What mechanical issue popped up?
Read your posts with great interest. Question: What was the mechanical problem you encountered on Hwy 1 close to Carmel or wherever it happened? I drove my 05 Elise on many long distance trips and racked up over 80k miles without any problems - not even a flat tire. Curious to know what happened. In any case, we up here in the Sac region would love to hook up with you sometime down the road.