S1 elise ceramic brakes...

S1 elise ceramic brakes...

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GT03ROB

10,736 posts

188 months

Sunday 4th April 2010
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Syd knee said:
mrdexter said:
mmc were fitted to some R reg cars ...mine had 12750 miles and was as new when i bought it for £12500 ... i test drove an s2 so assuming you re right i must have owned it from 2000 to 2004 or there abouts...
Bullst
Which bit? smile been hard to tell with Dex!

TIPPER

2,955 posts

186 months

Sunday 4th April 2010
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bordseye said:
mrdexter said:
you ve all been really helpful ...

i dont mind being called a troll, nor the implication of my ignorance due to my poor spelling and grammar (probably due to the fact i've lived in several countries and speak several languages,none of which were taught at school which cost a packet in its day)...

enlightened, i now know i will not get the facts from a forum but the best help has been my deciding on a bright colour for the new car so i'm seen and safe, rather than the less conspicuous dark colours which suits my nature...

A genuine thanks for all you re input


Edited by mrdexter on Saturday 3rd April 17:14


Edited by mrdexter on Saturday 3rd April 17:16
It was inevitable that you received the abuse you did in criticising an S1 - many of them are the pride and joy of young owners who can see no fault with them, even down to the K series in the engine bay. But if you were to give Lotus another try and buy a new S2, you would have an altogether better experience. Sure the car wont be fault free but it will be an awful lot nearer
A lot of S1s are owned by older drivers too.
A new S2 a better experience? Not for me - I tried them all and bought an S1 which with some thoughtful upgrades (for track work) beame a great little car.
Reliability (particularly of the K)? Mine didn't go pop despite hard use: I'd cheerfully drive the car half way accross the UK, thrash the thing around track and then drive it home afterwards - it never missed a beat in my ownership (39k to 73k miles).
I don't want this to turn into an S1 v S2 thing - they are both great cars with their own characters but I preferred the full fat, undiluted rawness of the S1.
Bloody marvelous little car and completely reliable in my experience.
(There will be those that might argue that I spent a fair bit of money on mine. It wasn't an exceptional amount and the money was spent as I appreciated that asking a ten year old car to take hard use in its stride would mean paying attention to all consumables (not just the usual brakes etc) and likely areas of wear and tear).
Take the time and trouble to understand these little cars (they aren't even complicated - just clever) and they'll give you an ownership experience like no other. I had just over four years of pure pleasure from my car - I hope to be back one day.

zebra

4,554 posts

181 months

Monday 5th April 2010
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mrdexter said:
...., it s the way the elise drove thats pointed me in the direction of the ultima gtr. .... its the natural progression for me...

Edited by mrdexter on Saturday 3rd April 19:54
After everything this bloke has said, does anyone else find this of concern? Does not learn †o drive an S1 properly, does not know what brakes the car has, was convinced it was in perfect working order when purchased without checking it over, sells it because of near accident that was predominantly of his own making, festers about it for 4 years and then expects to drive an Ultima. Accident waiting to happen.





Edited by zebra on Monday 5th April 17:47

S Works

10,165 posts

217 months

Monday 5th April 2010
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Perhaps there is such a thing as automotive Darwinism?

Moospeed

447 posts

232 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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So where can I buy some of these mmc ceramic brakes for my S1? I tried coating the discs with WD40 but it all burnt off within a few miles.

Oh sorry, formatted that response incorrectly, must try harder;
so were can i by sum off those mmx seramik breaks for my s1? i tryed coting the disks wiv wd40 bt t alll burned with in a some few mile.

wacattack

576 posts

192 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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For those members who have been around for as long as I have, is this guy TWP_Bugger (or whatever his name was) in disguise biglaugh

Exige77

6,388 posts

158 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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"during these exciting trading times, i m like a rabbit in the headlights all week, but assuming the factory can accomodate me at some point on a weekend i should be fine for a formal introduction to the ultima ...
It s heartening to know the forum members are so helpful, which i dont doubt will make ownership more pleasurable ... (As i dont have the time to / will not have built the car and will lack knowledge)
Next step, the factory visit then..."

Don't feed the Troll !!

Ex77

mrdexter

Original Poster:

39 posts

143 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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the vx was always the better car....

Gooby

9,264 posts

201 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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mrdexter said:
the vx was always the better car....
and your mum was far too closely related to your Dad.

Gooby

9,264 posts

201 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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wacattack said:
For those members who have been around for as long as I have, is this guy TWP_Bugger (or whatever his name was) in disguise biglaugh
Ohh - I got into trouble for that!

bogie

15,261 posts

239 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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wow ...a 2 page thread, the most active in this section ....from a guy moaning about his Elise experience 7 years ago ! ..its jolly exciting in here LOL smile

Exige77

6,388 posts

158 months

Tuesday 6th April 2010
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This is one of the PH outposts Bogie.

Ex77

zebra

4,554 posts

181 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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mrdexter said:
the vx was always the better car....
I quite agree, they didn't have those death trap 'ceramic' brakes. The Reliant Robin is also a vastly superior car with its extremely safe drum brakes and excellent cornering ability.

Zebra

Stu_00

1,529 posts

186 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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Gooby said:
mrdexter said:
the vx was always the better car....
Not surprising since it was after the S1. The S1 Will remain a classic tho and keep its value....

So your not an Evora customer then Mrdexter....

Edited by Stu_00 on Wednesday 7th April 08:04

Sam_68

9,939 posts

212 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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zebra said:
The Reliant Robin is also a vastly superior car with its extremely safe drum brakes and excellent cornering ability.
yes It was a lot lighter, too.

DamienCBR

2,010 posts

190 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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I think this is why i stay on SELOC most of the times these days
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Moospeed

447 posts

232 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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DamienCBR said:
I think this is why i stay on SELOC most of the times these days
D
And it's very work-friendly in stealth mode smile

Stu_00

1,529 posts

186 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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So the OP was looking at a Ultima last year to replace the S1 - the normal upgrade - did you get one?



Edited by Stu_00 on Wednesday 7th April 17:48

thegreenhell

9,018 posts

186 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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Stu_00 said:
So the OP was looking at a Ultima last year to replace the S1 - the normal upgrade - did you get one?
If he has, he probably won't tell us until seven years after he's sold it.

Stu_00

1,529 posts

186 months

Wednesday 7th April 2010
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thegreenhell said:
Stu_00 said:
So the OP was looking at a Ultima last year to replace the S1 - the normal upgrade - did you get one?
If he has, he probably won't tell us until seven years after he's sold it.
Lol probably! Still it will probably far better made than the Elise wink

Edited by Stu_00 on Wednesday 7th April 18:38