@David09 - Well, I suppose if you’re willing to pay a pretty penny you could get a hydraulic elevator in your garage. Anything is possible if you’ve got the money. I suspect the mechanic repairs will still be cheaper however.
What I like about hydraulic residential elevators is the smooth motion of the elevator. It seems to glide so effortlessly. There is no feeling that I am being tugged along, like I would normally get with a cable elevator.
Some cable elevators are so clunky in their movements I feel as if I am merely a shipment of cargo.