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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Any kc guys be willing to give me a ride?

Hey everybody, I'm currently looking into the lotus Elise's, but there's very few for sale within a couple hundred miles so I'm not able to check any of them out! I'd like to know what I'm getting into before I start buying plane tickets!

I'm in Overland Park south, on 159th and Antioch. If anyone would be willing to help me out that would be awesome! I'm available pretty much throughout the whole day the rest of this week.

Thanks!!
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Tell ya what, there's a Lotus shop that is stacked full of Elise and Exiges about a mile away from your house. The fact that you don't know about it is sort of entertaining after seeing all your posts... After a week with a broom and a mop in the shop, you can earn a ride in one

Also, given your age and location, you surely know the young lady with a white Elise... I think she just graduated from where you would go to HS...????

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Tell ya what, there's a Lotus shop that is stacked full of Elise and Exiges about a mile away from your house. The fact that you don't know about it is sort of entertaining after seeing all your posts... After a week with a broom and a mop in the shop, you can earn a ride in one

Also, given your age and location, you surely know the young lady with a white Elise... I think she just graduated from where you would go to HS...????

Cheers,

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There's a lotus shop a mile away from my house?!?!?

Ok when can I start mopping?!

Yep I do know her. Know where she lives too. Her names Madi and she goes to SW. Not sure if she still has it or not. It got totaled a few months back because she let a drunk friend drive it

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There's a lotus shop a mile away from my house?!?!?

Ok when can I start mopping?!

Yep I do know her. Know where she lives too. Her names Madi and she goes to SW. Not sure if she still has it or not. It got totaled a few months back because she let a drunk friend drive it
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Tell ya what, there's a Lotus shop that is stacked full of Elise and Exiges about a mile away from your house. The fact that you don't know about it is sort of entertaining after seeing all your posts... After a week with a broom and a mop in the shop, you can earn a ride in one

Also, given your age and location, you surely know the young lady with a white Elise... I think she just graduated from where you would go to HS...????

Cheers,

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Phil, are you stalking this young gentleman ?
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The biggest thing about these cars is that more than any other high performance car I've ever driven is that you have to be aware of your surroundings - and the road conditions. You can lose it very, very quickly.

I don't like taking my Elise out in the rain, let alone the snow - although I have made exceptions. Perhaps that's why my car has 31k miles in 7-1/2 years of ownership

Contrary to many folks opinion on here - it's a toy car and NOT a daily driver. I have an SUV for the kids and a 335xi for the wife (and inclement weather).

Personally my $0.02 would be to get the C6. Fast straight out of the box, lots of KC aftermarket support, easier to mod. You DON'T see them every street corner. Easier to drive in almost any weather conditions... unlike the Elise.

Oh I just had to add that I'm also blessed to be best friends with Phil... who is just a hair under five miles away from me (as the crow flies from where I am: 147th & Mission).

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The biggest thing about these cars is that more than any other high performance car I've ever driven is that you have to be aware of your surroundings - and the road conditions. You can lose it very, very quickly.

I don't like taking my Elise out in the rain, let alone the snow - although I have made exceptions. Perhaps that's why my car has 31k miles in 7-1/2 years of ownership

Contrary to many folks opinion on here - it's a toy car and NOT a daily driver. I have an SUV for the kids and a 335xi for the wife (and inclement weather).

Personally my $0.02 would be to get the C6. Fast straight out of the box, lots of KC aftermarket support, easier to mod. You DON'T see them every street corner. Easier to drive in almost any weather conditions... unlike the Elise.

Oh I just had to add that I'm also blessed to be best friends with Phil... who is just a hair under five miles away from me (as the crow flies from where I am: 147th & Mission).

Best of luck on making your decision!
That's awesome that a few lotus owners are so close by!!

As far as not taking it in the rain and what not, is that just cause its mid-engined or what?

Yea I'm starting to like the c6 a lot. Fast, easy to make a ton of power, fairly cheap, good options, and my dad already has parts and stuff for his c6z. You definitely don't see them anywhere near as much as the mustangs your referring too either, that's for sure!

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