Is a Lotus Elise expensive to maintain?
The Elise is not expensive to own and maintain. Set aside $1000 per year and that should easily cover oil changes and other minor maint items.
Can a Lotus Elise be a daily driver?
If you want to look cool driving up, until you practically need the jaws of life to extract you from the car once you get to the office, the Lotus Elise might be a great daily driver to you.
Are lotuses easy to work on?
They are fairly trouble free. Maintenance is fairly easy on these cars. I do all repairs and maintenance. Even upgrades are simple.
Why are Lotus cars so expensive?
Its because actual engineering using high quality light weight materials to build a vehicle that is superlight, super-strong and has a sophisticated suspension costs a lot of money. Don’t forget, the lotus can still effortlessly pass all requirements for crash-worthiness.
Do Lotus cars have Toyota engines?
Lotus has been using Toyota engines for years, most notably with the 1.8-liter inline-four from a Celica, Matrix, Corolla, and more powering the Elise and the 3.5-liter V6 in the Evora and Exige. We’ve driven the Evora in every trim that the company currently offers, each with its own character and intent.
When did the Lotus Elise service manual come out?
1996 – 2000 LOTUS ELISE SERVICE MANUAL ( 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 ) * DIY FACTORY SERVICE / REPAIR MANUAL ( 96 97 98 99 00 ) – DOWNLOAD !
Is it possible to get a free Lotus Elise Haynes Manual?
We get a lot of people coming to the site looking to get themselves a free Lotus Elise Haynes manual. There are two things you need to know; firstly it’s illegal, and secondly – there are much better ways of servicing and understanding your Lotus Elise engine than the Haynes manual.
What kind of transmission does a Lotus Elise have?
TRANSMISSION The standard (wide ratio) Elise transmission is used, with standard 3.94:1 final drive ratio. WHEELS & TYRES The Lotus Accessory ‘Race’ wheels (6J front, 8J rear) are used, in either silver or grey, fitted with the standard 111S specification Pirelli P Zero tyres, 185/55 R15 front, 225/45 R16 rear.
How did the Lotus Elise get its name?
The Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car’s launch.