reli...|
|iwilson||Elise||JDM Honda K20A Type R engine conversion|
|J.T.||Elise||It's all been said before but.... a fantastic drive, endless fun although seems a little slow compared with the Cerb!|
|jabba461||Elise||Had it 1 month (so far) - The best fun you can have with your clothes on.|
|jackal||elise||felt quite racecar-ish with quite sharp turn in if you were used to soft sloppy cars, but was never really quick enough for me and engine was like a hairdryer, esp as my mate at the time who i used to...|
|JADCampbell||Elise||Superb. Wish it made a better noise (it will soon enough) and had the odd reliability gremlin, but it's been totally worth it.
Recent restoration work means it's damn near perfect underneath. Need ...|
|jahspunky||Elise||It is the most amazing car i have ever driven, it gets better and better.
ps My girlfriend hates it!|
now sold to a bloke from amsterdam
still miss it..|
|James8418||Elise||Best fun you can have for the money!|
|jamesuk28||Elise||Bought it for girlfriend, Honest, quick 0-60 after that very gutless. A very expensive go-kart|
|jamieall||Elise||Great car in Gunmetal Grey with a hard top etc|
|jamiebae||Elise||Just amazing :D
Great to drive if a little impractical and leaky. Sold due to lack of use, mostly down to the aforementioned leaks and the diabolical hood design.|
|Janitor||Elise||Mmm... first ever Lotus, first ever new car
Just amazing from any perspective|
|Jasandjules||Elise||Reliable, fun to drive. More grip than superglue.|
|Jay13||Elise||Fantastic car for a first time lotus owner. I love it!|
|jay50A||Elise||This is the first lotus I've owned, and it's an amazing car!! I spent about 3 months trying to find the right one, after having 6 months of hell with an Audi TT 3.2 dsg, It was a nightmare!! The 111s ...|
Sony MP3 H/Unit, MD Changer
Alloy Winders, G/gate, stalks, Door panel bolts.
Lotus Stage 2 upgrade (Sport 135)
Sports exhaust and decat |
|Jaykaybi||Elise||It's an absolute beauty and goes like a go-kart.
And it's cheap to run.
Edit - 15/8/6
Er.. cheap to run except the service (£200)
and the new rear shock absorbers (£300 fitted)
|jb2||Elise||Great fun, started to take it's toll on the back though after a year of ownership. Unfortunately had quite a few problems with it mechanically also.
|jc111s||Elise||Polar Blue 111s last of K series. 156bhp with Lotus ECU. Larini Sport.|
S2 Suspension Package
Momo Steering Wheel|
|Jenko.||Elise||Yes, Yes and Yes!|
|Jenko.||Elise||Wish I had never sold it :(|
|jenko2||Elise||I cried when it went|
|jenko2||Elise ||so upset about selling the other one bought this,, then told two cars was silly (according to my wife)|
|Jenny Tills||Elise||Love this car, had it for nearly 7 years and still puts a smile on my face when I drive it. Titanium grey with Red leather interior.|
|jezuk||Elise||Despise the K-series engine.|
|JEZZ||Elise||A dream is now a reality|
|jhall89||Elise||Great fun to drive and work on but still not an everyday car|
|jimbob350ifhc||elise||drive it like a stole it!! loves to be trashed and then some more................|
|jimbobs||Elise||Got the Elise in Dec 2002. So far all I can say is Fantastic!!!|
|Jimbob_r||Elise||Lotus sports exhaust sounds awesome!|
|JimboCam||Elise||Loads gone wrong - but most of the pain has been due to dealer incompetence. And boy are they incompetent, all of them, including LSC, bunch of uselss t*****s.
Still think it's a great car though....|
|jimbrown||Elise||Great fun if a little impractical for daily use. Hard to beat on a sunny day with the roof off. Wish I'd kept as second car but funds & space did not permit.|
|JimmyHibbs111S||Elise||Silver with Anthracite wheels. lovely!
Used every day, and so far very impressed with it. Doesn't rattle half as much as I thought it might!!
No improvements yet except a few layer of wax!|
|jimpayne1||Elise||Lotus Elise 111r Toyota
9,000 miles hpi clear
Damaged body work not recorded on hpi / vcar/register
1.8 Toyota engine
6 speed gearbox
Ohlins 2way adjustable remote resovoir shocks Black with red ...|
|JimVVC||Elise||S2 Bilstein Suspension
BMC CDA cold air kit
|jjcc||Elise||PURE driving experience.
|JJn||Elise||The car the term "corners like it is on rails" was made for...once you stick decent tires on it.
Also,if you have never owned a RWD car before,be very wary of wet roundabouts. I wasnt. I had been loo...|
|jke11y||Elise||So far, its a joy.... Rapid, handles amazing. Also has hardtop, which I love the look of.
|jke11y||Elise||Lots of car for the money! Sitting on 72000miles so well run in, and I have spent the last two weeks replacing the worn-out bits.
Sold at 73500 miles, even made a profit.....|
|Joe the Lion||Elise|
|John D.||Elise||Fantastic. Sadly had to part with it. Unfinished business for sure.
Close ratio gearbox
Torsen Limited Slip Diff
Lightweight flywheel and uprated clutch
Hurricane induction kit
|johnnyboy114||Elise||Loved it loved it loved it!!! Always wanted an Elise, but had only driven S2's. I can't believe how much fun my S1 was!!! I miss it so, so much.......|
|johnnyc||Elise||My pride and joy, now bring on the weekend !|
|johnymac||Elise||The best fun car I have ever owned. Very early standard model (61st car produced).|
|jonathannealeuk||Elise||Yellow with green interior.
Standard car but I put on a Janspeed exhaust so it now sounds like a proper sports-car.
Used as the daily driver - which is fun in the snow!|
|Jonblue||Elise||I can't speak too highly of it.
It saved my life.|
|JonnyB83||Elise||I have just sold this car to a fellow Piston-header after 8 months of great fun, including a weekend at the Nordschleife.|
|joust||Elise||Given to my Dad|
|jpp||Elise||OEM boosted the engine and cooling system before I took her out on the track, and Emerald made her run smoothly. Upgraded the suspension to the S2 Bilsteins and then gave a few portly S2s a serious ru...|
|jreddihough||elise||awesome handling and great fun.|
|jsanford||Elise||Most recent addition to the garage. What an amazing car.
At the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY0FIUIgjik&hd=1|
|jtlx||Elise||Sport 160 spoiler
|juansolo||Elise||I've wanted one of these since I first drove my brother's 10 years ago. God knows why I waited so long to get one.
|JW911||Elise||A bit flimsy but brilliant drive.|
|k1eph||Elise||Fantastic car, had headlamp covers fitted when bought, handles enormously well.|
|kambites||Elise||This was basically the replacement for the Corrado and is probably the best road-car I've ever driven.
The steering is probably its best element - it's absolutely sublime in terms of directness, w...|
|karlos123||Elise||Amazing fun, was a go-kart and handled like a dream, was a 118bhp model and could have done with a bit more bhp but nonetheless was a nippy little thing. Was a fantastic car to own in the summer but w...|
|Karlos1971||Elise ||Great fun, very nippy, amazing go-kart handling, the niggly bits were.. roof fiddly, bits fell off in the interior, roof leaked, heater was rubbish etc... but you forget all that when you drive it, it...|
|KarlosFandango||Elise||Three years of great fun. The niggles, and by god there were a few always were out shone by the sheer enjoyment of driving it. |
|KatrinaH||Elise||Just love this car :)|
|Kaufmann||Elise||Had it since May this year, but it is fantastic so far.|
|keirv6||Elise||My first brand new car|
|Kensai||Elise||Still going...just about.|
|kerfuffle||Elise||When describing this car I''m reduced to cliches. The Elise is amazing. She's more communicative than an enraged girlfriend and just gets better the more you drive her.
She's also easy to tweak more...|
|kevin ritson||Elise||It's fantastic. Love every minute driving it, great on track or just driving to work with the roof off.
Even better is the community of Lotus owners and sportscar drivers.|
|Kieran||Elise||The most informative handling car I have owned. From new I put on over 60k miles and after the first 20k everything that was going to fail or fall off did, and it then settled down into a very reliabl...|
|kill_zippy||Elise||What an improvement over the Corsa.|
|kirkf||Elise||Fun to drive but not very reliable|
|kirkf||Elise||Great car. Can push it forever and it keeps asking for more|
|kissmy||Elise||Great fun and cheap to run.
This is my 3rd one now.
I'm waiting for a production 220+Bhp Elise to come out....
I have seriously considered the VX Tub.......but it doesn't feel as good as the ...|
|Klemheist||Elise||Big boys toy.
Usual chrome bits, air horns, manifold, exhaust system.
|Kosmo||Elise||Converting to track day toy|
After 18 months livin...|
(with a capital 'F'!!)|
|L100NYY||Elise||Only recently purchased but initial impressions are very favourable! I sold my R400 and the Cosworth to release some cash for an impending house purchase but still wanted a toy of some description.
|L100NYY||Elise ||Quickshift, sports exhaust etc etc. Good times!|
|L100NYY||Elise||Currently having supercharger conversion carried out, along with a couple of other minor tweaks incl exhaust, airbox, wheels..... ;)|
|Lambochick||Elise||I still miss it, and if truth be known, it probably suited me better than the Countach, but I can always buy another one easily enough.
|LAMBORYDER||Elise||Being painted Ithaca Verde Green with Matte Black Stipes! More mods to come..|
|lancialover||Elise||This is a Mk 2 Elise (rover-engined) with a TT supercharger fitted, taking it up to 230 bhp. It's FAB! a perfect track-day car - I keep taking it to track days, doing the day and driving home afterwa...|
|Lawrence5||Elise||Went from a base model Elise s1 to a Lotus Motorsport assembled 135R. As an ex-employee of Lotus it was the one colleagues named as the best s2 Elise derivative.
Done nearly 40,000 miles in it and ...|
|Lawrence5||Elise||Well she had to go - too many Lotus's for a terrace house driveway. Maybe I should have just moved !
A great car and the best steering feel ever. I ran her daily with a £300 XR3i to hide in for the...|
|lee kirk||Elise||Fantastic car but you do get used to the speed/handling quite quickly.
Need 190 upgrade soon!
|lee111s||Elise||I love this car!|
|LeebeeMac||Elise||To date my most favorite of cars, just outstanding.
With a few minor upgrades she was running around 175bhp
|Leeds220||Elise||Best value car ever in terms of smiles per pound.
Even had reasonable fuel consumption.
Rough idling and occasional stalling could be annoying in town.
Once again had to sell when business we...|
|LeeM S2 111S||Elise||Purchased my ice blue baby second hand at the end of September 2004. Loving every minute! |
|Leggy||Elise||Nippy little car fun to drive. Looked great in Mustard Yellow.
The roof drove me mad though and as nimble as it was it was pretty gutless on the open road and dual carriage ways.
I would have anothe...|
|Len||Elise||Fantastic car to both own and drive.|
|leyytm||elise ||lots of fun, especially as again you dont end up going too fast in it with only 118 bhp. handles fantastically up to nine tenths where upon it will bite. (have been bitten) steering is brillinatly in...|
|Lig||Elise||Lots of fun but not enough power!|
|limpsfield||Elise||Impractical. Noisy. Bit jumpy in the wet. Getting in and out is human origami.
Sold after four years and sadly missed.|
|Linus27||Elise||Standard Lotus Racing Green Elise S1 apart from Hurricane Induction kit and Christopher Neil sports exhaust. Also want to get the S2 suspension upgrade but thats about it for now. |
Tempted by the 111s for a little extra poke and some luxury though.
|Lione1 Richie||Elise||My second Elise, cant give them enough praise!|
|LiquidRezz||Elise||Simply the best car I have ever driven. For the price, you will not find a better and more fun car to drive than an Elise.|
|little vik||Elise||only get one as a 3rd toy for sunny dry days!!!!!!|
|lombardy||Elise||What can I say, it was a Sport 160 Elise, we added - nothing but a set of harnesses and an intercom set!
I used this car everday for over 18 months never used the motorway so few times - I would ma...|
|Lone Star||Elise||This car would go round bends like it was on rails! ( Providing the roads were dry.) Oh and the accelleration!!! It started off life as a 111R. Then I added a Katanna Supercharger. Without question it...|
|Lone Wolf||Elise||Crikey, that was expensive|
|lonefurrow||Elise ||Excellent fun, particularly on Yoko Advans... Great power/size/handling for B roads/twisty A roads, otherwise underpowered. Racecar driving position. Everyone should have one at least once...|
|lonefurrow||Elise||Used for weekend blasts and trackdays. Considering replacing with a Countach LP400 or similar.|
|Los Endos||Elise |
|lottie||Elise||Wonderful little sports car!!!|
|Lotus Blossom||Elise||My fun car! :)|
|lotus160sport||Elise ||Fantastic car sticks to the road like s**t to a blanket sounded great as well.|
|LotusBob||Elise||Had a minister upgrade to 160 bhp. Excellent performance and power delivery.|
|lotuselanjohn||Elise||Best Lotus ever?
IMHO, The S1 is way prettier than the S2, especially wit the lines of the hard-top.
However, Rover K-Series S1 is prone to headwarp.
|lotusellise340r||elise||It's realy a greate car. I recommend owning this car because i think that is the less expensive car which oneyou could find this sensation when you drive it.|
|lotusgeek||Elise||More fun than any other car I'd ever driven until I bought my Exige. The best looking Lotus ever in my opinion. |
|lotusmad2001||Elise||Awesome bit of kit if you ever drive one you'll buy one!|
|Lotusnick S2||Elise||Absolutely amazing to drive.|
|Lotus_al||Elise||Certainly i would recommend this model.|
This is very true!! Nice car but never again!|
|Loudman||Elise||Audio changed to Alpine 9886 with Bluetooth + Alpine SWD-1600 sub
Carbon sidepods. Tigga splitter.|
|lovingthepanda||Elise||Well what can i say if you've driven one you know how good they are. Was suprisingly well behaved except it needed a new windscreen. Random crack apeared at the bottom driver side and spread up. Got i...|
|lozza||Elise||Most reliable car I have ever owned!
Always make me smile every time I drive it.|
|Lug||Elise||The best drive ever. An 'A' road specialist, the car not me!|
|luke111s||Elise||Fantastic car and I would love to own another Lotus. The most fun I have had in any car and perfect for the British roads.|
|m44ttg||Elise||i miss this car|
|M7RT V||Elise||Awesome car! Awesome Bournemouth 'Lotus' Scene, thanks to the BoLOCS for making Lotus ownership all the more enjoyable :)|
|Mac1967||Elise||I love this car...In fact I loved it as soon as I saw it!
I love the face that the Type 23 is quite rare as only 50 were ever made...Lucky me!|
|macca77||Elise||Absolutely beautiful, lovin' it|
|MacG||Elise||What a car! Before this I was driving a Fiat Uno 60s - couldn't be more different. So much fun to drive - the only car I have ever repeatedly gone for joyrides in.
Only fault was slightly suspect...|
|MadeinWigan||Elise||Again an everyday car. Very good fun on road and track, just a bit slow.Cost a fortune to run as well.|
|madinzeheid||elise||so far, done 5000 miles, seems to be very reliable, the tighter and twistier the road is, the better it gets!|
|Magneto||Elise||fantastic car, have never seen a car turn so many heads and get comments.
The Nightfire red is a beautiful colour and rare for a Lotus so it's even better!!|
|Magneto||Elise||Sports exhaust/Hurricane/Janspeed sportscat|
|malbon||Elise||Standard car in the best colour combo (ali/blue). 150BHP and 700 Kilos means it doesn't take long to get to 100MPH.
