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Forum: Lotus Elise   09-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Gizmo3000
That's my thought as well, as most dealers...

That's my thought as well, as most dealers usually list cars slightly higher than private parties. and even the link says the car is "$6,724 below market". makes ya go hmmmm.
But hopefully it's...
Forum: Lotus Evora   08-27-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gizmo3000
Def check with Haggerty. I've got my Elise and...

Def check with Haggerty.
I've got my Elise and '74 MGB with them, - both garage queens tho, I forget how many miles I'm allowed on my specific policy, but I pay $600 a year.
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,760
Posted By Gizmo3000
I agree, $60k for a mid-engined car that not...

I agree, $60k for a mid-engined car that not only performs but also LOOKS like a supercar, it's something of a game-changer and puts it in a league of it's own.
I read one interview with an exec,...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   11-04-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Gizmo3000
it's been a few years since I did it now, but I...

it's been a few years since I did it now, but I believe I just peeled it back and sprayed onto the fabric itself and jammed it all in as best I could. I believe I tried to smooth it out as much as...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   08-21-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gizmo3000
Most would agree that it's preferable to learn to...

Most would agree that it's preferable to learn to drive stick on a regular mid-size car of some kind, vs a sports car (but not an under-powered car, as those will stall easily). But learning on an...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-30-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,215
Posted By Gizmo3000
Sad to see. Mixed emotions hearing that the...

Sad to see.

Mixed emotions hearing that the insurance might total it just because it's less expensive for them than repairing it.
knowing that someone else will end up repairing it and putting it...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-15-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By Gizmo3000
If it's the color, options and everything you're...

If it's the color, options and everything you're looking for, with low miles and local to you.. do NOT let this one get away!

From a financial point of view, these cars have been holding their...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-15-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,498
Posted By Gizmo3000
Just guessing by the pics that you might be ok.. ...

Just guessing by the pics that you might be ok.. but hard to tell.

One option to consider might be bumper guards ..
here's a thread about them (i got some for mine just after scraping a few...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-09-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,985
Posted By Gizmo3000
yet, even by your own admission, the facts you...

yet, even by your own admission, the facts you provided were false.
- which provoked reaction.

Street Legal means it's legal to drive a car on the street. period.
or as wikipedia puts it:...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-09-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,985
Posted By Gizmo3000
Honestly, the way I've been reading this thread,...

Honestly, the way I've been reading this thread, one could easily argue that you're the Troll,
by starting an argument on the "street legal"ness of the Arial Atom.

Can one (thru proper (and...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   09-23-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Gizmo3000
well, my final solution was to buy the 3m...

well, my final solution was to buy the 3m Adhesive,. sprayed it on the fabric that was loose, and jammed it back into place. that stuff was sticky!
But it did the trick. (didn't break apart or...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   12-15-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Gizmo3000
thanks for the replies! ..yes,. I meant Touring...

thanks for the replies!
..yes,. I meant Touring Soft Top (forgot about the minimal one that also existed).

I could have sworn the topic was discussed before, but was unable to successfully find...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   12-14-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By Gizmo3000
Elise Soft Top headliner came loose! repair?

My 2005 Elise is a full on garage queen,. yet the headliner portion of the soft-top, on the drivers side, has literally come loose! - and I've literally only taken the top off/on a few dozen times. ...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-14-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,117
Posted By Gizmo3000
The answer might just come down to how much money...

The answer might just come down to how much money you're willing to spend to gain a certain level of performance. - or which model you really prefer the look of.

On one side of the spectrum you've...
Forum: Lotus Elise   04-20-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,758
Posted By Gizmo3000
really comes down to supply and demand. and the...

really comes down to supply and demand.
and the fact that nearly 9 years after I bought my low miles '05 for $35k, that it's worth the same,. is definitely indicative that there's something special...
Forum: Lotus Elise   03-07-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,247
Posted By Gizmo3000
Well, this thread proves that dealers/people are...

Well, this thread proves that dealers/people are asking, and some are buying, low mileage 05's for $40+, so yes,. you might want to consider upping your insurance. (i'm actually considering doing...
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-29-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,443
Posted By Gizmo3000
I think most of us prefer not to see a Lotus...

I think most of us prefer not to see a Lotus being treated like an "ordinary" car, but on the flip side it's hard to argue against them not to be used in such a manner. - as aside from being low on...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   02-17-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,492
Posted By Gizmo3000
One of the reasons why prices have crept up ever...

One of the reasons why prices have crept up ever so slightly is definitely attributed to lack of newer models, so guess we'll see how things change when the new models are released. - guess it also...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-18-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,401
Posted By Gizmo3000
It certainly seems like an addiction judging how...

It certainly seems like an addiction judging how few cars are "lightly" modded, and most of the modded cars have a huge list of modifications. (and kind of remarkable how after investing so much,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   12-14-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,947
Posted By Gizmo3000
I had never driven one before buying mine as...

I had never driven one before buying mine as well,
but being in a big metropolitan area, I did have a chance to stop by nearby lot to see one in person and sit in it :D

Imagine if you asked this...
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale   11-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,405
Posted By Gizmo3000
I don't see anything wrong with it. most of the...

I don't see anything wrong with it.
most of the time time you see a car for sale, the info of previous repairs, imperfections, past history,etc,- as well salvage title is listed last anyhow.
The...
Forum: Lotus Elise   11-09-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,516
Posted By Gizmo3000
It is interesting how, considering 2006's...

It is interesting how, considering 2006's account for over 20% of sales, they do seem to account for less than that percentage of cars for sale on the market.

It would be interesting to know...
Forum: Lotus Elise   10-11-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By Gizmo3000
good that you got a battery tender. Much...

good that you got a battery tender.

Much more convenient than having to deal with disconnecting the battery, plus I think it also helps maintain the radio station presets.

I use a Cigarette...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-30-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gizmo3000
-low-miles cars will always be more desirable and...

-low-miles cars will always be more desirable and command more money than the same cars with higher mileage. period.
-and ultra-low miles cars even more so

And what if we were discussing other...
Forum: Lotus Elise   08-17-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,567
Posted By Gizmo3000
One word: YOLO

One word: YOLO
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