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have you considered the M100 Elan?.... (archive)

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Posted by dp on February 10, 2000 at 20:12:24:

In Reply to: OT: Any thoughts on Lotus S4? posted by Matt Smith on February 10, 2000 at 15:51:52:

true, it doesn't have quite the styling appeal of an Esprit, but good low-mileage '91 models can be had for under $20K. they seem to hold their value much better than Esprits, are far more reliable, handle extremely well (a couple guys who extensively drove both MZ3 and M100 said the Lotus puts the Bimmer to shame). Also, it's a ragtop - i think it would be a pretty nice replacement for a 1.9 Z3. or you could look at an Elise (about $45K). Lotus also sells the Sport Elise for $54K, but that cannot be registered for the road. great track car, though.

have fun, whatever you decide! :)

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