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What's your Elise "dream drive"?

  • Traversing a cliff-hugging, seaside highway

    Votes: 13 14.8%
  • The drive to the local car club to “show and tell”

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Speeding along a narrow, curvaceous mountain road

    Votes: 31 35.2%
  • First drive with your loved-ones hand warm within yours between shifts

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Screaming 100+ MPH across a desolate freeway

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Being the celebrity at the local autocross

    Votes: 4 4.5%
  • Taking the Elise to a track or speedway for an unlimited driving experience

    Votes: 31 35.2%
  • Cruising slowly about town soaking in “the comments and gawks”

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • The drive by your ex-wife, complete with hand signal

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • The trip to the local enthusiast shop to “bling-out” your Elise

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Drive? My Elise will sit in the garage as a collector’s car

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other…explain below:

    Votes: 2 2.3%
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Fellow Elise enthusiasts:

I imagine we all have our most vivid dream or vision of how the initial Elise experience will look and feel. OTHER than the test drive or drive home from the dealership, what’s the “dream drive” you think about most?

Dave
 

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All of the above? I am looking forward to many scenarios.

Driving the car through Big Sur along the cliffs, stopping for a lunch at Nepenthe. Man... can it get much better than that?

Driving the car down Highway 49, through the old California Gold Rush towns.


I am even looking forward to running errands to the grocery store and post office. :)

Taking the car to the local autocross or anywhere that car people will be.

Driving down to the High School to pick my son up from school will be interesting. I bet he will change his normal rule about me picking him up a block away. :) Maybe. :)

One of the most cool things I am looking forward to is a meet when we have 40 Elises all in a row and we cruise.
 

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Driving through The Tail of the Dragon. :cool:
 

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My dream is just that...to just DRIVE it. ...at this point I dont care if its just driving it to the Wendy's down the street from Lotus of Atlanta.
 

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Laughing...someone chose the "ex-wife" option... :)
 

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Randy Chase said:
All of the above? I am looking forward to many scenarios.
Does this mean you're also looking foward to Bling Blingin your Elise:)
 

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from the dealer to my house would do quite nicely!
 

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The Great Ocean Road along the rim of the Tasman Sea W of Melbourne.
 

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Taking my Elise through the Socal Canyons where I ride my RC51... Then compariing my round-trip time.

I think I can at least come close to my m'cycle trip time!
 

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What is the difference between a track and a speedway? Length of straights? Are speedways oval? :confused:
 

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babak said:
The Great Ocean Road along the rim of the Tasman Sea W of Melbourne.
Nice, but...let me know what your shipping costs are Babak. :D

Same frame, coastal drive along New Zealand, southern island is supposed to be spectacular.

If Scotty had his transporter at the ready, would also do the Garden Route, South Africa, and drive along Southern France/Monaco.
 

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I've dreamt of being a "wheel man" driving my important client away from danger or the poliz! It's times like that when wits, fearlessness, and driving skills are most important. The Elise just might be the right car from what I hear around this forum.:cool:
 

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Randy Chase said:
Driving the car through Big Sur along the cliffs, stopping for a lunch at Nepenthe. Man... can it get much better than that?
Bingo, exactly my thought. Did that drive last October (in a rented Buick Century - ugh - long story). Dinner & overnight at Big Sur Lodge. Also would savor Redwood National Park a bit north 'o there.

Here in AZ, the Coronado Trail is perhaps relatively little-known:

"Eastern Arizona is reputed to have one of the curviest stretches of pavement in the continental forty-eight."

http://www.roadtripamerica.com/drives/Coronado-Trail.htm

http://www.travelsw.com/southwest-trips/southwest-trips-arizona/coronadotrail.cfm

The red rock canyons of southern Utah are also spectacular.

Randy Chase said:
One of the most cool things I am looking forward to is a meet when we have 40 Elises all in a row and we cruise.
That would rule.
 
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