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MxReb0
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MxReb0 Aug 9, 7:54pm - #244281 

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Drove the lotus elise today

I went over to the dealership and gave it a test drive to see how it compared to my car. (Same engine and all). It sure is a lot better-looking than the Celica, that's for sure, and gets a lot of looks. It was very low to the ground and had very hard suspension. It sounds so much better than the Celica they way it's tuned and with the pipes on, but I could hear the Celica engine behind it all, and got the same wonderful boost feeling when I hit lift.
It was a heck of a lot more torquy and had more "get up and go" than the Celica. Needless to say, my Celica felt very underpowered when I got back in it. frown
One cool thing is that the shifter is on the Celica seems tighter to me.
Awesome car. I want one cry
1870164176-elise-3-800.jpg

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AdamVIP
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AdamVIP Aug 9, 7:55pm - #244282 
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So whos gonna be the first to swap an elise version into a celi
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GTS02
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GTS02 Aug 9, 8:00pm - #244283 

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That car is a little too funky for me, i like the looks of teh celica better, but i am sure i would like to drive the lotus more
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spaztikid Aug 9, 8:03pm - #244284 
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its a good toy car...
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CaddyShack Aug 9, 8:04pm - #244285 

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that picture looks like a pikachu gone mad

another honda kill story is always welcome
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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 8:06pm - #244286 
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Originally Posted by AdamVIP
So whos gonna be the first to swap an elise version into a celi

why? it's the same engine... confused
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Zero Aug 9, 8:20pm - #244287 

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^^^yah but its tuned better than the GTS's, right?

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 8:23pm - #244288 
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So what was the price tag?
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ct Aug 9, 8:26pm - #244289 

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car and driver ran it at 13.3 at the 1/4 mile. they ran the gts at 15.4...so yeah it will feel faster rofl

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ppeddy
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ppeddy Aug 9, 8:31pm - #244290 

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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
So what was the price tag?


Yeah - How much bang for the buck?
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TrojanUSMC Aug 9, 8:36pm - #244291 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica GT
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$40,000+ starting price
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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 8:37pm - #244292 
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the price tag is like $40000...
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Polykarb Aug 9, 10:42pm - #244293 

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the engine still pushes 180hp, but the elise version uses a different CPU and is setup differently than the GTS version.

Thats how they get +10hp, a swap would be pointless. Not to mention the car weights just about half the weight of our cars, and that is pretty damn light.

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VSGTS14 Aug 9, 10:46pm - #244294 

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awesome car

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AdamVIP
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AdamVIP Aug 9, 11:11pm - #244295 
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I loked up getting one with all the goodies and got to 48000. Not too shabby when you consider 0-60 in under 5. I chose the more expensive krypton green paint.
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 9, 11:35pm - #244296 
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Originally Posted by MxReb0
I went over to the dealership and gave it a test drive to see how it compared to my car. (Same engine and all). It sure is a lot better-looking than the Celica, that's for sure, and gets a lot of looks. It was very low to the ground and had very hard suspension. It sounds so much better than the Celica they way it's tuned and with the pipes on, but I could hear the Celica engine behind it all, and got the same wonderful boost feeling when I hit lift.
It was a heck of a lot more torquy and had more "get up and go" than the Celica. Needless to say, my Celica felt very underpowered when I got back in it. frown
One cool thing is that the shifter is on the Celica seems tighter to me.
Awesome car. I want one cry


Did you get to peel around any corners with it? I bet the reduced weight would leave you stuck to the glass all the way around! grin
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AdamVIP
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AdamVIP Aug 9, 11:41pm - #244297 
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150 lb frame
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401Celica Aug 10, 12:08am - #244298 
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Am I the only one in here who thinks that car is ugly? puke

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slidr Aug 10, 12:11am - #244299 

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^^

Yes.

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SquadOne Aug 10, 12:38am - #244300 
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Originally Posted by slidr
^^

Yes.


rofl

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Zero Aug 10, 2:12am - #244301 

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the Elise looks like the MRS on a lot of steroids. wave

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DiabloGTS Aug 10, 3:43am - #244302 

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that's my next car.

I dunno what it is about it, but the handling is PERFECT.

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This is to have succeeded.

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Anonymous Aug 10, 4:02am - #244303 
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thats the kind of car i would only use on special occactions...nothing everyday thumbsup

celica is still my number 1 choice grin
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Clos Aug 10, 4:20am - #244304 
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i dont know wat you was thinkin wen you said it looks better then a Celica, but if thats ur opinion so be it, i think they are very nice cars, fun to drive, and a lil more powerful then our cars, but i will stay with a celi. thumbsup
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clockwork
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clockwork Aug 10, 5:29am - #244305 

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so what about swaping ECU's?

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ArumnDark Aug 10, 6:06am - #244306 
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I don't think I would fit into one of those grin

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FPcelica Aug 10, 6:47am - #244307 
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u could put the the elise motor in the trunk and steal the axle and get a Mid engine RWD Celica MR-C haha

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Erick Aug 10, 6:49am - #244308 

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for those who havent seen it yet...

2005 Lotus Elise video from MSN
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...3600&Forum=,All_Forums,&Words="%20lotus%20elise%20"&Searchpage=1&Limit=50&Main=1869963482&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post1870083600

and

2005 lotus elise (w/toyota vvtl-i engine)

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...part=1&vc=1

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CeLlYgT04 Aug 10, 6:59am - #244309 

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The Elise is an awesome car...For that price however, I think I'd prob. get something else wink
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Traviesa86 Aug 10, 2:08pm - #244310 

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^^yea, i agree...it looks awesome though thumbsup

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ragingpaseo Aug 10, 2:10pm - #244311 
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Originally Posted by Zero
the Elise looks like the MRS on a lot of steroids. wave

it is a MRS with GTS engine, better ecu, and on a diet...

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Anonymous Aug 10, 2:14pm - #244312 
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For $35K + I would seriously look at the 350Z...6 seed, 6 cylinder with 280 +HP...
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ragingpaseo
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ragingpaseo Aug 10, 2:17pm - #244313 
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you won't find an elise for $35000. 350z will never out handle an elise...
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Dcock Aug 11, 1:25am - #244314 

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that car is incredibly sexy. i might find a dealership and drive one. thumbsup

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superderk Aug 11, 3:40am - #244315 

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the reason you feel more power from the elise is because they weigh 1950 lbs...other than the +10 from the ecu...otherwise...theres no difference in engines

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DJ_Curtiz Aug 11, 5:56am - #244316 
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puke puke puke

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celwin Aug 11, 7:53pm - #244317 
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The car is just too damn small. I like small cars, but the elise is just too damn small for my liking.
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