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Hello everyone my name is tohn live in southern California and are thinking of making my next
new/used car purchase an Elise but had a few questions coming front an S2000.
First is the maintance part, can I do this myself? Or is it very expensive at a local dealership?
Second Im very big on mod’ing cars & know for sure that I will with this one,
my question is can someone recommend any local SoCal shops.
What is the best year to purchase? Does the Elise (base) come with HID's?
Is there any major difference/advantages?
I may have more question but for now thank you in advance…
BTW just thinking of getting into one gets me all excited but still working on it.



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:wave: Hi toHn

go to…”Hi, I am new here”

You will find many answers to your question, and the questions you haven’t asked yet.

And a bit more info as to where in So Cal you are as to where to go for work on your future car.
 

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Hi,

The Elise/Exige, being much more of a specialty car than an S2000, is going to be more expensive to maintain/repair (sometimes, very significantly more expensive:mad:). Plenty of people do the basic maintenance (oil etc.) themselves, and if you're a good mechanic you can do quite a bit yourself, with the proper manuals, tools etc. Although I'm an advocate of letting a skilled mechanic who knows what to look for on these cars, go at it so I know that something has not vibrated loose or is out of spec etc. The trick is finding that really good mechanic.

For very good service and expert work (assuming the car you'd end up with is out of warranty or it's non-warranty work), at a reasonable price, I can recommend South Bay Autohaus in Hawthorne (near Torrance in the south bay, not far off the 405). The location of the shop is 4875 Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, California. Their phone number is 310-355-0922. Great guys !


IIRC, the cars after 2005 came with HID rears. (EDIT: Oops sorry I meant LEDs, not HIDs)
 

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no HIDs, but easy to install.
 

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:wave: Hi toHn
go to…”Hi, I am new here”
You will find many answers to your question, and the questions you haven’t asked yet.
And a bit more info as to where in So Cal you are as to where to go for work on your future car.
Thnx man i thought that I was posting on the "Hi, I am new here" section..? but I appreciate the heads up.

Hi John,
The Elise/Exige, being much more of a specialty car than an S2000, is going to be more expensive to maintain/repair (sometimes, very significantly more expensive:mad:). Plenty of people do the basic maintenance (oil etc.) themselves, and if you're a good mechanic you can do quite a bit yourself, with the proper manuals, tools etc. Although I'm an advocate of letting a skilled mechanic who knows what to look for on these cars, go at it so I know that something has not vibrated loose or is out of spec etc. The trick is finding that really good mechanic.
For very good service and expert work (assuming the car you'd end up with is out of warranty or it's non-warranty work), at a reasonable price, I can recommend South Bay Autohaus in Hawthorne (near Torrance in the south bay, not far off the 405). The location of the shop is 4875 Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, California. Their phone number is 310-355-0922. Great guys !
IIRC, the cars after 2005 came with HID rears.
Very koo I love the rear of the car, I actually live very close to that place ill have to go check it out thnx for the info.

no HIDs, but easy to install.
Fair enough might need some help on installing the HIDs but will somehow figure it out...



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you can do all the maintenance yourself. this car just needs oil changes and tires bro, lots of tires.
 
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