I saw my first Elise in person at my friends car lot when two guys drove one in to look at a M3 that was for sale. The next year (2010) I started researching for my purchase here on Lotus Talk. By October the same year I made my purchase from an individual in Beaumont Texas. I finally had my Elise! I now owned what was my 40th Birthday present to myself and what I jokingly called "my early mid life crisis toy". LOL!
2005 Lotus Elise (Chrome Orange)