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Have you had any reoccurring maintenance problems? What minor and maintenance issues should i be aware of, before i purchase my Elise? What hidden costs of ownership should I know of? Thanks
 

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Probably the biggest thing to understand is that the entire bottom of the car is covered with aluminum panels. And the top panels (clams) are multi-hour jobs to remove. So although some things like an oil change is nothing spectacularly difficult to do, you do need to get the panel off first. If you own a lift and a nice little butterfly air socket wrench and compressor, nothing takes more than maybe 5 minutes more than a Subaru. (I have those)
 
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