The Elise absolutely fits that bill. These cars are more similar to a sportbike than they are to other cars. You are directly connected to the road which is a positive for enjoying a nice road but is a downside when commuting on a crappy road. You also need to drive it on the freeway like you're riding a motorcycle: assume nobody can see you. If you go into ownership ok with the fact that the Elise is only slightly more practical than a motorcycle, then you won't be disappointed. And if you can live with this impracticality, you'll be rewarded with an unmatched driving experience.I'm also into motorcycles, so I have some experience forgoing comfort. I love how connected you feel on a bike, and how immersive the ride can be. If you translate those experience to a car, I imagine an Elise would fit that bill, correct?
This quote from me73's review hits home with me, as this was the exact reason I sold my M3. The Elise is an experience every time I get into, the M3 only felt special at its upper limits:
...but I like a car to take up into the mountains for a couple of hours or drive to work every now and then and still enjoy the handling traits when not pushing the car to the outer limits. The Porsche has incredible limits, and behaves beautifully at those limits, but under 80%, it’s just not as engaging as I’d like.