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About Stik

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    Veteran
  • Birthday 15/01/84

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  • Location
    Grantham
  • Interests
    Cake

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  • Car Type
    Exige Roadster
  • Car Colour
    Red
  1. I enjoyed it, the actual car segments were 100% up to scratch, but i really felt like the "studio" bits were a little too forced. In the past Top Gear was clearly heavily scripted, which is fine, but this really forced it down your throats. That "fight scene" with the audience was particularly cringeworthy :s Looking forward to seeing how it develops, perhaps being in SA next week will be a nice change
  2. This is a very good point that hadn't actually occurred to me! Not used to having cars that are new enough to still have a warranty
  3. One of mine has snapped, which has left the roof feeling a bit flimsy when attached - i had a feeling the roof was exactly the same as that from the S2 Elise/VX220 - can someone confirm/deny? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VX220-VX-220-Lotus-ELISE-Soft-Top-Roof-Cable-adjuster-/201607612470 (£40) is a fair bit cheaper than the official part on https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/18/1688/soft-top-tensioner-cable-centre-adjusting/ (£75) but not sure if it's going to end up being an infuriating 5mm too short or something
  4. My local dealership kept trying to get me to buy one of them. I really love the look of them
  5. 600 miles! That's pretty hardcore. The thing that stops me doing long journeys is the noise rather than physical discomfort, i actually find them pretty comfortable for long periods. It's just that after about 200mi i stop at a services and realise i have that disconcerting sensation you used to get after a long night out, where everything sounds wooly and distant :s Did you have some sort of ear protection when you did that trip?
  6. I'm also 6'4, and i find it okay. I have to adopt the "man-spreading" position a little bit, but it's quite liberating (I'm assuming here that the elise is exactly the same interior dimensions as the exige, pretty certain it is?) The only concession i've have to make is that i drive without shoes on. It gives you a lot more flexibility around the pedals, and everything's light enough that it's not a problem. To be honest i've started driving my other cars barefoot now because i like it so much Only problem is when it's raining and you get wet carpet, then wet feet from that
  7. Pffft, Clarkson is good at writing things in a blunt and convincing manner that still manages to be entertaining, i don't think you can ever believe much of it though. Suspect in all his work he leaves out a lot of the facts for the purpose of making the piece simple and coherent (and amusing)
  8. I'd like to see more photos of your car scatty, i really love the colour