1997 Lotus EliseReview
Get One, You Won't Regret It. — Loved this car. Had a Moto-build stage 2 kit fitted for apx 150 hp, but you get used to the speed eventually. Around a track, the car could have handled a lot more power but it went round like it was on rails. Very basic inside. It must have looked pretty funny when a nut came off the accelerator cable- I was parked by the side of the road with my legs sticking up in the air, head down trying to put the nut back on. I'll buy another one someday, but I'll get a rotary engine installed. With a turbo. Now that would be the ultimate Elise!
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Pros: One of the best looking cars ever made
Cons: build quality not exceptional
Looking for a Used Elise in your area?
CarGurus has 31 nationwide Elise listings starting at $29,888.
Reviews From Other Years
The Real Ultimate Driving Experience
Driving this car is about as close to driving an indy or formula one car on the street and for anything near this price range as well. The models with the superchargers (SC) really make a huge impact ... Read More
Hard On Gas, Yes..but, It Is My Toy.. And I Rate It A 5 Star...
for those whom know about it. and only a few of you do, it is in my Townhouse garage. Never will I drive my baby ever in the bad rain again..rear wheel slippage... Best 100 I spent in a home lottery t... Read More
it isn't very fast and if you push it a lot the engine will break an it is very expensive to fix it about the gears they are very fast to change them the top speed is 260km per hour Read More
Performance Through Lightweight
performance: can be better, supercharger maybe :D Build quality: English :-) I think people know what i mean :D appearance: shouty beautyful cost of ownership: reasonable, It's not an american car :p ... Read More
Fasted Go-kart On Earth
It is an excellent vehicle to have, lots of fun and looks great. The maintenance is not terrible and gas is not bad as well (depending on how you drive). One dangerous part about driving is, people te... Read More
I Love It And Got Use To Getting In & Out Of It.
This is a totally awesome British sports car like no other on the road. If you love total performance yet civilized attitude and drivability in the city, this is the car. Once you're in the buckets,... Read More
Omg Its So Much Fun
Difficult to get into, but once your in its comfortable and the most fun you can have without buying an ariel Atom. Value for money is amazing, I've track raced with this car and had it for about 4 ye... Read More
The performance is great. The build quality is solid. The appearance is gorgeous. The gas mileage is good. The acceleration, braking, and handling is amazing. It does not need repairs. There is no ... Read More
I Love It!
This is the most exiting affordable sports car. Nothing for every day use, but extremely agile on curvy roads and race tracks. While interior quality is not at the level of German Engineering, the r... Read More
well the car handles like a dream. i take it to track days and yer i get taken over by bugattis and that but handling is so fun is probably the best car that money can buy this year x Read More