I think those in the market for an Evora have to consider the following:
- Motivation (keep forever, or hope to resell at a later date)
- Locale (or willingness to travel/ship to get one)
- Specific color/configuration
- Dealer proximity (if needed/desired)
Based on those factors, you may find that you can find cheaper examples further away, or end up paying more than what you think is fair for the exact color/feature combo you're after, etc. It isn't as simple as stating all MYxx through MYxx are XX price, and all MYxx through MYxx are YY price, as these aren't Camrys and a dime a dozen. At any given time there's maybe 20-30 Evoras listed for sale on the internet across various sites, so if you're in the market for one, it's best to go through the list of what you're after, and what you can pay.
That being said, I paid 45 for mine last year, and it had 22k on the clock. I specifically did not want a low mileage early MY example; to me that indicates a garage queen, and while they usually look pristine and hold their value longer, may not have had any of the warranty work done. Luckily for me, my research paid off, and I had a full list of warranty work that had been done by the previous 2 owners.
Kind of yes, kind of no. For the most part you're going to be able to ship a car just about anywhere point to point in the continental US for $1000 or so. So while regional differences will exist for various reasons, there's no reason to pay 8k up for the exact same car that's closer. You'd still be 7k better off to buy it far away and ship. I don't think price research on buying really has anything to do with keeping forever or not, and dealer proximity is probably not much of a motivation for anything but a 2014 (but maybe?). You are absolutely right about the color/configuration. I believe the IPS cost more originally, but they seem to resell at the same or slightly lower than manuals. Yellow, Black, Silver/Gray, and Green seem to be slightly lower in general, the uncommon Blue and Reds seeming to demand a premium.
Availability of course matters, but we're only talking about the Evora, so availability isn't really a factor that varies.
Mostly what I see NA models have a range of about 39-53, and S models have a range at about 52-60. The exceptions being the "special" configurations like the heritage/etc.
I think what I'm seeing there is that NA models under 43 are probably a deal, and that S models over 57 are probably over market. But, more data means better conclusions on that.
That seems a reasonable estimation, I have seen few drop below 40, that seems to have been the hard stop for the early cars, mostly cause that is a screaming deal for that car. Having new cars available again does funny things to value, now that you can get a new car on a 6 year loan, the value is going to be limited for a used car to what the 3 year loan would be[IOW why would you pay more per month for a used car] Of course cash customers don't care. On the flip side, having new cars marketed and in the magazines keeps interest up for people wishing to move their older Evora.
All in all it reminds us that these cars are a pretty good deal, I mean look what a minivan costs these days...........
Yup, on the flip side, look what the new model NSX did to old NSX prices. Used to be you could grab a nice example of an NSX all day long at 35k or so, they're hard to touch now under 55k. Doesn't seem to be the same case here, which isn't terribly surprising.
There are still a lot of dealers/sellers holding out hope and a lot of 2010-2014 listed at >60k. Some still have "new" 2014s at 80+k. Very optimistic market view it seems.