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      05-21-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Lotus Exige????????? Anyone Have Experience With One

ok so i keep getting pulled back to the lotus exige...im not selling my m3 for one but maybe thinking of picking one up...obviously not for a DD but for a weekend toy toy/track toy...wanted to know if anyone of you have experience with one and what your impressions were ...thank you for your time
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do you want a street legal go cart that pulls and handles on rails? Do you not give 2 f****s about interior quality?
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I always stare at them whenever I drive by one, but any Lotus interior is beyond crap, lol.
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They're fun for about 15 mins, then you realize that some go-karts have more features and a better ride for 1/10th the cost..

Just try getting in and out of one...
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Also they are ridiculously loud inside. I have 2 friends that have one and they have to drive with ear plugs on long distance track adventures.

Also very dangerous for around the way driving as you are the lowest vehicle literally on the road.
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      05-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #7
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the above poster isn't lying about dangerous on the road... I've have some close calls from idiots trying to merge into my lane... they sit so damn low I'd be lying if i didnt get some free parking by driving under the parking ramp arm from time to time
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I have autoX'd one before. Took a little time to get use to it due the the rear engine and different handling characteristics at the limit. Spun it in the slalom first attempt!

Though fun cars, not sure I would like one unless it was a dedicated track toy. At that point the interior doesn't matter. The issue I have is the pedal box being small, so you need skinny feet (shoes) to insure you don't hit two pedals at the same time. And they are a hassle to get into!
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They're fun for about 15 mins, then you realize that some go-karts have more features and a better ride for 1/10th the cost..

Just try getting in and out of one...
ya i sat in one recently...cant imagine you very smooth trying to get in and out
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Also they are ridiculously loud inside. I have 2 friends that have one and they have to drive with ear plugs on long distance track adventures.

Also very dangerous for around the way driving as you are the lowest vehicle literally on the road.
cant imagine how they hold up in accidents
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the above poster isn't lying about dangerous on the road... I've have some close calls from idiots trying to merge into my lane... they sit so damn low I'd be lying if i didnt get some free parking by driving under the parking ramp arm from time to time
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I owned an exige s for 2 years, and I'd agree in general with the above comments. Overall it's a fun car and much more involving than an M3, although clearly these cars aren't competing with each other for their market segments. I enjoyed it on the track, but they r somewhat fragile and any "offs" on the track could damage the front or rear clams. I could give u a much more thorough breakdown of the pros and cons of the car, so pm me if interested. Good luck in your decision!
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