Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mooresville, NC
I love mine as a daily driver. I only work 10 miles from the office though, and I also have access to another car if need be. I dont recommend the car in snow if you dont have the LSD fitted, as you just peg leg in the same place for hours on end. Other than that the car is great. If you dont mind lack of comfort and always hearing loud noises like bumps and the engine, then you'll love it. You really need to love cars though. DDing a lotus is closer to daily driving a motorcycle every day. If you can live with that, then you can live with a lotus.
one thing you will notice is you will find yourself not wanting to get out of the car. for instance some mornings I would stop at the local 7-11 for a coffee and breakfast, but now I find myself avoiding it just because it involves getting in and out two extra times for something that I can probably do without.
other things is the fact it attracts so much attention. I sometimes get snagged at gas stations anywhere from 15 minutes to half an hour if there's a group of people who want to talk about the car. I always get 50 questions about it everywhere I go. It depends if you look like an approachable person though. I'm typically in a suit and tie with a smile / good mood most of the time because driving the car always makes me happy.
When all is said and done, I would make the same decision again. I love driving my lotus all the time. I just hate how the miles rack up a lot faster now though. =/ it does eat away at you when you know you're devaluing it at a faster rate than most.
EDIT: I should state that I'm 6'4" with a semi-athletic build. If you're a smaller person, getting in and out might not be a big deal. I just hate scuffing my sills with my dress shoes...
2007 Exige S300 Aspen White
Tons of Sector111 and RLS goodies.