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Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:10 pm

Sorry if this has been asked before however I can’t see it from doing a search. Been a long time enthusiast of Lotus cars from the Esprit and more recently the Elise. Probably not in a position to own one right now but is there anyone that can rent me one in central Scotland? I’ve never been in an Elise let alone driven one. Although I’m pretty sure I’d sign on the dotted line the minute I got behind the wheel. I’m not the type to BS a dealer into blagging a test drive so don’t really want to go down that route. Thanks all.

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Post by campbell » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:36 pm

Hi DCR

Not that I know of but once track days are permitted again you’ll be able to get up close (and in) to many Elise variants (and there are LOTS) at Knockhill or further afield.

Got a rough budget yet?
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Re: Elise rental?

Post by pshanks76 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:57 pm

It's not quite the same but there is a couple of caterham hire companies in Scotland. Depending on what you have driven in the past it at least gives you a taste of what driving a lightweight, back-to-basics car is like.

I hired one from Highland Caterham Hire before I bought my Elise and it's what got me ready to buy.

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:07 pm

campbell wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:36 pm
Hi DCR

Not that I know of but once track days are permitted again you’ll be able to get up close (and in) to many Elise variants (and there are LOTS) at Knockhill or further afield.

Got a rough budget yet?
Yeah good point. Not been to Knockhill in ages! Not considered budget as yet but if the right one comes along.

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:10 pm

pshanks76 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:57 pm
It's not quite the same but there is a couple of caterham hire companies in Scotland. Depending on what you have driven in the past it at least gives you a taste of what driving a lightweight, back-to-basics car is like.

I hired one from Highland Caterham Hire before I bought my Elise and it's what got me ready to buy.

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Caterhams are very cool but it’s gotta have a lotus badge I’m afraid. Worked my way thru 4 MX-5’s which is usually a gateway drug leading on to a Lotus eventually but never took the punt yet.

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by mik » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm

Not rental, but not far from you to buy.... very well looked after. You know you want to....

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:07 pm

mik wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Not rental, but not far from you to buy.... very well looked after. You know you want to....

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=44924
Thanks. Still trying to figure out a rental. Probably not poss by the looks of it tho. Thankfully I could push the budget a little further as it would have to be a daily driver so room to invest.

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by mik » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:52 pm

If it’s a daily - have you considered an Evora? Just an idea....
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Re: Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:52 am

mik wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:52 pm
If it’s a daily - have you considered an Evora? Just an idea....
Nope. Got to be an Elise. :lol:

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Post by campbell » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:31 am

If you are in West Lothian or a bordering county, you are welcome to a look around mine.

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Re: Elise rental?

Post by DCR34 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:15 am

May take you up on that! I’m in Dunfermline but work at Newbridge so yeah if we ever get control of this Covid I’ll give you a shout.

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Post by campbell » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:21 am

Either works.

I can exercise in Hopetoun estate, which is near your commute over the bridge. Or on the Union canal towpath, which isn’t far from Newbridge. Just shout if you want to catch up sometime.
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Re: Elise rental?

Post by flyingscot68 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:40 pm

Best I could find is this Elan

https://www.bookaclassic.co.uk/lotus-el ... self_drive

Might be worth keeping an eye on that site in case an Elise pops up.

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Post by DCR34 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm

Will do. Ta.

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Post by Dominic » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:35 pm

Welcome to SE!

Nice wee vid by my mate on my elise;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKEuyHFf2VU&t=572s

Happy to answer any questions :thumbsup
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