Original owner or used car buyer? - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
View Poll Results: Did you buy your Elise new or used?
2005, new 11 8.40%
2005, used 52 39.69%
2006-2007 new 8 6.11%
2006-2007 used 36 27.48%
2008-2011 new 15 11.45%
2008-2011 used 9 6.87%
Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 164
Original owner or used car buyer?

Did you buy your current Elise new or used?

Jason
amazingjason is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 10:00 AM
Registered User
 
cheungms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,873
Cool idea!
cheungms is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 10:10 AM
German Reimport
 
Mr.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stuttgart, Germany; Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,490
2006, bought new in April '06

If I die, my biggest fear is that my wife sells all my toys for the price I told her I bought them for...
Mr.C is offline  
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Registered User
 
Vaark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Dallas
Posts: 162
Bought a 2009 new in Dec 2010. There are still a few around if you look. Best of luck.

2009 Elise
Vaark is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 02:36 PM
Registered User
 
drchris1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Rock Island, IL
Posts: 389
I bought a used '06 in 2006. It only had about 3000 miles on it. Might as well have been new, except the price!

2006 Elise, Aspen White, red interior, LSS, Touring, S111 Katana SC, Reverie CF scoops
2006 Lamborghini Gallardo, Rosso Leto / Ivory - another rare color combo sheesh, I'm drooling over my own car.
2006 red Mustang GT convertible, stock - wife's fun car
2009 Toyota Rav4 - winter car, also for carrying anything larger than a 2-slot toaster
drchris1 is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Registered User
 
4380r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,865
Need more options: 2 of my Elise's I bought new, one was lightly used. One of my Exige's was lightly used, the other bought new. All 3 Europas were used, as was the Esprit.

Have owned, enjoyed, appreciated, and now all gone:
1969 Europa S2 Blue
1970 Europa S2 White (my first)
1974 Europa Twin Cam Special Light Blue
1974 Europa Twin Cam Special #4380R Indigo Blue (my absolute favorite).
1984 Turbo Esprit Calypso Red
2005 Elise Starlight Black
2005 Elise Saffron Yellow
2005 Elise Ardent Red (used as development mule for the LETSLA)
2006 Exige Graphite Grey
2007 Exige S Canyon Red (first customer installation for the production LETSLA)
4380r is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Gamera The Atomic Turtle
 
komiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,349
so almost 1/2 are used 2005's. I'm in that club. 5 weeks ago I purchsed the 7 year old 1 owner car (built spring/summer 2004) w/ 6k on it. I put on 2k more on it in 5 weeks. I'm going to drive the heck out of this thing. I think it's easier to do that when you buy in the 20's as opposed to the 30's, 40's, or 50's. In any event - great thread!

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
Build thread :
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f160...seline-114302/
komiko is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 06:11 PM
Registered User
 
zuspiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 693
New 08 SC bought last November
zuspiel is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 07:25 PM
Registered User
 
fitfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: San Diego!
Posts: 7,097
early adopter

"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design
fitfan is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 09:25 PM
Registered User
 
MotoGeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 2,617
I'm assuming you're referring to the model year as opposed to the year of purchase.

More than you can afford, pal. Lotus.

(*salvage title)
MotoGeek is offline  
post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoGeek View Post
I'm assuming you're referring to the model year as opposed to the year of purchase.
Correct.

Jason
amazingjason is offline  
post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 07:19 AM
Back to the Future, again
 
Notorious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: LaLaLand
Posts: 6,007
MY2009 bought used in April 2011, first sold May 2010. 3,400 miles. I'm loving it!

My 2009 Elise for sale: MoMo SloMo MoFo Joyrides upon request w/lots o' cash money http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/...-995-a-116554/
Notorious is offline  
post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 07:39 AM
Registered User
 
Moto44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 5,409
Interesting poll. Unfortunately, I don't know how to respond either. I bought an 05 used, an 08 new, and an 08 used.
Moto44 is offline  
post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moto44 View Post
Interesting poll. Unfortunately, I don't know how to respond either. I bought an 05 used, an 08 new, and an 08 used.
Which one do you own currently?

If you own more than one now, then I don't have a good option for you.

Jason
amazingjason is offline  
post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 620
I ordered my 07 Exige because it was the only way to get one in Phantom black at the time.
Sideoiler is offline  
post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 PM
Registered User
 
andy7777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 824
Thread revival. I was thinking of this too, and wondering how many original '05 owners still have their cars 8 years later. Anyone?
andy7777 is offline  
post #17 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Registered User
 
CXRK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: California/Michigan
Posts: 277
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by andy7777 View Post
Thread revival. I was thinking of this too, and wondering how many original '05 owners still have their cars 8 years later. Anyone?
Purchased my car new. Ordered it May 2004 and it arrived exactly one year later...May 3rd 2007!!!

Still own and plan to stay that way!

'05 Graphite Grey Elise, '03 Dark Silver MINI Cooper S,
'05 BMW 330ci ZHP, '88 Porsche 928S4. 69'Triumph TR6,'14 MINI Paceman
CXRK is offline  
post #18 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM
Registered User
 
sturgeongeneral's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 5,127
Quote:
Originally Posted by CXRK View Post
Purchased my car new. Ordered it May 2004 and it arrived exactly one year later...May 3rd 2007!!!

Still own and plan to stay that way!

NICE!!! But if ordered in 2004 and received in 2007, it took 3 years to get it?????

05 Elise
56 VW Dune Buggy

GGLC-Sacramento Chapter Membership and Recruiting
Sacto-Membership@gglotus.org
sturgeongeneral is offline  
post #19 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Registered User
 
Batimovil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 197
New 2010 Elise; bought it in July 2011!
Batimovil is online now  
post #20 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:21 PM
Registered User
 
O LEE O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hillsborough, New Jersey
Posts: 624
Garage
New 2011 Elise: bought it in June 2011!

-----------------------------
2011 Persian Blue Elise R
O LEE O is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > Lotus Elise

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome