I haven't posted since about 9k miles so hello again from Germany. I'm at 22.4k and no problems on my 2005 Elise. New rear tires, oil changes and a K&N air filter. That's it for nearly 2 years of ownership. Oh...and gas at 7 bucks a gallon. The car is driven between 0-150 mph regularly. This machine is not to be babied folks! Just wanted to share the news. Later!