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Just bought my first Lotus, its a 2002 Elise Type 25.

I've lived less than 4 miles from the Lotus factory all my life and wanted one ever since I was a kid. My mates dad used to work on the F1 cars and I'd get loads of stickers and stuff with the yellow camel branded cars on.

Anyway, this seems to be a US forum so I wondered if anyone knew of any UK based forums?

I have a few questions about my car though:

1) Is it normal for the brakes to squeak at low speeds or is it likely that racing pads have been fitted as I suspect.
2) since cleaning my car there is a rather annoying squeak behind my head around the window. Seem to be more apparent with the roof on.
3) Also I've noticed a rather loud rattle somewhere near the exhaust at 4000 RPM.

These are little things but it would be nice to find a fix.
 

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Squeaks go away with time.

But the Lotus makes more noises than most regular cars...

Have fun!!!!!
 

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LOVE the stripes! Wow, that shifter looks awesome too...
 

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note the last picture, below the door, there seems to be a long pouch arrangement.
am i mistaken or is this an accessory or feature i've not seen/recognised?
pretty car.
sam
 

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benny

good luck and welcome to the club! looks great! btw, is that a typo, 2002??

zammy
the pouches are available from lotus (and some after market shops too i think).

we have a set, they're great for CDs and maps, etc. easy to install.

t. a.
 

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note the last picture, below the door, there seems to be a long pouch arrangement.
am i mistaken or is this an accessory or feature i've not seen/recognised?
pretty car.
sam
I just bought a similar pair used. Since I don't have the Touring Pack, I have the deeper version. They are 8 inches deep. I don't know where they come from, but I've really enjoyed them for the last two weeks.

When I drive around w/o the top, I pop my radio faceplate off and tuck it into the pocket. It isn't as good as locking it up, but it is good enough for spending 20 minutes at the store.

They went in in about 10 minutes with some two sided tape.
 

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Congratulations and salutations.
 

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benny

good luck and welcome to the club! looks great! btw, is that a typo, 2002??

zammy
the pouches are available from lotus (and some after market shops too i think).

we have a set, they're great for CDs and maps, etc. easy to install.

t. a.

Nope, definitely registered 2002
 

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Great car! Welcome!:bow:
 

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Nice!

Brakes will squeak for about 1000 miles until the pads set in.

Rattle may be a loose screw in the diffuser or engine bay cover.
 
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