Elise SC Jim Clark

Elise SC Jim Clark

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S Works

10,164 posts

206 months

Sunday 20th February 2011
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Nice car, I think I prefer them without the number spot on the door. Pretty much all cars depreciate, no matter what. A long time ago I just decided that seeing that they're all a waste of money, I'd just decide how much I wanted to waste, then get on with enjoying myself. The total currently runs at a lot of smiles and a flat deposit biggrin

AverageMPH

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493 posts

118 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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I've had 5 cars since March last year and probably lost a £500-£1000 on each car, but I always have a big smile on my face when driving them.

You all and I only live once.smile

LRGS2

141 posts

174 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Yours must be worth more than mine as you have one of those really useful cup holders which mine didn't come with.laugh

I spose you will tell me it came with iPod connectivity as well next.

McSpud

39 posts

148 months

Tuesday 22nd February 2011
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AverageMPH said:
She is gorgeous smile



Can't wait to drive Her, Roll-on March 1st
Excellent choice matey - enjoy it.

I've owned an Elise SC (in gorgeous Canyon Red) for just over two years and I reckon it is THE best Elise ever (and I've also owned an Elise R and Exige S :-)) ).

AverageMPH

Original Poster:

493 posts

118 months

Tuesday 22nd February 2011
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Excellent choice matey - enjoy it.

I've owned an Elise SC (in gorgeous Canyon Red) for just over two years and I reckon it is THE best Elise ever (and I've also owned an Elise R and Exige S :-)) ).
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I owned an Elise 111R liked it a lot, bought a Noble M12 GTO 3 and I love it.

Sold the Elise 111R and bought the Elise SC, only had a test drive. Waiting for March to arrive before I put it on the road.

I think it takes a while and several drives to get used to a different car.

johnmorris

31 posts

139 months

Tuesday 22nd February 2011
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just been in the garage,fired my SC up,sat in it and smiled, not long now!!!

doggydave

329 posts

131 months

Friday 25th February 2011
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McSpud, i have emailed you.

Blueflame964

5 posts

127 months

Tuesday 1st March 2011
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Hi from Germany - I just came across this thread.

I have #20 from the EU Cars.

Hope to see some of you at the Hockenheim Historic or at the Stelvio in September.

Frank


alfacorse

5 posts

113 months

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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Hi to everybody, I live in Italy and I own the SC Type25 EU#1, here in the picture:



simpo555

560 posts

120 months

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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Bellissimo

Blueflame964

5 posts

127 months

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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alfacorse said:
Hi to everybody, I live in Italy and I own the SC Type25 EU#1, here in the picture:

Small world - I have seen the pics on Flickr of your car, before I bought mine...

If we meet us on the top of the stelvio pass in september, we are enough for one Typ25 Row.

Frank

crackthatoff

3,312 posts

169 months

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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TOENHEEL said:
Good Luck with the Lotus! Looks nice, I sold a Noble 3R and went back to an Exige S, love it!!!
tell me more... Why? I sold my elise135R to get a nob 3R seems like quite a large backstep?
ended up with a house and a baby instead dammit !

TOENHEEL

4,501 posts

183 months

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
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crackthatoff said:
tell me more... Why? I sold my elise135R to get a nob 3R seems like quite a large backstep?
ended up with a house and a baby instead dammit !
IMHO it's not a backstep, my current Exige is quite unique and definetly a keeper. I loved my noble as well but for different reasons. Every noble meet I went to people said it was the cleanest they had seen and after the many I had viewed I had to agree. It's a difficult one to sum up all I can say is the Noble never felt like it could be thrown around like an Exige can to me and the way the car was designed meant salty or wet roads were a definite no for me which meant it spent a lot of time in the garage. My main concern really was that nobles are at an age now where they need to be kept on top off which was easy enough for me as my old mans an ex service manager however for such a simple car the servicing costs for a stamp were quite steep and I was concerned that not using noble dealer/specialists would affect the vehicles value. In a year of ownership I only had a couple of minor problems nothing major at all but being honest I absolutely love how Lotus cars drive and I've never felt more attached to a car than I do with Exiges! Really happy I owned the Noble and happy that I had a good one.
Pics of my old Exige, current and 3r on my profile.

Edited by TOENHEEL on Wednesday 2nd March 23:45

alfacorse

5 posts

113 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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Blueflame964 said:
Small world - I have seen the pics on Flickr of your car, before I bought mine...

If we meet us on the top of the stelvio pass in september, we are enough for one Typ25 Row.

Frank
That pictures were from the previous owner, I purchased the car from him half an year ago.
I'm very pleased with my purchase!

Don't know if I'll be on the Stelvio in September, will decide at the moment.

One question for you: do you like the suspension setup? I hate it, too-much 'stiff' for road use, need to try something different.

Blueflame964

5 posts

127 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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One question for you: do you like the suspension setup? I hate it, too-much 'stiff' for road use, need to try something different.
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I have no problem with the setup (had the same on my previous SC), but I will change the A048 with AD08 Yokos.

I don´t like beeing surprised from rain in the alps with semi-slicks on my car.

The problem is, that you can get the AD08 just in the size Front 205 Rear 235 - so I am not sure, if that will ruin the steering-feeling.

Blueflame


alfacorse

5 posts

113 months

Thursday 3rd March 2011
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I've actually fitted the KUMHO KU31, which are sport-tyres but more road oriented. They run very well in all contitions, including heavy-rain, and are quite cheap, I would recommend them for road driving (they're available on standard sizes 195+225). The A048 were excellent performing on dry and warm tarmac but very poor in cold and wet conditions, not safe in my opinion.

So you don't feel the shocks from the Sport-Pack to be too-much hard? On good-quality streets they're ok but I often drive on rough mountain roads and it's a pain with them, the car bumps with the wheels loosing contact with the asphalt...not funny at all.

T25UFO

78 posts

114 months

Saturday 5th March 2011
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For suspension setup you should go to Steve Guglielmi. OK, not so easy if you don't live in the UK, but he will transform the handling of your Lotus. Website details below:

http://www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk/index.html

LRGS2

141 posts

174 months

Monday 7th March 2011
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AD08 rears are available in 225/45 R17 section.

Quick buy Type 25 before they go up in valuenuts

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2575283.htm

alfacorse

5 posts

113 months

Thursday 10th March 2011
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I don't think it will raise in value...

AverageMPH

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493 posts

118 months

Thursday 10th March 2011
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Well if the Type 25 was £37k new and now they sell for £27K after 2 years I would say they are going down.