Let's start with stating that I plan on using the car as a daily. s the metallic paint option. Is this correct?
I would also like to know what you guys think about the lightweight carbon fibre seats. Are they gonna be as comfortable as the standard ones? I count on driving the Elise also on long journeys, so a comfortable(-ish) seat is a must.
Last but not least: fully carpeted interior. Yes or no? I do like the esthetic, but don't know if it yields any benefit whatsoever.
The other options I was thinking about are forged rims, sound insulation, black pack, cruise control and the Alcantara interior trim and vents.
Thanks in advance to anybody who will drop a message, this is hugely appreciated.
Though we are in the U.S., I think we can offer some opinions on whether we would want some of the options, given that some of us have owned these cars for over 10 years! Overall, I would say don't load the car up with a ton of options as it gets pricey and most of them really don't contribute to enjoyment of the car.
Color: Don't listen to anyone else, just go with tugs at your heart strings. I think these cars look best in sharp skittle colors. That said, I went with metallic grey because I loved the red interior so much.
Carbon seats: Pricey option likely, but could go for these if you plan to track. If not, skip them. Comfort should be about the same.
Carpet: Likely will make the car a bit less noisy and less hot. Personally I think the Elise is not a great daily driver, so I would skip the carpets and save the weight / cost.
Forged rims: I went aftermarket for wheels, but factory forged wheels look good and are light enough.
Sound insulation: Similar to carpet. If you are daily driving and aren't used to cars this basic / raw, might want to go for it.
Cruise control: Never needed it myself, so would skip.
Alcantara: I prefer leather, so would skip, but depends what looks best to you!
Black pack: Even though I have black wheels on mine, I think black wheels are a fad, and my next car will have silver wheels. Totally personal.