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Lotus Elise

  • tickThrilling to drive
  • tickLow running costs
  • tickHold their value

Lotus Elise Convertible (2000 - )

The Lotus Elise offers a unique driving experience. It has been designed to perform and handle through light weight, making it cheaper to run than almost any other sports car.
Our verdict

Is the Lotus Elise a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Lotus Elise interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Lotus Elise performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

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Our expert review

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Weight – or rather, lack of it – was key to every stage of Elise design, and it’s no more obvious than inside the cabin. Getting inside is notoriously tricky with the roof in place, requiring a nimble manoeuvre over the door sill and into the low front seats. Much of the lower surfaces are bare metal, with just a shallow dashboard, small instrument cluster and MOMO steering wheel in front of the driver. The seats look excruciatingly devoid of padding, but actually provide impressive support thanks to their moulded shape.

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Price range

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Most popular trims on Auto Trader

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Owner Reviews

Overall Rating 4.7 (Based on 3 reviews)
  • 5

    Good points:

    The grin when driving...

    Bad points:

    Getting in and out, battery only lasts for 2...

  • 4.5

    Good points:

    The overall ride quality on road and track is...

    Bad points:

    The price is now getting a little silly...

  • 4.5

    Good points:

    It is a real sport car.

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