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my name is david and i have always been a huge fan of lotus and have wanted one for a long time.
i currently drive a celica and just paid it off so im looking to add to my 2zz collection with a lotus here in the next year or so and im assuming i'll learn some good info from this forum, i have already read some posts and everyone seems real humorous and laid back, very unlike newcelica
but anyways, i just moved to north carolina from ohio and i love it

looking forward to learning everything i have to learn before making my purchase

If there is anything anyone thinks I should or need to know, definitely share it here

thanks guys
 

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Welcome :wave:
 

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you'll learn a lot here before you get your car. Which is prolly a good thing. ;)

welcome to the madhouse
 

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Join the party man--its what you make it here, but there is plenty of amusement and some truth to be had. And I spent four years in the Triangle, so can imagine you see NC as an improvement over OH.
 

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how old were you when you decided you wanted one, when you bought it, and do you regret buying it or still love having it?
I wanted one since I saw the Elise in 2005, I'm my early 30's I've had the car for a few months now and absolutely love it I drive it every day!! the only thing that I don't like very much is the attention :shrug: . That is why I got the blue instead of an orange one (orange is sooo nice :bow: ) but I can't handle the attention... I'm so looking forward to track it in October... :coolnana:
 

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blue thats the color i want, for the very same reason
my fav. color is red, but it sticks out way too much, along with orange and krypton green haha

do you mind sharing some pics?
 

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blue thats the color i want, for the very same reason
my fav. color is red, but it sticks out way too much, along with orange and krypton green haha

do you mind sharing some pics?
I am thinking about getting orange, I have always like that color... I guess the attention could be good n bad! depends...
 

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blue thats the color i want, for the very same reason
my fav. color is red, but it sticks out way too much, along with orange and krypton green haha
Sticking out in these tiny little cars is not necessarily a bad idea..... I was initially dead set - even put money down on a Storm Titanium with black pack. Luckily the deal fell through and I decided to rent an Elise for a weekend. I got an Ardent Red and fell in love with the color over the weekend, not even a big red car fan. But driving around I quickly realized - wow nobody can see me and a Storm Ti on a rainy or foggy day would be camouflaged ! Bright colors help you get noticed in oblivious people's rear or side mirrors ! I was tempted to buy one of those long orange flags you see on the back of ATVs for a while, but I am now used to driving ultra defensively and have the old motorcycle philosophy, "if you are in an accident it is your fault " (not %100 true but a great attitude to adopt )

If you prefer red cars - get a red car- most of the Elise Reds are amazing in person and Red and BR Green are the normal - stock colors for the car
 

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...keep an eye out for bordeaux red, drop-dead gorgeous...
 

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i definitely would NOT mind opening my garage and seeing that though, damn

so starting from 0 dollars and waiting until i have a good down payment saved up is going to be so horrible
 

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Welcome! I went from a supercharged Celica GTS to an Elise and love it.
 

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Welcome! I went from a supercharged Celica GTS to an Elise and love it.
your sig says its daily driven, how does that work out for you??
i plan on keeping the celica for rainy days and hauling things bigger than a duffel bag but would probably want to drive the elise on a daily basis also
 
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