So Im still a year out from making any purchase but now Im having trouble in a decision. Elise or Esprit? Never ridin in either but have seen em both at car shows and what not. First lotus I fell in love with was an 89 esprit but I like the styling of the elise. I dont plan on tracking whatever I buy. Either one is basically my dream car. Was planning on getting an Sti but then I started looking into lotus for kicks and a used lotus is in the same price range. ITll be a toy and probably DD in summer months. Selling all my little toys to get one I will really enjoy. Guess what Im getting at is what are the major differences between the two as far as comfort and handling. Does one tend to be more girlfriend friendly? Mine wasnt liking the looks of the seats in the elise. Reliability as well. Compare the 4 cylinders too, not the esprit V8. Im :wallbang: trying to decide but still have a year to do so. Thanks for the input.