• (4.2) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $70,986$73,662
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 240-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2010 Lotus Exige S

Our Take on the 2010 Lotus Exige S

The Lotus Exige is a high-performance version of the Elise that's available only as a hardtop. The Exige lineup has two models: The S 240 and the higher-performance S 260. Both are marketed to high-performance enthusiasts and are intended mainly for the racetrack. The Exige competes with cou... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Cramped cockpit
  • Sparse dashboard

Notable Features

  • Restyled nose, larger rear wing
  • Six-speed manual
  • Intended for track driving

2010 Lotus Exige S Reviews

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Lotus Exige S

by GLeBur from Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 3, 2011

LOTUS...The most overlooked SuperCar on the road. A very specialized Exotic, $30,000 less than a 911 Porsche, and twice the fun. Raw, pure power fun. Excellent as a second, weekend, or summer car more... Read Full Review

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2010 Lotus Exige S Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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