I'm guessing for the same reason Chris posted this morning in another thread.meat said:my question was how do you know you need a short-shifter if you haven't driven the car.
Some people already know they like shorter, firmer shifts than the majority of other people. Unless it feels better and is as short as an s2k's than I will look for a kit to improve it.zvezdah1 said:The car is designed and equipped to satisfy the largest percentage of people while still keeping with the whole concept of the Elise.
The stock setup on the MR2 Spyder is good, but I like my B&M short shifter. The problem with the sotck setup is that Toyota used soft rubber bushings. this gave the shifter a sloppy feel. The shifter cage rocked back and forth even in gear. I'm not sure if the elise will have the same setup.L8BRAKR said:Anybody out there with an MR Spyder that would like to share how toyota does it and how good the feel is. I'm guessing that a similar set-up will be adopted by Lotus since the powertrain and layout are nearly identical.
The car I drove was the 111S making its way around the country. My opinion is based upon this driving experience. I don't think anyone here has driven the US car either.meat said:
And yes - my question was how do you know you need a short-shifter if you haven't driven the car.