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Congratulations! Looks very nice! We're all envious of you right now. Maybe I'll plan a trip to England...yeah....
 

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_JD_ said:
Is your car blowing constant hot air reqardless of temp setting as some others have reported? Car's a beauty btw.
I had a warm drive home in the sun yesterday afternoon with the aircon on. Later that night, I took a bunch of friends out for joy rides with the roof down and heater on - lovely night for it.

So my heater and aircon work just fine.
 

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How does it sound? I've been hearing different things about the engine's/exhaust's note. How does it compare to the K motor, if you know?
Thanks!
 

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shay2nak said:
How does it sound? I've been hearing different things about the engine's/exhaust's note. How does it compare to the K motor, if you know?
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The exhaust note is much sportier than the stock K series.

I drove the Elise S and Elise 111R back to back The S exhaust was almost *quiet* at sub 60kph speeds, but the 111R has a nice deep burbling sound much like an aftermarket sports exhaust.
 

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BTW, my digicam doesn't capture the Ardent Red color very well - the piccies seem to show a paler red.

In the flesh, Ardent Red is a very deep red, like a toffee apple color, or perhaps deep red cherry before ripening.

The contrast of black trim and red paintwork is awesome.
 

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Congrats again on the car! Looks nice! Can't wait for a review after you get her broken in. :cool:
 

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You lucky dog.

I noticed that the air vents on the dash are located up by the windshield. The cars in LA had the vents much lower on the dash. I wonder if this is a truly "Federalized" Elise?
 

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You lucky dog.

I noticed that the air vents on the dash are located up by the windshield. The cars in LA had the vents much lower on the dash. I wonder if this is a truly "Federalized" Elise?
It's not.

The car in the pictures is the european version with the Toyota engine, not the US Elise.
 
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