In order for Lotus to help get their name "out there", who thinks that a recomittment to motorsports would help?
Honestly I am buying this car for how is drives, although I won't be able to do a lot of carving on the roads here in FL, NO TWISTIES (I have a CBR600RR too and well it's disheartening there are no twisty roads), but I ALSO bought this car for the LOOKS, and Exclusivity. I love that part just as much as how it drives.Vantage said:At that point, it I think it is undesirable to be marketing towards poseurs, but you can see that people buy cars for more reasons that just how it drives. Looks, exclusivity, and image.
Don't you know you'll shoot your eye out kid? How about a lamp in the shape of a womans leg wearing fish net stockings?vidoprof said:I almost forgot, I would really like is a Double action Red Rider Bee-bee gun with a compass in the stock.
DING! Please, Lotus???How about some hard points on the rear frame for a tire trailer. If that is not possible maybe some load points be added for rack over the rear cam maybe even a roof rack on the hard top.
Sorry Jer, I must have not been clear enough. It will be at least 2 or 3 years before I get my Elise. Talk about a long wait.Surferjer said:John, are you going to race yours at Ripken next month??? Congrats on your ownership.
WHY? If it's financial, nevermind. But if not, there are cars all over. get one now and enjoy! Actually I reread your post, and I just didn't read it all. My mistake. You were quite clear.Sorry Jer, I must have not been clear enough. It will be at least 2 or 3 years before I get my Elise. Talk about a long wait.
Tangible improvement for sure, but I have a lot of work to do. I wish I could go to Topeka, but that would probably be pretty demoralizing LOL. Thanks for the encouragement!Work requires that I do very little autocrossing this year (I am working most weekends). I have followed you exploits though. Seems that you have something of a hot shoe on the one foot.
Why would this be? The belt locks under sudden deceleration, the "pre-locked" retractor just starts out that way. The belt still stretches, the tear strips still tear, and the seat belt pre-tensioner still pre-tensions. The only difference would be that the seat belt locks a millisecond sooner...QYKSLVR said:This is a rare feature on drivers seats. It is much cheaper to install a non-locking retractor seat belt. This is also a bad idea if you want to hit some twisties and lock yourself down. <...> and it causes much greater forces on the body as the belt has had some of the "give" removed from the system.
Well from my understanding, the belts are designed with the small amount of stretching before the mechanism locks. I can ask one of the NHTSA instructors if you would like but they told us to stop parents who llock their kids into booster seats with the pre-tensioned belt, in order to prevent further injury. Try it at your own risk, if you can find a drivers belt with locking retractors..TimMullen said:Why would this be? The belt locks under sudden deceleration, the "pre-locked" retractor just starts out that way. The belt still stretches, the tear strips still tear, and the seat belt pre-tensioner still pre-tensions. The only difference would be that the seat belt locks a millisecond sooner...
I love the design as well, and the relative exclusivity is a plus. No argument there.vidoprof said:I ALSO bought this car for the LOOKS, and Exclusivity.
And here I thought I could add some chrome 19's to the car and get away with it. rotflVantage said:I love the design as well, and the relative exclusivity is a plus. No argument there.
Waiting for the day when I see an Elise with chrome dubs on the street...hopefully the raw nature of the car will keep those guys away.
The first M3's (E30) were great, they were improved upon for a few years then went plush. Nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong with making money.andykeck said:Here's my request for Lotus. There are a great many requests in this thread for things that individually seem reasonable enough, but if taken in sum make it seem that we're asking for a larger, plusher more tricked-out car. If that's where the market takes the mid-level car and the Esprit replacement, fine by me. If Lotus offers some of those options for the Elise, again, fine. But I'd like for there always to be available the bare-bones, spartan, no-nonsense Elise that I love. I have little interest high-quality materials or more comfort, I want low mass, simplest solution stuff. Like the recent review of the S2 Exige said, "Small, tight and angry". Indeed! Give me that.