Great write up, thank you. Great neiborhood too, how I'd love to take an Elise to Port Campbell and Stop at McDuff's bakery in Laver's Hill for breaky.
On a different note, there is mention that the driving lights come on with the hi beam, I wonder if that'll be the case for us. Frankly, if I get driving lights I see myself using them for regular driving since there is little opportunity for hi beam usage in general.
Great write up and pictures. Thanks! The pictures of the stone chip damage make it look like you just ran the World Rally in Turkey! It looks like the stone damage went right through the film protection. Is that right? How is that possible? Or are those marks in the film rather than the paint underneath? Clearly in the unprotecte areas the damage is in the paint. It makes me wonder if the protective film is worth anything. What do you think?
Yep the stones damaged the film, although it looks far worse on a black car.
I've had it repainted / filled (special "SMC"? compound to fill the little pits in the fibreglass). I had the film "declas" replaced with optional black ones (from the 111S or Exige I think) which are textured.
I decided not to get the film protection beucase the cost of the respray was Aust$900 which is basically what I've been quoted for 3M film. Also, the stone damage surrounded the unprotected parts around the film, + the film had to be replaced too, so its of dubious value.
Your mileage may vary with a different colour car.