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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-30-2017, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I am in Fort Mill and am in the market for an Elise. I went and test drove a one this weekend that I liked, but have never driven another Elise so have nothing for comparison. Is there anyone that would be willing to meet and at least take me for a ride in their elise just so I have something for comparison?

Also, where do guys in the area go for service?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 04:16 AM
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I am in Fort Mill and am in the market for an Elise. I went and test drove a one this weekend that I liked, but have never driven another Elise so have nothing for comparison. Is there anyone that would be willing to meet and at least take me for a ride in their elise just so I have something for comparison?

Also, where do guys in the area go for service?
Just bought my first Lotus, picked up 1997 Esprit V8 last week. Also live in Fort Mill, so if you see a Calypso Red Esprit, chances are it's me! Did you ever find a local Lotus mechanic? Does Foreign Cars Italia/Charlotte work on them?
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Just bought my first Lotus, picked up 1997 Esprit V8 last week. Also live in Fort Mill, so if you see a Calypso Red Esprit, chances are it's me! Did you ever find a local Lotus mechanic?

I believe I’ve meet you once or twice at a C&C. Although the guy I’ve talked to has a for sale sign in it... hope that’s not you! I haven’t been able to find a place that will do any major work, but if you’re ever in need of some help let me know I’m near uptown Charlotte.
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Mine is not for sale. I have a solar yellow 06.

Never found a local mechanic, but knock on wood haven't needed one yet.
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Just bought my first Lotus, picked up 1997 Esprit V8 last week. Also live in Fort Mill, so if you see a Calypso Red Esprit, chances are it's me! Did you ever find a local Lotus mechanic? Does Foreign Cars Italia/Charlotte work on them?
I think my kid saw you in Baxter Village last week. Esprit was one of my favorite cars growing up. Would love to check yours out one day
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I think my kid saw you in Baxter Village last week. Esprit was one of my favorite cars growing up. Would love to check yours out one day
Yup, wife and I had a date night in Baxter on Friday night. I'll drive it around town whenever I can on weekends.
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Maybe you can get a ride in Eldon's. I have not seen it but I think it has a passenger seat. (Full on race car).

The guy that I bought by Elise from used Lotus of Greenville, but that was 4 years ago (doesn't seem like it was that long ago) and I have no idea on their quality.

Good luck.
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Maybe you can get a ride in Eldon's. I have not seen it but I think it has a passenger seat. (Full on race car).

The guy that I bought by Elise from used Lotus of Greenville, but that was 4 years ago (doesn't seem like it was that long ago) and I have no idea on their quality.

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It's not a "full on race car", that would be Kevin's. It is highly prepped for track use but still driveable on the street, which I try to do as often as possible. And, Yes, it does have a passenger seat because my wife needs it for her instructors.

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