I say cruise control and a rear hatch release would be nice, but I think the power windows suck even if they're lighter.
not only is the 1.6 option only not in the us, it's always been an option on the current body too... just not in the us.
People complained when they added power brakes and some 200-300 lbs in the transition from the older body styled s1 elise to the current s2.
My other car is a mercedes g-wagen and it's been in production (basically the exact same external body panels since 1979) and it's got one minimial frame/chassis update in 1990 and 2 interior updates in 1990 and 2001. What we have over there is 3 major camps based on interior complexity and electronics... in the end you gotta pick what years you like and keep your baby maintained. if your car gets totalled, you just buy another one of the same vintage you know and love... no sense in cryin' over spilt milk that they don't make them like they used too... becuase that's a fact that will never change. For better or for worse is the debate.
I saw an evora at the SF dealer a few days ago... beautiful two toned interior... there's a lot of stuff in there, but it's pretty alright.... but i like showing people the elise has exposed frame inside the car...
2006 Aspen White Elise. LSS, LSD, Traction control, LS Toe Link Brace, LS Ohlins DA, Rota 15/16's, BOE surge tanks and Sector 111 Gpan2, Red leather, JL speakers all around with Acapulco MP54, CF dash top, gas shock opening rear deck, multi-vex mirros and replaced rear-view mirror with kit off this forum.