Great car. Believe everything you read on it. 'kin marvellous. Untouchable pe...|
|malbon||Elise||Well, after selling the other 111s because the miles were piling on, I decided to try its 'competitor' the Honda S2000. Pah. Not even in the same team, league or country. Went back to a 111s (exactl...|
|malbon||Elise||On my 3rd 111s. I know. I have a problem.|
Not silly quick but perfectly poised and handled. More than quick enough to keep up with anything on the road.
Makes you smile like a nob. Great if you like smiling like a n...|
|mallyc||Elise||Loved it until i bought a Tuscan....|
|marc||Elise||Brilliant, just brilliant. Get the right tyres and it is a peach. Get the wrong tyres (i.e the P-Zero's) and it a scary little thing.|
|marc||Elise||So good I've bought another!|
|marcpardoe||Elise||Awesome car, would recomend to anyone who's after a bit of fun!|
|Mario149||Elise||Technically not my car as it's a long term credit hire while my F355 is being sorted, but I've had it a while so thought I would put it up :)
Love the go kart handling and feedback from...|
|Mark B||Elise||Just bought it and loving it!|
|mark-111r||Elise||Great car, very quick and handles very well|
|markizok||Elise||What a car!|
|Markkjfltd||Elise||Brilliant bit of Kit! Effortlessly quick, great fun! 135engine with closer (IE 111S) gearbox is perfect! Bought from Stratton Motor Company, one previous owner, every possible upgrade and trinket.......|
|mark_graphic||Elise||Its not fast enough so im going to get a 111R. I used to have an MR2 Turbo so you can imagine my problem.|
|Marsh||Elise||Lotus Elise S1, Bell & Colvill Super 160 Engine Upgrade.
Gas flowed Cylinder Head , Performance profile camshaft , Uprated valve springs , Dual vernier cam pulleys , Competition air filter system...|
|MARTEN||Elise ||Best handling car I ever owned apart from the Exige S1
Fun to drive, no problems at all, and very fuel efficcient as well|
|MARTEN||Elise ||Allmost best handling car ever, besides the Exige S1 that is
great fun to drive, on of britains best sport's car of the last decades|
|Marvindodgers||Elise||Splendid! Everything that you've heard is true!|
|Mat glew||elise||Best fun I've had on 4 wheels!|
|matc||Elise||Great car, but didn't get to drive it nearly as much as i'd have liked.|
|mathewbet1||Elise||I luv it|
|Matt172||Elise||MXDi and my first sports car together |
|Mattbelly||Elise||This car regularly overheated whic caused the Head to blow, so I rebuilt the car with some Piper 285H cams, Paul Ivey big valves, ITG carbon Intake, QED Exhaust manifold, CAT replacement pipe and Jans...|
|mattrjpool||Elise||Fantastic car, especially in the summer with the roof off. Real head turner (red with silver racing stripes), but everyone is complementary, rather than envious. Handling absolutely awesome.|
|MattyB_||Elise||The greatest thing I've ever driven. Summers will never be the same again.|
|maverick25||elise||Better than sex... I must be doing something wrong. Seriously, this car far exceeds my expectations. Every cliche about grinning from ear to ear is true.
Have got the 111s in ruby red with hard top,...|
|Maxf||Elise||Amazing fun - supremely chuckable with a go-kart-esq feel. Mine had the OZ wheels and A048 tyres, which I loved the look of but not the wet weather performance. The 118bhp was a little gutless at ov...|
|maxp||Elise||Super fun, especially in summer with the top down. Suprisingly cheap running costs (including insurance and fuel economy).
However wasnt ideal for the daily commute - (noisy and uncomfortable)|
|mb1||Elise||Left Hand drive car
Sadly, had to leave room for the M12.|
|McDudek||Elise||Fantastic car, great mpg, great fun and a real head turner. Noting compaired to the Tuscan tho!! :-)|
|MCMartyP||Elise||First ever performance car. Definitely not the last.
It's something that I drive rather than something that just gets me around the place.
I had to very reluctantly sell it in April 2003 owing ...|
|mft||Elise||Wonderful little thing. Believe everything that you read about them.|
Spax Susspension Kit
Hurricane induction kit
160 Throttle Body|
|MHB||Elise||I've always lusted after an Elise and was able to finally get one this year. Just need to improve my driving skills to get the best out of it!
It is reserved for pretty much weekend use and evenin...|
|mike n helen||Elise|
|Mike.Griese||Elise||Chrome orange, Sport Suspension, Touring package, black interior. |
|mikestar||Elise||Lots Of Traction Usually Serious|
|mikeulster500||Elise||Bell & Colvill Sports exhaust, air con and nice blue alcantara interior|
|mikeulster500||Elise ||Extra's include Larini sports exhaust, Nitrons, baffled sump and forged alloys|
|mikey P 500||elise|
|Mikeyboy||Elise||First car I owned and its spoilt me ever since. Loved every minute of my time with it including the leaks etc.|
|mikeyh||Elise||Turbo Technics supercharged to 230bhp. Nitron suspension and Lotus sport brakes. Running on slicks it is an amazingly quick track car. B roads are fantastic...
Almost two years and at least 30 t...|
|Mikey_W||Elise||First brand new car i owned, had to get rid January '07 :(
Superb car, will have another one :)|
|Milks||Elise||After 9 months of obsessive research and saving it was finally mine!
all aluminium rad
4 point harnesses
lotus sports exhaust
some silly aluminium interior bits|
|MiniDiva||Elise ||It is taking me quite a while to love this car as much as the Exige for many reasons (some VERY superficial!). The love is starting to grow now - it is an awesome car and the K Series is a GREAT engi...|
|minimax||Elise||bloody, bloody awesome. I love it!|
|minor5||elise||loving it ,loving it. loving it|
|Mish||Elise||Great car, good on a track and really holds its own with other more expensive marque's.|
S/S Janspeed Roadsport
Protech shocks (110/120 ride height)
All ball joint and bushes fully refurbed
Comfy Corbeau Elise seats
|missdiane||Elise||Nice blue go kart|
|Mister K||Elise||Fantastic drivers car :)|
|Miura Anjin||Elise||Bought accident damaged as it looked like an easy repair.
Anybody who says Lotus has (had?) the best engineers in the car business has never:
a) owned a Lotus.
b) met them.|
|mjadams_uk||Elise||Most fun car I've ever owned.|
|mjoy||Elise||low to the ground
|MKC||Elise||Bell&Colvill Super 160
|Mobile Chicane||Elise||Bought in March 2005 at 0 miles.
50,000 very happy ones added since then.|
|moosifer||Elise||If you're willing to accept that it has virtually no comfort or practicality you won't do much better.
Upgrades are tempting and not cheap, but it can totally transform the car.|
|moosifer||Elise||Only had it a short time, but it is a smile-inducing machine. Definitely not a car to own if you are shy or don't like being stared at.|
|Moospeed||Elise||It's mental. Noise to die for... if it doesn't kill you first...|
|Moospeed||Elise||Original lumpy idle special, gotta love that cam + crap mapping. A chore in traffic - something special elsewhere. |
|motaboy||Elise||Just brilliant. Larini Clubsport is ear-bleedingly loud. Diverting your journey to take in tunnels is compulsory.|
|mozzerS||Elise||Great track car|
|mpv||Elise||Utterly awesome..buy one now !|
|Mr Darcy||Elise||Was quick with the Supercharger on it. |
|Mr E||Elise||New Toy.
Larini Exhaust, Larini sports cat, ITG induction.
Almost exactly as fast as the car it replaces in a straight line, but 600kgs lighter.
Noisy. Hyperactive. Borderline perfection.|
|Mr LoTo||Elise||Always drempt of owning a Lotus - and my first Lotus was very special to me... Azure blue S1 with sport exhaust and hurricane air filter. Used as a fun car and for numerous European road trips... Beau...|
|Mr Noble||Elise||This was a fantastic car, great fun all year round, and cheap to keep too!! Hope the current owner is enjoying her too!!|
|Mr Red Barron||Elise||Recently sold to a chap in Germany who is turning it into a race car!!|
|Mr Sam G||Elise|
|mr-lovebucket||Elise||Absolutely awesome fun!!|
|Mr. O||Elise||One of the first 50. Certainly feels more solid than the standard Elise with much better acceleration (third gear seems to go forever), although a bit pokey and jumpy at low speeds. Well worth it.|
|mrdemon||Elise||A top car but crap out the box ended up spending 10k on her but then she was top.|
|MrG||Elise||The old boy, bought for almost 19K in Jan 2001. Told the wife during the drive home that it "was all the performance I'd ever need". This proved to be a lie....
Its survived numerous car culls and ...|
|MrNickB||Elise||Great car, but race cams in a road car mean it has a lumpy idle and no torque whatsoever below 2000rpm, and not much below 3000. That's why I have a JDM Civic R engine ready to put in it...|
|Mrs Boggy||Elise||Loved it!|
|Mrs Boggy||Elise||Buy one!|
|Mrs Trackside||Elise||I LOVED this car. I don't think words can describe the feeling driving an Elise evokes. It is pure pleasure - no mod cons, no padding, no driver assistance it's just you, the car and the road. |
|mrssumner||Elise||The car in the picture. Survived this crash with no more than a scratched hand and whiplash, so bought another one!|
|MRTOAD||Elise||Tremendous fun. A posh go-cart.|
|Mr_C||Elise||quite good, really.|
Great to look at and listen to.
Fun to drive.
Cheap to run (all relative I know)
A bugger to get out of in the garage, especially with the roof off.
Way to hot in the summer, lots ...|
|mr_phil_simmons||Elise||THE MOST FUN you can have on four wheels!
God bless Lotus!
God Bless Ear plugs!|
|msharman||Elise||Nice but a pain in the arse!|
|MudPlugger||Elise||Great fun to drive fast round twisties, OK to potter slowly. Little concession to comfort or practicality and horribly noisy on a motorway. Strongly recommended ... unless its your only car and you do...|
|N1 GJT||Elise||An improvement on the mark 1.|
|N1 GJT||Elise||Broke down 3 times in the first month. No problems after.|
|nailer||Elise||2nd Elise, absolutely love driving the thing. |
|nationofzeros||Elise||Not the best in the snow...|
|NDT||Elise||a love / hate relationship!|
|NeilH||Elise ||Was not keen on buying one of these - but my wife really wanted one ... and now I can never get the keys out of her hand as soon as the sun comes out !!|
|nelly111s||Elise||I still grin every morning on my way to work!|
|nelly69||Elise||Excellent car, loved every minute of ownership and made many friends through ownership. Everyone must drive one of these once in their lives to be a true driver.|
|nequeo||Elise||Awesome car! Used as a daily driver for 4 years and absolutely loved every second. The steering feel was sublime and roof off on a Spring morning you really felt alive :-)|
|nick francis||Elise ||Head gas flowed, Lotus sports suspension, close ratio gear box all carried out by LAD motorsport in Morecambe.|
|Nick J||Elise||118 bhp of Norfolk Muscle|
|nick s||Elise||230bhp / 201lbs/ft Supercharged Elise|
|Nick928||Elise||Close Ratio Gearbox & Lightweight Flywheel.
Four point harness|
Fancy dress (it isn't me)|
|nick_j007||Elise||Only three weeks in so still learning this great motor.
We're going to have a long and beautiful relationship I reckon!|
|nick_j007||Elise||Very different power delivery than the 111s K series. The torque pull on the 111s was lovely especially along with K&N filter and Lotus sports exhaust.|
|NigelE||Elise||The best, fun car I've ever owned.
A mistake to change it for something else, but will definately have another one sometime!|
|Niiige||Elise||I had this as an everyday car, did 45k miles over 2 years. Brilliant fun.|
|Nikki S||Elise||Few teething troubles - boot lock jammed, air con didnt work for 6 months, kamikazi indicator unit plus self inflicted nose modification on kerb in Tesco Car Park - TWICE!
Spoiler repaired with spe...|
|Nipper09||Elise||Black exige wheels look Fantastic!!!!!!|
|Nipper09||Elise||Great fun! Not for those who like their comforts!|
|nmacleod||elise|| WOW loved the car - although slightly underpowered, should have gone for the faster one....unfortunately that had to go it was sold to a French girl (who smashed up her other 3) god i hope i did t...|
|Noe||Elise||Excellent vehicle - fun, fun, fun !
When bought as and modified there were very few on the road - stunner!
Shipped to Japan in 02 and re-lived the entire experience - very few on the stree...|
|Noel||Elise||I owned this for 4.5 weeks before some nasty little git set fire to it. It was great fun and I miss it badly.|
2.3 Duratec engine fitted August 2009. |
|norgaterej||Elise||It's simple - the Elise is the best car ever.|
|norty||elise||what hasn't already been said. I added a Quaife ATB and a few other bits but it didn't need much. Shiped it from HK to Sydney and eventually sold on for about the same money I paid. Result.|
|NUEZ||Elise||First RWD drive (The Volvo, Smart Car and Transit van don't really count)|
|Nuno Santos||Elise||Looks fantastic and drives perfectly! Bad points only for the famous HGF :(|
|OldNo7||Elise||Great car. Owned since new and now has 177K miles on clock. this could be why I am such a strange shape!|
|Oli111s||Elise||Hurricane Induction Kit
Janspeed Full Stainless Exhaust
Bilstein Dampers, Eibach Springs
Stainless Steel Rocker Cover|
|oliverkelly||Elise||Great fun car. Completley impractical, but handles wonderfully.
However didn't survive a 10 (ten) mph incident with an 18 inch high wall !
Ho hum, insurance paid for the Cerbera, much better !|
|olly2000||Elise||Type 25 with B&C 160 kit...luvverly|
|onacrusade||Elise||Great car, let down by terrible dealer service (Edinburgh, Murray Lotus) and of course the car itself is not the most reliable. Never failed to get the old heart rate racing though.
Sadly it was w...|
|onedsla||Elise||Now just over 2000 miles old. Still getting used to driving it in the wet (so much for Clarkson's understeer:) and really enjoying the 0 - 70ish performance.
One slight critisism is that it doesn'...|
|OrangeX||Elise||Honda Type R engine|
|Oscar the Grouch||Elise||Great toy|
|oswaldx||Elise||Other Current Vehicles:
Toyota Hiace D4D - Blue - for work
BMW 120D MSport - Le Mans Blue - for family
Imprezza Turbo (when they were cool)
F27 (westfield type thing)
|oxfordbiker||Elise||Terrible, terrible ownership experience. Except when it worked.|
|P5GAA||Elise||Purchased this on a whim as it was at a good price but in need of some serious TLC. A fair chunk of time and money went on it but the end result was a car that many people commented on. It was a nice,...|
|patmahe||Elise||My first real performance car and an absolute education in driving dynamics. Oh yeah and fun fun fun :)
Now sold, borrowed to buy and wanted to clear loan, not missing it yet, but probably will on ...|
|Patsy||Elise||Picked up on the 10th of August 2006.
Sold it on the 25th April 2009.
Nearly 3 years of ownership. Loved every minute. Everyone should try one!|
|pattyg||Elise||Raw, noisy, beautiful and thrilling. Bought in 2001 when they were reasonably rare on the road. It was a real attention grabber in Black/cream.
Fabulous to have owned one but as an only car it wa...|
|paul mountain||elise||bought car after viewing four others.low mileage and comprehensive paperwork clinched it for me.condition of car truely reflects mileage.paintwork unmarked,wheels and discs are like new.interior not w...|
|Paul01||Elise||Fantastic go kart, no compromise, laugh a minute.
Extreme and not for the hairdressing fraternity - buy an MX5.|
|paulwakinshaw||Elise||Fab car - but the mods seem to be endless! Now it has over 170BHP and it goes like a scalded cat, fast, precise and above all - LOUD!|
|pdavison||Elise||Lava Orange ... Perfect condition and my first Lotus ... What an amazing car!|
|penelopepitstop||Elise||Use the car every day - fantastic fun.|
|PeoplesCar||Elise||Metallic Grey - Momo 3 spoke wheel
Great around corners and begging for more power.
|petebod||Elise||Fantastic drive, like no other car.
