Lotus Exige Roadster 2004 - 2009

Lotus Exige Roadster 2004 - 2009

Overall Rating:
Review by JohnO
Monday, May 16, 2016


"Supercar performance and handling, at half the budget"

Exterior and Interior

Still a rare car on UK roads, always a head turner with its radical styling. Interior sports seats and harnesses a must to give the 'full driving experience'. Sparse interior but a touring pack with air con is an available option.

Performance and Economy

Perfomance and handling leaves its opposition for dead, great track day car also. As the car is so light the fuel economy is brilliant and can get towards 40 mpg.The Toyota engine is very durable but will start losing performance on the track at about 120mph, more than enough for most track enthusiasts.

Like to Drive

From the looks to the driving, this car is an 'event' to drive. Performance and dynamics are amazing. A very usable everyday vehicle. It has a small boot area so don't expect any big supermarket shopping trips! <

Faults and Repairs

I had the car and covered 40000 miles in 3years both on road and track. Pretty heavy on tyres and the Lotus recommended ones are very grippy but understandably soft wearing. No faults. The Toyota engine is a proven hard wearing engine.