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The M100 Lotus Elan: a classic roadster

Advantages: Classic good looks and affordable rag-top fun
Disadvantages: Leak-prone hood

...Having just sold my 1990 "Lotus Racing Green" Lotus Elan S1, I thought I'd share my experience of owing this ground-breaking car. The Lotus brief was a two-seater roadster that would appeal to the American market. With this in mind, it's easy to see wh ...

fallon005 16.08.2004 · Read full review
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From Norfolk with love!

Advantages: Looks, Handling, Class, Style,etc...
Disadvantages: Good restauration needed, those handbrakes...

O.K. this car might be a right mother for breaking down, but once it gets running,... you get the point. If you do not think (and not many people do) that the front is the nicest seen on a car yet, the back must be! And if you are not interested in looks ...

Thompson162 11.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Lotus Elan

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Small but perfectly formed

Advantages: Myriad.... but here are a few. Looks gorgeous, goes like XXXX off a shovel, has suede upholstery, driving it is about the best fun you can have on your own.
Disadvantages: Hmmm, let me see... nope, none.

When I was 9 I saw my first "GROWN UP" film at the Cinema - the Spy Who Loved Me. When I got home I wrote "LOTUS" on an old biscuit tin and started putting pennies in it. Originally I wanted the early 70s SE2 sprint which was 20 grand..... Spool ...

Sweary 05.11.2003 · Read full review
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New Elise - Beauty in the Beast

Advantages: It's a Lotus, looks amazing, is a true drivers car
Disadvantages: They had to help Vauxhall build the VX220. No creature comforts. Has Lotus really sorted out the reliability probs and build quality???

The new Elise took everyone by surprise when it came out, so soon after the VX220. As I first clambered into the drivers seat, there was nothing vastly different from the old Elise. However their was a weird sensation that this car had grown up. I have e ...

Kimpalmer 01.07.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Lotus Elise 2000

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BIG VROOOM VROOOM

Advantages: Low emissions, affordable sports dream car, award winning design, sexy, curvy and beautiful
Disadvantages: None - blasphemous!!

...OBSESSION: Okay, so admittedly I am not David Schumacher, I will never be a formula one driver and moreover I can’t even drive. This car, fathomed by Lotus has held me in a complete Tantalus for years now – as a graphic design student IR ...

thekickinkat 13.10.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Lotus Elise 2000

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