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  1. Any Lotus/911 owners on here?

    California Region
    Fellow Lotus enthusiasts, do any of you also own or have previously owned a 911 in the East Bay region of NorCal? If so, I'm wondering what shops you recommend for service? I'm not leaving the Lotus family, but I've got a good friend that's going to buy a used 911 and I wanted to be able to give...
  2. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    The engine is excellent and I find the lines really nice on that car. I have to tell you that the interior doesn't live up to the rest of the package, though. It's better than an elige, obviously, but not really commensurate with a car of that caliber. The AC is adequate but not great. Ferrari...
  3. Storm titanium Elise at Oakwood Athletic Club on Monday, Aug 12?

    California Region
    I’ve got a Bordeaux Red Elise and I go to the same gym. Let’s go for a drive!
  4. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    You got it, PH! I'll send you a PM shortly. I know those high powered Caterfields are pretty awesome but the front engine architecture doesn't push my buttons like a mid engine machine does. I'd still love to drive one someday!
  5. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    No argument there, but I'm referring to the fact that the Elige AC is quite poorly designed and generally sucks, independent of engine mods. I've done all the mods in this writeup-...
  6. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    This one wasn't a manual. As you undoubtedly know, they're ultra rare. Something like 5% of the production were manuals. You mention the price differential. There's dozens of F430s on Cars.com right now for around $80K. The cheapest manual is $180K and they go up to $240K for a manual Spider...
  7. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    Yeah, believe me I coulndn't agree with you more. Driving a Noble is on my bucket list. I don't think I've ever seen more than half a dozen of them after living in Norcal for 20 years. I would have seriously considered buying one but I hear very challenging stories about their reliability...
  8. I spent a day driving my 325 hp Elise and a Ferrari F430 back to back

    Lotus Elise
    I posted this for my car buddies on Facebook but a Lotus friend suggested I post it here as well and I thought that was a pretty good idea. Take a read if you’re an Elise fan. “First of all I have to give a huge thank you to my friend Nathan W. He took out a Ferrari F430 this weekend through...
  9. mystery wire in front driver wheel well

    Lotus Elise
    This is a view looking into the front driver's side wheel well. In my hand is a mystery wire that's cut off and is quite heavy gauge where it comes out of the vehicle part line and then becomes a very light gauge before terminating in a cut and stripped end. There's a tag on it that reads...
  10. stock Elige Blaupunkt speakers - free

    Parts For Sale
    I finally upgraded my stock audio system and I've got 4 stock speakers sitting around unused. In case anyone is still on stock speakers and one of the front or rears has blown and you'd like a replacement I'd be happy to give you mine. Shoot me a PM and I'll just ask you to pay the shipping...
  11. JL Stealthbox subwoofer installed in the Bay Area?

    California Region
    Does anyone have a JL stealthbox installed in an Elige in the Bay Area (preferably East Bay)? I'm finally upgrading my sound system and I've got the speakers/head unit/amp all figured out but I'd really like to see a stealthbox installation firsthand, hear how it sounds and check out the impact...
  12. JL Audio Stealthbox Subwoofer

    Parts For Sale
    Addliteness, thanks for your response. If you look at the hexagonally arranged small holes in this pic at the front of the passenger footwell that's the HVAC intake. The driver's side has them as well so there's still some airflow but I'm concerned what happens when one blocks 50% of the...
  13. JL Audio Stealthbox Subwoofer

    Parts For Sale
    When it's installed does it sit flush against the front "firewall" and consequently block the HVAC intake holes? Or is there room for those HVAC holes to draw in air with the sub installed? Thank you.
  14. 2006 Lotus Elise Turbo - $20k in mods - 31.5k mi

    Lotus Cars For Sale
    I know this is quite long past your original post, but did you sell it?
  15. New Interior on My 2005 Lotus Elise

    General Discussion (Lotus related)
    Now paint your center console and ventilation surround to match the bodywork. It'll look ever better! Great work!
  16. Go for a drive this Sat, 6/15/13, in The Bay Area anyone?

    California Region
    Same for you, Doc-I'll buzz you directly for any future drives. Larry, would love to tour with you this weekend but I'm all planned up with the family. Count me in for next time! Best, E
  17. Go for a drive this Sat, 6/15/13, in The Bay Area anyone?

    California Region
    Glemmons, sorry, I'm just seeing your response now. I'm planned up with family and travel commitments the next couple of weekends but it would be fun to go for an East Bay drive together sometime. We should compare notes on fun local roads! Best, E
  18. Go for a drive this Sat, 6/15/13, in The Bay Area anyone?

    California Region
    Hey there Bay Area Lotus people, anyone interested in a drive this Sat? I’ve got a friend who’s a Lotus enthusiast visiting and I wanted to take him out for a drive with the Lotus crowd. He was here the weekend we did the South Bay drive and Canepa tour a couple of years ago and we had a blast...
  19. Elise Series 1 for Daily Use

    New Member Introductions
    I am assuming you are not located in the USA because there is effectively no market for the S1 here as they were never officially imported. Lotus Talk is primarily a North American forum. You should go on the The Other Forum as previously mentioned, start by reading existing posts, then share...
  20. Automotive color on a Lotus I thought was out of gamut . ..

    Interior/Exterior
    I was in LA for the weekend and I saw this Lotus in a parking lot. I talked to the owner and he said SCC did the paint job. My pics don't really capture it but I would describe the color as "nuclear tangarine." If anyone from SSC is reading this do you have better pics? The owner said he wasn't...
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