the only difference you'll see is the carpeting up the side rails. all cars get the carpet floor mats.heatmiser said:Was wondering how much nicer the carpeting is in the interior. I do not plan on having the top on the car ever so the noise dampening would seem irrelevant. I sure don't want power windows either but nice carpet would be a plus...
hard to say & even harder to say when only 1% of us have driven it.heatmiser said:Do you think the sound dampening is worth it if I plan on having the top off all the time (San Diego - 3rd car)? My only thought would be because the engine is right behind the driver. Maybe there is an aftermarket dampening I can do just for that as well as the carpet on the sides. What are your thoughts?
IIRC, one of the recent reviews of the Elise said the car was so loud at speed that the radio was only useful for when you were parked in your driveway, washing the car.Randy Chase said:The MP3 ability of the stereo was something that was a draw for me.
Derek said:You can't get the sound deadening on your own... Unless you're willing to tear the whole car apart to install it.
Those are the same reasons for me. I also prefer the look of the hand cranks over the buttons. They seem to fit the car better.TimMullen said:I did NOT get the Touring pack, because:
- I don't want the extra carpeting (bare aluminum for me).
- I have no need for an MP3 player (I usually listen to the local radio stations).
- I wanted the black interior anyway (Chrome Orange exterior).
- I would rather have cloth seats.
- I plan on having the top off whenever possible, so I don't need an insulated top.
I seem to recall reading that the sound deadening is sprayed inside the chassis.agent.5 said:But does anyone know what is installed? Does Lotus spray foam inside the aluminum tube structure or just stick some Dynamat between the engine and the frame?
I think it matters what exactly is "sound deadening." A very loose interpretation may mean additional carpeting.