Used Lotus Exige cars for sale

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Lotus Exige

350 SPORT

£56,995
£1,075.94 per month
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  • 1,200
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

Premium Sports, Race, Convenience Pack, V6,S 2-Door

£47,995
2015(15)
£903.01 per month
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  • 800
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

SPORT 380

£79,995
£1,517.89 per month
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  • 10
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

V6 Auto 2-Door

£52,995
£999.08 per month
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  • 10
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

Exige S Race And Premium Sport 2-Door

 
£42,745
2014(M)
£802.13 per month
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  • 11,000
  • Manual
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

S Automatic 2-Door

 
£44,990
2015(15)
£845.27 per month
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  • 6,500
  • Manual
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

Exige Sport 350 3.5 V6 New Unregistered Auto

£65,995
£1,248.88 per month
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  • 9
  • Automatic
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

S COUPE AUTO Automatic 2-Door

£53,990
2016(66)
£1,018.20 per month
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  • 115
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

S PREMIUM SPORT 2-Door

£40,989
2013(13)
£768.39 per month
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  • 11,489
  • Manual
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

3.5 VVT-i 2dr

£43,495
2015(15)
£816.54 per month
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  • 2,901
  • Manual
  • Petrol
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Lotus Exige

S Manual 2-Door

£48,990
2015(65)
£922.13 per month
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  • 1,519
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  • 3.5L
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Lotus Exige

S ROADSTER PREMIUM 2-Door

£45,995
2015(15)
£864.58 per month
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  • 4,000
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  • 3.5L
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Used Lotus Exige

Background

What do you get if you take the Lotus Elise, decide that it isn't quite track-oriented enough already and turn everything up to 11?

The answer, of course, is the Lotus Exige, which may be legally allowed to travel on any of the UK's highways and byways, but is in reality designed to dominate on the various racing circuits that litter the country.

The first Lotus Exige arrived in the year 2000, with a price tag of almost £33,000 and a no-nonsense approach to performance motoring that is almost impossible to equal at any cost.

The problem was that the Elise was due for an update, so the first generation Exige was a slow seller as customers awaited the inevitable replacement.

In 2004 their dreams came true as the approved used Exige S2 was launched, this time with a Toyota engine onboard and 189bhp available.

Lotus didn't rest on its laurels and 2005 saw a supercharged 240R Exige special edition arrive, if only in limited numbers. The used Lotus Exige S helped to bring supercharged performance to the masses, upping the output to 240bhp and delivering a driving experience that could trump alternatives from Ferrari and Porsche that were several times as expensive.

A number of special editions of the Exige have been released in the intervening years and it remains a hot property on the used market, so if you are looking to buy one of the best British track cars ever built you might have your work cut out.

Bang for your buck

Like the Elise, the Exige is not the best equipped car on the market, although everything that is stripped out of its cabin has been removed in order to lower its weight.

So while the interior of a Mercedes or Porsche might feel a little more luxurious, to wish the same of the Exige would be to entirely miss the point.

The first generation model uses a 1.8 litre Rover engine which is shared with the Elise, albeit with the option to significantly up the performance. Its hardtop design also differentiates it from its less domineering sibling, although very tall drivers will feel the roof pressing close once they have scrambled into the floor level seating.

The used Lotus Exige S2 has a few more creature comforts, including electric windows and even carpets, provided you are willing to pay a little more. Meanwhile the option to add more carbon fibre elements was also available from new, so while the Exige S2 may not be quite as well put together as German alternatives, it does give them a run for their money in every other area.

What you'll pay

First generation Lotus Exige cars for sale are rare, but if you do find one you'll pay at least £15,000 to snap it up.

For the S2, expect to pay from £18,000 upwards, with the Exige S costing closer to £30,000 or more, depending on the age and mileage.

What to check

The Lotus Exige is built to be driven right at the limits, but that does mean that owners tend to see how much punishment it can take and like all vehicles it has its limits.

This is particularly true of the first generation, which is susceptible to a number of issues including engine faults, paint flaws and lots of other little niggles. You'll need to be particularly conscientious when buying one used.

For the S2, things get a lot simpler, thanks to the rock solid Toyota engine and the better overall build quality. One common problem relates to the heater fan failing, while the wheels have a tendency to become unbalanced over time.

Parts

Because the Exige is closely related to the Elise, you'll find that parts are cross-platform compatible and thus quite easy on your wallet.

Door mirrors are £85 apiece, while a replacement headlamp is an agreeable £95. Even the front discs are not too costly given their £90 asking price.

How it drives

The engines really make a difference when it comes to the used Lotus Exige, with the first generation feeling like a bit of a beast even at slow speeds while the S2 can be driven sedately when necessary, only to go completely bonkers when you open up the taps.

Both models will hit 60mph in 4.9 seconds or so, with peak revs really setting your ears ablaze with audio feedback. The S2 has a top speed of 150mph, although the car's real strength comes in its handling, so track day fans will not be disappointed.

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