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I cribbed this from the Turbo Esprit list...

What are your top 3 BEST Elise Experiences (so far...).

Kiyoshi

P.S. I beg the tolerance of those still waiting. I know it's painful. But, perhaps some of what gets posted will give you something to look forward to and the knowledge that it is worth it.
 

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1) Seeing the car in person, for the first time ever (SF auto show)

2) Sitting in the car for the first time ever, and turning on the engine (International Auto Salon, LA)

3) My first test drive (SVAG).


That's it for now. Q1 2005 can not come soon enough.
 

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1. The first time I took the motor to redline.

2. Driving through the northern Napa valley with the top off

3. Washing the car, thinking wow, I finally got it!
 

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The day after my 1k service, finally being able to wring the engine out a bit :D

My first drive on a twisty road with full use of 6000rpm+

Getting the rear end to swing out for the first time while testing limits in a large empty parking lot - and keeping it there and under control :D
 

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Going into my garage to find an elise. I was really sleepy one morning, and there it was sitting in a spot where another car normally sits. Was a bit of a reality check for me.

Coast drive with the club in SF

Dont have a third yet...maybe after service.
 

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3 tops so far>>

1. Seeing the SY for the first time and then being told 'it's your car..' LN and I looked at each other with big smiles....YES this WAS our Elise..it was sooooo right

2. Taking the wheels and under panels off and appreciating how the Elise was manufactured (and seeing this is a true low volume custom production vehicle) and then taking pics to post for everyone on the forum.

3. Early pre sunrise drives particularly west to the mountains.:cool:
 

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1. Getting in it for the first time. Amazing! I kept pinching myself!
2. First autoX!!
3. Not posting
 

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1) Driving away from the dealer in my new Elise, heading down the coast road at sunset with the top off and a clear sky. Awesome.

2) Getting up each morning and knowing that I get to drive it. Daily driver? Heck yeah!

3) Knowing things will only get better after the 1k service!
 

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Lotus Elise with options - $49,000

Annual maintenance - $2,000

No more whining & wondering about delivery issues - priceless.
 

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Lets see...top 3, huh.

1) getting several rides.

2) getting to see, sit and take pictures of several Elises.

3) failing to get a test drive numerous times.
 

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Almost forgot...

#4 - Getting into my BMW after getting used to driving the Elise and realizing that the car that I once thought had decent handling, now felt like an SUV :p
 

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1. Having someone drive in to it and destroy the front clam.

2. Having someone drive in to it again 6 weeks later and destroy the new front clam.

3. Driving in to my garage door and destroying the front clam.

**** me, crashing is exciting ****.
 

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zvezdah1 said:
ooops! Please don't read my response to your response on the color thread.

BTW> Very nice!!
Chris
Too late. You should know by now that my posting rate is positively godlike.
 
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