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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
Lauren writes:
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Its Cool — its good its actually my dads car because im not old enough to own one but its cool and really fast which is always good its good at cornering and my dad takes it to trak days and for a quick spin it is good fun.

Pros: fast and you can fit almost everything in the boot for a little car

Cons: i cant drive it

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Fun Ride — Fun to drive, great to be seen in, fast, super-cool. Engine and drive train are by Toyota, clutch is easy to use, but the engine is only really happy at higher revs. It's noisy inside, even with the touring package, the stock stereo is really bad, and the trunk is big enough for a couple small duffel bags.

Pros: Exotic looks, performance, handling.

Cons: Interior noise, lack of space.

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Lotus Elise — There are many words to describe this little car. However, my favorite term is, "... it puts a big smile on my face every time I drive it..." No other car I've every owned has done that. It's fast, quick in the turns, fun to drive and is inexpensive to own. I'll keep a Lotus in my garage for years to come!!!

Pros: Quick & Fun

Cons: Cramped & sparse interior (But who cares when it's fast & fun!!)

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Lotus Elise — It's a Lotus Elise. I could write all the same stuff you have read many times over in car mag after car mag but it would just say a lot of the same stuff. It's a total blast to get up in mountains and wail around on the roads. You know a car handles good when guys in full leathers on Ducatti's wave you by. Has been very reliable, and is fairly economical to operate especially considering it's performance level. Tire replacement every 5-8K miles does add up a little though, as does insurance, but that doesn't stop me from daily driving it every day it's not nice enough to take the motorcycle.

Pros: Handling, breaking, acceleration, speed, appearance, mileage, etc

Cons: if you were old or a fat bastard, it may be hard to get in and out of. Body damage extremely expensive to repair. Dealer maintenence outrageous ($300 oil change) easily solved by DIY

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Iconic Little Cheeky British Sports Car — I drove an Elise S1, very quick, good brakes, good turn in with massive amounts of steering feel, very strong and cofidence inspiring brakes, puts big smile on your face, despit all this it is still twitchy, specially at high speed (which i found out first hand :S).

Pros: Fun, cheeky, quick.

Cons: Twitchy, not to be underestimated.

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
Shane writes:
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Most Amazing Car Ever Driven!! — For those that love to drive, this is by far one of the quickest most confidence building cars on the road. It's light weight, responsive steering and power to weight ratio, low cost to own make this one of the top roadster cars to own!!! Bar-none!

Pros: Quick, fast, powerful, responsive, inexpensive, amazing handling, awesome
looks & styling and very good on gas mileage

Cons: Cheap finish, thin seats, small & tight interior(but manageable)

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Careful, It Bites!! — Easy to drive at 9/10ths - that last bit is a real test! Beware of turn-in oversteer if you trail-brake too far into the turn.

Pros: Fabulous track car

Cons: Hard to drive at 10/10ths

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Great Lines, Bad Electrical System — This is a great car to have as a fun toy. It accelerates faster then most people will need and handles better than anything! Yes anything! The electrical system was a little sketcy, and it is a rough ride ... but if you are getting this car for anything other than a fun factor you are an idiot!

Pros: Amazing lines and perfect handling

Cons: Electrical system

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2005 Lotus EliseReview
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Greatest Handling — Overall the handling was amazing. The only thing i would change would be engine modifications.

Pros: Handling

Cons: Power

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2005 Lotus Elise RoadsterReview
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Quite Simply..driving Perfection — Eyewatering looks. When it comes to undiluted driving pleasure, nothing comes close.

Pros: Driving perfection When it comes to undiluted driving pleasure, nothing comes close.

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Everything

Cons: a little cold in winter!

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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Lotus Elise Reviews

The Real Ultimate Driving Experience By uranazo

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... By Kevin

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

2009 Lotus Elise Reviews

The Gears By Andreas

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 By Karel

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

2008 Lotus Elise Reviews

Review By jared

Great drivers car. It provides me an alternative to my 2019 GTS. When I feel like the receiving all the driving sensation the lotus has to offer, it is there. Plus, its very reasonably priced. I do h... Read More

Fasted Go-kart On Earth By wiusalotus

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

2007 Lotus Elise Reviews

Omg Its So Much Fun By Robbie

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 Car By Travis

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

2006 Lotus Elise Reviews

I Love It! By Dariusch

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

Wow By Richard

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

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