The light weight and controls are in a world of their own and make the car addictive.|
|PeterGreen||Elise||My first proper sports car; lots of fun!
Sadly sold due to the cost of running a second car for daily use.|
|petrolheadr32||Elise||Bought in Reading in July 2007
converted to LHD in Jan 2010|
|philip365||elise||Spotted this Ice Blue Elise on a garage forecourt, looking sad and in need of some work, couldn't resist it, and didn't regret buying it. What a great car, simple, uncomplicated, and great fun and sur...|
|philiphunter||Elise||A 'REAL' Supercar without all the associated worries and costs.|
|PhilSm||Elise||Great fun / track car, wished I still had it :-(
I had a Honda VTEC conversion around 2006 which made a bit of a difference...|
|Pied Piper||Elise||So far, so good.|
|piemonster||Elise||Great fun and still learning|
|pigpog||Elise||Every car enthusiast that can fit in an Elise should have 1!
I wanted an Elise as soon as they came out. The time was right in 2003. I don't dr...|
|PinkieSC||Elise||Candy Red with Cream Stripes... unfortunately written off in a pile up on the M4!|
|piquet||elise||the boys at lotus couldn't build a sand castle, but wow can they design, have the original, lighest and the best ( as far as i'm concerned, i love the mmc brakes) i just keep replacing all the cheap c...|
|pistol||Elise||Great handling, awesome looking, fantastic on fuel economy but It just sounds a bit weak even when decatted. Getting in and out starts to be a pain in the a*se|
|pistonheadchris||Elise||Fantastic British legend!|
Carbone Lorraine RC5+ pads
1st Lotus. loved it.
Apart from usual servicing it only ever needed a heater fan resistor pack and a water pump. Great car
Cost less than a pint ...|
|plipule||Elise||Great fun. Totally reliable and cheap to run. Not too practical.
|pnd||Elise ||Sharpest, best handling car in it's class.|
|poobarr||elise||great car still love it|
|pool||elise||great handling and acceleration once you hit 6.200. air con appreciated|
|Poolie||Elise||Always wanted it, will always love it. Cried the day I finally got one.
Hairdressers Car? I think not. |
|porschedude1972||elise||nice car handled really well and quite practical even did the weekly shop with it!!
Needed more power|
|Prak||Elise||Great fun but had to sell to make way for a more practical commuting car :-(|
|prg123||Elise||Fantastic drivers car, but not well built|
|problemchild75||Elise||my intro to trackdays with this car. brilliant and more practical than you would think|
|pteron||Elise||Puts a smile on my face every time I drive.|
|Pum||Elise||Linkup engine conversion by Hofmann's Motorsport to Supercharged Honda Type R K20 (nearly 300 bhp.) Tullet exhaust. Hofmann Randy spec Nitron shocks. Springs: F425/R500. Nitron Alli bell 308mm fro...|
|purpleperil||Elise||Fitted with SP-K super charger conversion from Silverstone Performance. Was sublime - now just plain ridiculous ;)
|R TOY||Elise||Bought with a mate to use on trackdays. 90K miles but cheap! It is an ex silverstone racing school car and has rollcage, 5 point harnesses, fire system, batt cut out, uprated brakes/susp. St engine. (...|
|R0880||Elise||Excellent little car.
Puts a smile on your face everytime you drive it!|
|r5bmb||Elise||Wonderful car, did not dissappoint at all, even on cold days it was still fun to take the roof off and enjoy it.
I do miss it, and would really like to get another one, some day.|
ITG Maxogen induction system
Programmable Emerald ECU
Pagid RS42 pads with braided hoses
Uprated gear linkage
Janspeed supersport exhaust with de-cat
Some hunting at idle, but that's usu...|
|Rawwr||Elise||Here we have the S2 Elise, the hot-looking daughter of the S1. I'm not sure if that makes the S1 a MILF or not and I probably shouldn't go any further with that analogy. So lets talk about the car ins...|
|RB5_180||Elise||Extremely direct and fun. Initially disappointed by performance but just has a very different delivery to the Impreza. Need to drive it more|
|reaan01||Elise||Standard, BRG Elise S1
|redalex||Elise||Loud, Low and Leaky. not the perfect car for the daily commute, but it's even fun in the rain!|
|redalex||Elise||I loved this car to bits. It was 100% reliable - never missed a beat. A string of upgrades included Larini Clubsport, Nitron Street Series, Harnesses and a few other bits and bobs. Really great car.|
|redbullish||Elise||Can't help but drive for the sake of it. Get one with air con or you'll end up like captain slow in a stripped out Aston!|
|redhotwheels||Elise||Gorgeous! Yellow! Nimble! Quite fast...well, it was until some berk in a Renault Migrain pulled out in front of it. Now sadly, gone.
Awaiting insurance money or re-build...
Nimble, fluid, rapid - and cheap to run!
The perfect second car|
|redtaz||elise||loads of fun.very few running costs.|
|RedTrident||elise||first new car i ever bought. amazingly simple car that i have very fond memories of. |
|rejn||Elise||Just brilliant. Bought new in 1998. Should never have sold it but did so in a moment of madness in 2006.
I would never have believed 118bhp could be so much fun.|
|repoman1999||Elise||Flippin awesome! Needs some small repairs, so will probably cost me a bit more to get her into the state I want her to be...|
|rfoster||Elise||Wa great upgrade from the standard car. Significantly quicker and sounds awesome!|
|rfoster||Elise||Bought brand new from Bell & Colvill - usual teething problems but had two good summers with it.|
|rfoster||Elise||Fitted with PTP 165 Engine Upgrade. Recently added an Emerald ECU to cure the erratic idle and have had the cams correctly timed. 165.5bhp @6600rpm. Pretty fast. Also fitted with Nitrons suspension, O...|
|rhubarb||Elise||Fantastic car, never really pushed it though - wish I'd tracked it|
|Rich1234||Elise||My first Lotus. Had it three weeks now and am loving it. I reckon I could keep this car a few years and still not get everything out of it. (Although people telling me how easy an S2 is to get in/out ...|
|Rich135||Elise||Why did I have to sell this car?!? Oh yes, my daughter came along.
I just loved it, and can't wait to own another once I have got a promotion or two...
Handling was just amazing and power kept ...|
|Rich1989||Elise||Orig Sport 160 with colour coded hardtop, sport suspension, etc.
Fantastic, much more lively pick-up than standard car. Only problem now, wonder what Sport 190 is like!!|
|RichC 1980||Elise||Great fun! |
|RichH||Elise||Nice and quick considering I live in Milton Keynes so it's all about acceleration between roundabouts!
Elise is used as a daily driver and has covered 20k in it's first year. I have a bad back to ...|
|Richie111s||Elise||Great car, great noise (with larini exhaust and Hurricane induction kit) plenty of pace with out losing your licence, and looks fab!|
|richiez4||Elise||The most basic Elise is the most exciting in terms of pure driving fun and a great car to own.
I would recommend an aftermarket exhaust to sort the sound out - I picked the Larini Club Sport which ...|
|richiez4||Elise||Missed my old Elise so much that I had to get another.
This one is a credit to its former owners, and Martin who had it prior to me for 6 years was sad to see it go.
This is one of the later mod...|
|RichQuy||Elise||Awesome car, handling, pace and noise all spot on...just saving the pennies for those upgrades now!
ITG Maxogen carbon induction system. Pricey but quality is obvious. Give a nice induction note i...|
|richyphillips||Elise||Why did you choose the Elise?
For a pure lightweight drivers car it is hard to beat.
What's Elise ownership like?
It's my only car and I use it everyday. Well worth putting up with a few impract...|
|Riff Raff||Elise||K series fitted with a DVA K05 kit. 156 BHP at the wheels on the TDI Dyno.|
|rixge||ELISE||ITS ALL RIGHT, GETS ME FROM A TO B !|
|rjben||Elise||Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
It’s a total revelation to realise that you don’t need power when you have handling like this. I swear I can lap much faster in this than in the Cerbera.|
Comfortable (more so than you would expect)
Efficient on fuel|
|rjmorris67||Elise||It's fun to drive again !|
|Rob111R||Elise||Brilliant - so much feedback and delicacy and it never, ever missed a beat. Great car, only lack of aircon after Le Mans 2005 made we want to change.|
|robbieduncan||Elise||Modified Elise 111s to replace the MX-5. This car has:
Black OZ Alloys (same as on the 135R)
Lotus Sports Suspension
Lotus Stage 1 Exhaust
|Robbow||Elise||Stage 2 Sports Exhaust fitted|
|Robbow||Elise||Deep Purple, Sports Exhaust, Great car after usual little problems/ rattles, leaks etc|
|RobC||Elise||Fantastic car, miss it. |
|RobC||Elise||Back in Lotus land and loving it (well apart from the skimmed knuckles and constant swearing when working on the thing) :)
Won the Bristol Speed Championship 2009. Developed a K series super charge ...|
|Roberty||Elise||Until my current car came along this was by far the best car I had ever owned. Early S1 Elise with the original MMC brakes which despite all the negative reports I had read worked wonderfully both on ...|
|RobM77||Elise||The best road car I have ever driven.
My 111S was totally standard other than the brakes, which ran braided hoses, Mintex pads and racing fluid (all done to make heel and toe easier); and the steer...|
|Rob_T||Elise||the wife liked it as it was a pretty colour|
|Rocksteadyeddie||Elise||Looks like being a riot. We shall see. |
|ronmac7||Elise||Have previously owned two Elise series 1s.|
|ronmac7||Elise||Great little drivers cars|
|ronmac7||Elise||Another great drivers car.|
|roscopm||elise||can get quicker although not much quicker, perfect drive, designed from the ground up as a drivers car i love it.
mods quick shift, gear linkage, 52mm throttle body, hurricane induction, i.c.e. |
|RRG||Elise||Bought simply for fun on the track with a view to possibly racing in the Elise Trophy. Sadly I never got around to it.
Upgraded to full track spec with better seats, harnesses, brakes, extinguisher...|
|RT||Elise||Great car once you add vernier pulleys, time the cams and add a decent ECU!|
|RTB||Elise ||Not as quick as the scooby but a lot more involving to drive. Feels like it's nailed to the road, could do with a bit more power, but to be honest, it's nice to enjoy driving without having to break t...|
|Rtrak||Elise||Owned and run the car nearly a year now, a good reliable motor. Rock steady handling but suspension is likely to need a bit of attention soon (30,000 miles). I had to buy a DAX because my other half ...|
Steering, ride, handling and brakes all stunning
|rvasse||Elise||Great handling !
Stunning look !
it's a mini Dino ! or a mini GT40 !|
|RWA441||Elise||Fantastic little car, not much use as a daily runner though.|
|RZSupra||Elise ||C Service - £600 Feb 2007
New Disks and mintex pads all round - £400 March 2007
New Bridgestone Potenza tyres all round - £400 October 2007|
|s-w-p||Elise||I gave in to Lotus Lust in December 2005 when I bought myself an Elise Type 49 as a birthday present to myself. I paid £12500 for her (including p/x'ing my MR2 Roadster) with only 16k miles.
|s10too||Elise ||Suffering badly from paint bubbling - Lotus don't want to know altho 2 independent reports state it as a manufacturing fault.|
|s111dpc||Elise||Oh what a car!!!
Love it to bits despite all it's foibles.|
|S1mon||Elise||Only owned the car for a couple of months to date but have found it to be great fun. Done about 1800 miles to date. No problems with it, only incidents are- hit a pheasant at about 90mph on first day ...|
|S2Dave||Elise||Self converted 2.0l IVTEC Honda Elise, Nitron Suspension, 3.5x Stiffer adjustable anti roll bar, OZ Racing alloys with A048s|
|s7oneyuk||Elise||Top car - luv it, luv it, luv it|
|s7oneyuk||Elise||great car - loved owning the norfolk yellow - great head turner!!|
|Sagi Badger||Elise||Bought at one year old, car not me! Love it. Simple, easy to drive and economical. had front clam shell off to fix the grille after someone unknown sat on it!|
|Sambam||Elise||What's to say that hasn't been written a thousand times?|
|samnorthy||Elise||*Get HID Head lights
*Get Geo checked, WASPY setup from Sinclares (http://www.lotusrepairs.com)
|Sam_68||Elise||Probably the best all-round sports car for the genuine enthusiast that I can imagine. Superb steering feel. Not very comfortable for long trips, though, and a bugger to get in and out of when you're f...|
|Sam_68||Elise||Almost certainly slower than a 111S for road use, due to the non-VVC engine not coming on cam until the upper part of the rev range, but more challenging to drive and very swift when you get a clear r...|
|Sarah J||Elise||significant modifications
current output 315bhp|
|Sarkmeister||Elise||Superb car, but had to go to fund the purchase of a house.|
|sarty||Elise||Had the sports exhausts, air filter extras.... loved the car to bits - but as I was living in Germany at the time was a bit crap on the Autobahns - I bought the Esprit GT3|
|sato||Elise||Bought April 2009 at 31,000 miles.
Now around 42,000 miles.
Bit of a love/hate relationship, but cant think of anything else that would do the same job without dramatically increasing the budget.|
|scampbird||Elise||Good honest fun car. Much better built than S1, but handling perhaps not as much fun.|
|scampbird||Elise||Great little cars.|
|scary||Elise||I had been saving up approximately 10 years for an elan sprint SE2 - one of the early 70s ones. Then they brought out the Elise and I was in love. Then they brought out the Series 2 and I was still ...|
|scary||Elise||This is my car. I call it, the Noisy Cricket because, like the gun in Men In Black 1 it packs quite a punch for something very small.
Things I love:-
The brakes: amazing.
The handling: telepath...|
|schew111r||Elise||Amazing. Brings a smile to my face everytime I get in it.|
|ScottBN3||Elise||fun fun fun|
|scottm||Elise||A fantastic car!
Likes: Handling, steering response, looks, B-road capabilties and that fact that every journey I take is a driving treat.
Dislikes: It's squeekes and rattles and my internals do...|
|scrivs a||Elise||My Wifes car, Great fun to drive, always puts a smile on your face.|
|Scuffers||Elise ||Best car I have ever owned!
Spent the last 15 years racing & modifying it, its currently sporting a Supercharged, Honda engine giving north of 500Bhp/Tonne.|
|Sean.P||Elise||I was driving up to Christopher Neil's to look at a few Elise's when I saw it parked up at the back of a local Mazda dealer. I decided to pop in just in case it was for sale... and the rest is history...|
Bang-Ouch...doh, white line|
|SeanyD||Elise||Purchased in March 2012, Toyota powered Elise S2, gloss black wheels, and factory fitted hardtop.
|Seedy2007||Elise||Running a standard car with the exception of a 2bular Stage 1 exhaust... bloody hell, it's loud!|
|Sethlj||Elise||Wow - had all sorts and this one corners like the best of them. Just chuck it where you want and it sticks. Keeps up with trevs and porkers on the track too - can't be bad for a 1.8!! Get one you'l...|
|shangani||Elise||Great bit of kit! I use it every day and it never fails to put a smile on my face.
Linkup NA honda 220 bhp
Laminova oil cooler
Simpson 4:2:1 manifold
Sports cat 100 cpi
|shape||Elise||I never ever want to sell it again. Still as beautifull and seducing as before I even had one. I would sleep in it if my wife wouldn`t get sp jellous!
|Shave off||Elise ||STUNNING SPORTS CAR.
|Shortname||Elise||The perfect car. Especially the tickover (or lack of it!)|
|shot2bits||Elise||Excellent A / B road car which offers loads of fun in a go-cart stylee - realy gets on your nerves on the motorway (well mine anyway!)... Handles so, so well and fairly rapid through the gears... Sham...|
|SidewaysSi||Elise||A recent purchase and I have done very few miles in it but it seems great to drive. Stunning steering and a very lumpy engine (TADTS) means it feels just a little bit special.
