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11-20-2012 11:50 PM
Lotustwn I'd get a bigger vehicle to pair with the Lotus for things like trips to Costco and whatnot. Something like an X5, etc.

But the Lotus would be my DD. hehehhe
11-20-2012 10:51 PM
Notorious Here... cleanest one I've seen in forever:
11-20-2012 08:24 PM
Klint i got the celica lol... i got a great deal at 3800!
11-20-2012 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by chili07 View Post
86-92 toyota supra. Had a 90 n/a supra before the lotus and wish i could of kept it. Got 25 mpg with it.
You mean Celica Supra!! please folks for the love of God stop confusing the living zhit out of Klint, he said Celica, MR2 or 350Z...Lol
11-20-2012 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by Bane View Post

I just picked one up for $2k off of Craigslist two weeks ago! First tank of fuel = 48 mpg.

I also have a 2012 Tacoma which is the perfect companion to any quirky sports car in my opinion. It can tow the Lotus if it breaks down, and haul stuff.
So you got a DD, a truck, and a sports car?

I'm looking at that route myself... I got my truck and sports car, and now need a easier to drive/park and gas conscious DD. Looking at a 3 series maybe for all around capability.
11-20-2012 06:45 PM
Originally Posted by evilfij View Post
VW tdi

I just picked one up for $2k off of Craigslist two weeks ago! First tank of fuel = 48 mpg.

I also have a 2012 Tacoma which is the perfect companion to any quirky sports car in my opinion. It can tow the Lotus if it breaks down, and haul stuff.
11-17-2012 03:30 PM
chili07 86-92 toyota supra. Had a 90 n/a supra before the lotus and wish i could of kept it. Got 25 mpg with it.
11-17-2012 11:02 AM
jbs986 +1 on the Civic and the Mazda3, also you may want to look at a Scion TC, also a great little car and sounds like it may meet your needs.
11-17-2012 09:17 AM
amazingjason I'd get something like this:
Cars for Sale: 2004 Pontiac GTO in Turlock, CA 95382: Coupe Details - 331950437 - AutoTrader.com
It is nearby, too.

11-17-2012 07:47 AM
4380r Had a Mini Cooper S as a DD for awhile when I owned the elise. Great choice. Every bit as entertaining to drive as the Lotus. Reasonable amount of space for hauling stuff around (other than people), good fuel economy, even decent in moderate snow.

My beef with Mini has always been the really screwed up ergonomics of its interior. Hard to get used to and live with. But once underway the car is a blast to drive.
11-17-2012 07:15 AM
evilfij VW tdi
11-17-2012 05:35 AM
Notorious BMW 3 series FTW!
11-17-2012 03:44 AM
Originally Posted by gwkoch View Post
I am about like GuppyCaptain. I paid off my Elise earlier in the year and bought a new 12 Mazda 3 touring with skyactive. Since I already have the sports car I wanted something practical and with good gas mileage as my work commute is a 50 mile round trip daily. It all comes down to personal preference and what can be affordable in my opinion.
you sir, have excellent taste in automobiles!

I picked up 2012 Mazda3 Hatch with Skyactiv (& tech package) a year ago and friggen love it.
It's everything my Elise - ISN'T. (well, they're both black and have japanese engines I guess).
But that's kind of what my idea of having multiple cars is all about, each having a particular usefulness to compliment each other (I have my G37 as my luxury 2+2.. and my MGB as my "classic" unreliable)

But the Mazda3 is superb as a DD, - 4 doors, automatic, fantastic MPG (I'm getting 32mpg+), heated seats, navigation, plentiful room to haul stuff, holds 5 people! (which I did actually did just a few hours ago)
and looks pretty good with tinted windows.

While I guess it's no surprise that many of us have more than one sports car, I myself cannot relate to how some people get away with only owning 2- seaters. It's just too limiting. (for my lifestyle at least)
11-16-2012 11:52 PM
Midknight xrs I will say that my car, the Corolla XRS is a great daily, but i don't have the sports car to fly around in, so for me it is too much fun. The other car, the true dd is a 93 Del Sol. it's auto but it gets 31 combined.
11-16-2012 02:29 PM
JavierBayArea Depends how much you want to spend.

but out of the 3 you listed i guess i would keep the 350z. The mr2 is good but it's the same type of car you already have, same reason why i didn't go for a Cayman. To me it was much more appealing to have two different types of cars.

And No to Celica since you already had a bad ass one, and there is NO way you will like a different celica with no mods.
11-16-2012 02:21 PM
Korntera Why not something like a subaru impreza WRX? All wheel drive, fun to drive, fairly reliable, 5 seats and 4 doors, pretty good on gas and they come in automatic but they can be a bit hard to find.
Otherwise how about a Subaru Legacy GT? those are also in your price range and are almost all automatics but produce 250 hP and all wheel drive with leather heated seats. Now thats a daily driver!
11-16-2012 02:06 PM
Plackslayer Lexus IS-F.

edit: Yes I saw the budget constraints Just keeping inside the Toyota framework and picked the only one I would want as a DD from them.
11-16-2012 12:34 PM
TheKid#9 MR2 Spyder with 2zzge would be a great daily driver. I was going to get one, but instead I got a Lotus Elan M100 for my DD, just because it is a Lotus and is very rare. Love the car btw! Lotus Collection is growing!

The MR2 Spyder with 2zzge is pretty much an Elise with luxuries haha

I've always loved MR2 Spyders, one day I will have one, just not yet. Don't forget S2000's either. I'd take the MR2 over the S200o just becuase of the mid-engine.
11-16-2012 11:53 AM
Sven76 Voted for other. Sell the Elise (assume you have one by looking at your avatar) and get an Evora. Other than that, the 350Z would be my favourite, cool car.
11-16-2012 10:36 AM
Lowtush im a BMW guy myself. you can pick up a used e46 with about a 100k miles for that price or a really nice e36 M3. I have had a couple of e36s and non of them have given me issues. I have a 540i now and that car is solid but guzzles gas like no tomorrow.
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