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Old 02-05-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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2007 lotus elise s/c. Need intervention

im very close to jumping ship on my 2ss someone help.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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I just went looking at Lotus' with my buddy on Tuesday (he's too tall to fit in them). They're nice cars, but they're really more of a toy car than anything. I certainly wouldn't mind having one as my 3rd or 4th vehicle, but I'm getting the Camaro as my second vehicle.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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i want something thats not around my area. which i think will be the case for a short time with the camaro. the lotus also puts up good numbers except top speed.the only concern was the size but im only 5'10 and i had a mazda rx8 and loved it
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Lotus? Really. I didn't know they still made cars. Oh yeah that's right, they don't anymore and haven't since the Espirit.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:46 PM   #6
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Lotus? You mean the slowest fast car ever? It's really sad considering how tiny they are, you would think they'd go faster.
And they are ugly as hell.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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im very close to jumping ship on my 2ss someone help.
Do you want a purr, or a roar?
Do want stares or glances?
Do you want a toy or a tough car?
What kind of impression do you want to leave?
How fast do you want to go?


Why are you here? Think about it....You started a thread, on a Camaro forum you've spent almost a month on, begging us to re-persuade you into buying a Camaro. Look at your username. You already know which car you want. As nice a car as it may be, forget the Lotus.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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im very close to jumping ship on my 2ss someone help.
do you have any idea how fast you'd die if you ever were hit by a drunk/incompetant driver??
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
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an RX8 is not representative of the size of a lotus at all. im 6'4 and fit in an RX8 with room to spare. i have attempted to sit in a lotus and, well it didnt really work. size should be a concern also a lotus just isnt nearly as practical as a camaro. if you want to stand out just put 26" rims and your new car.........
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wut?



no one said anything about the RX8
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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i want something thats not around my area. which i think will be the case for a short time with the camaro. the lotus also puts up good numbers except top speed.the only concern was the size but im only 5'10 and i had a mazda rx8 and loved it
^^^^ thats where an rx8 was mentioned
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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^^^^ thats where an rx8 was mentioned
ahh i see. I should just blow up all the posts so I can see them better.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:13 PM   #13
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ive had camaros ,i love chevy drive one every day.but i cant say that i dont love a redline of 8500 and the responsiveness of a smaller sports car,and im ready for a new car [asap]
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:36 PM   #14
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solstice/sky??? those are small, but ive never driven one so i couldnt tell you about handling.
it looks like your going from one extreme to the other, if im not mistaken you drive a heavy duty truck
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #15
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yeah because i have to for my company. i would drive a car everywhere if i could
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At 5' 10" you're not going to have to worry about fitting into a lotus, you'll be quite comfortable actually.

It really is about what kind of vehicle you're looking for. Do you want a powerful car that scares people when you start it up? or do you want a little car that can zip around through traffic?

As gatorblue said, any accident is going to seriously screw you up (not to mention the car). You may also want to check on insurance rates as well.

The low top speed should really not be an issue unless you plan on racing at the track. How often do you find yourself driving over 147 MPH? That being said, don't you want to take your car down to the track and show a Mustang or two what your made of?

If you're into modding, you'll have a lot more fun with the Camaro as well.

Finally, the Camaro has history and camaraderie while the Lotus is more of a solo car

If you really need one more reason... well, you get more metal for your money with the Camaro.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #17
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Ahh well if you want a small car thats very sporty and you are looking into a lotus, a porsche cayman S is in the same price range. i can tell you the car is sexy and handles like a dream. its my dads car however until i get my camaro it is what i use when i go to sebring, daytona and savannah for a weekend of track fun.
its about the same weight as the lotus (i think) is more roomy and the 2009 model has a DI flat 6 with 320 horsepower. the cayman is nowhere near as fast as a camaro in a straighline (5.1 0-60) its easy and fun to work on AND its often called the best handling porsche ever (that means alot just in case)
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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I can't help you, Lotus Elise's are amazing cars. I've ridden in one but never driven one. They are still in production and they meet us safety requirements for production cars.

Basically, take every stereotype about sports cars you can think of and magnify it by 10 and decide if you can live with that (both the good and the bad). These are 800-900 lbs lighter than a Cayman (just short of a ton less than an SS). They have about half the power of the SS but since it's nearly half the weight so it works out. From my brief experience, it's not a relaxed driving experience- you twitch your mustache and you start to turn so prepare to feel caffeinated ALL THE TIME. (edit) Honestly, as I thought about it more- as impressive as this car is, it may literally be the second worst daily driver in America. A Camaro should in theory be a fine car to drive on a daily basis.
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do you have any idea how fast you'd die if you ever were hit by a drunk/incompetant driver??
I'm 5'8 and I even had trouble getting in and out of that thing... It does stand out in a crowd no doubt and feels like a Go-Kart.. Yeah, that's me below..

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:53 AM   #20
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #21
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Always been a fan of the Elise, but for a daily driver it's just no bueno.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:52 PM   #22
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I'm 5'8 and I even had trouble getting in and out of that thing... It does stand out in a crowd no doubt and feels like a Go-Kart.. Yeah, that's me below..

So nothing about dieing ehhh
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All I can say is 90 degree turn at 60 MPH!

One of the most fun cars I have had the chance of every being a passenger in!
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Do you plan on driving it every day? I've heard that Lotuses (Loti?) aren't well suited to North American roads. Stiff suspension and no weight to soak up bumps. But if you're looking for something to play around with on weekends it won't be that bad.
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