Thoughts on a Lotus?

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Few guys at work today (myself included) were discussing driving a Lotus as a daily driver. It was pretty split with half the group saying it was a douchey attempt at getting a high end sports car for not exactly high end money and the other half saying it was fast, looks cool so who gives a shit.

Any of you have a lotus? Thoughts?

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Apr 9, 2012

looks are not too great. Kind of ugly to be honest. But driving its another story. You will love driving it but hate looking at it. How about saving up for a 911 instead?

Apr 9, 2012

I want to buy one and am in the "who gives a shit" camp. But am a bit worried about the preconceived notions others may have about me if I buy one.

Apr 9, 2012

The car is fucking ugly. Would never waste my money on it. Save it up for a real car (911) or stick with the Audi / BMW.

When I see those cars I think 1. Douchey 2. Wannabe 3. Bad Taste

Apr 9, 2012

cayman will do it. no to lotus...

Apr 10, 2012
CaliforniaAnalyst:

cayman will do it. no to lotus...

Cayman is the ultimate "I want people to think I have more money than I do" car.

Apr 9, 2012

I'd drive one if my car was in the shop..

"It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous. "

Apr 10, 2012

You are not going to enjoy it as a daily driver. It stinks in traffic with its clutch engagement and suspension is too stiff for long drives. It is a fantastic weekend and track car though. I love Lotus and their F1 team

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Apr 10, 2012
Commuter:

You are not going to enjoy it as a daily driver.

I meant to say this as well. I do not use mine as a daily driver and wouldn't recommend it.

Apr 10, 2012

I come from a family that has owned many Lotuses (Loti?). My dad and uncle both owned mid 80's Esprits. My dad recently purchased an Evora, and I own an Exige.

It is a different experience, and I only suggest purchasing one if you plan to learn and respect the history of Lotus. Colin Chapman had a unique perspective on automotive engineering and completely transformed Formula 1 racing.

If you appreciate cars for more than what others will think, it would be a great sports car to own. BTW the Evora definitely is not ugly.

Apr 10, 2012
professionalmonkey:

I come from a family that has owned many Lotuses (Loti?). My dad and uncle both owned mid 80's Esprits. My dad recently purchased an Evora, and I own an Exige.

It is a different experience, and I only suggest purchasing one if you plan to learn and respect the history of Lotus. Colin Chapman had a unique perspective on automotive engineering and completely transformed Formula 1 racing.

If you appreciate cars for more than what others will think, it would be a great sports car to own. BTW the Evora definitely is not ugly.

Great post thanks. The Evora is sick.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Apr 10, 2012

Not a fan of the Lotus, would have to agree with the half leaning towards it being douchey.

Apr 10, 2012
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