I've had mine for about two years.
No issues thus far.
Hear some build quality complaints on forums- its hit and miss.
Its a hand built car that costs $25-40k.
Closest thing to a race car for the price, Toyota engine/transmission, so much fun to drive above 5500 rpms.
Getting in and out with top on, people looking at you- wanting to take photos, etc, not many creature comforts.
Long story short:
If you want a smooth ride, a great stereo, isolation from the road, and a long trip cruiser...buy something else.
If you want to enjoy every mile, drive a roller coaster, rip through the gears, wind it up to 9k, turn the stereo off and listen to the engine, buy an Elise.
Beware! I bought mine brand new and only put on 2200 miles per year. When the car was one week old the headlight flew out. The radiator hoses have blown 3 times stranding me on the side of the road. The build quality is terrible. Good luck going up-market lotus! People paying six figures for a car will not tolerate these issues.