Originally Posted by Lobo
So the specified lifting points do fall into the specs?
Yes and no. The side lifting point (Point A) just in front of the rear wheel is where you place a jack to lift the entire side of the car. Unfortunately, for lifting the entire car, it is also essentially the balance point. If you lift the car using only the two points (Point A) just in front of the rear tires, the car could possibly tip over backward if any extra weight/force is applied to the rear of the car.
The front jacking points (Point B - just behind the front tires) will be fine, but will do nothing to keep the car from tipping over backward.
I've hears stories of people that have tied weights to the front tow hook to add weight to the front to make it more stable when lifted like from the A & B points.
To securely lift the car, you need to lift at points B & C or B & D, unfortunately, the points C & D are under the under tray so you need to drop the under tray to access them. The slide under scissor lift also won't be lifting at points C or D - only A & B.
See the picture from the Owner's Manual below:
<img src="http://www.elisetalk.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=1000&original=1" alt="Jacking Points" />