LOTUS ELISE S1 - INTERIOR
Minimalist interior means you can expect few problems here...
The simple dash uses a Stack instrument pod and it's reliable. Any faults here will be pricey to remedy, but the S1's electrics are sound. Switchgear is from Peugeot and works well, while the heater switches are simple and the stereo is within easy reach, even if it's not easy to hear at motorway speeds.
Simple air vents blow warm air on to the screen to demist it, but expect there to be a fair bit of debris blown into the cockpit. It gathers as dust and grit on the large, flat dash top. A quick fix here is to place a thin material over the air intake in the front bonnet compartment.
Window winders are known to become stiff with age as the runners warp. It's a tricky fix as the mechanism is hidden inside the bonded door. Check the windows run up and down smoothly. It's also worth making sure the alarm functions properly.