Not as wild and exub...|
|sigmamark||Elise||Only got it 2 days ago, but apart from the indicator falling out, I haven't stopped grinning yet. Mind you, the sun has been out and the roof has been off.|
|SimianWonder||Elise ||A brief affair, but oh so sweet.|
|simon clark||Elise||Heap of junk! Perhaps I just bought a bad one.....|
|simon whittley||Elise||I'll get round to getting some photos of it one day - if I ca
stop driving it long enough...|
|simon.foster||Elise||New car to me, looking forward to razzing it over the Yorkshire Moors during the Summer months|
Soft and Hard top
Eliseparts Ally belled disks Rs42 pads
Braided Brake Hoses
|simont||Elise||a washing up bowl strapped to a skateboard... awesome.... but the cat converter must come off....|
|SiPod||elise ||Makes me smile as much as my WR400F used too|
|siwil1||elise||most fun ive had in a car for years!
grip in the dry is phenominal.
Getting in and out is an art to master!|
|SJR202||Elise||Stunning drive, good power, loved it.|
|Skaffen||Elise||Not very practical, but heaps of fun.|
|Skellz||Elise||One of the most fun cars to drive ever. Real fun factor, but getting in and out was a battle and wasnt good for the back. house purchase forced sale.|
|skinner||Elise||Oh yes. Ummd and ahhd over std v 111s, definately made the right choice. Excellent fun, will post more after a decent training day when I get to use it in proper anger|
|skoff||Elise||Good fun, but breaks a lot and seems to attract vandals and drivers who can't park|
|Skunk160||Elise||Sector 111 Katana Supercharger|
|SkyBlue||Elise||Superb good fun never fails to put a smile on me face!!!
Lotus sports suspension
K&N Induction kit
160 metal throttle body
Yokohamas all round
Piper 270 cam
Magnex stainless exhaust
Just for ...|
|Skyman||Elise||The purest and best so far. Tantamount to a brand new Series 1 111S (with a few choice mods), but bought in 2007. She will be with me for a long time.|
|slade||Elise||We'll see what all the noise is about. :)|
|Sloch||Elise||770kg. 230 bhp. Great car.
|smartonion||Elise||Love this car. Had a few little niggles with it but nothing unexpected. Can't beat going for a blast in the country on a hot, sunny day :-)|
|smele||Elise||Excellent. Pity I had to sell it and move to the Seattle.|
|snips||Elise||Bought as a Crash damaged CAT D right off.
Little project and i have always wnated one.
Every day car is a 172 clio Sport. Not the best looking car but goes well and bought it brand new for 11200.
|sollita||Elise||Great fun car on road or track, but not for everyday motorway/city driving.
My male menopause car...according to wife.
|Sonic Nonsense||Elise||Awesome car - just awesome!! :)|
|Sonicboon||Elise||I'm gonna marry her, put it that way.
Update, Now got the Exige and Divorce proceedings are under way.|
|Special K||Elise ||http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmfHIDvyfb4&context=C405be81ADvjVQa1PpcFPnlyDfeJA7yTWU8smBKaXzJ6bNQJ3CbwQ=
|speedypalmer||Elise||Had the car since 25th Jan 06...loving it!|
|speedypete7777||elise||i love this car had lots of other cars in my time but this is really my ultimate |
|Spekdah-S2K||Elise||Azure Elise owned from new.|
|Spikey Adam||Elise||Lovely car, if a little basic, but still used daily for 5 years|
|Spooky||Elise||Apart from dire window mechanisms, the Elise was a great car to drive.|
|SpudLink||Elise||You guys don't need me to tell you how good it was.
Drove it every day in all conditions.
|Spunagain||Elise||Fast Fun cheap to run
200 -300 year servicing
BBR exhaust very buzzy and loud.
Wife spun it of A1, Yokohamas have reduced understeer in the wet!
Added ITG airbox 136bhp 135ftlbs of torque - not ba...|
|spyderfly||Elise||Fantastic car - if everyone knew how much fun this car is everyone would surely have one.|
|sramdeen||Elise||111S in black! Tony Hetherington's old car. Will post pics as soon as the sun is shining and I've polished it!
Gone now. I cried when it went. What a fantastic car that was wasted with me and my ~3...|
|srob||Elise||Best car I've ever owned/driven!|
|sspencer350||Elise||Great steering and handling. |
|Stampede||Elise||The best thing since sliced bread!!!!|
|stanza||Elise||Fantastic car - even the wife loved it and drove it with some vigour. One of the best drivers cars around and this spec is probably the best.
The car never missed a beat even when I had to use it as ...|
|steve48||elise||Saffron Yellow, all usual extras.
Sold S1 Exige as I needed a more "practical car", love it to bits.|
|SteveFlatman||Elise||The construction of the Elise is the single best use for toilet roll tubes, and elastic bands man has ever found.|
|Stevie P||Elise |
|stevie111s||Elise||The one I always wanted ... bought the Exige in 2001 by mistake, it was the 160 I really wanted and finally got! Just love the feel of this car. Superb!|
|stew-S160||Elise ||elise parts ally bell 2 piece discs
pagid RS14 front pads
mintex 1144 rear pads
elise parts toe link kit
elise parts high pressure radiator
hurricane air inlet
|stinkysteve||Elise||The most fun you can have on 4 wheels?|
|StoatWithToast||Elise||Wife's car - excellent fun, loads of feel, loads of grip, not that hard to go long distances, reliable, sounds good, well built... the list of good stuff goes on.|
|Stoker||Elise||A few teething troubles, like a leaky boot and a suicidal indicator lense, but nothing to put me off ownership!|
|stringthing||Elise||All the usual SR goodies plus aircon |
|stripey_si||Elise||Slight mods ;-)|
|Stuart Mc||Elise||Running my elise with a ITG Maxogen induction kit, widened manifold and Stealth Exhaust from Moto-Build (Hounslow). Recently changed from Pirelli's to the Yoko's from Lotus. Huge improvement on unders...|
|Stumason10||elise||Just bought this mk1 elise off piston heads and its turned out to be everything I expected...Fast, frugal and also rattles a fair bit lol!!|
|Stumps||Elise||Bloody difficult to get in & out of but once in who cares. Was going to use all year round but decided it looked too nice so its just my favourite toy now. Looking forward to getting some goodies for ...|
|stuthemong||Elise||Good fun, engine lacks top end grunt IMO (new cams to sort maybe).
Looking forward to some sun so I can use the thing.
|StuW||Elise||Just bought my first Elise. Having driven plenty it wasn't until I actually got my own that I realised just how much fun they are!|
|Stu_00||Elise ||I will be back, epic car for the money, and not at all bad on the track.
Can I live without one! |
One of the last S2 111S' and it's as good as I'd ever dreamed it'd be! :D
|Sutton||Elise||Superb handling, raw undiluted driving, just be wary of those dreaded head gaskets.|
|SwampySi||Elise||K&N Induction Kit
|Sweatysock||Elise||Oh for the power of my Rush in a car that handles as well as the Elise. |
|Swifty T350||Elise||Great car with no troubles and supprisingly large boot! less rattles than the S1|
|Swifty T350||Elise||great fun and very cheap to run. Looks good with the hard top. The only problem/cost was radiator leak! costly-ish to replace. |
|swisstony||Elise||A Fantastic car! I've never had so much fun behind the wheel!! I'll be buying another one in a couple of years, but now it's time for something a bit more powerful.....??!!|
|SydneySE||Elise||the revised gearing and VVC makes for a more comfortable freeway cruiser than the regular elise, yet maintains puch of the line- fantastic cornering- steering so ALIVE that it makes a 911 seem dull...|
|sylva41||Elise||It's really yellow!|
|Talkwrench||Elise||Sublime chassis. Quite probably the most fun you can have with your clothes on.|
|tanman||elise||Best car i've ever had, you know its right when kids give you the thumbs up as you drive past!|
|TCee||Elise||Magnetic Blue, Janspeed sports 'zorst, Hurricane Induction and Janspeed Sportscat, Alpine MP3/Cd, Infinities all round, Kenwood sub|
|teadazed||Elise||Brilliant. Just brilliant.|
|tertius||Elise||Nitrons; 240R forged wheels; close ratio gearbox; LSD; C/F buckets; harnesses; etc.|
|TGV||Elise||Cheap and cheerful motoring lost £1500.00 in 3 years of motoring will own another one soon |
|The Bandit||Elise |
|The Commander||Elise||Written off after only 7 months ownership. Still grieving.|
|The Dude||Elise||LSS Pack, PTP 140 head, ITG carbon-fibre induction, lightweigh black OZ wheels. 155bhp.
Great fun. Sold it to make way for something else in the summer.|
|The Pits||Elise||In some ways a pointless car for someone with a Tuscan (faster in a straight line) and a Caterham (faster round corners) but I'm a lifelong Lotus fan, I've always wanted the blue sportsracer in parti...|
|the ref||Elise |
|thegobetween||Elise||Nice, better than an S2?...|
|thegobetween||Elise||Great car, wrong engine.|
|thegobetween||Elise||The Elise I always wanted. This ones a keeper (honest)|
|TheHobbit||Elise||Excellent. Shame about the stupidly small boot. That was the cars demise, ultimatly.|
|theop||Elise||Always fancied one since my engineering degree days. It was a good car when in the mood on the right road with the right company under the right weather.
And a fucking nightmare at all other times,...|
|ThomasGary||Elise||Had this car since 2001 and (touch wood) it has never let me down. Used daily.
This car is totally standard and never been near a track. Only work done was a new front clam shell due to some wise...|
The Lotus Elise is a car I've wanted for a long time, ever since I first saw one aged 12 in fact.
I'd grown up watching old video tapes my parents had sent over of the F1 while they...|
|Thud_Mcguffin||Elise||Owned this car for two years now and am enjoying it very much. I have spent quite a bit of effort sorting out things which previous owners should have dealt with long ago :
Upgraded to S2 springs/d...|
|Tickle||Elise||2001 Elise S2 in storm grey|
|Tim Netherton||Elise||Only 120 bhp but still a hoot to drive!|
|TIME||Elise||This was not for me, great handling but not much grunt, so I sold it after only two days of ownership.|
|TimmD||Elise||Unfortunate coming together with another car on a country lane. Car was a write off, bent chassis. |
|timwatsham||Elise||Looking forward to having fun in this over the next decade!|
|Tin Hat||Elise||Various mods,Nitron dampers are the best Elise alteration for the money.Has been reliable and excellent fun.|
|TIPPER||Elise|| Traded an 8 month old X-Type estate for the Elise and an MG ZT 160 last December. I'd covered 19k miles in the Jag and lost just £1500 on the deal.
Bought the Elise as a weekend toy intending to us...|
|TitaniumTim||Elise||Back to basics delight|
|tnclark||Elise||I am working on building an Elise S2 bicycle rack, as are about 20 others on various listserve groups. Many were fitted fro the S1 but the S2's lighter engine cover demands going into something firm. ...|
Brooke Kensington Exhaust
Victory Alloy Wheels
S2 Steering Wheel
|toffee||Elise||The red devil!
Just not using it - so had to go.|
|TOFFEEMAN||Elise||Excellent car drove and sounded great|
Stage 1 Sports Exhaust
|tomakarl||Elise||A fantastic little sports car!
And in the best Lotus colours. Green with yellow stripes.
I love every minute when I'm driving the car.|
|Tombola||Elise||Great tool for learning to drive properly. Surprisingly useful in London traffic (small, fast, nimble). Useless for keeping parked in a London street (no bumpers).
Horrificly expensive (as a perc...|
|tomelok||Elise||Just upgraded my old S1 elise to the new style M2 Sports Tourer. Seems a much better ride and i love the new styling. Have not really pushed it yet since its been a bit wet, looking forward too summer...|
|Tom_B||Elise||What can I say? It makes me smile every time I drive it.|
|Trackside||Elise||Our first proper sports car. What a fantastic little thing is it too. Looks great with the factory hardtop too, IMO.
Sold in June 2008.|
|Trev||Elise||Lovin it ...|
|Trev LTS||Elise||Great motor. Soon to be a modern day classic :)|
|Trigger lotus||Elise||Great car. Cheap fun driving. |
|trondhb||Elise||Yes, the price is correct ;-) Very expensive cars here in Norway... Very little depreciation due to the Elise being very rare, though :-)
Hurricane induction system
|Trunkie||Elise||Can't stop grinning|
|trunnie||Elise||OK so it leaked at first (now mostly fixed after the 1,000 mile service), but had no regrets about choosing it. Ran >10,000 miles pa|
|TTwiggy||Elise||So very Yellow mmmmm.......|
|Tuna||Elise||Great fun, reliable, good condition, sad to see it go.|
|tupolev||Elise||good on the twisties
top notch looks (although S1 owners seem to disagree)
noisy on motorway
stopping power seems weak
girlfriends do not appreciate being passenger.|
|turbo159||Elise||Exige engine conversion. Full track prepared.|
|Turbocharger||Elise||Closer to karting than a car, but a surprisingly practical daily driver.|
|turbolach||elise||who knew weight loss could be so much fun?
a real eye opener of a car.
|turbos7903||elise||Fully prepared by the factory as a SCCA T1 race car. Not street legal. May be the only one ever built by Lotus Motorsports of Hethel England.Factory Build number 001.Car features Rollcage,fire supress...|
|Turnamere||Elise||Even with only 118 BHP this car is so much fun, you find yourself going the long way round. It is even very ecconomical.|
|Tuscan Six||Elise||Great handling, good looks and much better build than S1|
|Tuscan Six||Elise||Recommended for the great handling, but dodgy build and looks like a beach buggy!|
|Tuscan Six||Elise ||The performance of a TVR Tuscan and the handling of an Elise - perfect!|
|TVR Tommy||Elise||Great little car. Has real character and is a occasion to drive whenever I get the chance.|
|TVRProwler||Elise||Harsh but great fun|
|Ultrasound||Elise||Truly great, never for sale.|
|unintentional||Elise||Every other car pales in comparison.
Year round use in Scotland the only down side is a slight lack of seats|
|unintentional||Elise||Fabulous car but never quite the same after I hit some armco hard enough to need a new tub.|
|unodoug||elise||not overly impressed with the build quality but awesome performance and great fun! track days are looming, loving the 8000rpm limit|
|up-the-dubs||Elise||143bhp (Piper cams, Piper pullys, exhaust 4-2-1 manifold, Hurricane intake, Emerald ECU, oil rail ladder and baffled sump)
Nitron 1-way shocks - Eibach Springs - Lowered
Pagid RS-42 pads, ...|
|V8 BYF||Elise||Great Fun|
|V8Bert||Elise||Bought the Elise to 'replace' my Golf VR6 and at the same time try to replace my Westfield. A sort of best of both worlds thing.
After about 30 minutes in the Lotus I realised the Westie was here t...|
|V8NRG||Elise||Great car.... for a second car.
Greatest handeling car in the world ???
Leaked like a sive when it rained.
Quite capable of carrying two people and luggage for a weekend. If you use soft bags.
|V9GRT||Elise||Jenvey Throttle Bodies
AVO Suspension (Coilovers)|
|Val||Elise||Favourite car atm|
|vanman||Elise||Was great fun for the short time I owned it.
Actually no it wasn't great fun it was vastly over rated in my opinion!|
|veetwin||Elise||4 wheel perfection|
|village idiot||Elise||New Aluminium Silver S1 with blue leather and hood... The best car I have ever owned.
