Why is Lotus so unloved and underrated?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Why is Lotus so unloved and underrated?

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Lunatick
Lunatick

they are owned by force india

they are really expensive and really slow

weak aftermarket

everything is fuck all expensive

insurance is through the roof

its a very niche market

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Spazyfool

Lotus isn't unloved or underrated. Nobody buys/drives them because nobody wants to sustain bruises every time they drive to work/school.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Lunatick
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TreeEater
TreeEater

Lots
Of
Troubles
Usually
Serious

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Lunatick
idk you can get elise for 15k used.

Sure they aren't dayliable.
But tthey are fast as fuck in a sense that 3000bhp drag cars are slow as fuck.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Spazyfool
I can't fucking fit inside them.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Lotus got fat and lost their cuteness

no reason to still like them

massdebater
massdebater

@Spazyfool
Lix Ot Tgain Uony S:)

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Spazyfool
Very expensive
Break all the time
Not easily available
Keep beaking down
Small aftermarket
Lack of reliability
Not actually that powerful, particularly for the price
Did I mention they go wrong all the time? because they do

TechHater
TechHater

@Spazyfool
Because they only have one dailyable car, and that's the Evora, which is overpriced as a new car.
The Elise and Exige are really good at what they're supposed to do, they're supposed to be weekend cars driven on smooth roads, and nothing else.
They're an upgraded version of the AW11 and ZZW30.

Also as long as you do your own matinence they aren't expensive. Lotus outsourced for the one thing it knew it couldn't do reliably, and they picked a damn reliable drivetrain.
The suspension needs no modification, the brakes aren't too expensive to upgrade, and the engine isn't expensive to mod as it's a Toyota engine. You aren't going to find body kits and aftermarket taillights though.

The Elise is the perfect weekend car. It's fast when you buy it and with some stickier tires, some aero, and some engine mods, it can be fast as all hell.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@TreeEater

fix it again tony

TechHater
TechHater

@Lunatick
they are owned by force india
Wait what? I know Indians are buying out every multi-millionaire companies out there but no, that still isn't said anywhere.

5mileys
5mileys

Because if you want the classical European roadster experience you buy a Mazda MX5 not a LOLtus that is going to give you problems.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@5mileys
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eGremlin
eGremlin

@Skullbone
It is an Italian resort

happy_sad
happy_sad

@BinaryMan
I never heard anyone say Tony in that fucking acronym, it's 'tomorrow' you dumbasses

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@5mileys
in all seriousness, if i had do pick a car for a pleasant drive i'd pick miata over lotus any fucking day, mainly because it's actually comfortable on a normal roads

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Skullbone
lol do i fit in now guise

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Snarelure
butthurt (lol) Miata faggot detected

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Spazyfool
Do you even know what Lotus stands for?
Lots
Of
Trouble,
Usually
Serious

farquit
farquit

@Spazyfool
Why is Lotus so unloved and underrated?
The company built shit when it first started out. Even the early Lotus Elise didn't meet USA highway requirements required by the federal DOT. If you saw the stripped down Elise minus all the interior facade, you see why. It really was a bare bones minimalist design and looked "amateurish".

And the first Elise was outperformed on the slalom by the Chevrolet Cavalier in one of those major car tests. Sure, it was better at accelerating to high speed on the straights than cavalier, but the early Elise lost to the Cavalier in city driving and comfort. Elise surpassed Cavalier in the 3rd year, but who wouldn't with that price tag?

The early Elise vs Cavalier showed that the Lotus motto of "to have speed, build in lightness" was a fail in terms of meeting usa federal DOT safety requirements, usa comparative safety measurements between various makes, comparative noise levels, and comparative comfort levels.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

My boss has an Evora. It's a sexy car but you kinda have to be a rich guy (he is) to afford the upkeep. That said, that car runs a (obviously tuned as fuck) Toyota Camry engine, so maybe it's not so bad for maint.

Firespawn
Firespawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhdpLROs6ck&t=62s i probably fucked up the embedding because i'm too lazy but here's a pretty relevant review of a lotus

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Spazyfool
I really like the Evora 400, but it's too expensive for what it is. Used Evoras have dropped to much more reasonable prices, but the N/A ones aren't fast enough to back up their looks, and the Evora S is still a little pricey compared to other options in the same class. It's a nice looking car though, and a lot easier to live with than any other Lotus.

@Stupidasole
but you kinda have to be a rich guy (he is) to afford the upkeep
Not at all. And if it's not an S, you can buy one for under $40k now.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@happy_sad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AJCdmW33fM

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Spazyfool
Poor mans supercars

likme
likme

@Spazyfool
It just never seems to make sense in terms of value proposition. If you're spending 911 money, why are you getting a car that's more or less as direct and back to basics as a Miata but less comfortable, and if you wanted a dedicated track car, why didn't you just buy/make an Atom or an Exocet? I love the idea of Lotus(es?), but it just seems like so much goddamn money for something so spartan and unreliable. What exactly is it objectively giving you that a tracked out Miata or MR2 can't give you, aside from financial troubles?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Spazyfool
because lotus is shit like porsche? all the cars look the same.
loved the lotus GT1.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@TreeEater
I came to post this

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