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1991 Lotus Elan SE Turbo problems

Thinking of purchasing one, what problems should I expect

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Lucasia, please know that if you purchase this car, you will have more fun than you know. Things that you need to know before buying one can be found here: http://wikilec.9600.org/index.php/Buyers_guide

This will help you immensely. Although this car is fun, it can be quite expensive to repair. There are lots of parts that cross-reference to American cars. You can find a cross-reference list here: http://www.gglotus.org/ggpart/m100xref.htm

There are others as well.

Also, if you don't mind working on cars yourself, you can save tons of money! I know I have.

If you decide to buy, ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY! Not only will it be fun to drive, it is a rare car as well - 3855 built - another 800 were built later and those are considered the S2 version (if i remember correctly).

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Various minor problems over last 7 years of ownership -- 59,000 miles. Problem with heater -- fixed by dealer. Problem with mainbeam relay -- fixed by dealer. New headlamps.

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