Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis, most of the time.
I very much appreciate everyone's response to this thread - even though i may have issues with one reply, i appreciate the deeper explanation subsequently provided. I made an appointment to bring it in for service on the 19th - which is longer than i'd like to wait, but i don't have winter or all season tires yet, so i probably can't drive it until then anyway. If they continue to "find nothing wrong", i will accept buying a new battery. By this Wednesday or Thursday, i should be able to drive to an O'Reilly and have the charging system checked first.
Though it is anecdotal, we all know that these cars sat on the dock for long enough to let the original batteries go flat, but perhaps the non-technical employees at dealerships don't understand the consequences of that? What surprised me more than the electrical problem was the lack of support from the dealership - that i've used for years for service on my Elise. The whole purpose in my buying new from this dealer was to continue and deepen the relationship with them, but since then - my salesman has left the company, the service guy that i used to deal with is gone, and even the receptionist that knew my name is gone! We'll see how they do on the 19th. Will update then!