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Essentially all of us who don't live near a major city are in that same boat. It's really not a problem as long as you can change your own oil and replace your own brakes. Anyone with a little time, patience, and internet access can do the basic stuff as well as any Lotus dealer.

If you don't have a Lotus tech nearby it pays to anticipate major stuff ahead so that you can drive your car to a distant shop on your own terms. For instance, I knew I needed a new thermostat and they are a PITA do do on your own so I planned the appointment ahead and had the stat and flush done when it suited me.

Other than that you just have to accept that if you have a major malfunction you'll have to have your car trailered to a distant shop. The cost of Lotus ownership.
 

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FWIW, my last car was also a Miata that I loved and babied, but I never regretted switching to the Lotus. (I still regret selling the Miata though.)

If you do buy one likely it won't be from anywhere near Nebraska. It would probably pay to be sure that any cars you look at have already had their oil line recalls completed or ask that that be done before you complete a sale.
 
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