Buying an Elise, Esprit or another Lotus?

You won’t need us to tell you that these are often hard-driven cars, regularly purchased by people with little mechanical knowledge, on a budget, who can scrimp on maintenance. Many are accident damaged, and we’ve found a number of vendors have been economical with the truth regarding previous knocks.

Our Lotus inspectors are deeply experienced on the marque so know exactly what to home in on – wear items, bodywork and electrical areas, and trim can be poor too.