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09-09-2019 02:45 PM
Prolene2 Still own mine, a 2005, purchased new from now Eurocar, Costa Mesa.
09-09-2019 12:23 PM
Elise8206 Still have my 2005. Planning to get another one (looking)
09-09-2019 04:02 AM
darkSol
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Originally Posted by darkSol View Post
In the same boat...

Plunked my $1k deposit back on February 8th 2004 at the Chicago Auto Show... over twelve years ago...

Hell I was in my 30's... now I've just entered my 50's... Holy Crap!
Just turned 55 (me, not the Elise ) over the weekend - still going strong!
09-08-2019 08:15 PM
XtinctElise
More Power, Mods, & less weight

Still have my 2005.

Doubled the power, decreased the weight, even lighter than 2005 weight including adding the heavy supercharger. Increased down-force, still going strong!

Still have parts in the basement waiting for winter to continue the seasonal upgrades.



I will say the upgrades for the Elige on LotusTalk seemed to be slowing down.
09-08-2019 09:02 AM
glb Yeah, that was Lee. He had a lot of cars, including a 2 liter 200+ hp Elan and gorgeous Elite S1.
09-08-2019 04:32 AM
xxxotic
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Originally Posted by glb View Post
what???
Do they still have the meets in Chatham? My one brother moved to FL too, but my other one lives in Andover. Drove down 206 the other day to NewBrunswick hoping to see you driving around. Im up in Vermont this week but will be back in Nj next weekend but not sure where since I havent gotten my nephews football game schedule yet.
My friends cousin told me that his neighbor who was a friend of yours that had the Elise and the Cobra passed a few years ago 😥
09-08-2019 03:41 AM
Jim-C I still have mine. 2005 Elise . Currently my daily driver.
Rev 400 X
Quaife Sequential
AC still works, sorta.
09-07-2019 10:13 PM
glb what???
09-07-2019 07:53 PM
xxxotic I will have had mine for 15 years in a few weeks. Car serial number was in the low 300s. Any of the original owners still here and have their cars? Ancient Wedgie, glb?
05-11-2016 07:55 AM
lotus425 Still got mine 2005 Elise after 11 years of ownership. It's only got 10,000 miles on the odometer. Car is driven every weekend. One of the most fun and reliable car in my stable.
05-08-2016 03:46 PM
Vantage Took delivery of mine in December 2004. Car has around 33k miles now. It has taught me so much and keeps on giving.

Flirted with selling it once but plan to keep it forever.
05-08-2016 02:34 PM
philethier Bought my 05 used. When I went to look at it, I brought my buddy with me, because HE bought his Ardent Red 05 new. Yes, he still has it.
05-08-2016 02:03 PM
Colin Chapman Still have my 05. Original owner, deposit @ the 2000 Chicago Auto Show. Delivery through Fox Valley Motorcars!!! fall 2004. (I think Sept.)
05-08-2016 01:02 PM
tvacc Got my car March 3, 2005. I had to sell my Elan and Caterham to get it so I had to wait to order mine. Eventually bought my Caterham back. Elise is the best car I have ever owned. Will never sell it. Will go to my one son when I leave this earth. My other son already has one. That one came from my best friend after he passed.
05-08-2016 12:20 PM
saudio Bought my '05 new in late '06, and finally sold it with just over 30K miles on it in 2014. It was Storm Titanium and I supercharged it when it had 10K on it. I've had quite a variety of sports cars over my life, and I've never had one more fun to drive and own than the Elise. But I reached a point where I wanted something that was more comfortable to drive when it was very hot or cold outside. We all know the Elise heating and cooling system is pretty terrible, and even with the top off the radiator air coming in just cooked you when it was hot. So I ended up driving it only in the spring and fall, and a few times in the summer.

It was incredibly reliable and cheap to maintain, although I did go through back tires a LOT, especially after the supercharger. :-) And it was such an attention grabber, fun at times, and annoying at others.

Ended up buying a 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Also a very fun car to drive, but so, so different than the Elise. It's terrifying in the corners with power on, I miss the predictable grip and handling of the Elise. I wish I would have had the space and cash to keep both.
05-04-2016 03:28 PM
rob13572468 still have mine from Feb 2005. 24K miles on it.
05-01-2016 07:11 PM
blackburn Ordered mine, waited a year and took delivery November 2005 near Thanksgiving. Still have it, drive it almost every day.
04-28-2016 01:48 PM
JonOrangeElise It's great to see so many original, familiar faces (well, screen names) on this thread.
04-28-2016 01:28 PM
shay2nak
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Delivered in december 2004 and I have 155k miles on it!
dayum!
04-28-2016 08:16 AM
LotusSG2057
Me

46k miles and still running like a champ. Keeping mine forever or when ever it dies.
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