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    Yes!Roadster, how good is it?

    Here is a pic of the second gen.


    How does it compare to the elise? and more important, how reliable is it?

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    what company is that even?

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    Company is "YES!"

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    i reckon it looks kinda cool

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    it looks good!! the side looks like a G

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    Gauss said:

    How does it compare to the elise? and more important, how reliable is it?



    YES! (= Young Engineers' Sporstcar) is a very small car manufacturer established 6 years ago by two car enthusiasts in Saxony who realized their dream to build their own sportscar. Their design philosophy is focussed on lightweight.

    Since 2001 they sold 150 cars of the MK I version of the roadster. As they survived as a very small manufacturer (70 employees only) and have been able to launch the MK II version, I'd say the car's quality / reliability can't be too bad - of course that's my speculation only. I never talked to a YES owner nor did I read a test review in a carmag.

    I have to say I really like the design and the lightweight philosophy.

    They use an Alu-frame and GFK-body to keep the weight as low as 890 kg
    Engine and transmission is from Audi.
    The base version has the V6 3.2 with 255 hp, 330 nm @ 2,800 rpm, 6spd manual
    0-100 time is 4,9 sec., topspeed 255 km/h
    Purchase price (incl. 16% German VAT) is 57,370 Euro.
    Option list seems to follow the Porsche scheme...they even charge you 824 Euro for ABS and 1,679 Euro for airbags (maybe a good idea for PAG's marketing department for next generation Porsches ). The car can be ordered highly customized according to the likes of the buyer (even customized suspension set-up etc.)

    Soon they will offer a 355 hp Turbo-version. I guess the straightline performance may be in supercar territory given the extreme low weight of the car.

    When my next fun car will become due in a couple of years I'm sure I will try a testdrive in the YES

    Of course it's a quite puristic car and it won't be as practical as a Boxster (trunk has only 40 L, gastank is 45 L), but it might be really fun to drive.

    Based on the looks and solid Audi engine I would take it 1000 times over an Elise (subject to a reasonable reliability track record).

    More info you can find at www.yes-roadster.net

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    dhayek said:
    it looks good!! the side looks like a G



    Yes, the car has Lambo style wing doors

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    Hi,

    A friend of mine had a Yes. It took quite a while but he gladly sold his car. On paper the Yes seems to be a great car but unfortunately it's not.
    The car was scary to drive at high speeds and the engine electronics malfunctioned every other day.
    His car spent more miles on the towing truck than on the roads.

    Cheers
    Thomas

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    Thanks for enlightening me - sounds not too promising
    Poor reliability and "scary to drive at highspeed" is not what I'm looking for

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    Porsche-Jeck said:
    Thanks for enlightening me - sounds not too promising
    Poor reliability and "scary to drive at highspeed" is not what I'm looking for



    That'll make yu hairs on yu back stand on end ..

    Easy PJ..

    throt...

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    Hey PJ, nice picture! Nice icon...

    I know the designers of the car. The initial design was done by a graduate of Stuttgart's design school and the intention was to move a step away from common carstyling themes. Obviously they changed the route on the second version.

    Regarding reliability I haven't heard too many promising things as well, but those are only second-hand comments. It might have improved with the second iteration.

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    throt said:

    That'll make yu hairs on yu back stand on end ..

    Easy PJ..

    throt...



    I'll wax them before getting into the YES

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    Ferdie said:
    Hey PJ, nice picture! Nice icon...





    Thanks
    I guess I'll stick to the P anyway The P-sensation is hard to beat - had a real blast today carving through the twisties with some P-buddies again: two 996 C4 took the lead, "hunted" by three Boxster S What a fun !
    BTW it was very intersting to directly follow the 996 C4 and see their incredible grip in the corners (my damned Contis squeaked a lot while keeping up with the big bros ).

     
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