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by Geordie in Exile
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

Thanks Dave- food for thought! Will take a look.

GiE
by Geordie in Exile
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

That’s pretty impressive. Reassuring to think I’ll not lose half the value if it’s not for me.

What should I look out for in a used Elise?
by Geordie in Exile
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

Thanks Dave With that kind of budget, If I find I can’t live with it, what’s the hit likely to be if I sell in a short time frame? The 220 I test drove was epically brilliant fun, but the simpler servicing, cheaper insurance and lower running costs of the 1.6 models are appealing as a first try, as ...
by Geordie in Exile
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

Thanks Nathan, interesting thoughts! Yes I’ve test driven a 220, a 1.6 CR and a 1.6. I found the 220 exhilarating but so quick to be at licence- endangering speeds. If the 1.6 had been the right colour and a decent price I probably would have made an impulse purchase. It will be my only car (I can h...
by Geordie in Exile
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Re: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

Thanks.

It is definitely tempting! I assume the reason there aren’t.mmany 1.6 up for sale is because (a) wrong time of year and (b) not desirable.
by Geordie in Exile
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?
Replies: 10
Views: 5951

Searching for my first Elise- 1.6 a good bet?

Hi. Been hankering after an Elise for years. Reading up, the 1.6 2011MY onwards are Toyota powered, but are they rubbish? If there more affordable than others is that because they struggle to sell? Assuming like most enthusiasts, it’s the handling we dream of, but is a slow Elise a selling nightmare...