Bought it from Meridien Modena (Based in Lyndhurst and the only people that I would ever buy from again... I bo...|
|village idiot||Elise||New Aluminium Silver with black leather and black hood.
Purchased from Meridien Modena who are great guys... Car delivered with C-Service & belts done.
Elisparts supplied S/s exhaust, S160 Throt...|
|village idiot||Elise||One of the original 50 SVA cars and one of only 7 finished in Scandal Green... not for the introverted!
Very loud, very fast and very very in-your-face... completely the wrong thing to use as a dai...|
Stainless Sports Exhaust
First Lotus - been a fanatic since "Spy Who Loved Me" - but an Esprit S4S won't fit in the garage...Love every mi...|
|VinZ||Elise||This is my daily driver and I like to keep it as close to showroom status as possible.
|VISAN||elise||i have many problems with the engine|
|Vladimir Pukin||Elise||Titanium Silver
Lotus Motorsport ECU
I really miss it!|
|Voldemort||Elise||The last great sports car|
|w8cko||Elise||I only say "no" because I had to sell it after 3 months because I wanted to keep my driving licence. I drove it everwhere like a Go-Kart and it was legendarily impractical to have as your only car. Ha...|
|wahmason||Elise||Eye-poppingly good handling....as I'm sure you all know!|
|WallabyGuy||Elise||It sounds like by the time the car reaches these shores, nobody will be able to touch it.|
|wee p||elise||fast cheap to run does not rust and when fitted with a good exhaust sounds good too|
|whizz_14||Elise ||1 of only 46 made.
Raced in mid-engined championships 2004.
Came 8th I think(1st season)|
|Wildfire||Elise||Green and a total wreck. Returned to previous owner.|
|Wildfire||Elise||Another Casaulty to the fire :-(
*Hurricane Induction Kit
*Janspeed SS Exhaust
*Sport 160 Throttle Body
*Braided Clutch Hose
*X Drilled, Grooved Discs
*Green Stuff Pads
K&N Panel Filter
Larini Club Sport Exhaust
Black Front Splitter
Black Rear Diffuser
360 LED sidelights
|willibum||Elise||My 1st Lotus adventure. Only sold due to growing family.|
|willibum||Elise||My 2nd Lotus, spent a fortune getting her right and sold again due to a growing family. Do I regret selling her - you bet!!!|
|wim||elise||great car, I love to drive it.|
|WingNut||Elise||A great car, even for everyday driving, but for what I used it for it was an expensive waste.
p/x for the Caterham and never looked back|
|Womble||Elise||Kent L2 Cams
Custom Sports Exhaust (no cat)
|worldwidewebs||Elise||Honda power :D|
|worldwidewebs||Elise||Pretty standard except CL5+ pads|
|Woza||Elise||Great car - still early days of ownership but still loving every minute.|
|X SP||Elise||250bhp Toyota engined SP kompressor conversion.|
|xxplod||elise||Just had second main service done at 17 000 miles. Got fleeced for an extra £50 for brake and clutch fluid. Put new boots on the back. Originals lasted just over 17K. Excellent buy at Micheldever ...|
|yannw||Elise||Black S1 Elise with red leather, and bordeaux soft top, full options.
Mods : window levers, green air filter, driving lamps covers.|
|yellowman2||Elise||The best car I've driven!!!|
|Zadkiel||Elise||Handling lives up to the hype. Daily practicality and reliability is worse than expected. Poorly supported model in NZ makes life tricky.|
|Zebede29||Elise||Cheap thrills don't come better than a used series-1 elise - the more standard/original the better. Awesome handling, very quick for a 1.8 (especially when de-cat'd and fitted with a sports exhaust as...|
|zippyprorider||elise||great so far...early days yet!
Still loving it total animal on country lanes!
Now sold, 15k miles in 2 years and the only fault was a new radiator. Totally amazing for the money |
|Zircon450||Elise||Lovely little cars full of fun|
|zooto||Elise||Fantastic car. I now know what the fuss is all about. My other half uses it every day and enjoys every minute of it. If you have thought about having one "Just do it". It is without doubt one of he be...|
|[k]arl||Elise||Upgrades: LotusSport supercharger & stage 3 exhaust, TRD airbox. Nitrons, Phoenix Motorsports toe links with cross brace, 240R steering rack. Caparo AP front brakes, standard Lotus front brakes transf...|
|live ade||Elise S||Chilli Red|
|Concerned cat||Elise S2|
|haydj||Elise (race car)|
|roosevelt||Elise (S1)||Yippee! My dream come true, I finally own an Elise. Stuff the expense, let's have some fun! Using it daily to commute to work - great fun overtaking all those euro boxes!
More photos here; http://co...|
|andy tims||Elise (two of them)|
|Robert Elise||Elise 1.6|
|GeoffW||Elise 1.8||Owned this in Switzerland and had great fun driving on the windy mountain roads. The Swiss admired it but they're generally pretty conservative and anti-cars. Overall, good, but not as good as the 1...|
|Mark A||Elise 1.8|
|Scockers||Elise 1.8 |
|g7jhp||Elise 1.8 (Mark 1)||Great car to drive when running, but not very well made and costly to repair and service via the Lotus dealer network.|
Would say something more constructive than that but frankly, I'm have far too much fun driving it than to bugger about with pictures and long write-ups!|
|cocojambo18||Elise 111R||Brilliant fun car, especially now the weather has got a little better. Loving it so far! Pretty comfortable once you have got in it! |
|Handbag||Elise 111R||I really do love this car and yes it is Autumn Gold, and yes it is the best colour to have!|
|JAR||Elise 111R||When driving you can't help but smile:)|
|PaulB81||Elise 111R||Niggles so far:
Numberplate fell off - Fixed with velcro
Door would no longer close - Fixed by main dealer
Windscreen wiper stalk stopped working - fixed by main dealer
Battery flat after 4 days...|
|Quentin1||Elise 111R||Good old fashioned sports car without the technical Drama because of the Toyota (Yamaha) engine. A bit boring compared to the TVR experience...|
|TheDodger||Elise 111r||Just completed the 'running-in' phase and had the first service, so now the real fun begins. Nothing bad to report so far. Expect updates soon....|
|Ballistic||Elise 111S||Great looks, sublime handling, needed more power.|
|black and green||Elise 111S|
|Bonce||Elise 111S||I'll be honest with you, this is the first sports car I've ever owned so it's hard for me to back up my praise for it's performance and ride & handling with experience of owning and driving other fine...|
|carsarecool||Elise 111S||1st proper sports car.........and I still miss it!|
|chris7676||Elise 111S||Minimal, light, rapid, with greatly spaced gears and enough power for the road and most track fun. One of the most enjoyable things I have driven so far. A lot better with the roof off. I wish it was ...|
|david lloyd||Elise 111S||Fabbo car - just like a big go-kart. Just need to keep flexible so I can actually get into it. |
|dorowe||Elise 111S||Amazing value for performance. Don't ask about practicalities!|
|drysder||elise 111S||Been fully race prepared |
|GeoffW||Elise 111s||Loved it, especially the handling & steering. Quicker than the standard one I owned prior to this, and all the better for the revvier engine. Encountered no problems whatsoever although main dealer s...|
|jjwilson||Elise 111s||Amazing everyday car. Impractical yes - but well worth working around...! Such good handling and a hoot to drive! 30+ mpg as well.....sublime!
Literally feels like a baby Ultima!|
|matthewwall||Elise 111s||Simply fantastic. Lots of fun.|
|MattW||Elise 111S||Update: My poor baby is dead, think she saved my life but she is a goner, am gutted........I will have another!!
This car is a blast!! Yes it is noiser to live with on a daily basis than the TVR a...|
|Riki||Elise 111S||Cool as hell and what a hoot to drive.|
|TonyHetherington||Elise 111S||Black with red leather....ooooof!
Makes country roads the most fun you can have with your clothes on|
|turboguru||Elise 111S||One of the best I have ever owned, my buy another one soon.|
|*Al*||Elise 111S (S1)|
|EvoOlli||Elise 111S MK1|
|MeesterT||Elise 111s S2||Fantastic car, joy to drive. Wind in the hair - well whats left of it!
Sold it to Mr Baumhardt who is really enjoying it!!! Well done Hans..|
|Felix7||Elise 111SC Type 79 (Super Charged)||Super Charged by Turbo Technics to 225bhp/190lb ft torque. A considerable amount of work carried out on the ECU by Dave Walker and Karl Patton @ Emerald. Nitron suspension, aero modifications etc and ...|
|135sport||Elise 135 Sport|
|charffers||Elise 135 Sport||S1 135 Sport, 160 alloys, factory hard top. Brilliant drive|
|Pack Man||Elise 135 Sport||My daily car, not had any major problems, just the usual niggles; sticky side windows, occasional leaks when stood in heavy showers! but apart from that it's been really good.
Last service was a b...|
|piper||Elise 135R||Track based Elise with Motor sport suspension system, huge grip and cornering speed |
|poptosis||Elise 135R||Exige handling and a truly spectacular looking car. Very good elise variant - possibly the best?|
|Swiss Tone||Elise 135R Blue Mica||Sadly miss this car, but done the sensible thing and paid some Mortgage off. But it's gone to a carfull lucky owner. I'll be back in one sometime next year.|
|Quentin Crowe||Elise 160 Mk1||Modified to 750MC Roadsport Class B spec|
|andy_s||Elise 2||Just bought it, haven't seen it yet - long story.
Initial drive - very good, very different to a normal car - takes a while to get used to the positive and different aspects of the car. You know it ...|
|bennno||Elise 2||Incredible performance for a 1.8L car, has loads of grip and feels a real experience to drive to to the low slung seating position and race car view over the bonnet.
New Sports exhaust and filter s...|
|Nightmare||Elise 2||It would appear that Lotus have finally learnt how to build a car which doesnt fall apart
|reinhard||Elise 72 Pero Kompressor 200|
|DanHCT||Elise and Birkin 7|
|Fulham71||Elise Exige and Evora|
|smallben||elise gt1||the best car in the world|
|rick111s||elise honda||Honda conversion by Maidstone Sports Cars. NA 210bhp.|
|Big Tau||Elise II||Fun car, wicked in the wet ! Going back to the excess power of the TVR though.|
|Gino A||Elise mark 1||Fun but poor quality build.|
|Gino A||Elise mark 2||Fun and looked good but poor build quality and too flawed for the price. Never felt as good as the mark 1.|
|higgy||Elise mk 1|
|nutbehinddawheel||Elise mk 1|
|sday12||Elise Mk I|
|dapearson||Elise Mk1||Great fun.
Amazing grip in the dry. An understeering mess in the wet. Plus the alloy discs would get water on them and simply not work without brake-testing first.
Felt like it was about to cost...|
|Elise FourtyNine||Elise Mk1|
|Magic Merlin||Elise mk1||Best drivers car bar none.|
|stinger||Elise Mk1||Azure Blue Mk1 Elise. Great fun as long as you don't mind having a shower whilst driving in the rain.|
|turboguru||Elise MK1||It was okay but kept going wrong so I sold her after 12 months. Still helped me pull at times ;-)|
|TVR-to-911||Elise Mk1||Although i loved it at the time, would not recommend getting the Mk1 nowadays. Buy the Mk2, you'll feel like you've bought something worth the money and you can drive it every day no problems. Great c...|
|GWC||Elise Mk1 X2 98/99||Hot car, temparature wise in the cabin, suspension prone to knocking due to worn bushes.
|mba||elise mk11||Not a good conversion unless you want to track it.|
|chouca||Elise MK2||so much fun do drive. Tested BMW Z3 M, Boxster, Honda S2000 and Lotus 340R before buying it. And it was the most fun to drive (except the 340R) with a little bit of boot space to make it usable.|
|Dr Evil||Elise Mk2||Sublime. Handling. Car. |
|higgy||Elise mk2||Currently drive lotus Elise s2 135 sport. Definite improvement on the s1 mine used to leak like a sieve in the rain and cook you up in the sun.(hot door)new one doesn't
|jamesmac||Elise Mk2||Looks stunning, handling is spot-on, great for track-days, every day use. Loads of scope for tunning. Well worth the expense.|
|scouse||elise mk2||i purchased my elise new from chris neils as a treat for myself.(i am in the navy and away a lot!)This car is amazing and suprisingly practical.i attend the odd trackday in her but nothing too outrage...|
|Suthers||Elise mk2||Best fun, track day car for £12k, desperatly needs an LSD and more power would be useful. |
|TVR-to-911||Elise Mk2||Cracking car, really made me appreciate sports cars and what they can offer. Used daily with no problems at all...more reliable than my old Ford Puma:) Highly recommend for people on a budget who want...|
|gereon||Elise MKI||you can see my car at http://www.lotus-elise.tk|
|bert||elise MkII||standard version
alu windowwinders and handbrake
JVC car radio (blue led display)
Hurricane induction kit
|malbon||Elise Motorsport||Totally Unique Motorsport Bodied Lotus Elise. Lots of mods on this famous car. Its the Laser Blue car that you see on www.eliseparts.com that looks like an Exige.
v.loud, v.hardcore and soon to h...|
|Andyt25||Elise mrk1||Mettalic gray with red leather.|
|ChrisG C2S||Elise R|
|Noe||Elise R||After having a lotus elise when they first came out and whilst having a larger 4x4 want an easy to run open car - so picked up new Lotus Elise R with modifications done including exhaust, engine int...|
|terryb||Elise R||Great car to drive for short distances, but made a grave mistake - never buy a brand new Lotus. The quality control is not great at all - kind of expect more from a £30k+ car. But was lots of fun - ...|
|worldwidewebs||Elise R||Fitted 2bular exhaust, Sinclaire Motorsport remap and geo by Guglielmi Motorsport. Totally transformed from the factory car|
|666mrb||Elise Race Tech|
|Ryo||Elise race tech|
|allyt||Elise S||Good fun, lacking in power....... leaked !!|
|AmpLtd||Elise S1||Come back!!!!|
|atl||Elise S1||Love it!|
|AVeryNaughtyBoy||Elise S1||On the way back from Le Mans got talking about these so got home, took a graduate loan and bought one.
Really, really, really good. Did not own it for long but did 10k so knew it inside out.
|blot||Elise S1||Was the wife's car but enjoyed abusing it occasionally at Elvington|
|Boggy||Elise S1||My first Lotus and very nearly my last! 80 Mph into a high curb didn't really do it to much justice (or me) had to sell it onto a Lotus dealer who said "Leave these thing's to the professionals" Ho ! ...|
|Buster44||Elise S1||Another Elise!!
Norfolk mustard S1 with black Sport 160 wheels.
Mods include Nitrons, SS exhaust, Carbon ITG induction kit, braided hoses, quickshift and gearlinkage kit.|
|Chimjunkie||Elise S1||Bloody quick and handles like a go kart. Not much on the road quicker than this and more fun to drive :)|
|Cogcog||Elise S1||Oh yes!|
|crusty cobb||Elise S1 ||Type 49 colours white gold red
Bell and Covill car
4 point harness
Colour dash iserts
Colour door inserts
Alli widow winders gear knob and gate
Carpets to match
Everythig 111s spec wheels etc e...|
|dansheerin||Elise S1||Tuned up standard S1 (165bhp) with sports suspension (Car is lowered), and black motorsport wheels.
Full suede interior.|
|davy||Elise S1 |
|e92330imsport||Elise S1||Best car I have ever owned, sad to sell
Ruby Red metallic tan hood, mag leather
Sold after 8 months old sold to a dealer and still made a profit of £1500
Thinking of getting another for weekends|
|edgar||Elise S1||DVA modified engine|
|emenel||Elise S1||Sports exhaust, K&N Induction.
Azure blue with Magnolia leather.
Bought from Scott at Bell & Colvill. Great bloke, great dealer, great car.
