I thought the same thing, after reading anecdotes from european owners, so I asked Nick Adams about this at the LA show. (Whether the electric windows were less prone to rattle) He laughed. Turns out, the original problem didn't really have anything to DO with the windows; it was a manufacturing tolerance issue with the striker pin on the door latch. If the pin was undersized, as some were on the earlier cars, then the door could rattle a bit even if fully latched. If the windows were tightly shut, this braced the door and prevented the rattling- the rattling wasn't actually the window, but the door on the striker pin. This was solved by improving the manufacturing tolerances to prevent undersized pins, and a number of pins on the earlier cars were upgraded during regular maintenance even in cases where the owner had not yet reported a problem.jdw5155 said:Honestly, the main reason I'm leaning towards the touring package is for the electric windows. It's not that I'm lazy but I understand from other posts that the winders are quite succeptable to getting loose and rattling more than the powered ones over time.
Hi shay2nak-shay2nak said:hi jml1952, do you have a deposit down for an Elise at anyone of the dealerships near you, possibly Silver Star Lotus in Thousand Oaks? If so, what place are you in?