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If you could change ONE thing on the Elise, what would it be, and why ?
 

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1) Without sacraficing performance...exhausts exiting the rear like the 111S. Why? Because this would look better.

2) Get rid of those HIDEOUS reflectors over the wheel arches! Why? Because they are FUGLY!

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3) Alacantara option because they grip better and look neato!

oops you said one huh?
 

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I wish the power to the AC outlet would shut off when I turn off the ignition. It's just a matter of time before I slip up and leave the V1 plugged in:rolleyes:
 

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huggy bear said:
1) Without sacraficing performance...exhausts exiting the rear like the 111S.

2) Get rid if those hideous reflectors over the wheel arches

oops you said one huh?
Agree with both plus: leather covered center dash instead of the cheap aliminum looking plastic.
 

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Hmmm one improvement-

the speakers behind the seats. The molding is too shallow to put better ones (deeper) without lots of work. Why couldn't the back speakers be 6 X 9s so this wasn't such a big issue?? A minor detail, but a huge pain to fix/improve...

Sounds weird, but I truly have no other complaints---yet. I adore this car.
 

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zvezdah1 said:
Going after major brownie points here, the one wish is that ALL elisetalkers on waiting lists would get their car tomorrow!:)
Chris
All right who on here has been stalking Chris? Stop it right now and leave the man alone.
 

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Almost forgot...

A big american flag graphic in the rear window... just to make sure everyone knows that I'm not a terrorist and that I never forget.

All of the slack jawed toothless types seem to have them, so they must be good.
 

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huggy bear said:
Get rid of those HIDEOUS reflectors over the wheel arches! Why? Because they are FUGLY!
Are these not easily removable? I had assumed they were just stuck on with adhesive foam, and had planned on removing them. Are there holes underneath?

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i would change the raised radiator outlet grill/bodywork (just in front of the windshield) back to the non-ABS models. It makes the front ALOT uglier IMO.

I would rather drive around with one of the prototype cars that had the buldge in front of the driver. You may remember it from the Sports Car International article on the Magnetic Blue car. Can I buy one of those?
 

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Are these not easily removable? I had assumed they were just stuck on with adhesive foam, and had planned on removing them. Are there holes underneath?

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I have already looked. There would be holes left over. Then you'd need to refill and then repaint.
 

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My #1 complaint by far is the exhaust. I lust after those lateral pipes.

Reflectors should go, but I suspect that they are less obnoxious in person than they appear to be in photos.

Oh yeah. Ice Blue. I'm going to be really unhappy if Lotus offers this down the road.
 
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