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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-04-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for 06-08 Elise or SC

Hello,

After many years of wanting a Lotus (I still have grainy Elise jpegs from 1997 on my computer, lol), I'm ready to pull the trigger. I'm very particular with what I want, so it seems somewhat difficult to find the exact car that I'm looking for. That's why I'm here.

Basically, here is my lengthy list of desires:

*06-~08 Elise, although probably more towards 06MY
*Low miles (less than 20K, the lower the better)
*Clean Carfax
*No heavy track use
*Hard Top
*Touring
*Non-Sport Suspension
*Bonus points for Star shield
*Bonus points for Limited Slip Differential
*Bonus points for exhaust
*Supercharger is OK if it is Lotus OE type
*Light mods are OK, but I'd like to have a car that is mostly stock

My biggest issue is color. I don't really care for Red, Yellow, Black or Silver, which I think must be 80% of the cars. I don't like black wheels, which I think must be another 5%. BRG, LRG or dark blue with silver wheels would be my first choice. I'm going for more of a classic look than a "hey look at me" color, although I do like the Chrome Orange and I could potentially be sold on the bright lime green. I'm most fussy about the color, since that is the only thing I can't really change and I'll probably keep the car for a long time.

As for price range, I'm willing to pay a fair price based on other transactions that I've seen.

I'd also consider an 08 SC if it is priced for a quick sale.
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Did you check out my 06? before it goes on craigslist
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Where are you? North Jersey? South Jersey? I'm near Philly.
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I'm selling mine on ebay:

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A friend in Colorado Springs has an 08 storm titanium with 4000 miles on it. Always garaged. He's asking $48k but he's told me that his "starting out" price. Has hard top and Touring. PM me for his contact info.
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We have a 2006 Exige with less than 10k miles. Mostly OEM with very minor mods. Pics and details on our website:

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Thanks for the heads up. I'm really looking for an Elise though. I really want the open top part of the equation. Plus, I think the exige is a little too extreme for me.

I keep looking for blue/green, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to settle for another color at some point.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm really looking for an Elise though. I really want the open top part of the equation. Plus, I think the exige is a little too extreme for me.

I keep looking for blue/green, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to settle for another color at some point.
Totally understand. As an FYI, Exige models do have removable hardtops. As a matter of fact, some of the soft top pieces are actually in place already. Our online store sells a kit that gives you the missing bits to complete the installation.
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