Review: Lotus Exige (2004)
Ideally suited to those who find the Elise a bit soft and wimpy.
An Elise has virtually as much real-world ability for less cash. Aluminium chassis corrodes at suspension pick-up points.
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Lotus Exige (2004): At A Glance
- New prices start from £61,205
- Contract hire deals from £848.52 per month
- Insurance Groups are between 47–49
- On average it achieves 94% of the official MPG figure
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