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post #8 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mattjk View Post
let me bring you back down to reality.

you want to know what the 'new' lotus thinks of your elise?

well, they have forced all the lotus dealerships to remodel and move 'upscale' for the new cars. If they can't afford to do so, they are no longer lotus dealers.

they want to disassociate themselves from the cheap elise and exige.

it's like having an LFA out there... doesn't make the corolla any more exotic.
spot on .. wish I had a nickel every time exclusive was dropped in the introduction video. Should've named the lineup Exclusive A, B, C and D.

The Elan might steal some Porsche turbo or Audi R-8 customers but the other models.

Perhaps Lambo and Ferrari (McClaren) have priced themselves too high in this down market and the Esprit at 40K less will make a go of it. The four door is going up against Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Lambo and even Porsche. Good luck with that. All thats missing is a SUV.

Wonder if a manual transmision will be an option in the Esprit or Elan?
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