You really need to do some research on the Eclat before you make a decision. They are some of the least desired cars Lotus ever made and are notoriously difficult and expensive to keep running. Maybe $8k for a perfect one, but those are few and far between.......I see a very nearby Eclat for just under $8k.
Should I bite?
Edit: oops, it's a 1978 blue Eclat in fair/good condition. 69k miles
If you are looking for an old Lotus go for one the of the original Elans from the 60's and early 70's. If you want something more recent, an S3 or newer Esprit or if you like fwd, the new generation Elan. Of course this is just my opinion and as with any advice, YMMV.Thanks for the prompt reply.
So if I were to look for an older Lotus, I shouldn't be looking at Eclats. What should I be looking for?