I daily drive my elise 8 months of the year, but winter - no thanks. Not so much afraid of the actual driving on the snow, I managed 10 winters in an RX-8 before the rotary died, but it's what the salt does to cars, also cold fiberglass + chunks of snow and ice on the road would be an expensive repair. » 11/21/14 2:07pm Yesterday 2:07pm

Missed the question of the day yesterday, but here is my contribution, the Lotus Exige has a removable roof, it is not structural to the car. It is actually fastened the same way as the optional hardtop for the Elise, they dont recommend taking it off if you have the supercharged one as the roof scoop feeds the… » 11/13/14 11:56am 11/13/14 11:56am

Doug, thanks for reaffirming my choice to go cheap and buy a Lotus. Because I can take it to Kaufman tire without hurting the resale value. Because a wise man once told me that a Lotus that was serviced at Kaufman tire is worth the same as the one serviced at the local dealer which sells Ferrari, McLaren and Lotus,… » 11/11/14 4:43pm 11/11/14 4:43pm

Probably just routine annual maintenance, which is similar to the post race teardown of a Formula 1 car. Everything is taken apart, inspected, put back together. Costs roughly as much as mid level 3 series. But the owner doesn't care, these are increasing in value at a rate of about $4,000 per day. » 11/11/14 8:03am 11/11/14 8:03am