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Drove the lotus elise today #244281 Aug 9, 12:54pm Aug 9, 12:54pm
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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

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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: MxReb0] #244282 Aug 9, 12:55pm Aug 9, 12:55pm
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So whos gonna be the first to swap an elise version into a celi

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: AdamVIP] #244283 Aug 9, 1:00pm Aug 9, 1:00pm
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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

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: GTS02] #244284 Aug 9, 1:03pm Aug 9, 1:03pm
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its a good toy car...

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: GTS02] #244285 Aug 9, 1:04pm Aug 9, 1:04pm
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that picture looks like a pikachu gone mad


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: AdamVIP] #244286 Aug 9, 1:06pm Aug 9, 1:06pm
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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

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ragingpaseo] #244287 Aug 9, 1:20pm Aug 9, 1:20pm
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^^^yah but its tuned better than the GTS's, right?


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ragingpaseo] #244288 Aug 9, 1:23pm Aug 9, 1:23pm
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So what was the price tag?

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #244289 Aug 9, 1:26pm Aug 9, 1:26pm
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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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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #244290 Aug 9, 1:31pm Aug 9, 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
So what was the price tag?


Yeah - How much bang for the buck?

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ppeddy] #244291 Aug 9, 1:36pm Aug 9, 1:36pm
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$40,000+ starting price

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ct] #244292 Aug 9, 1:37pm Aug 9, 1:37pm
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the price tag is like $40000...

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ragingpaseo] #244293 Aug 9, 3:42pm Aug 9, 3:42pm
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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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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Polykarb] #244294 Aug 9, 3:46pm Aug 9, 3:46pm
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awesome car


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: VSGTS14] #244295 Aug 9, 4:11pm Aug 9, 4:11pm
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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.

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: MxReb0] #244296 Aug 9, 4:35pm Aug 9, 4:35pm
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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

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #244297 Aug 9, 4:41pm Aug 9, 4:41pm
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150 lb frame

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: AdamVIP] #244298 Aug 9, 5:08pm Aug 9, 5:08pm
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Am I the only one in here who thinks that car is ugly? puke


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: 401Celica] #244299 Aug 9, 5:11pm Aug 9, 5:11pm
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^^

Yes.


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: slidr] #244300 Aug 9, 5:38pm Aug 9, 5:38pm
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Yes.


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: SquadOne] #244301 Aug 9, 7:12pm Aug 9, 7:12pm
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the Elise looks like the MRS on a lot of steroids. wave


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Zero] #244302 Aug 9, 8:43pm Aug 9, 8:43pm
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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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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: DiabloGTS] #244303 Aug 9, 9:02pm Aug 9, 9:02pm

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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

Re: Drove the lotus elise today #244304 Aug 9, 9:20pm Aug 9, 9:20pm
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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

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Clos] #244305 Aug 9, 10:29pm Aug 9, 10:29pm
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so what about swaping ECU's?


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: clockwork] #244306 Aug 9, 11:06pm Aug 9, 11:06pm
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I don't think I would fit into one of those grin


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ArumnDark] #244307 Aug 9, 11:47pm Aug 9, 11:47pm
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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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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ArumnDark] #244308 Aug 9, 11:49pm Aug 9, 11:49pm
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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

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

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


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Erick] #244309 Aug 9, 11:59pm Aug 9, 11:59pm
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The Elise is an awesome car...For that price however, I think I'd prob. get something else wink

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: CeLlYgT04] #244310 Aug 10, 7:08am Aug 10, 7:08am
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^^yea, i agree...it looks awesome though thumbsup


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Zero] #244311 Aug 10, 7:10am Aug 10, 7:10am
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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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For $35K + I would seriously look at the 350Z...6 seed, 6 cylinder with 280 +HP...

Re: Drove the lotus elise today #244313 Aug 10, 7:17am Aug 10, 7:17am
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you won't find an elise for $35000. 350z will never out handle an elise...

Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: ragingpaseo] #244314 Aug 10, 6:25pm Aug 10, 6:25pm
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that car is incredibly sexy. i might find a dealership and drive one. thumbsup


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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: Dcock] #244315 Aug 10, 8:40pm Aug 10, 8:40pm
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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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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: superderk] #244316 Aug 10, 10:56pm Aug 10, 10:56pm
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Re: Drove the lotus elise today [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #244317 Aug 11, 12:53pm Aug 11, 12:53pm
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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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