As much as I've tried, I can't seem to get a Lotus out of my mind. I was thinking about the Exige S, but I think an Elise might be a viable alternative for me - less $$$ and the rearward visibility is an added bonus. I'll probably only track the car minimally (if ever), so the added downforce of the Exige may not be put to good use in my case (although I do love the look of the fastback!). Anyway, my mind has started to turn towards the Elise. Does the Elise SC completely overshadow the NA Elise in terms of performance? I will test drive both of course, but you can only get so much information from a test drive and I wonder if I'll regret buying the NA Elise down the road. Any opinions from the experts here as to whether a NA Elise (possibly an '07 for even better value) will give me the daily driving thrill I'm looking for, or should I just save the extra pennies for the SC? The car will mostly see civilian' roads in Northern Cal, maybe a track day here or there. Thought about an '07 Exige S as well, but if I wanted to go '07 I could get an NA Elise and save even more $$$.