1999 Lotus Elise 1.8 from UK and Ireland
It always brings a smile to my face
The winder for the driver's window did not operate when the car was delivered, but the dealer fixed it the following day.
After about 2,000 miles the throttle cable began to stick at 2,000 rpm. This whole carburettor unit was replaced under warranty, but the problem recurred after 10,000 miles. The new dealer fixed it by slightly altering the angle of the carburettor housing and covering the spring in grease.
The cable that opens the boot sticks occasionally and needs a touch of WD40.
I would recommend this car to anyone. I use it every day and commute to and from work.
No matter what sort of day I have had at work, by the time I get home I feel great.
On country lanes it is the best handling car I have ever driven. Even in the city it is a joy to drive.
It has a spartan interior, but is surprisingly comfortable, even on long journeys.
It only has enough luggage space for an overnight bag; but what more do you need? Well you need another car, for the wife, the children, the pets, and the in-laws.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2002