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Which option package on your Elise?

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Being that it appears orders are starting to be taken, have you made up your mind on the trim level?

As much as I really dislike the "LSS" wheels, I'm going to try for the suspension package as my number one priority for this car is performance (although, looks do come in a close second).
 

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I am thinking both Sports Suspension and Touring Package.
 

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XconZ said:
I'm going for the Touring Package.

-Eric
Sports Suspension only for me, please. No foo-foo with the Touring package. ;) :p
 

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Both if I can still order it when my car is ready to be built.

I hadn't really though of the "Biscuit" (tan, I'm guessing) colored interior. What would look better? Bordeaux with black leather, or Bordeaux with Biscuit leather?

Bob K.
 

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tan might look better but black would wear better.
 

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I'm looking at the touring package and no hard top. The LSS package would kill me on the roads. I can't see the need for the hard top when it will be a summer only car. And I don't want to have to drive it cross country with the hard top on since there is no place to store it.

The color scheme is still up in the air. I'm going for LRG with yellow stripes if available, without if not.:D

On the inside I am leaning toward biscuit leather, with black as the other alternative. I'd prefer grey, but I don't know if that will be an option.
 

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I want power window but I am afraid touring package will add alot weight with the extra carpets and sound insulations. What do you guys think?
I have the _exact_ same concern. The only thing I want out of the touring package is the e-windows (both for convenience and to avoid the rattles that are reported to emanate from the manual version).

Here's another approach: what is the likelihood of sourcing all the components necessary to install the e-windows after purchase of the base model? (Hmm, it may be time to head to SELOC.)
 

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What I'd like to see, instead of "packages" is options:
  1. Hard top
  2. Sports suspension
  3. Sports wheels
  4. Electric windows and door locks
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Stereo
  7. Amp and subwoofers w/ remote control
  8. Sound insulation
  9. Leather interior
  10. Reclining seats & refrigerator a la Maybach
  11. Chrome Orange paint w/ complimentary eye exam
    [/list=1]
 

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Still undecided - I'll need to see the specifics, hopefully at the LA Auto show or shortly thereafter.

Probably don't really need the LSS option, may want to go for it anyway. Probably will get the hard-top.

Cheers, Mike
 

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I thought finally getting a list of options would clear things up for me, but it just made things more confusing.

I want the power windows, but I don't want the sound deadening material and I still have to see the leather to decide whether it will be grippy enough.

I definitely want the LSS package, but I want black wheels. I guess I'll just have to settle for what I get with the package :(

Also I'm not exactly clear on this... is there an additional charge for Chrome Orange, or is it just considered a metallic color now?

The only two things I'm sure of:

I will be getting the LSS.
I will be getting a hardtop.
 

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MikeAR303 said:
I thought finally getting a list of options would clear things up for me, but it just made things more confusing.
Me too :(

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I want the power windows, but I don't want the sound deadening material and I still have to see the leather to decide whether it will be grippy enough.
Yes yes yes!

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I definitely want the LSS package, but I want black wheels. I guess I'll just have to settle for what I get with the package :(
I'm with you all the way on this. But I won't settle. It's black or nada for me.

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Also I'm not exactly clear on this... is there an additional charge for Chrome Orange, or is it just considered a metallic color now?
I think it's an extra charge. In the "order" post, Jenn listed it as a "lifestyle" color. I wonder what "lifestyle" they're referring to by that? ;)

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The only two things I'm sure of:

I will be getting the LSS.
I will be getting a hardtop.
I'll probably get neither at first... just wait and see how the aftermarket pans out first.
 

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since there is no alcantara option, and i really dont like cloth, it will be the touring package.
 

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since there is no alcantara option, and i really dont like cloth, it will be the touring package.
I don't particularly like cloth, but if the leather is too slippery I'm going to have to stick with cloth (no pun intended ;) ).
 

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I really wanted alcantara. Now I'll have no choice but to go with leather:mad:
 

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Confusion Confusus!!

Since my deposit isn't yet down, and I'm looking at buying mine after it's been out six - twelve months, I'm thinking about the basic model.

This is based on my belief that most of the upgrades will be surpased by parts made here in the US by the specialist performance houses.

I want a full race ready car, SCCA approved, race seats with five point harness, track suspension, wide wheels, hot motor & exhaust, sound deadening if it isn't too heavy, electric windows could be nice if they are light. I will get the hard top, as I want to drive to the track and home again, and it will be a boon in the hot SoCal summer, when having no roof leads to toasted brain cells!

I suspect once the car is out those who opt for the sport package may well end up buying prettier wheels, and replacing some of the other parts too, so it's worth is questionable.

Like the rest of you I think we should be able to customize the car more to our needs, but I think this may simply be beyond Lotus's resources. If they had a factory here in the US like many of the Germans do I think it might be easier to customize each car, but coming from the UK I think it is just too much for them to get their heads around.

All in all I am excited to see what all you first owners have to say once you've had your cars a while, and to see what independant upgrades start appearing and when!!
 

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I'm not sure what I'm getting yet. I'm confused. I didnt know that you could order both the LSS and the touring package. There was a post that the driving lites would be an option, but I was hoping it would have come standard with the touring package.

I'm a little disappoined that the price has originally gone from $37500 with power windows and leather, to $40000 plus shipping and another grand or two for the power windows and leather. So the car will be about $5K more than I originally thought. But the dollar has been hit hard lately. At least the good thing is the higher price may deter dealers and others from trying to sell the cars at above sticker, since many people will just buy something else if the price gets too crazy. You can currently buy a new T-Bird with full leather, hardtop and a V8 for less, and maybe even the new Corvette will be in the same range. These cars are different, but a weak dollar will cause US cars to be cheaper. If it drops really bad then maybe we can get a Ford GT 40 or Viper for $45 grand!

How do you adjust the ride height and shock settings on an LSS version? Is their a switch on the dash or do you have to adjust a knob on the shocks? Would this require removing the clam every time that you want to change settings, or would you have to get all dirty grabbing the strut and turning it. If I am on the highway doing 70, I'd want it at the lower setting with the stiffer ride but wouldnt want to have to adjust it before going over the local speedbumps on the way to the highway.
 

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If it's a coil-over suspension, you shouldn't have to remove the clam, or the wheels for that matter, but the adjustment will take more than a few minutes. Basically, it would accomodate changes between track days and road days, but not between trips.

Blame the price hike on the dollar. The good news is that with the dollar weak, more foreign money will be coming our way, so our businesses should make more money as a result, unless you're unfortunate enough to be in imports !!!!
 
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