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?
By John FISH Curtis
GoPro Session Hero4.
Approx 18months old. Purchased for family holiday and used on my Exige just twice.
Just not getting the use.
Official GoPro suction mount. Fully adjustable. ideal for cars, boats, surfboards etc. Have tested it on the Exige and it stays solid. Includes official GoPro bag. Hand wand with lanyard. Also floats so you don't loose the GoPro in water. 32GB memory card. Dog harness. Two different sizes for on top of dogs back and underneath chest. Official GoPro bag. Loads of mounting brackets and adaptors. Stick on mount for helmets.
Will post insured at cost or collection.
As per subject title, is anyone free for a couple of hours or so on the evening of Wednesday 4th July from around 18.00 to 20.00 (ish) ??
It is my daughters secondary “School Prom” and between her and her friends they have requested a small Lotus parade to take them from Wombourne to the Village Hotel in Dudley (What was Burnt Tree Island area).
Ideally we need an additional 4 cars - ideally Elises / Exige Roadsters as it’s going to be a lovely sunny Summers evening (👍☀️) and 5 roofless cars will allow easier access for what are likely to be big dresses and posh hairdos !
Initial plans are to get the girls and cars all together, have a few photos and then drive the 6 miles or so up to the Village Hotel. No doubt a few more photos and then go our separate ways.
I’m sure there will be some beer 🍺 tokens available to cover fuel etc.
Can anyone assist a group of teenagers who want something a little more original and probably a little noisier than the usual limo ???
Please drop me a line on here if you can assist so we can arrange details.
Thanks in advance.
Apologies for the shameless plug, but thought some of you might be interested...
As well as being a proud owner of an S2 Elise, I'm also a graphic designer and have just put together a range of Elise/Exige t-shirts, inspired by the famous Colin Chapman quote: 'Simplify, then add lightness'.
They're available from www.mercht.com/u/kerm111t for a limited time (14 days from today) and come in a choice of five colours. Choose from the S2 Elise 111S, 111R or Exige (or all three if you're so inclined!)
I'd really appreciate it if you could spare the time to take a look, provide me with any feedback and (obviously) would appreciate it even more if you choose to purchase one! Would be fantastic to see a few being worn at next year's LiTP!
If you like them please feel free to spread the word within the Lotus community, or if there are any other designs you'd like to see just give me shout (thinking about adding the S1 Elise and V6 Exige at some point in the future).