Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/28/20 10:00 a.m.
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Sure, you could be a responsible adult and buy a usable mid-sized sedan for $30,000, but why do that when this 2006 Lotus Elise exists for $29,000?

The Lotus Elise has been an attractive option for mid-engined fun, and this example is no exception with just 33,000 miles on the odometer and co…

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nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
2/28/20 11:27 a.m.

I've been waiting for used Elise prices to fall for over a decade --I think they reached the bottom of their curve in 2009. frown

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
2/28/20 11:38 a.m.

Was this car at the Rolex??

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/28/20 2:16 p.m.
nderwater said:

I've been waiting for used Elise prices to fall for over a decade --I think they reached the bottom of their curve in 2009. frown

Um, yeah, sadly that might be about right. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/28/20 2:16 p.m.
SVreX said:

Was this car at the Rolex??

Possibly. Hayes from Wire Wheel did have a car displayed in our compound. 

Hasbro
Hasbro SuperDork
2/28/20 6:25 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
nderwater said:

I've been waiting for used Elise prices to fall for over a decade --I think they reached the bottom of their curve in 2009. frown

Um, yeah, sadly that might be about right. 

True, if they'd kept importing them they would be much more affordable.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
2/29/20 8:25 a.m.

Love mine. Aside from terrible build quality, very fun and pure driving. Going on 13 years of ownership now. Has been bulletproof reliable, mechanically speaking. 3 cross country trips too 

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