What Car? Reader Awards 2010 - Open-tops

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  • You rate your cars
  • The best and worst revealed
  • All the results, here
Winner
Lotus Elise


The Elise's formula is a simple one: do away with anything that adds unnecessary weight for an utterly pure driving experience.

True, it’s put on a few pounds – both in weight and in price – in the 10 years since its launch, but that hasn’t stopped you voting it your favourite open-topped car for the first time.

You said:
Your reader reviews...

'I used to own a ’99 Elise S1, which was pretty raw. This S2 model has grown up. The build quality is vastly better, and the cabin is as tight as a drum.

Open-tops


The full results are here...

'It's a perfectly decent everyday car, and I feel sorry for any keen driver who hasn’t driven one.'
Paul Owen 1.8 111R


‘What a car! Everything about it is great.

'The handling and performance are simply brilliant, and I’ve never owned a car that attracts so much attention.

'I find myself making up excuses to go and have a drive in it. If you’re in two minds, I urge you to buy one. You definitely won’t be disappointed with it.'
Darren Gascoigne 1.8 111


‘Once you’ve learned to get in and out elegantly, there’s no reason you can’t use an Elise as everyday transport’
Justin Sheldon 1.8 111
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Worst in class Ford Focus CC
‘The roof leaked. It started as a drip, but soon the passenger seat and carpet were saturated. I’m very angry about this.’
Catherine Byrne 2.0 TDCi CC-3

What Car? Reader Awards 2010 - Family cars and compact executive

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