I actually test drove a FiST a few years ago when shopping for a daily. I had to pass though because the head rest angle destroyed my and my wife's necks. I loved the character of the car though. I like cars that just encourage you to flog them, and the Elise and FiST are similar in that regard. The Elise (and Exige more so) are just everything dialed up to 11, especially the steering. If you have never driven a sub-ton car with no power steering, it is a revelation.
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