Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Southern California
I'm also in SoCal and haven't noticed any negative reactions to the car. Occasionally I see other drivers become...inspired(?)...to drive aggressively when they see my Exige on the road. I think they want to "play", but I generally ignore that kind of pseudo street-racing stuff and don't consider it a negative reaction, just bad driving and poor impulse control. That doesn't happen with just the Exige, it pretty much happens with any of my performance reputation cars (Exige, Atom, Miata, Porsche).
As for what people say while on the road...nothing but positive comments about the Exige thus far.
2006 Lotus Exige, 2000 Corbin Sparrow, 1996 Porsche 993, 1993 Lexus LS400, 1990 Mazda Miata (turbo), 1954 Chevrolet 3100 5-window pickup