i have installed this head unit into my 2006 Elise. Waited until the price of the unit dropped below my budgeted amount. Amazon delivered in 3 days.
I used the Metra harness as recommended in so many other threads. Swapped the yellow and red wires in the harness head as described.
The head unit and mounting sleeve fit with a minor amount of lateral movement. Just secure with the sleeve tabs and all is good.
Found some wires used for the old flip screen panasonic. Have to remove them for my own piece of mind.
There have been no issues with the power, function or use of this head unit.
The cradle with a larger phone (OnePlus 5T) does block about 50% of the dual centre vents.
The benefit Lotus owners will prioritize: The old harness and wire bundle was hefty. I just added lightness