I'm new to the forum and looking to buy a Lotus later this year. I've recently started working from home and miss driving, so I'm looking to get a car which suits my only need - fun.
I'm very tight with money, and after a lot of reading I've decided that a Lotus is the cheapest way to own an amazing car that I've wanted to own since I was a kid. They seem to have low maintenance costs, particularly the Toyota engines, and depreciation doesn't look to be an issue at all.
Does anyone have any advice that they would give to a prospective buyer? Is there much seasonal variation in price?
How active is the Lotus club that meets in Baslow? I think it's the South York's/Derby club. I'd definitely look to get involved, to me it's part of the joy of owning such a specialist car.
Is anyone looking to sell, or might you be after this incredible summer? I'm looking for a S2 Exige or Exige S.
Finally, I've never actually been in a moving Lotus. Is there anyone local to the Peak District / East Cheshire who would let me have a look, and maybe a ride?
Looking for someone to fit / cut out the two holes needed in the main roll hoop, to fit the roof supports when the soft top is on. (I think thats all that needs to be done?) Can anyone recommend someone to get it done?
And before I'm lynched I'm not planning on driving around with the soft top fitted, its just in case I take the roof out and get caught with no roof and a down pour, or have to park up somewhere