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Forum: New Member Introductions   11-21-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
KW V2s are very nice and can be tuned to improve...

KW V2s are very nice and can be tuned to improve ride on regular streets without giving up any track day handling.
Forum: Other   11-06-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,097
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
The Parrot gets a lot of international exposure,...

The Parrot gets a lot of international exposure, with folks posting on Facebook where they fly it. I flew one in Brookstone using an IPad (it also works with the iPhone and iPad mini). For $299 they...
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-31-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,222
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
The car can be noisy. The touring package helps...

The car can be noisy. The touring package helps a little bit. I took apart my doors, center console and the seats out on my Elise, and used a thick Dynamatt product line things. This made a HUGE...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   10-18-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,283
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
A lightly used Cayman is a fantastic driving car....

A lightly used Cayman is a fantastic driving car. Also, there aren't as many of them. I sold my Elise to buy the brand new 2013 Boxster, which has been great as well. Mitts much more Carrera GT...
Forum: Other   10-14-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,354
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
I like Puma Speedcats. I have a pair in Italian...

I like Puma Speedcats. I have a pair in Italian black suede that have custom insoles in them and are very comfortable when driving and then walking around car related events. When I had the Elise,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-12-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,702
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
I never had my Elise confused with a Tesla. But I...

I never had my Elise confused with a Tesla. But I did get asked if it was a new baby Ferrari, and one guy thought it was some sort of Corvette. I had him walk around back and pointed at the raised...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   10-08-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Awesome! I like Fifth Gear alot. You can get it...

Awesome! I like Fifth Gear alot. You can get it from TV Underground (http://www.tvunderground.org.ru). I supposed their new season just started! The girl in the show is Vicki Butler Henderson. ...
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,858
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
I think the price of e Elise will be about what...

I think the price of e Elise will be about what it is now. A nice, low mileage example (20,000 miles or so) around $25,000 - $28,000. Very low mileage cars might hold a little over $30,000. I...
Forum: MidAtlantic Region   09-29-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Check on Craigslist. Tell her to stay away from...

Check on Craigslist. Tell her to stay away from SE, NE, and SW DC. From some reasonq this summer we have had a lot of mugging and crazy stuff going on. There are lots of apartment buildings right...
Forum: Lotus Exige   09-29-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,994
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
"It is so black! Light just falls into it" ...

"It is so black! Light just falls into it"

That could be Bruce Wayne's track car! Awesome, best looking of the Exige cars.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-12-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,561
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
I like some of the sweaters, polos and t-shirts. ...

I like some of the sweaters, polos and t-shirts. The leather jacket is great, but about $500 over what it should cost. This seems to be a UK thing, between the VAT and the idea that if you can...
Forum: Lotus Elise   09-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,554
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
The Elise is really not a daily driver. It can...

The Elise is really not a daily driver. It can be used that way, but it doesn't like traffic, very hot weather, very cold weather, too much rain, snow, ice and small arms fire. It is not really a...
Forum: Dealers/Aftermarket Suppliers Feedback   09-06-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,006
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Jamie has been great. His techs updated my car,...

Jamie has been great. His techs updated my car, (ECU, fluid changes for spring) and then when I went to sell it they did a detailed pre-purchase inspection for the new owner.

I definitely...
Forum: MidAtlantic Region   09-06-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
For sale. Walmart in Alexandria n longer sells...

For sale. Walmart in Alexandria n longer sells 5w-40 Mobil 1. Which is why I ordered it. No takers in he DC area?
Forum: Other   09-06-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,833
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Exactly! The trouble wth the most plain Rolexes...

Exactly! The trouble wth the most plain Rolexes is that stores rarely carry them. A lot of the watches have become way too busy for me wth crazy dials, functions I'd never use and gigantic cases....
Forum: Other   09-06-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,833
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Rolex are still very classic

For my birthday this summer, I found a lightly used Rolex Explorer. It is less than a year old and has almost no wear. I plan on it being my new daily watch, as my other watch is a somewhat rare...
Forum: Lotus Elise   08-31-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,798
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
I think, if you do want stripes, go for the...

I think, if you do want stripes, go for the yellow in the pattern of the Type 25 car. Please, don't do pink! Pink is actually ok, on a matte black Lotus driven by a woman (I know one here in DC...
Forum: MidAtlantic Region   08-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Really? "Mike IN Alexandria"! As in Old Town,...

Really?
"Mike IN Alexandria"! As in Old Town, Alexandria, VA!

Pm if interested!
Forum: Lotus in the Media   08-27-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Fun. Though Fifth Gear has been available as...

Fun. Though Fifth Gear has been available as episodes come out from TV Underground (http://www.tvunderground.org.ru). (you need Emule or a bit torrent to download). I stream episodes right off my...
Forum: MidAtlantic Region   08-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Mobil 1 oil for your Elise?

I have, brand new in the box, two gallons of Mobil 1 5w-40 oil. $63 on Amazon. Anyone want them for $55 picked up in Old Town?

The new Porsche uses 0w-40. Pm me, I will be around home Friday...
Forum: Engine Control (ECU)   08-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
It sounds like the ECU has a tune on it. Have...

It sounds like the ECU has a tune on it. Have Lotus flash the ECU with the latest firmware and then the smog computer should be able to see it. 2005s have an update that I got and it made the car...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   08-22-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,600
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Mario Andretti's Lotus Race Car!

Is for sale...

'+alt+' (http://www.investmentmotorcars.net/inventory/detail/Lotus70/detail.htm)

It has been restored and looks really cool. At $175,000 it seems like a bargain compared to a...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   08-10-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
^^^^^^^^ :wave: ^^^^^^^^ Thanks! Really looking...

^^^^^^^^ :wave: ^^^^^^^^
Thanks! Really looking forward to it!
Forum: New Member Introductions   08-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,628
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
It sounds like you made it home safely! I am so...

It sounds like you made it home safely! I am so glad to have found a buyer for the car that seems to love it as much as I do! It was good fun. Remember what the other folks were saying about grip...
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,822
Posted By MikeinAlexandria
Jamie at Lotus of Bethesda has two IPS car, one...

Jamie at Lotus of Bethesda has two IPS car, one in blue and one in red. He'd be happy to sell either one to you. Mention that I sent you. (888) 813-6876
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