So ironic. I was just binging on Lotus Elise vids last week when I saw your post. This was one of the cars I was looking at as well back in 05. I couldn't believe it was priced to compete with the Termis. I really wanted to test drive one but was afraid if I did I would fall in love with it - but no one had one so I eventually took it off my list. I convinced myself that it had at least 2 major disadvantages over the cobra which were ease of getting in and out of it, and trunk space. Wasn't sure about the soft top but it still looked sexy with or without. Brought back a lot of happy memories.
If you haven't seen these videos, check them out too. Makes me smile when I see and hear them go by, which is rare these days.
So you want a Lotus Elise?
Is a Lotus expensive to maintain...