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View Poll Results: Lotus Elan (original)
subzero 9 18.00%
cool 25 50.00%
uncool 12 24.00%
seriously uncool 4 8.00%
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Lotus Elan (original)


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Old 12-02-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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As light as your shoe and actually not much bigger.. you can jump in and drive it and it won't smell as bas sounds pretty cool to me
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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Subzero with Mrs Peel
To be serious, i'd say cool for its chassis, its twin cam engine (very nice sound) and its styling

a better pic :arrow:
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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Subzero. Epitome of Lotus' philisophy, much cooler than todays overweight cars...
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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only one lotus in my mind reaches a less then cool status, and this isn't it

definately cool
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:31 PM   #6
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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COOL 8)
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:16 PM   #8
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Naturally subzero since it has been one of the best sport cars ever made and i have always adored the Colin Chapmanīs vision, concepts, ideas....and the elan is not an exception....however IMO the lotus failed a bit when they launched the front wheel drive elan a few years ago...however the corrected it launching the elise afterwords
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:24 PM   #9
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*Goes way out on a limb by himself to guess whether this response will get him lynched*..

Uncool.. ITs just ugly.
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:01 PM   #10
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Not an Esprit nor a Elise... sorry, have to vote for uncool just cause of the look.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by graywolf624 View Post
*Goes way out on a limb by himself to guess whether this response will get him lynched*..

Uncool.. ITs just ugly.
Ever seen one in person?

You'd reconsider in a heartbeat.

Then again I'm olde enough to remember new Esprits.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:34 AM   #12
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Seeing one makes you want to jump in and take it for a spin. Cool.
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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Cool in its day as it was very unique stateside. Never really lusted after one when they were newer. Europa for some reason got my attention at the time.

Today - too many other cars I would rather have first. Actually with the rising prices of "collectible" cars a new Lotus would seem like a much better choice for someone as lazy and untalented at tinkering as me.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:11 PM   #14
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I couldn't decide what to vote for this car. Sure, it's light chassis, great handling and gutsy engine make one of the greatest sports cars of all time. But the styling is a bit awkward. But maybe that doesn't matter because it is indeed 60's chic.
And it's a car that I want.
And Gordon Murray likes it.
Ergo, sub zero from me!
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