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The new Morgan is right across from the Lotus exhibit, but I barely looked at it. The Lamborghinis also are close by, and I couldn't get too excited about them either. It took more than 2 hours before I could force myself to leave the Lotus corral, and I did wander around the other halls for a couple of hours, but most other cars, even rather expensive ones, just didn't grab me.

The Maserati Quattroporte was quite nice. And the Dodge Viper has a lot going for it. An Aston Martin would be quite acceptable. However, none of them seem to be going for $40K.
 

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When I returned to the Lotus display around 4 pm on Friday, I met a guy who owns a Ferrari, but was interested in picking up a car that he could have fun with and drive more often. He was probably in his late 50's. He had never heard of the Elise, but liked the way it looked. One of the Lotus guys told him that production for the next two years was pretty well spoken for, but the guy seemed like one of those money is no object types. He asked what it would take to purchase one of the models on display after the show (told they are not for sale).

In any case, after trying to get into the Elise, he lost interest. Told me that he was not flexible enough to handle it with his bad back. So off he went to look for something else.

Talked to or heard several people say what's that, and when told it was a Lotus, asked who makes it. Heard a few people complain about the Elise's looks!! Heard some complaints about how small it was. Heard some complaints about the lack of trunk space. Most people were amazed that the car was only $40K, didn't hear anyone say it seemed overpriced. But obviously very few people will actually buy the car, while many more will be buying the plethora of other cars on display at the auto show. To each their own.
 
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