The regulations continually make it harder for Chapman's philosophy to be viable at low cost. I think our eliges are the last of its kind. The 4c is the nearest to the elige and has a 10 year youth advantage, yet the only thing I read where it has leaps and bounds better performance than the eliges, is the sound of the exhaust. It almost seems as the most under valued part of the elige is its inexpensively made, insanely light chassis. Anyone who gets bitten by the lightness philosophy has few choices, and the price disparity between a new 4c and a good elige may be reason for static or appreciating prices.
2005 Magnetic Blue Elise, Factory twin oil coolers, Sport pack with LSS wheels with 6.5 fronts, and touring pack with matching hardtop and insulated soft top. OEM stage II exhaust, carbon fiber intake, HID's, 5.25 and 6.5 Polks with JL Stealthbox and Alpine PDX-5 amp, Sony DSX-S310BTX head unit with Bluetooth, sector111 bootie and aluminum carpet buttons, OEM embellisher rings, shower cap and outdoor cover, factory painted console and AC shroud, battery cut off switch, factory starshield.