I actually did modify my WRX, but after sinking about $10k into the car, I realized that it was becoming a never-ending black hole, sucking up all of my cash. I finally returned it to stock about 5 months ago, and have since started using it as my work vehicle. I picked up a consulting gig in PA, and use it to drive between job sites (go AWD). I picked up payments on the truck to use when I'm home.
I've made up my mind, and am set on getting a Lotus. I realized that any non-AWD car I go with will inevitably be a secondary, play-time vehicle, being that I live in CO. I'm certainly not going to buy a 911, so I might as well go with the car best suited for weekend entertainment.
I am however, finding myself at another crossroads. I had set my mind on keeping my eyes open, and picking up a 2008 Elise SC sometime around Mar/Apr, but I've come across a fantastic deal for a used 2007 Exige S. The color is acceptable, the mileage isn't too bad at 7k (I think?), and I could buy it as soon as I get home in two weeks. I'm not worried about the visibility btw.
I've read a lot about the differences, but I'm still unsure on some things. Are there any major changes that would make getting the '08 worth it? Is the new key for '08+ that much better? Are the seats the same? The seller doesn't mention packages, but it does have an ipod hookup; does that mean that the '07 definitely has a touring package?
I appreciate the help. I'm so excited, I can barely contain myself.