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Wondering what were the issues with the Elise? My 2008 Elise has been bullet proof.
Back in 2012 Lotus brougth a new elise s with it's 2ZR FE engine with chargecooled Magnusson R900 charger out. Engine did have some tuning potential in it due it's chargecooler and new charger . (My car would be the testsubject for 2bular exhaust systems) Sadly , i had a lot of problems with this car....
-gearbox (bad synchro's : reverse,1st and 3th gear)
-headligths not working sometimes!
-speedometer not working
-doors popping open and not closing anymore, slammed the shit out of it....
-TRD airbox lid popping open due bad clamp.
Service was terrible @ Lotus. Did not enjoy it at all. One day went to the Lotusgarage took my screwdriver and dismounted my plates and dumped it. After dropped it took 6 months to correct all these faults before the car would be offered on the market.

Here's my rant on the Lotus forum.....:)


ALSO, before i've got this elise s (the second one) , i ordered the same one a few months earlier but Lotus fucked up the first elise by bad custom striping.... I went back when they did not know i was in the house. Saw with my bare eyes they were swapping clams from another one to mine. Went into beast mode and they ordered me another one... Suckers

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Didn't Lotus even develop the car as a whole? I've always heared they just put an Opel engine in it, but for the rest was barely an Opel in always every part.
Welcome to the forum, btw, compatriot (y).
Hello, thanks for the welcom!
Following your topics since 2018. Was a little bit afraid due your gearbox adventures . Noticed you've got the Race ecu from Alfaworks. Maybe a bit too much for the gearbox?

Some info about the Speedster (wikipedia)

Due to the changes in European crash safety regulations for the 2000MY, Lotus needed to replace the original Elise.
In October 1999, they struck a deal with General Motors in order to have sufficient investment for a new car.[6] As part of the deal, Lotus agreed to develop and produce the Opel Speedster and Vauxhall VX220 on the new Series 2 Elise chassis.[6] The first Speedster concept car was shown at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show.[6]
Whilst the new Elise would use a 1.8 litre Toyota engine, similar to that found in the Toyota Celica, the Speedster was designed to use a 2.2 litre GM Ecotec engine from the Opel Astra.[7] Neither engine had been used in the original Elise, which was fitted with a 1.8 litre Rover K-Series engine.[7]
In order to accommodate the production of the new cars, Lotus expanded its Hethel factory to a capacity of 10,000 cars, with around 3,500 slots allocated to Speedster production. The first Speedster left the factory in Hethel. Production of the Speedster commenced in March 2001.[6]
The Speedster utilizes an aluminium chassis tub that weighs only 72 kg (159 lb). The car also features bodywork made entirely of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP).
The entire car weighs only 875 kg (1,929 lb), which made it 100 kg (220 lb) lighter than the similarly sized Toyota MR2. At launch, the Speedster's all aluminium alloy 2.2 L Z22SE engine produced 145 hp (147 PS; 108 kW), making the Speedster considerably more powerful than the Elise was at launch.
As an answer to calls for a more powerful version of the Speedster, Opel introduced a new two litre turbocharged version of the Ecotec engine, which produced 200 hp (203 PS; 149 kW), but also weighed slightly more, at 930 kg (2,050 lb). Moreover, in 2004, a limited run of sixty track focused Speedsters were produced for the United Kingdom.
The cars, badged Vauxhall VXR220, were equipped with larger brakes, upgraded tyres and lowered suspension, and tuned to produce 220 hp (223 PS; 164 kW). Other features included more performance oriented seats and unique Speedline alloy wheels. The wheels were 16 in at the front and 17 in at the rear, the same as the Elise.
Calypso Red was the only available exterior colour.[8]

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It was also known as the Daewoo speedster :unsure:

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Some info about the Daewoo....(wikipedia)

The turbo version was able to reach a top speed of 242 km/h (150 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds. The car was hailed by the motoring press as a great drivers' car and won several accolades, including Top Gear's Car of the Year in 2003.
The 2.2 NA (naturally aspirated) version was considered the easier drive of the two standard variants, and some journalists recommended that the Opel/Vauxhall car was better value for money than the Lotus (such as Jeremy Clarkson in his DVD of 2003, Shoot Out).
Speedsters were displayed with the Daewoo badge, although only one was built to be used for marketing purposes.
In the end of 2002, following the termination of the license by General Motors for the Ecotec 2.2 NA Speedster and VX220 Engine models (and development of upcoming models of the Speedster and VX220 Turbo), 48 RHD 2.2 NA models have been refused by Daewoo in South Korea, Holden Australia and concessions of Opel Japan, and returned to Lotus, in Hethel.
Some of them have been converted in Turbo models and some were sold under the badge "Lotus VX220" with sometimes confidential commercial editions like the "Cup Edition" and "Le Mans Series". These editions contained a black leather interior, specific stickers and serial floor mats.
Production ended on 22 July 2005, with no direct successor. It was not until February 2007, when GM Europe adopted the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky into the Opel GT, that GM Europe had a replacement sector product, with no RHD version for the United Kingdom. The final production number of the Speedster was only 7,207.

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Welcome to the 4C world. Hope to see more photos and stories of your 4C adventures. I think you found the problem with mods....knowing when enough is enough....when you find the weak link, fix it and than the next weak link......
 

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Welcome to the 4C world. Hope to see more photos and stories of your 4C adventures. I think you found the problem with mods....knowing when enough is enough....when you find the weak link, fix it and than the next weak link......
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knowing when enough is enough....when you find the weak link, fix it and than the next weak link......



Done with tuning. Just want to enjoy my car. . The 4c package is really good for road use.

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Back in 2012 Lotus brougth a new elise s with it's 2ZR FE engine with chargecooled Magnusson R900 charger out. Engine did have some tuning potential in it due it's chargecooler and new charger . (My car would be the testsubject for 2bular exhaust systems) Sadly , i had a lot of problems with this car....
-gearbox (bad synchro's : reverse,1st and 3th gear)
-headligths not working sometimes!
-speedometer not working
-doors popping open and not closing anymore, slammed the shit out of it....
-TRD airbox lid popping open due bad clamp.
Service was terrible @ Lotus. Did not enjoy it at all. One day went to the Lotusgarage took my screwdriver and dismounted my plates and dumped it. After dropped it took 6 months to correct all these faults before the car would be offered on the market.

Here's my rant on the Lotus forum.....:)


ALSO, before i've got this elise s (the second one) , i ordered the same one a few months earlier but Lotus fucked up the first elise by bad custom striping.... I went back when they did not know i was in the house. Saw with my bare eyes they were swapping clams from another one to mine. Went into beast mode and they ordered me another one... Suckers

Topic with pics here

Thanks for the reply. Yes, your Elise was a little different than mine in a few things to include the engine. My 2008 Elise SC has been very good to me. These cars are very simple and not hard to work on them. I don't see myself selling it.
 

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Probably saying good bey...... Engine/gearbox faillure.....:cry:
 
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