Domestic crisis meant she had to go.|
|fentuz||Elise S1||Best car i ever driven! Great on track!|
|fiveoclockhero1||Elise S1||Motorsport bodykit, Renault Liquid Yellow|
|gfoz||Elise S1||At last - an Elise - it's only taken me two agonising years of saving!|
|Granturismo Dan||Elise S1|
|grays||Elise S1||Elise handling - check
200 bhp - check
Big smiles - check|
|Ikemi||Elise S1||It's just ... RAH! =D
Kitted out with Bilstein suspension, Janspeed sports exhaust, de-cat pipe, drilled discs all round and Pagid fast road pads.|
|j19mills||Elise S1||Dark blue s1 elise bought new and now covered over 94,000 miles. Love this car to bits|
|J4mes C||Elise S1||Ever since Lotus introduced the Elise I have dreamed of owning one. Now I do, and it is bloody fantastic! Whenever I drive it I cannot stop grinning. Excellent car.|
|JAZ 34||Elise S1|
|JimboM3||Elise S1||Still being built!|
|Kobra||Elise S1||Azure Blue. Front end fibreglass cracked. Technically sound.
I have great plans for her! Including a 2.0 litre turbo engine, tweaked to produce around 300 bhp. I also intend to respray the car whit...|
|koen0373||Elise S1||Fell in love with the Elise immediatly after it was first shown. My car is nr 0373 New Aluminium. Currently running with a Honda engine. |
|L100NYY||Elise S1 ||Quickshift
|lotustuart||Elise S1||My first Elise. And what a beautiful car it was too. Although a std engine, if you don`t include the Hurricane and Janspeed Exhauast, I could keep up with much more powerful cars including S2 Exiges...|
|Mark Benson||Elise S1||It's fast, it's nimble and it breaks down a lot.
At 30k miles it's lost compression on 2 cylinders so it's refresh time (the polite way of saying it needs a strip down and rebuild but didn't fail c...|
|MATT SPY||Elise S1||Great car of it's time, but nothing compared to my next car which was the Exige S1.|
|MilesForrest||Elise S1||50k Miles and still going well - feels like new. Bit less refined compaired to the S2|
|moribund||Elise S1||Wanted one for ages. One owner car that's a little rough around some of the edges but fantastic to drive.
Smoothing off those edges could cost me dear as time goes by though...|
|Mr Overheads||Elise S1|
|mrbennybennett||Elise S1||After running around in hot hatches since my 17th Birthday it was time to upgrade to something a bit more grown up. Bought the car from Murray Motors in Edinburgh - Nautilius Blue S1 Elise with 111s w...|
|Mystic Slippers||elise s1||A cheap to run fun car,a bit like a mini le mans car.|
|num2uk||Elise S1||Now sold :-(
The more I spend with this car the more it's getting underneath my skin. All the reviews I've read about this car talk up how communicative the car is and how the steering feel is the ...|
|paf291x||elise s1||fantastic all round car with over 40mpg and enough performance to live with supercars around the circuits !!|
|Paul1982||Elise S1||Great fun, and looks fab!!|
|pdaccus||Elise S1||Good fun, but underpowered|
|PeterMayhew||Elise S1||Replacement for the stolen one!|
|planenut||Elise S1||Its yellow. Have replaced the suspension with S2 upgrade and poly bushes. New aeroquip brake hoses, discs and pads. Replaced original exhaust with stainless Blue Flame unit. Done a few other cosmetic ...|
|poptosis||Elise S1||At last, a proper car :yes:|
|Red Firecracker||Elise S1||Rather amusing, to say the least.
Does tend to get driven rather than cleaned.|
|Rogue S1||Elise S1||Had someone told us of the fun we'd have with the Elise when we purchased this fantastic racing car we'd never have believed it.
Great investment and still the pleasure continues.
Thank you Lotus.|
|rustybkts||Elise S1||See it on www.evalbum.com/1454|
|sdio||Elise S1||For special use only and when in the correct mood|
|Secret Squirrel||Elise S1|
|sharm||Elise S1||Minister 160 (really 150-ish) conversion from Bell & Colvill with EBD 4-2-1 manifold, silenced CRP and Raceline exhaust.
Killed by me May 2002 :-((|
|skint_driver||Elise S1||My partner is lamenting me getting rid of a practical car like the MR2.
I'm having fun though.|
|stewartbarrow||Elise S1||Ultimate track day car with 190 Motorsport engine close ratio straight cut box koni dampers and updated brakes but still looks standard - apart from the slightly larger wheels !! Will give most Caterh...|
|Stu Hill||Elise S1|
|The Bandit||Elise S1 |
|The Seer||Elise S1||Finally got the cash to buy something which was a project for something REALLY fast.
Purchased an Elise S1 in Norfolk Mustard Yellow with the intention of having the Audi engine conversion. Decide...|
|Thepetrolhead||Elise S1||Highly recommended, back to basics sports car. Very difficult to find mint S1's now, looked at about twenty cars before buying this one. Lots of rubbish out there! I found the garages were the biggest...|
|email@example.com||Elise S1||one of the last s1 elises sold in germany. |
|TrevorH||Elise S1||Purchased from Adrian Blyth in August 2002.
Now fitted with S2 dampers, S2 rear spings and VX220 front springs, EBC discs and SBS on rear, ally-belled discs with pagids on front. S160 air intake with...|
|tyronbarrett||Elise S1||My first foray into proper sports cars. Started out as a standard 118bhp S1, then sent to Lotus in August 1999 for a Sport 190 conversion. Mad car, extremely quick, extremely unreliable and extreme fo...|
|Sicob||Elise S1 (Type R) Gulf||Gulf Colours with Honda Type R engine amongst a whole lot of other mods! £35k spent on mods!
Honda Type R K20A engine and 6 spd box
Widenened Rear ...|
|JohnRiley||Elise S1 111S|
|PJLarge||Elise S1 111S||Spice Yellow Elise 111S. Bought from Bell & Colvill with only 10000 miles on it. With hardtop and headlamp protectors. Roll on Summer!|
|marksm||Elise S1 135 sport|
|f1colin||Elise S1 160||Excellent - sweet handler, fun and sharp - wife hated this one as well!|
|S Works||Elise S1 Sport 135+ ||It's a bit more than a 135 really...
VHPD head & PTP cams,
Emerald + 174bhp map,
Autoteknix Cold Air Box,
|Chris-A||Elise S1 Sport 160|
|S Works||Elise S1 Type '79 Special Ed.||http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=viewall&albumID=326456218
:hehe: :D :driving:
Well, El Beast was a great little car. My first Lotus, a stunning special edition, a...|
|9000rpm||Elise S2||Brilliant fun, was my only car and used for everything in any weather. shame I only had it for a year|
|adiesnash7||Elise S2||I ordered this amazing beauty from the factory to my own specification to include the aircon/heating option and alcantara seats, door panels and dash. I chose Ardent Red as it really shows off the ca...|
|andywaterfall||Elise S2 |
|Anthony J||Elise S2||Titanium colour last of the Rover 'K' engines.
We enjoy the car and have a lot of fun in it.
Standard Elise, no modifications....(yet)|
|ArnieVXR||Elise S2||Nicer than the S1. CAT-D, so cheap with 1500-miles on it. Brother-in-law pestered me into selling it to him after less than a week's ownership.
Last I know it was written off again.|
|Biljasp||Elise S2||Excellent drive, still has the feedback and speed but now comes with added refinement and better build quality|
|bogie||Elise S2 ||awesome supercharged rollerskate :)
Honda K20A Supercharged, LW flywheel, upgraded clutch, baffled sump, 6 speed Honda box, quickshift, Big Stereo,Ally tat, tints, Autostyle rear diffuser, Snooper ...|
|Bombjack||Elise S2||Sold the Corrado to get this, essentially on the strength of the Autocar road test of all things. Picking it up from Strattons was my first time driving an Elise, and I've had one ever since. The sens...|
|braddersm3||Elise S2||better than previous 111R as a road car and noticably quicker than previously owned S1.|
|Carlo356||Elise S2||Kit PTP 140 + ITG + Janspeed|
|cfoster||Elise S2||Super little car, Unfortunatly I just had a spout of bad luck with it.
Some Dick head decided to send it to the big scrap Heap in the sky after he pulled out on me.
|Chris Y||Elise S2||Car is standard other than I have had a Larini exhaust system fitted. It's not subtle!
Ardent Red with black wheels.|
|chuffnuts||Elise S2||Its GORGEOUS :-)|
|Concerned cat||Elise S2|
|DanH||Elise S2||Needs some fettling, after all who leaves an Elise stock. Without a sports exhaust these sound like sewing machines :(
Fitted B&C sports exhaust+ITG airbox. Sounds great now, without ...|
|daveadamson||Elise S2||Superb car, maybe a few more horses would not of gone a miss, Sun is shinning today so blast at dinner - the perfect summer blast car!!!!|
|daz_rb20||Elise S2||A fantastic car, great on the track and dry roads, always a pleasure to drive|
|dbates||Elise S2||Cobalt Blue Sports Tourer|
|donna180||Elise S2 |
|e92330imsport||Elise S2||Calypso Red
Corbeau Race Seats
|Eric_Cartman||Elise S2||Pure british sports car; really fun to drive|
|fletch2306||Elise S2||Gone to car heaven after a lorry took a disliking to it.|
|GeoffAC||Elise S2|| Much said about Lotus and most is true; 25mph feels like 40 it’s noisy & uncomfortable. No point in having the CD player on, as you can’t hear it unless stopped. Sure it would be lethal in crash, the...|
|gfisher||Elise S2||Car: Drives like a dream
Owner: Has permanent grin|
|glugcom||elise s2||Best handling car I have owned and that includes the Skyline Gtr|
|Grubbster||Elise S2||Wife's trinket|
|GT Two||Elise S2|
|jb111s||Elise S2||With B&C sports exhaust to annoy the neighbours.|
|jimbo253||Elise S2 ||Awesome little car. Used as my daily driver and weekend toy.|
|Jobbo||Elise S2||Brilliant car, shoddy dealer. Being ripped off over the price of a 'free' first service didn't endear me. Also, when they (temporarily) fixed a problem with the driver's window, they failed to notic...|
|jrig||Elise S2||Ruby red with magnolia leather.
Just fitted Lotus sports exhaust.
Bit pricey but makes good noise.
|kevinleesmith||Elise S2||Brilliant. At last a car that I can drive rather than just sit on!
I've got used to the power now so I want mooooooorrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeee!|
|kf1||elise s2||just bought it last year from wilsons - great engine very loud !!!! great on trips but tiresome on long journeys !
its ice blue with black oz wheels on yokohamas|
|Maldini35||Elise S2||Lovely car. Just enough power. Would love another.|
|MilesForrest||Elise S2||The supercharger makes a great car fantastic :)|
|MiniS||Elise S2||The best yet....|
|MJK 24||Elise S2||Love it!
Took a while to 'bond' but now I've got the Elise thing, I'm hooked.
Not too expensive to run and good on petrol.
Think I'll be keeping it for a long time.|
|nickaddison||Elise S2||Surprisingly useable as an everyday car - seats, although less padded, are much more comfortable than my old 3 series BMW. Just don't try carrying anything too big|
|NoGutsNoGlory||Elise S2||Love this car|
|nothing to see h||Elise S2||Brilliant car on Nitrons - could do with more power - I have a stack of parts from DVA to go on this winter - hope to get to c. 190 bhp
Will report back!|
|Olivier||Elise S2||Nice and troublefree - so far|
|optimistique1||Elise S2||WOW - Super cool car and looks GREAT.
|outdoormax||elise S2||I still miss it, I loved it!|
|PhilJames||Elise S2||It was maintenance free and I was lucky the Euro/£ exchange rate changed, which meant that values rose as Europeans were buying up the lower end of the market. Now it lives in Germany.
|Posh Porsche||Elise S2||What can I say, a superb car to drive, great fun, very sad to see it go. It now resides in Hockenheim, Germany.|
|R55CO A||Elise S2||Fantastic car to drive the upgrade takes it to a new level worth every penny!!!
It's going to be a sad day when it goes as it's up for sale!|
|RICHARDL||ELISE S2||great fun to drive, find myself going the VERY long way round on what would normally be a short trip. Any excuse!|
|Road Pest||Elise S2||First Lotus, never looked back...|
|rob.e||Elise S2||Bog standard 120bhp K-series car with short roof, black wheels. One of the very last K-series cars.
Only ran this for 6 months, but sold it for 400 quid more than i bought it for, which was nice. ...|
|Russell Mc||Elise S2|
|SABARRAS||Elise S2||One of the first S2's in France, Black with black interior, red alcantara race tech seats. Named "Black bitch"
Fitted ITG induction kit and made to measure Spintech Mufflers silencer.
|sexgodsid||ELISE S2||Mines a silver Elise S2 Sport 135 which I bought 3 yesrs ago ... and have been driving home the long way ever since !!|
|sharm||Elise S2||Number 21 of 50.
The c/r box is an improvement on the old car. Took a while to get used to it but after some driver training and the Andrew Walsh geo (done at Sinclaire's) she was sweet to drive.
|Snapper7||Elise S2||Great Car and very reliable, I most say it is a far better car than the brand now Caterham Superlight Caterham I had built. Fantastic Tourer.|
|someli||elise s2||Yes,I would recommend the Elise S2 but in my opinion, the Elise S1 handled better.|
|TEE||Elise S2||I wish it went faster...|
|The Tramp||Elise S2|
|tomvcarter||Elise S2||Serious fun, amazing on country roads.
Not fun on the Motorway as its too loud ove 80mph.
Overtaken by M cars hurt...|
|twills||Elise S2||This is my first elise and I love it.
It is used every day to go to work in.
|tyronbarrett||Elise S2||Nursed my head-wounds better and decided to have another Lotus, perhaps driving it a little more carefully this time.
This one's an excellent improvement on S1, better build quality and trim level....|
|VictorMizer||Elise S2||Now with a (much needed) Larini Club Sport exhaust...|
|wezo||Elise s2||Enjoyed every minute, but she has now gone, will be sorely missed and she never let me down.|
|wongy||Elise S2||I killed it...|
|Zebede29||Elise S2||Stunning to drive and the day-to-day-liveable spec coupled with loads of torque right through the rev range mean a car that I would actually have used every day if it weren't for my work demo Passat!
|Deano84||Elise S2 (Sports Tourer)|
|Loafing Wafu||Elise S2 - Audi S3 Converted||Originally the car was a 111S – with leather, central locking, electric windows, acoustically lined sort top all as standard, all of which remain.
The Audi “BAM” 1.8 Turbo was fitted in 2007, when ...|
|Loafing Wafu||Elise S2 - Honda SC Converted||My 3rd Elise! And this is every much as special as the Audi powered one I killed.
Thanks to the payout from Chaucer insurance I've been able to get this straight away, and I've been incredibly luc...|
|Erikmex||Elise S2 111S||Great grip, turn in, very chuckable but too light at the front end...used to lock up far too easily...had to dial out understeer with some suspension/geo. settings....good track car but didnt suit my ...|
|F355GTS||Elise S2 111S|
|hbaumhardt||Elise S2 111s||Track-tastic.|
|Loafing Wafu||Elise S2 111S||My first Elise. Had to wait until my 25th birthday to pick it up as I couldn't get any sort of reasonable insurance before this.
It was a standard S2 111S which was just over 2 years old. Should ...|
|mj9||Elise S2 111s|
|SIMONTT||Elise S2 111S |
|tomahawk||Elise S2 135|
|S Works||Elise S2 220R (Honda Conversion)||MSC / Link-Up N/A Honda Conversion
MSC S/S Sports Exhaust
Black OZ Motorsport Wheels
Nitrons with 400/550 springs
|Leggy||Elise S2 SC||Hopefully will satisfy the short comings of my previous S1.
