Im in the market for a Lotus,ive always liked the Esprit,the Elise actually re-sparked my interest in Lotus.I seen one from far a while back and knew it was a Lotus.I visited a Lotus dealer recently and just felt they were too tiny,they didnt have that "super-car" appearance like the esprits do! Dont get me wrong its a nice looking car,but just maybe not for me. So I think I will end op with an Esprit! The styling may be a little dated for some,but the car was way ahead of its time,even the late 70s still look like a million bucks.Who knows maybe some day I will own a Elise but for now I think Esprit! I also know the Esprit will still be valued the same 5 years from now.