Hey all, I am considering purchasing a 2005 Lotus Elise at the age of 21, and I will be using it to commute to class about 2 miles a day for the next few years. The roads aren't exactly that great on downtown Birmingham, AL, but I drive my cars fairly easy. I was wondering if I am going to be able to maintain this car on a college budget. Are they expensive to keep up as far as oil filters and air filters? And are they reliable as far as myself not seeing any major problems? And what are the small problems that you guys have come across? I tried to Google all of this, and even searched the forums. I am hoping that you guys can offer me some good advice on whether or not to purchase and Elise as a college DD. I know I want be able to beat the ladies off with a stick if I do get it, these cars are quite the looker. Thanks in advance.