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Hi

 

This is my first post here, but hope it won't be my last if I can get my hands on a car. I'm after a 182 Cup. Baby forces need for a more practical car as my daily driver is a Lotus Elise and wife has grabbed the 4 door.

 

No real preference for colour.

 

Low mileage preferred, but condition is the most important criteria. No hurry, as I want the right car, but the cash is here and waiting to be used. These days cars seem to be a good investment compared to the share market and property. And they provide more smiles.

 

Based in Melbourne, and unwilling to travel at this stage.

 

Cheers

Korgi

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This is my first post here, but hope it won't be my last if I can get my hands on a car. I'm after a 182 Cup. Baby forces need for a more practical car as my daily driver is a Lotus Elise and wife has grabbed the 4 door.

 

 

welcome korgi,

I can understand your situation, a few years ago I was after a lotus/s3 birkin/caterham but newborns meant I had to compromise. Hope you land one soon, there should be a stack out there since the leases on the later 182Cups have expired...

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Welcome and good luck.

 

Out of interest, has the Elise been sold already?

 

I didn't get the feeling he was selling (Good man if you're not!!) 8)

 

PS. Welcome & hope you can find a good 'un!!

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Welcome and good luck.

 

Out of interest, has the Elise been sold already?

 

I didn't get the feeling he was selling (Good man if you're not!!) 8)

 

PS. Welcome & hope you can find a good 'un!!

 

Thanks and correct. Not said anything about selling (it's a condition of my marriage)!!

 

The Elise has a Recaro race seat, 6-point harness, high spring rate suspension etc... I will probably make it even more of a track car once I get a 182 cup. It was fine when I didn't have to drive it into work everyday, but it becomes a bit tiring when you have to be cm perfect when trying to swipe your card at the work car park strapped into a harness and in a low car, wearing a suit, with a stereo that you can't hear unless you're at the lights etc. The Elise is a great car in the right conditions, but driving into work in a traffic just ain't fun. I just need another commuting car and want something which is still fun to drive when I'm not in traffic or want a change from the Elise. And it would be nice to be able to take my 7 month old son for a drive in a fun car (the other car (now wife's) is an automatic 5 series BMW - practical, safe, well built etc, but hardly something you just want to jump into on a weekend morning for a blast up a twisty mountain road).

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Welcome and good luck.

 

Out of interest, has the Elise been sold already?

 

I didn't get the feeling he was selling (Good man if you're not!!) 8)

 

PS. Welcome & hope you can find a good 'un!!

 

Thanks and correct. Not said anything about selling (it's a condition of my marriage)!!

 

The Elise has a Recaro race seat, 6-point harness, high spring rate suspension etc... I will probably make it even more of a track car once I get a 182 cup. It was fine when I didn't have to drive it into work everyday, but it becomes a bit tiring when you have to be cm perfect when trying to swipe your card at the work car park strapped into a harness and in a low car, wearing a suit, with a stereo that you can't hear unless you're at the lights etc. The Elise is a great car in the right conditions, but driving into work in a traffic just ain't fun. I just need another commuting car and want something which is still fun to drive when I'm not in traffic or want a change from the Elise. And it would be nice to be able to take my 7 month old son for a drive in a fun car (the other car (now wife's) is an automatic 5 series BMW - practical, safe, well built etc, but hardly something you just want to jump into on a weekend morning for a blast up a twisty mountain road).

 

Ah, I see... Well, I think the Clio definitely fits the bill for you. Docile when you need it to be, but a slight twitch of your right foot will get it all excited should you be in the mood. :)

 

I will seriously be looking at an Elise for my next car - although I have doubts about whether I can fit behind the wheel! (I'm 6'2").

 

Good luck!

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Welcome and good luck.

 

Out of interest, has the Elise been sold already?

 

I didn't get the feeling he was selling (Good man if you're not!!) 8)

 

PS. Welcome & hope you can find a good 'un!!

 

Thanks and correct. Not said anything about selling (it's a condition of my marriage)!!

 

The Elise has a Recaro race seat, 6-point harness, high spring rate suspension etc... I will probably make it even more of a track car once I get a 182 cup. It was fine when I didn't have to drive it into work everyday, but it becomes a bit tiring when you have to be cm perfect when trying to swipe your card at the work car park strapped into a harness and in a low car, wearing a suit, with a stereo that you can't hear unless you're at the lights etc. The Elise is a great car in the right conditions, but driving into work in a traffic just ain't fun. I just need another commuting car and want something which is still fun to drive when I'm not in traffic or want a change from the Elise. And it would be nice to be able to take my 7 month old son for a drive in a fun car (the other car (now wife's) is an automatic 5 series BMW - practical, safe, well built etc, but hardly something you just want to jump into on a weekend morning for a blast up a twisty mountain road).

 

Ah, I see... Well, I think the Clio definitely fits the bill for you. Docile when you need it to be, but a slight twitch of your right foot will get it all excited should you be in the mood. :)

 

I will seriously be looking at an Elise for my next car - although I have doubts about whether I can fit behind the wheel! (I'm 6'2").

 

Good luck!

 

 

Thanks

 

You'd be surprised how much leg room there is once you manage to get in. This question appears on a Elise forums often and I have tall friends that drive Elises. Unless you have, for example, a disporportionately long torso (head hitting roof or top of screen impeding view) , you should be fine. Short people seem to have more of a problem. I'm about 172cm (I think) and with the race seat if I were any shorter I couldn't reach the pedals. There is a limit to how far the std sliding seat can go forward before hitting the gear lever surround.

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I definitely have longer legs than a longer torso, so this is encouraging news. Thanks!

 

My next car list is now looking like: Elise vs. EVO vs. Mint condition Citroen DS vs. 370Z (when it's released). Good luck to me cross shopping against those 4!

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I definitely have longer legs than a longer torso, so this is encouraging news. Thanks!

 

My next car list is now looking like: Elise vs. EVO vs. Mint condition Citroen DS vs. 370Z (when it's released). Good luck to me cross shopping against those 3!

 

I've driven an Exige/Elise several times, and I always drag the seat forward about 5cm, as I prefer to have a slightly bent leg than straight leg. No problems fitting at all and I'm 6'2" 8)

 

and I don't even find them that hard to get in & out of, as long as you don't have a gut & can bend a little, learn the "ass in first" technique and you're sweet!! :wink:

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