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.
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.
The full results are here...
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
‘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