That's kinda what I was thinking, light fast, great handling.offroadr35 said:i currently drive an S2000 and am buying the first Elise i can get my hands on. In my opinion the Elise is everything i love about the S2000 to the extreme.
Bent chassis is usually a write off. I don't think even lotus try to fix them! - perhaps take the whole car apart and replace the chassis but to be hanest it's probably better just to get a whole new car.meat said:I have an Exige and a S2000.
Would I drive either in the winter - NO. Get a beater and drive it when the white stuff is flying. I'm of the school that cars have a purpose and you should drive them for that purpose. An Elise was not meant to be driven in the snow - it's meant to be on the B-roads or on the track, IMHO.
I can't imagine driving an Elise everyday in the winter. Keep in mind the repair costs if you do hit something. You can't just replace the front bumper on these things - you have to replace the clam. Then think about the chassis. How many people do you know that are qualified to put together a bonded aluminum chassis??
Back to the original question - the S2000 is a luxury car compared to the Elise. Kind of like comparing a S2000 to a Boxster or maybe even a Z8.