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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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18 reader reviews for Lotus Elise Open.
  • 1.8 111S 2dr

    Stuart Green , Hampshire . Date: 01/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Things I love:

    Economy - over 65,000 miles I have AVERAGED 42.6 mpg - mainly motorway driving. Lowest figure recorded was 23.5mpg on a very fast journey Performance - 140mph motor car with 40 plus MPG... Handling - the best Looks

    Comfort once in the driving seat. I can live with it as my everyday car - it's only two years old! And I am over 50, over 6 foot and over 15 stone!

    Things I hate:

    Leaking roof whenever it rains in spite of it being highlighted as a problem on every one of the last 6 services Getting in and out Ripping the front number plate off on sleeping policeman Air-conditioning - spent over £2,000 out of warranty trying to get it working properly Now given up and drive it with the heater jammed on Reliability - although it has never let me down on the road, I had an engine misfire that took over 50 hours labour for someone to work out it was an HT lead as I had originally suggested. At Lotus prices excluding VAT the costs can run away so easily...

  • 1.8 2dr

    ian page Date: 04/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I like this car!

Lotus Elise Open

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