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Loved this article!
 

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Lots of truth in this article!

Both my 4 year old and 6 1/2 year old enjoy the car. A lot. My favorite quotes of theirs include:

- Daddy, can we do the twisty moves?
- Go faster Daddy!
- This is the best car EVER!
- Daddy, when I grow up can I have the Lotus?

The only thing potentially more fun than taking it to Walmart or for groceries, is the run to kindergarten or pre-school. The other parents, mostly moms, just look at me like I'm a nutcase. :clap::clap::clap:
 

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After getting it my 13 year old (at the time) tells me "How come your the only cool dad in school?"
 

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My kids love getting driven places in the Lotus... its fun for them, and gratifying to see the next generation of car loving people grow up with dreams of their own. The "Go faster, Daddy!" made me think of a story about my son...

I had a '95 Camaro Z28 and my son was 4yrs old... beautiful day, T-tops were off, had him in his "racing seat", and obliged him with a solid, fast launch from a traffic light. No wheel-spin, just ran it hard up to [speed limit +10] and backed off... and a state trooper lights us up a 1/4 mile down the road. So we pull over, he explains that he had to pull me over because I am loud and took off fast, though he noted I didn't go excessively fast... So he asks my son, "Do you like Daddys car?" - He nods. "Do you like how loud it sounds?" - More nodding, starts to smile... "Does Daddy like to drive it fast?" - Son finally speaks: "Yeah!!" The cop starts laughing, I'm just shaking my head, and my son thinks this is all great fun... He goes back to his car, runs my info and comes back with a Jr. State Trooper sticker for my son, and a friendly suggestion to slow down for me. Sometimes "Go faster, Daddy!" can get you in a wee bit of trouble... :)
 

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Saw the same post and also loved it. My 5 year old loves being in the back because he can see out the little side window.

Also liked the article because he went on about how great the shifter is. I swear all of the other reviewers talk about how vague it is. But I agree with the Jalopnik writer. It feels great.
 

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My kids love getting driven places in the Lotus... its fun for them, and gratifying to see the next generation of car loving people grow up with dreams of their own. The "Go faster, Daddy!" made me think of a story about my son...

I had a '95 Camaro Z28 and my son was 4yrs old... beautiful day, T-tops were off, had him in his "racing seat", and obliged him with a solid, fast launch from a traffic light. No wheel-spin, just ran it hard up to [speed limit +10] and backed off... and a state trooper lights us up a 1/4 mile down the road. So we pull over, he explains that he had to pull me over because I am loud and took off fast, though he noted I didn't go excessively fast... So he asks my son, "Do you like Daddys car?" - He nods. "Do you like how loud it sounds?" - More nodding, starts to smile... "Does Daddy like to drive it fast?" - Son finally speaks: "Yeah!!" The cop starts laughing, I'm just shaking my head, and my son thinks this is all great fun... He goes back to his car, runs my info and comes back with a Jr. State Trooper sticker for my son, and a friendly suggestion to slow down for me. Sometimes "Go faster, Daddy!" can get you in a wee bit of trouble... :)


I always pinch one of my girls to make them cry......then comment to the cop that she is scared of my going to jail. Works every time..... jk
 
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