I finished my sports car shopping to replace my '95 M3 that some some dolt whacked. I won't post here much, but here's a little gift I picked up for you folks on my car shopping adventure:
- Elise $39,691
- Exige $41,643
- Elise $43,900
- Exige $46,270
For comparison, I picked up the Cayman S car (pictured in my profile) for $63,769. Dealer Retail Sticker was $70,240. My Cayman S has:
- Center Console Painted Blue (exterior color)
- Rear Luggage Partition
- Painted Spoiler Lip
- Fire Extinguisher
- PASM option (as well as PSM which is stnd.)
- Sport Chrono without PCM
- Heated Seats
- Automatic Climate Control
- Leather Seats
- Porsche Aluminum Dead Pedal
- Porsche Sport Steering Wheel (911 style)
I'm getting 28.4 mpg on trips. I am so happy I can't stand it. I loved the Exige & Elise both. Very nice cars. And I couldn't stop fantasizing about all the women I could assist getting out of the Elise for dinner wearing their little black dresses (talk about P-machine! the Elise practically hands it to you! if you can't get it with the Elise, you can't get it)
But after much reflection, the better fantasy was the dinner companion bent over the mid-engine compartment cover, and I could only picture doing this in the Cayman (it's a large carpeted area).
Just don't get arrested for public displays of ~deep~ affection (AKA indecent exposure) doing this, or else you might end up with a life-time record in the sex-offender database in your state!
Enjoy your cars & the numbers provided above. The Elise & Exige really are fantastic cars, and I almost bought the Elise. But, it just wasn't right for me.
Oh, insurance I was quoted by State Farm on the Elise was a bit more than the Porsche S (but not a whole lot more.)