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Hey guys, I've only sat in an Elise once, and it wasn't like something I'd remember, I was focusing on that world's-best speed and handling :shift:
I mean, I know I could just check out a review or two, but I was just wondering what your opinions are on Ingress/Egress, Comfort overall, and if the Touring Pack could be recreated through interior mods and such. I just figure if I'm ever going to be driving a Lotus Elise/Exige, Interior Comfort is a big factor. :D

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If comfort is a real concern, get something else. No amount of "fix up" changes the fact that the car is loud, rides rough and is just plain raw.
 

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You can upgrade the radio, but remember that the engine/exhaust noise is loud.

The only seat upgrades I know of are for racing...a step backwards for you. The passenger seat doesn't adjust at all and the driver's just moves forward and back.

Seriously, drive one and then drive an S2000.
 

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Buy a Corvette.
 

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Haha, so what I'm getting so far is the Elise isn't comfortable at all =D I didn't mean like "Audi A8L All Leather Plush" Comfy, I meant, "Leather, but not a backache" like it doesn't hurt or is That Bad right?
 

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I'm more of a window person anyway, but I see your Sig so I guess it's possible. I'm just thinking of (on the miraculous day I buy an Elise) I be able to use it as a DD, and in the event of part failure, replace them through a dealer (If its possible to replace engine parts and stuff through a dealer).
 

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I chose an Elise because it is so comfortable and practical. It has doors, a top, A/C and heat, an actual sound system, airbags for safety (which I will remove), a horn, power windows on both sides. And a boot big enough to live out of for weeks, compared to my backpack. Oh yeah, really good frontal and side protection for a car of this height.
My other option was a Seven.
 

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I'm 6 feet 2inches and I find my Elise to be fairly comfy. The first time I drove one was when I recently purchased one from Lotus of Jacksonville. I fell in love with it and drove it 130 miles back to my house. I think the seats a real comfortable. Actually more comfortable than my 05 MINI Cooper S. But that's just me. An adjustable steering wheel would be nice but I will sacrofice that for it's awesome feel behind the wheel. Yes it has a lot of road noise and the doors rattle on real bumpy roads but I don't drive on those too often. I have big feet, so the close gas and brake pedal were hard to get used too but I good with it now. A good pair of Piloti driving shoes wouldn't be a bad idea. I don't think I would want mine for a daily driver but I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a long roadtrip. Maybe a cannonball run would be fun?:)
 

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Just for comparison, my wife has a Cayman S. It feels like a Cadillac compared to my Exige. I prefer the Exige of course. The Cayman is very comfortable, and sporty, the Exige is raw and loud, just the way I like it. BTW, my wife doesn't like to ride in my car.
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