I wouldn't buy a car like this without driving it myself. The ticket from CA is cheap.
Originally Posted by sturgeongeneral
Have appi done. When it passes make an offer contingent upon a test drive and a personal look. Buy a plane ticket and drive it home.
Huh now you've got me thinking. I can't get up to Seattle for a couple weeks. My brother lives up there; I'm gonna have him look at the car this week. He's not a lotus expert either but he's got a good eye and can take some close up pics if needed. He can also do a quick drive (if he fits in the car, he's 6'4") and make sure it runs OK. I'm thinking this will be as good as me seeing the car in person. Then I can just have the car shipped. I'm thinking a 15hr drive on I5 isn't a fun proposition, not to mention the pointless miles on the car.