Elise Registry Is Up And Running - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 74 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dc baby
Posts: 340
Thumbs up Elise Registry Is Up And Running

Here is the (non)Official Lotus Elise Registry


This is a registry (information about your Elise) and a questionaire to help answer some questions about where in the process things changes on our cars. You must answer the ones with *, you do not have to answer the ones without the *. Don't answer if you aren't 100% certain!

The first page is factory options and VIN info.
The second page is date information.
The third page is factory changes that you may or may not have.
The fourth (and last) page is for mods.

You can't go back and make changes, but you can answer more than once with the same VIN (just let me know which one is wrong and I'll remove the bad record).

I can't add questions easily, so this will be it for now. Maybe later we can come up with more questions and have an add-on survey. I am working on making the results public accessible, but for now just fill out the survey!

Edit: Changed the survey link after making changes.
Edit: Here is a link to the results, and some statistics:
http://www.ccandcs.com/survey/public/registry.html
Here is a link to the excel file:
http://www.ccandcs.com/survey/public/elise_registry.xls

Last edited by cranium; 05-15-2005 at 08:29 PM.
cranium is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 74 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:21 PM
Registered User
 
iRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 506
I think the most important thing right now is posting ways to find these things out. I have no idea what "horizontal/circular gas-cap finish" looks like, much less "dimples for diffuser bolts to cross member" and I have no idea how to tell if I have a wiring harness for the running lights.

Also, don't all early cars have dual oil coolers? I don't think the sports package has anything to do with that question. I could be wrong though. All in all, this is a great! Thanks for the effort.
iRod is offline  
post #3 of 74 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:29 PM
Registered User
 
NMRJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,577
Actually, I think all the sport pack cars are supposed to have two coolers. It is the non sportpack cars that eventually do not have the second cooler.

Paul Parkanzky
Magnetic Blue with Biscuit Touring, LSS, Starshield
NMRJock is offline  
 
post #4 of 74 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dc baby
Posts: 340
Yeah, I have a couple errors in it. I just remembered I did not ask what color you got either...doh. I just fixed it up, please retake it if you just took it a second ago.

Last edited by cranium; 04-30-2005 at 11:39 PM.
cranium is offline  
post #5 of 74 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 11:40 PM
Registered User
 
NMRJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,577
Make sure the gas cap finish question refers to the fuel door. That will make it a bit less confusing. I suppose that color should go on there too. Maybe also some (optional) information about the owner. Name, location, etc.

Thanks for putting a registry together. I was hoping there'd be one. Someday a webpage listing the cars. Also a note for the cars that have met a bitter end (Snuffy for instance).

Paul Parkanzky
Magnetic Blue with Biscuit Touring, LSS, Starshield
NMRJock is offline  
post #6 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 12:00 AM
Registered User
 
ChrisH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 2,771
On the dates page, you should add the build date. It is on a placard mounted on the driver's side door jamb. Also, US east or west coast port would be interesting.
ChrisH is offline  
post #7 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 12:03 AM
Registered User
 
iRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 506
How can we know if our car was delivered to the east coast or west coast port?
iRod is offline  
post #8 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 04:29 AM
Registered User
 
looney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 407
So i guess your registry doesnt care for non US cars :-(
looney is offline  
post #9 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dc baby
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by looney
So i guess your registry doesnt care for non US cars :-(
Sorry, I didn't know the options with the other models. Post them and I'll put it in.


I have 8 responses so far. Keep 'em coming!

Last edited by cranium; 05-01-2005 at 08:06 AM.
cranium is offline  
post #10 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 10:35 PM
Registered User
 
looney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 407
I think the list of options for non US elises is probably a little too extensive,

Theres
Elise
Elise S
Elise 111S
Elise 111R
Exige,

Options along the way have been

Touring Package (carpets Pwr Windows etc)
Race Tech Package (upgraded brakes, vinyl floors)
Sports Package (unsure)

Wheels have differed from 6 spokers to the Arachna type ones (black chrome, anodized or silver), to the Sports ones.

stereo options have been many and varied

i was just having a bit of a go, but im happy to go on the registry if you want me on it :-)
looney is offline  
post #11 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 10:43 PM
Registered User
 
ChrisH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 2,771
Quote:
Originally Posted by iRod
How can we know if our car was delivered to the east coast or west coast port?
By the dealer you got it from.
ChrisH is offline  
post #12 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 10:50 PM
Registered User
 
NMRJock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranium
Sorry, I didn't know the options with the other models. Post them and I'll put it in.


I have 8 responses so far. Keep 'em coming!
Should I fill another one out? I'm 1683.

Paul Parkanzky
Magnetic Blue with Biscuit Touring, LSS, Starshield
NMRJock is offline  
post #13 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 11:37 PM
Registered User
 
ChrisH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 2,771
I understand everything except the "dimples" questions. Could someone please enlighten me? I looked at mine (VIN 2473) and there are depressions at the forward edge of the diffuser (near the engine undertray) where some bolts are. Is that what is meant?

I would still like to see the build dates on the survey. I have a feeling that the VINs are not built in date order.
ChrisH is offline  
post #14 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 12:05 AM
Registered User
 
iRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 506
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisH
By the dealer you got it from.
I don't think this is clear to everyone, specially people in the mid states, unless they ask.
iRod is offline  
post #15 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 04:14 AM
Registered User
 
Tyger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 1,322
Port of importation

If you have kept your sales sticker, entry port is the first item on it, upper left corner.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iRod
I don't think this is clear to everyone, specially people in the mid states, unless they ask.
Tyger is offline  
post #16 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 05:24 AM
Registered User
 
iRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 506
Great.
iRod is offline  
post #17 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-03-2005, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dc baby
Posts: 340
43 responses....keep them coming. I'll do some analysis on it after 50 responses or so. Quick stats...83% touring package, about 50% sport, 58% hardtop. Somewhere between 755-922 they went to all Acapulco radios, between 1138-1258 was the radio plug, between 448-535 was the wiring for the driving lights. We'll wait till we get a lot more respondents before assuming we have some good data.
cranium is offline  
post #18 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-04-2005, 12:25 PM
jac
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 869
Where is the registry? I keep getting redirected to the survey.
jac is offline  
post #19 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-04-2005, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: dc baby
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by jac
Where is the registry? I keep getting redirected to the survey.
It is the survey...it is just an easy way to do a registry, by asking you specific questions. The results come out great.
cranium is offline  
post #20 of 74 (permalink) Old 05-04-2005, 02:57 PM
ted
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by cranium
It is the survey...it is just an easy way to do a registry, by asking you specific questions. The results come out great.
I think the point is that the survey isn't the registry - the survey collects information, but the information itself is the registry.

The question is where we can view it.
ted is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > Lotus Elise

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome