What are you dailying alongside your Lotus?

What are you dailying alongside your Lotus?

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wbnm

Original Poster:

53 posts

33 months

Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Hi all

Come next summer I should be in a position to be able to purchase an Elise S2 of some sort.

However, not wanting to put dead commuting miles on the car I'm expecting to have to buy another car to run daily. My preference would be some sort of hot hatch such as Clio 197, MK5 Golf GTI or simply keep the R56 Cooper S I have at the moment.

What are you guys running alongside your Lotus?

Will



Edited by wbnm on Wednesday 29th August 18:12

kambites

56,066 posts

160 months

Wednesday 29th August 2018
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My Elise is my daily in that I use it to commute. smile

The wife has an Octavia VRS which gets used for family duties, tip runs, etc. though.

wbnm

Original Poster:

53 posts

33 months

Wednesday 29th August 2018
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kambites said:
My Elise is my daily in that I use it to commute. smile

The wife has an Octavia VRS which gets used for family duties, tip runs, etc. though.
Nice. I like the VRS with the 2.0 TFSI, proper sleeper car!

Also just opened your profile and realised we work for the same company! With the roads around that office I'm not surprised you use your Elise to commute laugh


400SE Dave

1,207 posts

110 months

Wednesday 29th August 2018
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BMW 330e, saving the planet......apparently wink

Carbon offset against the Exige laughlaugh


CocoPops

416 posts

170 months

Wednesday 29th August 2018
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Mk7.5 GTI
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Mark B

1,591 posts

204 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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I daily'd the Elise for several years, but now have a BMW Touring for load/family/dog/commute/business duties.



Composite Guru

1,738 posts

142 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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After having Nissan lease cars for the last 5 years I went out and bought a new Volvo V40 R Design Pro T3 with the new Volvo 2 litre petrol engine.
It’s the complete opposite to the Elise as it has all the toys. Comfy on long journeys too.
Loving it.
I don’t feel the need to have 2 performance cars so this is a good balance I think.


Edited by Composite Guru on Friday 31st August 14:36

kiethton

10,588 posts

119 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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I’m a city worker so run the cheapest, emissions compliant, motorbike I can for the commute, currently a ‘11 Honda CBF600 with 55k miles bought from a salvage yard for <£1k. This is partially so I don’t care when it gets bashed about in on street parking or care less when it’s eventually stolen (TPO only cover I can get).

My fiancé dailies an auto 5dr M135i too which covers off the practical car element. She did “have” to change from her old Scirocco when I got the Exige as o sold our old practical car (E39 540i)

Darryl247W

290 posts

62 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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BMW 320D in E92 form. Perfectly adequate in every way for my 60 mile a day commute, but devoid of involvement. I respect it, but don't love it.
A year ago, my daily was a 10-year old MX-5 NC with MeisterR coil-overs. Choice of MX-5 or Elise for the commute was a no lose choice.

Mr E

18,429 posts

198 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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A leaf and an E-class.

RTB

6,896 posts

197 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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Subaru Forester 2.5 xt and a mk6 Fiesta ST to go with my Exige S2. For 6 years I just used my S2 everyday (had a BMW 530 for family duties).

giveitfish

3,151 posts

153 months

Thursday 30th August 2018
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I ran a Scirocco 2.0 TSI - was a great car in its own right, very good daily but different enough that it was still a treat to get in the Elise.

Now just have the Evora for everything, it’s carried flat-pack furniture and everything lol

DaveGB

1,649 posts

120 months

Friday 31st August 2018
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Golf GTD DSG . Just sit back and cruise

TheAlastair34

183 posts

67 months

Friday 31st August 2018
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Went through a load of cars as they were all boring

Ended up with a Mini Clubman JCW R55 shape its great fun and cheap to run

Bruggy

109 posts

127 months

Friday 31st August 2018
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Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40

Venisonpie

225 posts

21 months

Saturday 1st September 2018
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Don't need a daily as I commute on the tube however practical car duties covered here. https://www.zipcar.co.uk/

shirt

18,746 posts

140 months

Saturday 1st September 2018
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Disco 3 V8. Wafty in summer trim on OEM tyres, less wafty but more capable in winter on BFG shod 18” compomotives. Tows well too.

marclurr

2 posts

14 months

Sunday 2nd September 2018
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Royal Enfield Classic 500 for me.


I don't like 'normal' things smile

lj04

209 posts

130 months

Monday 3rd September 2018
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Have used an elise daily for 15 years. No dead miles, sometimes takes longer to get home due to detours for fun.

itcaptainslow

2,177 posts

75 months

Monday 3rd September 2018
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A Nissan Micra.

Don't shoot me, it's the 160SR and is actually a proper little ball of fun. Reliable, 44mpg when driven carefully, has a surprising turn of pace and handles well, especially lowered on Eibach springs.

Perfect daily to keep the miles/wear off the Elise. Makes every trip out in the Lotus feel more special.