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Hey guys!

So after several months of searching, I will be picking up an '05 Starlight Black Elise this coming Saturday. I am actually coming from an '02 S2000 which I've owned for two years so I'm very excited about picking up the car and learning to drive it well. I'm from Northern Jersey and I'll be sure to check out any local sub-communities on this forum as well.

As a side note, the car I'm purchasing has the sport pack, touring pack and hardtop. It currently has about 15k miles on the odometer. I will surely be using the search function on this forum to do my research, however is there anything that you would say from experience is good to look for / inspect on a used lotus?

Let me know your thoughts! I'll be sure to post pictures once I pick up the car this weekend.

Btw, I thought I'd have a play on words with my username:

S2 Elise

(elise s2 model + s2k to elise.. get it? :shrug: lol)

-Hiren
 

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Congrats. Nice to see the NJ contingent growing.

Go here for a buyers checklist
 

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Welcome. Good choice with the car.
 

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Welcome. Let us/me know if you need any help.

Join LEO, Lotus Enthusiast Org, run by esteemed Atwell Haines, aka Carbuff here.

We have outings/drives coming up.
 

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Hey guys!

So after several months of searching, I will be picking up an '05 Starlight Black Elise this coming Saturday. I am actually coming from an '02 S2000 which I've owned for two years so I'm very excited about picking up the car and learning to drive it well. I'm from Northern Jersey and I'll be sure to check out any local sub-communities on this forum as well.

As a side note, the car I'm purchasing has the sport pack, touring pack and hardtop. It currently has about 15k miles on the odometer. I will surely be using the search function on this forum to do my research, however is there anything that you would say from experience is good to look for / inspect on a used lotus?

Let me know your thoughts! I'll be sure to post pictures once I pick up the car this weekend.

Btw, I thought I'd have a play on words with my username:

S2 Elise

(elise s2 model + s2k to elise.. get it? :shrug: lol)

-Hiren
Welcome my Starlight Black brother! Just a warning, it gets dirty fast.
 

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Welcome my Starlight Black brother! Just a warning, it gets dirty fast.
real fast!
finish waxing one side, restart other, repeat!

welcome s2 elise, you'll have lots of fun:shift:
 

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Welcome! I'm in central jersey with an 05 ardent red Elise. The LEO drives are great and it's a cool group of people. Good luck!
 

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:wave: Welcome fellow NJ Lotus guy and S2K guy. You have good taste in cars :D
 

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Welcome, and here's an invitation to the Club111 BBQ in White Plains NY on Sunday. PM me for more info if you can come.
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Hello Hiren and congrats on the car. I'm in Central NJ with a Saffron Yellow '05. I hope to see you around.

By the way - do you happen to be picking up your car from Ed over at Sports and Specialist in Hopewell? I ask because I was over there a few days ago (I live very nearby) and I saw a Starlight Black out front with a "sold" sign on it.

Congrats again on the car. I am sure you're going to love it. :)

~Brian
 

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You must mean 1 sq mile of CA.... they are tripping over them out there. There's a LOG every weekend. Welcome Op and hows it goibng Macdaddy?
Well, we're getting one step closer every day.

I'm doing pretty good. So, are you gonna be between PA and Vegas for a while?
 

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thanks for all the well wishes! I'll look into the LEO events and yes, I did purchase the car from Sports and Specialist Cars.

I've already used the forum to diagnose/treat some issues I've discovered already:

-The speedo/tach were overreading, so I used the reset I found on the forum
-I have a steering wheel shake above certain speeds - could be a balancing issue, over torquing, but hopefully not a bent wheel - waiting to hear back from my balancer today
-the A/C seems to slow down a bit after driving for a while - could be due to icing or the probe adjustment which I read up on

All in all, so far the forum has been pretty useful :)
 
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