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Old 09-17-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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Talking Just rode in a Lotus Exige!

I was driving by my body shop and out of the corner of my eye i see that familiar low slung silhouette. Yup, a yellow Exige. I flip a u-turn and tear into the lot. My yellow Festiva towering over the Lotus.

I then see the owner is someone I have met previously at the shop and I immeditaley ask him what the heck that thing is doing on the steet! They are supposed to be track only cars. he throws me a sly grin and says its registered and insured and legal. Almost. So I beg him for a quick spin around the block and he agrees. i slide over that wide sill and squeeze into the tight bucket. Hmm, full rollcage. Nice large support tube going diagonally acoss my seat. I don't care! Just start her up! loud loppy idle. he's running 110 race gas and the ECU isn't liking it he says. i buckle down the the Schroth 4-point harness and get ready for quick spin. he redline's first and second. With that power to weight ratio we take off like a bat out of hell. He says he feels a big difference with me in the car even though I only weigh about 145-50. The car is much stiffer and louder than an Elise I was in when I lived in Germany. But boy did it stick. Incredible car. And I was glad to be in it for even a short time.
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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You lucky dawg!
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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Arnie, you lucky bastard!!!!1
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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I've seen one at Cal Speedway trailered.
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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I've seen one at Cal Speedway trailered.

I've seen a 340R there.



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Old 09-17-2003, 10:40 PM   #6
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i hate you.

the exige is my dream car.

it is actually possible to register one, you just need to get a manufacturers/dealer permit..

http://www.tvrfreak.com <- he has one in San Francisco and is registered by the DMV.
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:55 PM   #7
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I love the Exige...but I think it's hard to get. I could settle for the S2 Elise.
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:07 PM   #8
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yeah, its going to be great when they finally come here, all toyota powered. It will be great to drive down to your local toyota dealer and pick up oil filters for your Elise!

yeah, the guy mentioned something like only 20 Exiges in the country right now. It is certainly small. About half as high as my Festiva, a little bit longer and about a foot wider. .
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:14 PM   #9
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I sat in the S2 Elise at the LA Auto Show...spartan. Aluminum dashboard...heh. Hard to get into. It's a go kart.
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