I've recommended the Elise because I don't see the Exige/Elise as any kind of progression after the zed. It's such a different ownership prospect that I see it as a complete change rather than a progression. Therefore rather than wait for The open top Exige to come down in price as was mentioned earlier, the OP could try that type of car in the shape of the Elise now... which is of the same ilk if not as capable.StevenH72 wrote:
I'm a bit confused by this. OP says he wants a natural progression. Why have you recommended an Elise over an Exige S Roadster?
I assure you, there is no confusion. See my point above.Simon_P wrote:
Hmm... think you are a bit confused on your Lotus variants there. Exige roadster is the new model along with Exige coupe, Exige coupe is the previous model which with a fitting kit would allow for the roof to be removed. Whilst some would argue not an every day car as a driving tool a Z4 isn't even in the same playing field.
TTRS is a fast car, serious fast when remapped but otherwise would not touch the others, very boring clinical machine.
I only mentioned the TTRS as an example of what a Z4MR owner might "progress" to because its a real example.
We could play semantics over the term "progression" in this instance but I'll leave it there. Suffice it to say that the two cars (TT and Z4M) are comfortable, everyday cars with a sporting nature. Forgetting about figures, on anything but a dry, open race track the TT is the faster car so that could be called progression. I take the point about it being boring. I wouldn't call it boring, though it did feel like I was playing a video game when I drove it!