2006 Lotus Elise

Simplify, then add lightness!
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Growing up, I was like many other little kids who had big dreams of owning a bright red Ferrari or Lamborghini. As I grew older, I realized what was required to own an Italian exotic. My practical dream car has always been a Lotus. These British cars are exactly what I've always wanted in a sports car;

  • Lightweight
  • Rear-wheel Drive
  • Manual gearbox
  • Removable top

After a year long search, I found this beautiful 2006 Chili Red Lotus Elise offered for sale by Chequered Flag, a dealership located in Marina Del-Ray, California, who specializes in exotics and classic cars.

The purchasing experience

The driving experience offered is likely the most fun you can have in any automobile!


Since owning the Lotus, I've received many different questions about the size of the car, driving experience, etc.

Just how small is the Lotus?

The vehicle itself is shorter and wider than a Mazda Miata. Inside is a different story. You've got two bucket seats which hold myself (5"9) and my wife (5"2) perfectly.

  • If you're larger than a 36" waist you may find the seats slightly uncomfortable
  • The passenger seat is completely fixed - it doesn't move at all!
  • Neither of the seats recline; both seats are fixed-back bucket seats