2008 Lotus Exige S 240 Sprint 1.8 supercharged
Brilliant second car for fun and occasional track days, perfectly reliable and cheap to own
One shock absorber is apparently a bit soft though it drives perfectly. Otherwise no faults at all in six years.
Looks great, always fun to drive, very fast and sounds fantastic with an exhaust upgrade (2bular). It has been perfectly reliable with no repairs in 6 years other than routine servicing and tyres. Very firm ride, but fantastic handling and grip once the tyres are warm. This is a car for driving, though you can have fun at surprisingly low speeds. Hard to get in and out, but worth it.
The car has not depreciated at all since I bought it and is now probably worth a bit more than I paid, so very cheap to run overall. Servicing has averaged about £350 per annum at Bell and Colvill (highly recommended).
It averages around 35 MPG (except on the track).
It is garaged and lasting very well - it looks almost new inside and out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2017