Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Back in Gilbert, AZ(formerly Montrose, CA)
Advice to new Elise owners
I just thought those who have their cars could have some advice to those who are about to pick their up.
Here's some of mine:
1) Be careful when you let go of your seat belt. It's possible it could scratch parts of the door's paint section.
2) Be careful when you get in an out of the car. Your shoes can scuff or scratch the paint or leather trim.
3) Work on a technique to get in and out of the car. Eventually, your muslces will strengthen and getting in and out will be easier.
4) Brake lights don't light up immediately when you press them. The dealer can make adjustments.
5) What out for blind spots due to the roll bar. If you turn your head, you should be able to see past the blind spot.
6) The Elise has a short wheel base and little steering inputs translates to large directional changes. The Elise steers very quickly.
7) When you open the trunk, watch out for belt buckles which may scratch the rear clam shell. Watch the key and key chain because it could scratch the deck lid.
8) Don't leave your key in the ignition or leave it in th accessory position for too long. It may drain the battery.
9) Take step inclines or speed bumps either slowly or at an angle. If you scratch the clam shell, it could be very costly.
10) It may take some time to get use to your point of view, especially when pulling up to larger cars in traffic.
That's all I could think of for now.