Tons more poke at higher speeds.
|td100||Elise S2 Sport 190|
|millsa||Elise S2 Sports Tourer||As standard except Bell & Colvill Sports Exhaust|
|Charisma||Elise S2 Sprts Tourer||Fitted with Janspeed Stainless Steel sports exhaust from new.
|nirv||Elise S2 ST||Elise S2 Sports Tourer in Ruby Red, completely standard at the moment.|
|Stoose||Elise S2 ST||I have had a couple of problems when I picked the car up. The Car stalled when idle, and The locks siezed up. I took it back to the dealers and they sorted both the problems out straight away. I al...|
|Sicob||Elise S2 Supercharged||All around motoring perfection!|
|geda01||Elise S2 type 25|
|mj01||Elise s2 Type 49|
|EK993||Elise SC||Wanted something as a weekend only toy. Seems to fit the bill perfectly!
Feb '10 - Now sold as have moved to US. Truly fantastic car, everyone should own an Elise once in their life.|
|LRGS2||Elise SC ||Forge Motorsport Stage 2 Sports Exhaust
|Mr Noble||Elise SC||Burnt Orange - sport pack - Ohlins - Harnesses - A048s. Nice!!|
|edo111s||Elise SC black|
|S Works||Elise Series 1 Sport 160S||F***ing brilliant!!! :hehe:|
|Bencolem||Elise Sport 135||Quicksilver with black and red alcantara.
In retrospect, I bought the wrong car. On the right road in the right weather on the right day this car was perfection, sheer perfection and has given me t...|
|MadMark981||Elise Sport 135|
|MBH||Elise Sport 135 MK1||Fantabulous|
|Elliott_3R||Elise Sport 135R||Loved it. One of my favourite cars. Entertaining and great value. Lived up to the old Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious, but I forgave it every time. :D|
|Abe Froman||Elise Sport 160||Character by the bucket load. Unique tick over sound, brilliant handling - I've replaced the LSS with Nitron 46's. Complete suspension refresh...more as it happens.|
|bertie||Elise Sport 160|
|brogenville||ELise Sport 160||Not very practical, but then there's little else like it. Brilliant, just brilliant.|
|Craig||Elise Sport 160||A great little car. Looks absolutely fantastic, expecially in black! The best looking Elise made.
Pretty hard ride but pays dividends on the track.
Amazing steering and cornering ability.
|EddieFelson||Elise Sport 160||SOLD SOLD SOLD ... hmmm what next?
A character isn't a phrase that fully describes an Lotus Elise Sport 160. It's a pig to drive at low speed, it fights you every step of the way under 3k rpm. You ...|
|Jimbob71||Elise Sport 160||Greatest variant, all the bits you want. Looks great in black (although a pain to keep clean). Few mods to make it quicker. Occasionally a pain but overall still love it after 3 years.|
|kill_zippy||Elise Sport 160||What a step up from the Standard. Scarily low, and uncomprimisingly fast! Much trickier to stay on cam.|
|kiwikid||Elise Sport 160||Everything I expected still getting used to it need more track time|
|KpBarker||Elise sport 160||Scandel green sport 160
good fun to drive both on and off the track.
|Mark A||Elise Sport 160|
|Moospeed||Elise Sport 160||Lumpy idle is either 'dumper truck' or 'old-fashioned highly tuned' depending on point of view.
Tweakery so far;
Tyres - Yoko Neova LTS compound
ITG Maxogen (due a clean and oil)
|R0v1n||Elise Sport 160|
|Rob_T||Elise Sport 160||only kept for about a week as 3 days after i bought it i test drove a sagaris by mistake.... |
|ScoobyDoobie||Elise Sport 160||Again an amazing car....but uncompromising...a track tool, quite simply stunning on the track. Took 160 to Le Mans in 2002, loved it.|
|tom_burnley||Elise Sport 160||hahahahhahaha
haven't stopped lauging since I bought it - specially round corners
It does get jealous and fail to start every time my wife gets in..... hahah...|
|RobP||Elise Sport 160 (TT230)||Turbo Technics supercharger delivers completely lag free linear acceleration. 230bhp in a 750kg car gives 0-60in 4.2sec and 0-100 in 11.5.
Engine runs with lower compression and lower temp than stand...|
|duggan||Elise Sport 190|
|Spinner||Elise Sport 190|
|W022A||Elise Sport-135||This car rocks!|
|Andyt25||Elise Sport160||Scandall Green the only colour to have 160 in...lovely know as the Toxic Frog.
The one I was sad to see go....gave the biggest smile of any Lotus I've had.|
|ChrisWann||Elise Sport160s||Best thing ever, Sounds, Smells, Handles like a racing car!
Although i wish it was a bit faster!|
|Mr Overheads||Elise Sports Racer|
|slamm||Elise Sports Racer||Car is due in imminently and to say I'm waiting with anticipation is an understatement.
The car is a beauty and is being fitted with a Pipercrosss induction kit and Stage 1 exhaust. Let's get thos...|
|akd||Elise Sports Tourer||Great fun, now I have been on the Lotus Skills 1 am just beginning to explore the cars performance.|
|zircom||Elise Sports Tourer|
|Phil R||Elise Super 140||No Problems so far
The engine note on the sports exhaust gets fruitier by the year
Fitted carpets Feb 2002 due to lots of motorway commute miles and ringing ears|
|Buster44||Elise TT190||Brilliant car but needed something a tad more practical.|
|reinhard||Elise Turbo 210||totally crashed in June 2001.|
|Atomic Joe||Elise Type 25 (111S)|
|Leogasp||Elise type 49|
|martynewton||Elise Type 49||Fantastic Car, loved every minute of it... Until that is I was backwards in a hedge! That will be a write off!
Got another 49er, happy days!!|
|Davvron||Elise Type 72|
|Andyt25||Elise Type25||LRG AND yellow with ruby red leather. Number 15 of 50. Sports exhaust.|
|FNG||Elise VHPD||Ex-hillclimb car with Exige engine and gearbox from an ex-Autobytel race car, and many many other mods.
Never really used it, just tinkered and repaired and then ran out of money and sold it on.
|tony993||Elise x 2|
|praddish||Elise, S2, 111s|
|D4V KC||Elise, Series 1, 111S||Loved it, metalic Yellow, close ratio box, sports suspension. Braided brake hoses and EBC greenstuff pads. Brook Kensington sports exhaust and K&N 57i induction kit and De-Cat. Did a Goodwood track da...|
|D4V KC||Elise, Series 2, 111S||It's Aubegine which is fairly rare, it gets a lot of attention. It goes like stink, has a Janspeed sports exhaust and K&N induction Kit. Will soon get some Green Stuff EBC Brake pads all round and bri...|
|XPLOD||Elise2||Racetech Spec. Silver Metallic.|
|Andy504||Elite||Pure 70's exotica, made in England. This is the car for Joe 90, UFO and Captain Scarlet fans. It certainly makes people look twice and when its working it handles fantastically. But, like so much from...|
|awilliams||Elite ||I have only recently got the car, it was given to me as a present.|
|escort777||Elite||Climax FWE Engine - MGA Box only mod was twin Webers rather than the Twin SU's - otherwise completely original. Raced in Europe until its permanent return to the UK during the last 5 years,
|garciasierra||Elite||Now sold to a Hungarian collector!|
|gemmaic||Elite||In the process of a rebuild - May 2003|
|Green Elite||Elite||This one is a Very long term project and has been in my family for 25 years.
One day she'll rise again, probably during the next ice age in hell!!!|
|Gus265||Elite||Its a Lotus! And it works|
|Johny English||Elite||For sale now due to other projects.|
|mervyns||Elite||In the process of restoration|
|Paula&Marcus||Elite||Elite is great ! Everybody should have one !|
|pbharcourt||Elite||I cant say a lot about this old girl as I haven't driven it yet but I did have an Elite before and greatly enjoyed it as a drivers car (and I could put the kids in the back!).
This is one of the last...|
|smgEsprit||Elite||Project waiting to be restored...|
|uab62||Elite||Great drive, and four proper seats.|
|Voodoo13||Elite||Small but quick in it's day|
|WallabyGuy||Elite||It is a unreliable car relative to a Mazda or toyota but It was a great alternative to a econobox commuter and can be made more reliable with faithful maintence. The design grows on you and certaintl...|
is about right|
|Chad speed||Elite 501||Daily driver and family car at the time. Pistachio green paint and tan velvet interior such a child of its time. Beautiful handling and excellent GRP body without crazing but mechanics a bit fragile|
|Peege||Elite 501||Rubbish car. Spent a fortune on it and lost a lot of money when I sold it.|
|simonelite501||Elite 501||The car was a complete bargain at a grand because the guy needed the cash to buy an Esprit S3,and who could blame him? It has had an awful lot of money spent on it since then, as you can see opposite,...|
|CK86||Elite 503||my little 'project' car|
|KenRitchie||Elite 503 S1 (M50)||# 75 08 0334 B
Originally L-07 yellow,
has been repainted red.
Black vinyl dash pad & console.
|Fixanything||Elite Type 75|
|PascalBuyens||eRise||On the trailer, the day I sold her...|
|oldpink||Espirit||Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious (LOTUS). I have had several problems but so far only minor (under a grand spent so far on repairs). The car looks and drives great - mistaken for a Ferrari regularly. I...|
|smth1011||esprint||cd player and 6 changer, new paint, new black interior, new tires and rims, just tuned up, no problems, tinted windows,|
|10 CYL||Esprit||no real issues, great car!|
|2 5HAN||Esprit||Loved this car to bits!!!
Despite two new Turbo's and a new engine it was awesome..
A car designed in 1979 that still looked the business and sounded awesome thanks to the removal of the cats and ba...|
|abrussich||Esprit||Only if you know how to turn wrenches, have a world of patience, and can call U.K. sources for parts. Be prepared, if it has not already been done, to replace manifold, both fuel cells, and stock clut...|
|adamk550||Esprit||Awesome V8 and brilliant handling|
|ally_t||Esprit||Very nice, Very fast, would reccomend to anyone as long as they are willing to pay the bills that ultimately come from owning a car like this. |
|Andymaserati||Esprit||Formerly owned by wedg1e, development of car can be viewed on www.wedgeneering.co.uk
and on wedg1es' profile
|Andyt25||Esprit||Midnight blue with Mag leather. Lovely car but running costs very high.|
|angry jock||Esprit||Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious. only kept it so long as a result of it always being in that garage. Snapped timing belts oil leaks and always running out of electricity! It was also looked after by t...|
|armynick||Esprit||Love it, worth the bloody expense!
|autocross7||Esprit||I have been a proud owner for three years now and I still love this car! I have done some work on the car, but it is original. I do suggest that any perspective owner know how to use a spanner or have...|
|Baron Von Alders||Esprit|
|bisgrove||Esprit||Now only track day use |
|blk86esprit||Esprit||Needs lots of work, mostly the interior.
|blueone||Esprit||Had a fire in 1998 and is still being repaired due to always being at work|
|britcarpercy||Esprit||Immaculate low mileage 3 owner car. Uprated with AP racing brakes, race suspension all round, rose jointed gear linkeage, straight through ss exhaust and various other bits and bobs. Has her moments a...|
|British Beef||Esprit||I love it, and Bond drove one. Its a classic, has sentimental value. I will probably never part with this car, current restoration will render it off the road for 6 months.
Driving it is always fun...|
|buddyr||esprit||2000 lotus v8 esprit toms river n.j.|
|C.Giles.T||ESPRIT||wow, everyone should have one! but not this one, its mine.|
|calorman||esprit||I have got to the age of 41 now but cant get sports cars out of my blood ( hope I never will). I became single again a few months ago and have no children, so I decided to remortage the house to get s...|
|caylpso||Esprit||Reconfigured wheels and ECM (red). High flow Garret Turbos with timer and Hipress Blow-offs. I have an unhealthy relationship with my car.|
|CCMDoc||Esprit||Amazing, simply amazing and I haven't even had a real chance to put it through its paces. Can't wait to get to the track - NHIS, Lime Rock and WGI - look out!|
|charlescrawley||Esprit||I miss my Esprit... :-(|
|chau||Esprit||1983 ' Special Edition #37 ' Lotus Turbo Esprit|
|chia9876||Esprit||Bought it in St. Louis, Missouri and drove it to Johnston, Rhode island in 1 weekend!|
|Corporatewhites||Esprit||At the time agreat car but looking a bit dated now.|
|country||esprit||i love the car,love the handeling,looks,and the interior.|
|couscous||Esprit||An absolute 'Corker' of a car, Owned this one, for a year and a half now and it's a delight to drive. At speed the car is very well balanced, even though there's a lot of weight at the back. This thou...|
|Crescent Fresh||Esprit||I love this car.|
|danny tattersall||esprit||excellent drivers car, but be prepared to spend lots of money on servicing and upkeep. This can largely be offset by the fact that the depreciation is very little when the cars get to this age|
|DAR223N||Esprit||Fantastic drivers car. Best car I have owned so far. Very expensive as you would expect to own and run. |
|Darryl V8||Esprit||Modified to enjoy|
|dave lowe||esprit||IF YOU HAVE TIME AND PATIENCE|
|davecolville||Esprit ||Lotus at their worst. Broke down repeatedly, wasn't that quick.|
|davecolville||Esprit||Lotus at their best. Fast, reliable & beautiful.|
|david lotus||esprit||providing you buy from sound dealer in my case paul matty and trust the history and look of the car|
|diablo_pete||Esprit||Beautiful metalic blue GT3 with black leather. Was lovely to drive. Just didn't excite me like a lambo though.|
|Dick Seaman||Esprit||Lovely car, BRG, Tan leather, air con and glass roof
Bit toppy to maintain and doesn't get out as much as it ought to.
Should sell it really, but know I'd regret it one day.
|Dodgey_Rog||Esprit||A toy for the UK.|
|Doors||Esprit||Looking to add a few things:
1) Oz split rims
2) 2002 rear light conversion
3) spoiler - maybe V8?|
|dubbs||Esprit||Great poise, handling and sheer presence. Crap gearbox was such a flaw I ended up hating it for it. Ate driveshafts for breakfast. Bond ambition was achieved! :-) By far the most exotic car I've o...|
|DVR||Esprit||My second .
The last Esprit build.
|english2||Esprit||Bought in UK from Derek Dean in Ruislip Gardens and kept in France on UK plates; maintained by DD and then Tony Kilburn of Garage Kilburn in Clamart.
The oil pump gave up the ghost once on the auto...|
|esprit066||Esprit||Makes you grin from ear to ear at 1 MPH, not so quick in a strait line but still superb through the curves,pedals/braking system could have done with a little more thought as very hard late braking/do...|
|esprit066||Esprit||23 Production cars built, arguably the most technically advanced super car of it's day,still stacks up with the current Supercar crowd particulaly in roadholding,still appreciably quicker than most,st...|
|fflyingdog||Esprit||Turbo popped May 2003 and again in July 2008.
ABS light (pressure switch)
Headlamp refused to go down(siezed motor spindle)
Clutch April 2008,Exhaust Manifold Sept 2008
|flowers||Esprit||1st Federal model inported into US.|
|flyboy6t9r||esprit||both went well but cramped and fragile |
|Gaffster||Esprit||I am meeting far too many people.
I feel like a bull in a china shop.
I fly for a living and can best compare this to flying the early Lears.
One wears the car and small inputs are essential.|
|GANJABABY||Esprit||1988 Esprit Turbo
TVR t350c ultra unique as compared to impressions.
And shapes look sharp. The brightness of the Interior.
-Comfortable tilt UP glass sunroof.
