Questions questions.. and as mentioned, most have been answered before, so do a bunch of searching and you'll see dozens of threads answering such questions and more.
But yes, people very reliably drive their Elise's daily, in the rain, wash them carefully parked downhill to avoid water in the engine/trunk, and install HID's in them.
Expect to pay at least ~$30-32.5k++ for an 05 with 10k miles. - add a few more grand if includes sport pack and/or hardtop and other aftermarket options.
05's don't have traction control.
And things to look for/consider in an 05 is how much might be left on the warranty, and to be sure that all the necessary warranty fixes have been performed. (new shifter, ECU update, headlamp fix, other little things)
2005 Starlight Black Elise, -hardtop/touring/black interior/sector111 carpet buttons!
2008 Infiniti G37-S
2012 Mazda3i Grand Touring Hatchback w-SkyActiv
1974 MGB Roadster
(1991 300ZX 2+2 - RIP
girl, you treated me well.
Last edited by Gizmo3000; 02-20-2008 at 06:02 PM.