2011 Lotus Elise

Sale price: $40000,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Number of Cylinders:4
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Current customer rating: current rating for this car (5)
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These cars are totally awesome. This is the last year Lotus made the Elise. If you are a collector this is the year to buy. Let’s be honest, there is a very good chance Lotus will not make any more cars in the very near future, and that will just add to the nostalgia and the value of this car.
I did a ton of research on this vehicle before buying it new. I am the original owner. The color sold me on this one. I was interested in the Supercharged version, but if you google them, they tend to have more mechanical issues, and the amount of HP that adds is negligible. They are also more expensive to work on.
I do have the hardtop for this car and I literally have never used it. It is in perfect condition.
Even if you don’t buy my car, buy an Elise. They are amazing. They have the look of an exotic car, but with the reliability of a Toyota. I would drive this car across country in a heartbeat. I was interested in the exotics like Ferraris and Lambo’s, but I wanted to drive the car, not just have the car sitting in my driveway. I researched how much the other supercars were to drive every mile, and it was ridiculous. The perception out there (be it reality or not) is that the other supercars are for those with means that like to show off. Lotus will never be accused of this.
This car runs flawlessly. I am a pretty mellow driver. I have done all of the maintenance (oil changes and whatever the Lotus dealership requires). The only problem I have ever had with the car is the power window motor had to be replaced. It has been a complete dream to drive and the maintenance required is minimal.
The biggest thing to look out for in Lotus Elises is under the front air dam. Whatever car you buy, check it out. It is so easy to scratch under the front bumper and the Lotus is so low to the ground and it is hard to detect any issues. I have shown pictures of mine. While not 100% perfect, it is pretty damn close.
You can probably tell, these cars will maintain their value throughout the years. I think they will continue to rise in value. They will not be incredibly sought after for a few years now, but because they are the last of a dying breed, they are a great long term investment. Insurance is very inexpensive on them as is the maintenance, so the cost of ownership is next to nothing. I wish my other cars were so inexpensive to operate.
You can definitely see why Tesla paid for the design for their electric car version.
Why am I selling it? I have two teenage kids. I never just have 2 people in the car. I absolutely love cruising around, but find I never get to use this awesome Lotus. I am certainly not giving the kids the keys!
I do have the title in hand. No liens. It is a great time to buy. Just in time for Summer!

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