Review: Lotus Elise (2001 – 2011)
Quick, engaging roadster with terrific handling and grip.
They're getting cheaper second-hand but good used ones are still quite pricey. Potential head gasket failure models with the K Series engine.
Lotus Elise (2001 – 2011): At A Glance
- New prices start from £27,450, brokers can source from £39,035
- Insurance Groups are between 43–44
- On average it achieves 101% of the official MPG figure
What does a Lotus Elise (2001 – 2011) cost?
Real MPG average for a Lotus Elise (2001 – 2011)
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