20 Most Recent 2007 Lotus Exige Questions & Answers

That all depends on what you are looking for in a car. An Exige or Elise makes a great track car/daily driver. So if you are the kind of person that will take your car out and really use it to its potential, then a Lotus is great for you, and you can stop reading here. If that is not the case, read on my friend. Before I go further, let us determine pricing so we can loot at some alternatives. A new Exige will set you back about $60k when all is said and done, with the Elise doing about $50k in damages. Not exactly the cheapest cars on the road, but certainly not as expensive as most others in their class. If this will be your primary vehicle, or you will not be tracking it on a semi-regular basis, then you may want to consider something a little more subdued. In the same range you can try out the new BMW 335i, which boasts some incredible stats for a non-M BMW. Decent track abilities, and incomparable comfort and performance for normal to 8/10ths driving. But again, if you are buying a vehicle for the track, then look elsewhere. If you wanted to spend a little more money, a 2008 M3 would work nicely. Do a quick google search, and you'll be impressed. Those 2 above ideas were just a small sampling of the cars in that price range that offer good performance. Now lets change gears: if this WILL be a track car, with little use as a daily driver, you may want to consider the Ariel Atom. *pause while I look at their website*. Well, they changed a little bit in the last year or so, prices went up a bit. Anyway, for about the same price as an exige, you can get a 250whp open cockpit road legal race car. Look on youtube for videos and prepare to be amazed. Anyway, hope this helps somewhat.

2007 Lotus Exige | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

the se esprits the s4 and s4s series are programmed to speed up engine rpm and close off the exhaust back pressure valve to speed up the heating of the catalytic converter to operating temperature and is quite normal regardless of engine temp. if you quickly blip the throttle pedal a few times it should settle as the cat temp rises if that is the case then it is all working as normal.

Lotus Exige Cars... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

possible vacuum leak into the manifold (inlet) or dirty iac causing it to stick remove and clean if this improves it renew the iac as cleaning never works for very long. if a K&N air filter is used remove it is bad for oxygen sensor, catalyst and iac as oil residue from filter can build up in iac causing it to stick. If none of these help check voltage to iac and feel for clicking when ignition is turned on and off .

Lotus Exige Cars... | Answered on Oct 05, 2008

you meant does not crank, (starting is next after cranking it first)
the gear shift works in park or neutral , you operator guide states that.
yes that means the PRNDL switch in or on the gear box is bad.
or wires to it corroded pins or damaged,

also called range switch.
or TRS , tranny range switch,
easy no? you found the hard proof and told it.
when bad switch or bad wires to it.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Mar 25, 2020


Your owners manual should show you how to reset it.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Jul 06, 2019

it is in and or under the back seat. put it toward the middle of the car. if not you will brake it and the truck will not close. So you might want to go to the dealer to find out if there is a fix now to get the cable replaced so if you try to open it the wrong way at least you can close the trunk

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on May 28, 2018

You just go to the link I attached I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem
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Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Jul 11, 2016

There is a manual trunk release that is inside the car near the rear seats. You must make sure to pull the release towards the tunnel/middle of the car, not out away from it. Apparently, a number of sales people have tried to demonstrate it and by pulling on it incorrectly, broke the inner workings leaving the trunk then incapable of latching closed. The repair is not simple. Something about the cable being encased in a tube that is not straight but curved, so that when you pull on it the wrong way, it breaks something. Lotus is redesigning that component.

Also note you may need someone to gently lift on the trunk as you pull the lever. It should be a yellow lever.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Feb 07, 2016

The usual culprits are bad ignition relay, bad module or coil(s). Ignition switch also possible.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015

sounds like the coil packs , get the OBD codes read to confirm

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Nov 15, 2014

Normal operating temp for any car is 150-170 F, Your thermostat is set for these amounts, water boils at 220 F and coolant boils at 260 F, but the boiling of anything in there is not good, it creates pressure, something is going to give. Your radiator cap has a temp on it too, about 165. It will bleed off the pressure before it explodes. So, you can check your thermostat, they do freeze up, check your coolant, don't run straight water. and then check the inside of your radiator, they do clog up. Hope this helps.

Lotus Cars &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010

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