[Riding in the c...|
|Grease Monky||Esprit||Beautiful car, best at home in a museum or art gallery. (Where it would never be expected to move under it's own steam, and i use the word steam with experience)|
Still the Best Handling Car I have ever driven but engine doesn't sound wild enough and i really wanted a purple one.|
|higgins||Esprit||Have wanted to own and drive an Esprit since I was seven years old. Now living my childhood dream. Main issue with the Esprit is it is so wide that I have to push the car in and out of my garage. I ne...|
|hilly||Esprit ||Fitted with Audi 4.2l V8
6 speed Audi gearbox
VEMS engine management |
|Hunter T||Esprit||Bight red, great car|
|hythe||Esprit||My first car - loved it, but it nearly killed me in repair bills...|
|Ianeldy||Esprit||Nice car -- Midnight blue was the colour, with blue & tan interior.
A 264bhp chargecooled bucket of fun!
I picked the car up in the classifieds of Classic car mag - it hadnt been used for a whi...|
|Int'l Adventurer||Esprit||If your brother owns a Lotus spares company|
|jackal||esprit||the ex B'ham motorshow 1994 car, teh first one in azure blue with the 1995 spec of wood trim and bigger dials etc..
this was my dream car when i got it... i'll never forget picking it up, it was li...|
|jackettc||Esprit||Has an AP brake conversion (from SJ Sportscars, Devon, UK),which has transformed the car.|
|James dunk350i||esprit||be carefull though take some loooking after|
|James R||Esprit||It took me nearly a year to find a good Esprit, but it was worth the wait. I just can't make my mind up if I should go for the S4S or the V8 next|
|james280779||Esprit ||Custom respray (as usual)
Alloy tanks upgrade
New full belts service
Last owner 11 years only doing 16k miles in this time.
As new condition|
|Jason GT 650||Esprit|
|Jason GT 650||Esprit|
|jcb 260||esprit||Fantastic car but too expensive if things go wrong|
|jclark||Esprit||600 bhp V8 Giugiaro Esprit Project.. on-going
|JEsprit||Esprit||I don't know very much about my car yet. I picked it up last weekend and due to the weather, haven't really had much time to get to know it. It does appear to have been lovingly looked after and I a...|
|jimbob350ifhc||esprit||Always wanted one spent a small fortune|
|JimBurton||Esprit||Car running well since ECU replacement. List of things I want to get done though. Worst thing is first and second gear issues which threaten driving fun sometimes|
|judgea||esprit||87 HCI; strong, fast car, excellent handling. Only problems: clutch, alternator, ac compressor; use all synthetic oils.|
|justinbaker||Esprit||Lots of Trouble Usualy Serious. Spot on. Transaxle blew, ended up using a Citroen DS box, with the wrong ratio, lost the top end. Low slung Wedge, utterly fastastic design for the 70's Compare it with...|
|karluk29||ESPRIT||THIS IS THE MOST RELIABLE CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED IN MY LIFE, BETTER AND CHEAPER THAN ANY NORMAL SALOON CAR
!!!!NOW IN MATT GREY AND NEW LOOK!!!!|
|KellyW||Esprit||Its a fun car, but when I drove it the working hors to driving hours ratio was 3:1 at best!
I have an SHO V-6 engine waiting for it, researching the upgrade before committing to anything though.|
|Kev Read||Esprit ||Dream car! but kept going wrong! Still very fast and highly tunable, but make sure you get a good one or that you have deep pockets!|
|Kimbers34||Esprit ||Best car ever!|
|lambosprit||esprit||Poor car was an insurance economic write off after running into the back of another car.|
|lmarsala||Esprit||Fully prepaired for GT race circuits in the US.|
|Loose_Cannon||Esprit ||Since 1976 I have yearned for an Esprit; originally set out looking for an Immaculate S1/2, but after viewing the best examples in the country and realising I could sink another £6-9k in them plumped ...|
|lotusespritworld||Esprit ||see everything here:
|lotusrich||Esprit||Just learning the nuances of this fine automobile. My first British ride. I piece of automobile history.|
|lozza||Esprit||Good fun, but I spent a lot fixing it up and making it reliable.
Made the Le Mans trip twice without incident though!|
|machii||Esprit||Loads of upgrades done already with lots more planned. See Web Site for more details.|
|machii||Esprit||Great car but wanted a newer version.
Wrote it off in a big accident, which enabled me to buy my current beauty.|
|madmike||Esprit||All the prices below are in Britsih pounds, etc. I did the conversions, because I have way too much free time.
Here are the upgrades my car has had (mostly by the PO):
Turbo: TEC T3/T4 Turbo
|markw996||Esprit||Collected it on 3/8/13 from PureLotus in Harrogate. Currently making it as perfect as I can by fixing numerous little faults including cleaning up fuel sender unit & replacing the fuel vent pipes due ...|
|mike ring||esprit||fabulous car for the era|
|Mike.Griese||Esprit||Black over black and tan, interior has been refreshed with new carpet, headliner, V8 seats and redyed with leatherique. Exterior freshly repainted. Stripped to gelcoat, block sanded absolutely smoot...|
|Monza29||Esprit||This is my fourth Lotus and my second Esprit V8. Don't believe the hype about Lotus cars being unreliable, it's all down to the owners and how they treat them!
This car was purchased from Bell & C...|
|Monza29||Esprit||Esprit V8 in Titanium with red leather interior and sports exhaust.
Not enough research went into this vehicle before I purchased it. It had come to the dealer via an auction and subsequent resear...|
|mpv||Esprit||Very quick and great handling. Getting on a bit now though.|
|MPx||Esprit||Castle Combe 1:34|
|Mr Cerbera||Esprit||A very comfortable supercar. Brilliant engineering concept let down by boggit-andslogit finishing. Ownership eventually became unsupportable after too many instances of appalling servicing standards.
|Mr JP||Esprit||I've had this car a while now and I still love it, I don't think it will ever be for sale.|
|NEFOC||Esprit||First sports car I bought. Sold it in 98 for 4 years and managed to get it back. Just recommissioned and is my daily drive in the summer. Love it.|
|nickv8gt||Esprit||Amazing car, real purist motor vehicle , you actually have to drive the car not just sit back and let it do all the work... and by god is it fast!!!
Great bang for buck.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Esprit||A great Car - no problems - just quite expensive Tyres... |
|Pacman1972||Esprit||Absolutely amazing car
Have had it for nearly a year now, and it is by far the most satisfying car I have ever owned. Only two things let it down.
1. British Weather (Car spends too much time indoor...|
|Pappa Lurve||Esprit||Esprit number 3 having had an 88 turbo and a 99 V8 before this. IMHO it is the best of the Esprits being as it combines all the best qualities of the various derivatives of the Esprit.
|Pappa Lurve||Esprit||First real supercar. Fell in love with the looks, then realised just how much fun spanking a supercar is, and I only bought it cos I wanted to pose!|
|Patorlando||Esprit||Only real problem is check engine light has been on for 14,500 of the 15,000 miles on the car.|
|paulgray||Esprit||Been a race car for many years originally raced by Andy Reeves in HSCC Roadsports with several podiums and wins. Bought by John Dickson in 2009 and recommissioned over the next couple of years. Raced...|
|pettman||Esprit||car was converted to a Rover 3500 V8 engine by esprit development in 1993|
|PhilJames||Esprit||Cost about £6,000 to get it up to shape and a restoration; with decent cooling fans, the head rebuild, running gear overhaul, electrical upgrades, new induction, new bumpers, a full cam belt service a...|
|pickleGM||esprit||never ever buy one of these things - 9k on parts alone in 2 yrs and a waste of 1500 hrs of my life fixing it|
|pomoz||Esprit||bog standard car ... dpo not do many miles init so far .
Enjoy driving it |
|PompeyM3||Esprit||Always wanted one as a kid, Finally managed to buy one. Classic design.|
|rabidant||Esprit||Owned since 1990 32000 miles off the road for rebuild since 1992 nearly there!!!|
|rabidant||Esprit ||owned for 5 years great car highly recommended|
|RacerX||Esprit||SuperProduction racecar - 88 chassis, highly modified, 95 S4s engine/transmission, also modified - still under construction!|
|ralf wallner||Esprit||It´s the fifth Esprit and the one with the best conditions. After an 1990 SE / 1994 S4 / 1996 S4s / 1998 V8 Se i`m shure that this car will never be for sale!|
|rallyvi||Esprit||Fantastic if somewhat fragile car.
Looks fantastic and driving experience was brilliant although could do with more power. Need to be serviced regularly and build quality not the best, but what a car...|
|rallyvi||Esprit||TVR has gone and returned to Lotus owbership. V8 Esprit is a superb car, the power and the poise on the road is fantastic. Shame it doesn't make the noise of the TVR. |
|RAMIT||ESPRIT||This car is my dream come true!
|red-five||Esprit||The car I always promised myself!
Bought a basic non-turbo car as I didn't trust myself with anything more powerful, and because I was wary of the increased complexity of the forced induction model...|
|redesprits4s||Esprit||Expensive to run but aren't they all|
|rfoster||Esprit||The one car I always dreamed of owning. Complete pain in the ass but when it ran right, you couldn't beat it.|
|RickEsprit||Esprit||Quite simply the best Esprit varient|
Autopage RS-855 LCD Alarm
-Remote Start, Keyless Entry, Remote Hatch Release
Pioneer DEH-P860R CD/AM/FM/MP3 Head Unit
Pioneer TS-A1680S 4-Way 6.5" Speakers
Pioneer TS-G1047 2-Way 4" Spea...|
|rjjuge||Esprit||started my love...|
|Rob_T||Esprit||ahhh, mr bond. wanted one since the age of 7. purchased at the age of 25. sold a few months later. sometimes the dream is better than reality.|
|rockbotem75||Esprit||Beauttiful car inside and out i still find it stunning to look at 2 1/2 years after purchasing it. Its given me trouble to no end and its maintainance bill it into 5 figures since ive bought it but i ...|
|s4s1995||Esprit||ABS Pump,service, MOT etc £2500
New Clutch 69000 £1000
Bottom End rebuild £5100
Service inc chargecooler pump £490|
|Sandgroper||Esprit||Mkes a fantastic noise from the performance stainless exhaust, handles beautifully (as you would expect) reliable cars provided you use them regularly (no problem here in Oz)|
|sanj||Esprit||Mods include custom turbo, injectors, larger chargecooler, chip, OZ wheels, Stack tach/speedo, AP 4-pot calipers with 330mm rotors front, Brembo calipers and rotors from S4s rear.|
|SC500||Esprit||Its my dads motor which he wants me to get back on the road
The car looks like a turbo except there's no pannel gaps on the rear wing
and the engine is a lotus tuned n/a|
|ScottRUSA||Esprit||Great car to date, paid: 44,300 US and spent 8,000. to replace clutch & flywheen, brake pads, Schedule C, new belts and new alternator. I recently found about the '99 alternator design flaw (pressed ...|
|seesix||Esprit||first proper car :)|
|sew||Esprit||Beautiful car. Third Esprit and had no real big expense during ownership. Would definately have another one.
Azure blue with Fawn leather. |
|Skiing||Esprit||The dream car from when I was tiny, became a reality earlier this year - when I bought my calypso red Lotus Esprit S3. It is a beautiful, wide wedge of GRP, which is so low, that Ford Fiestas look lik...|
|smgEsprit||Esprit||Now written off :-(
Stripped down and lying in parts.
|smgEsprit||Esprit||Primary car when there is not too much snow and ice.
Few engine mods...|
|someli||esprit||No, I wouldn't recommend it! It was a beautiful car but far too unreliable.|
|splodge s4||Esprit||Bought the first one i saw, didnt do any research as i wanted one from an early age. I got away with it, apart from general running costs its been fine. Fitted the PNM engineering brake upgrade, huge ...|
|SPORT300||Esprit||For the moment 403BHP & 500Nm.
The very last Esprit V8 build, European version.
Black metallic paint, duotone leather interior.|
|squawk7700||Esprit||Deep purple almost black. Original owner must have wanted a Sport 350, couldn't find one, so had this one made to 350 specs (minus the alcantara seats, carbon fiber accents, and massive rear wing). |
|squawk7700||Esprit||What can I say. Had to have it. It is car #3 of 50. |
|St.Boniface||Esprit||Now has 51000 on speedo.New engine fitted on purchase at 21000 miles. Yes thats right 1st owner did 21000 miles in just over a year.Just fitted new discs and pads.Radiator recored.
2nd car but used m...|
|SteveRM||Esprit||2.2 4-pot with 300bhp. Arguably the best ever Esprit. Only sold as moved abroad.|
|superdave||Esprit||First Lotus. Not the colour I wanted (Norfork Mustard) but love it now. Paid below average price as interior was poor but exterior was perfect and had FSH. I've totally renovated the interior. Driving...|
|T0OkNYC72||esprit||After my m3,this is my favorite 4 cyl car.Currently has 28k miles.Had a choice between this or a Honda NSX.I chose the more rare car,NSX's are to narrow to look like a supercar,looks like a streched m...|
|TenBob||Esprit||I part-ex'd this car in 1999 for a Skyline. This motor scared me sh**less. Span it more times than I care to remember. No damage caused though... Weird. No engineer (even Lotus factory bloke) could fi...|
|th4neuk||Esprit||Owning this vehicle is a dream come True|
|The Pits||Esprit||Much quicker than the ferrari and fabulous steering but suffered from the cylinder lining problem that afflicts many.
Could have been more lovingly assembled.
Still a great looking car.
|The Pits||Esprit||Better built and more reliable than the V8 esprit. Fantastic memories of the 1990's and trips to the highlands in the days before speed cameras.
A much loved car until it got pinched in newcastle. ...|
|The T Boy||Esprit||Always wanted one of these and finally got one.
Fully lives up to expectations and drives like a mid 80's supercar should - heavy steering, noisy, terrified it's going to break but amazing fun.
|thorners2||Esprit||Surprisingly low running costs and very low depreciation. Fantastic performance and handling, light years ahead of anything else ever driven in terms of feel.
Very reliable, never let me down.
|TiminYorkshire||Esprit||Dad's really, but I get to drive it, a real hoot, the sharp eighties styling, bright red, pimping cream interior!
Can feel wide/low especially on some of the local Yorkshire roads. Has been to the ...|
|TJB69||Esprit||Fantastic car Stunning to look at.|
|tony9645||Esprit||My car is a 1997 GT3 in British Racing Metallic Green|
|toyroom||Esprit||An icon,symbol, representative, marvel, wonder, in fact an entire Thesaurus of superlatives.|
|tribeco||Esprit||I plan to do a frame-off restoration in the near future. I want to remove the additions and updates done by previous owners and restore it to the original design (exterior). I would like to make impro...|
|TurboV8||Esprit||Rocketship, 500 bhp enough said.|
|u769345||Esprit||My dream car - not a sensible purchase but then if I was looking for sense, I'd buy a second hand Toyota!|
|unity1||Esprit||Purchased in 1998 and kept the car standard until 2003. Now has Dual SS Sports exhaust, Hi flow filters, Modified Indicators, 2003 Rear lights, New Reflext Green/Gold Paint, refurb interior and GT3 W...|
|V8 FOU||Esprit||Bought as a low mileage car in Sept 2011 and just about to go on the road, after cam belts, service, overhaul suspension etc etc. Joys of owning a Lotus,eh?
Most amazing car ever. Period.
Sad that i...|
P.U.K. V8 Sport 500 hp Kit + Lotus sport exhaust, Blitz digital turbo timer|
|waghorri||Esprit||After a few years of saving and looking I found this low mileage GT3 Esprit with a V8 rear spolier. Full Lotus History and a great registration to go with it.|
|Wendy Law||Esprit||Lotus Esprit Series 1 (1976) Yellow. Green/orange interior. 4200 on the clock (genuine) New tyres front/rear. MOT for one year. Taxed for six months. One owner for the past twenty years.|