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True Sports Car! Love It! — At less than 2K lbs and 190hp, this car is super-fast! 0-60 in 4.6 sec I believe, which beats the Porche who boasts 0-60 in 6.0 sec! **Based on an online video review that didn't specify the make/model of Porche** Steering/handling is awesome (you know it's a true sports car when there's no power steering!), maintenance costs are reasonable since it has a 1.8L Toyota Celica motor, and car gets about 27mpg!! This is by far the most beautiful car I've ever seen and I just had to have one. Mine came with a hard top, awesome DVD/navigation system, upgraded brakes/rotors, and factory installed StarShield clear body/paint protector. Definitely not a family car as there is no backseat, and not just anyone could get in as it's so low to the ground! Definitely a fun ride--can't wait till the weather cools off so I can take the top off!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun factor, appearance, performance

Cons: cargo capacity, seats w/metal frame

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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

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

I Love It And Got Use To Getting In & Out Of It. By gotomike

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

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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