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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%
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Original owner or used car buyer?

Did you buy your current Elise new or used?

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool idea!
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bought a 2009 new in Dec 2010. There are still a few around if you look. Best of luck.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I bought a used '06 in 2006. It only had about 3000 miles on it. Might as well have been new, except the price!
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm assuming you're referring to the model year as opposed to the year of purchase.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm assuming you're referring to the model year as opposed to the year of purchase.
Correct.

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Interesting poll. Unfortunately, I don't know how to respond either. I bought an 05 used, an 08 new, and an 08 used.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I ordered my 07 Exige because it was the only way to get one in Phantom black at the time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thread revival. I was thinking of this too, and wondering how many original '05 owners still have their cars 8 years later. Anyone?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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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?????
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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