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How Often Does A New Elise Need Warranty Work For Non-Engine Related Issues?

  • About once a month

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • About once every six months

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • About once a year

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Rarely, the newer models have alot of the kinks worked out

    Votes: 6 50.0%
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ok, since Road Dad advised me to proceed, i am going to.

first the question. how tall can you be before the wind hits you in the face with the top off in an Elise? i am about 6'2", and i dont really like to drive down the highway going 55mph and have bugs hit me in the face, eyes, hair, mouth, clothes, etc. cruising around town isnt a big deal, but highway driving is. so, i guess the question is at what height do you get the wind in your face in an Elise?

and the poll is similar to one that was posted a couple of weeks ago. it was the poll about how often a new 2008/2009 Elise had to be taken back to the dealer for warranty issues regarding the engine.

so, this poll raises the other side of the coin in that i am curious how often you have to take a new 2008/2009 Elise back to the dealer for warranty work regarding issues other than those involving the engine. issues such as window not working properly, radio not working, A/C not working, lights not working, etc, etc. anything that you feel needs fixed not related to engine problems.


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Unfortunately there is not a straight forward answer to the height question. People can be the same height but they will differ in dimension from the waist up so for one person at 6'-2" all will be fine, for another, perhaps not. I'm 6'-2" with a 34" inseam and I feel the wind in my hair but no bugs in teeth.

Can't help you with the rest, I have an 05 and issues were minimal.

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I have had some minor issues (on an '07) that would have been covered under warranty but it was honestly easier and less expensive to fix them myself than to have the far away dealer fix them.

If the dealer was next door, I would have probably still fixed them myself, unless T.J. was working at the next door dealership.

I figure I did more than my part to help Lotus turn a 2 million GBP profit last year by not spending their warranty pounds.

I don't think that the non-engine related '08+ issues would really be much different.

If you can turn a wrench (or are willing to learn how) or live near a dealer (which I understand is not your case) it shouldn't be much of an issue.

EDIT: I'd vote in your poll but I'd have to register first and I don't want to chance having to pull jury duty. Really because I don't have an '08+ car ;).
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