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My next car! #224282 Jul 16, 7:02am Jul 16, 7:02am
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My next car!
Wow, what a beauty!

tasty

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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224283 Jul 16, 7:04am Jul 16, 7:04am
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:whatever: I still don't think they are anything special.

Re: My next car! [Re: RicePowered] #224284 Jul 16, 7:08am Jul 16, 7:08am
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Wow Darren...

A hand built car for only $40K.

It's like having a Ferrari, only, not as expensive. Plus, it kills the F40 on a track eek


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224285 Jul 16, 7:15am Jul 16, 7:15am
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Hey, the world is full of opinions ... that's mine tongue

Re: My next car! [Re: RicePowered] #224286 Jul 16, 7:20am Jul 16, 7:20am
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yea i saw that in motor trend...its sweet.

Jameson did you see the focus vs. the lambo? eek

Re: My next car! [Re: RicePowered] #224287 Jul 16, 7:21am Jul 16, 7:21am
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I think its purdy...but I'd never fit into one...I'm 6'3"...the elise is a car I'd always want to have and would never be able to have, even if I could afford it

Re: My next car! [Re: AZZKIKR] #224288 Jul 16, 7:26am Jul 16, 7:26am
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yeah I saw that Nate.

I'd rather have the Lambo over the Focus, but that Focus was INSANE. eek

AZZ, you'd fit into it. The first one delivered was to a guy whose 6'2 and he fits in it fine.


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224289 Jul 16, 7:29am Jul 16, 7:29am
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i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine

Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224290 Jul 16, 7:30am Jul 16, 7:30am
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REALLY!!!! HOLY HELL!!! I'd love to have one then...there is a lambo, and exotic car dealer near my girlfriend's house...I'll go ask them about it. I just hope that they ahve a better tranny than the one in the GTS
I know it has a GTS (basically) engine, and I know that the GTS has synchro problems, but I hope that for 40,000 they'd have that problem worked out

Re: My next car! [Re: beans] #224291 Jul 16, 7:30am Jul 16, 7:30am
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Originally Posted by beans
i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine


My thoughts are this:

Keeping the Celica (it's now paid for)
Buying a bike (under 4K)
Buying the Elise after I get a real job.

I love my Celica, I'll never sell it spineyes


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Re: My next car! [Re: AZZKIKR] #224292 Jul 16, 7:31am Jul 16, 7:31am
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Originally Posted by AZZKIKR
REALLY!!!! HOLY HELL!!! I'd love to have one then...there is a lambo, and exotic car dealer near my girlfriend's house...I'll go ask them about it. I just hope that they ahve a better tranny than the one in the GTS
I know it has a GTS (basically) engine, and I know that the GTS has synchro problems, but I hope that for 40,000 they'd have that problem worked out


It's got the same tranny (C62 I believe) however Lotus says you need to BREAK IT IN.

Toyota never says that, and I bet 99% of GTS's that went out on a test drive got banged into second gear within the first 10 miles of use. Big no no. frown


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224293 Jul 16, 7:33am Jul 16, 7:33am
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Jameson what would you have to pay for insurance on that?


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Re: My next car! [Re: GTSHYPR] #224294 Jul 16, 7:34am Jul 16, 7:34am
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I have no idea, but I imagine it's more than the GTS, but it can't be THAT much more.

Probably like 50-60% more than the GTS, maybe as high as 70-80.

I doubt it would be double. Probably 5-6K per year.


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224295 Jul 16, 7:53am Jul 16, 7:53am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by beans
i like i like

just keep the celica and keep it as a back up for the engine


My thoughts are this:

Keeping the Celica (it's now paid for)
Buying a bike (under 4K)
Buying the Elise after I get a real job.

I love my Celica, I'll never sell it spineyes


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Re: My next car! [Re: RetroJ84] #224296 Jul 16, 8:18am Jul 16, 8:18am
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The Elise is a NICE car. I am torn on whether or not it's overpriced, though. I just keep thinking... Elise for 40 grand with 190 HP or Turbocharged S2k for 40 large with upward of 300 ponies. I know the weight difference is huge... but still.


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Re: My next car! [Re: RevMonster] #224297 Jul 16, 8:41am Jul 16, 8:41am
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the elise is definately nice...i think it's real exotic looking and would be fun as hell to drive...


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Re: My next car! [Re: VSGTS14] #224298 Jul 16, 9:30am Jul 16, 9:30am
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hell yeah...I was in the UK last year, and they have elises to drive at silverstone raceway.. eek...I wanted to go but didn't get a chance cause I thought I was too tall, and I was taking a tour of the factory where they produce the ULTIMA GTR!!!!!...for those of you who don't know what that is look here!!! ...it was nuts. I rode in their silver demonstrator car with a 650 hp supercharged 350 V8...it was awesome...not to change the subject or anyhing, sorry...but yeah, I had a chance to drive one of the older ones and didn't cause I didn't think I'd fit in the car

Re: My next car! [Re: AZZKIKR] #224299 Jul 16, 3:23pm Jul 16, 3:23pm
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Elise is going to be an awesome car. Have fun smoking the competition the the track thumbsup

Re: My next car! [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #224300 Jul 16, 4:33pm Jul 16, 4:33pm
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i consider them as nicer mr2
which is right considering its has 2zz engine and tranny
better accerlation through modified exhaust and ecu for better torque
just those things will cost 7000 for parts.
Not to mention its lotus. Exotic car.
it comes with better verything.
so i wouldn't mine paying 40k for this car. considering the mr2 cost 26000 plus 7000 engine and tranny and stuff.
i think the price is right.
And it goes 12's in 1/4

Re: My next car! [Re: Jae] #224301 Jul 16, 4:37pm Jul 16, 4:37pm
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i consider them as an ugly mr2
which is right considering its has 2zz engine and tranny
better accerlation through modified exhaust and ecu for better torque
just those things will cost 7000 for parts.
Not to mention its lotus. Exotic car.
it comes with better verything.
so i wouldn't mine paying 40k for this car. considering the mr2 cost 26000 plus 7000 engine and tranny and stuff.
i think the price is right.
And it goes 12's in 1/4

Re: My next car! [Re: oas] #224302 Jul 16, 4:38pm Jul 16, 4:38pm

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Re: My next car! [Re: oas] #224303 Jul 16, 4:42pm Jul 16, 4:42pm
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How much shorter is that thing compared to the Celica?

I would get one in the future, but I don't understand why they have to be convertables. When you're making a car to be that light, it just seems counterproductive.


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224304 Jul 16, 8:19pm Jul 16, 8:19pm
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Re: My next car! [Re: Virtuous_One] #224305 Jul 16, 9:50pm Jul 16, 9:50pm
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I'm with Darren. The styling doesn't appeal to me. Just my opinion of course.

Re: My next car! [Re: grcelica] #224306 Jul 17, 11:57am Jul 17, 11:57am
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that thing is beautiful. i think the honda guys are mad now that lotus decided to use the GTS engine instead of the Type R. spineyes

Re: My next car! [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #224307 Jul 17, 2:25pm Jul 17, 2:25pm
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is that the new lotus elise?? lol

because i like those thumbsup


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Re: My next car! [Re: DiabloGTS] #224308 Jul 18, 9:14pm Jul 18, 9:14pm
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That may not be the most flattering picture of the new Elise, but it is definitely an awesome car. Go for it! thumbsup


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