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post #36 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Molez93 View Post
Glad I caught this early-on as that OP content was indeed 'interesting' when still available
Oh, it's still available. Post anything to the internet and it's there to stay.

A quick copy-n-paste of the cached page reveals the original post by F16JerryLewis before he deleted it........
Buyer Beware!!! -Posted by F16JerryLewis on 4/11/2017
I'm sure a lot of you have seen the Persian Blue Exige S240 on eBay and Autotrader from D&M Motorsports in Glen Ellyn Illinois. Here is a guy who paid and spent too much for a car and is now trying to overcharge for a $55,000 car.
From eBay Motors
Action: BuyerBestOffer
Amount: $55,000
Message: As I've seen these Exige's selling in the mid 50's for this year
and model, I'd do 55k all in with an inspection and certification from a
Lotus Dealership. Thanks, and hope we can make a deal for 55k.

Hello Mxxx,

We appreciate the offer, although we turned down $58k from another dealer.
The best price would be $62,000.

Michael Colando Jr.
D&M Motorsports
Office 630.858.8388
Cell 630.669.6668
Glen Ellyn, IL

Hi Michael,
Thanks for your message. Well you should have taken the 58k you were
offered. I see on your website that you sold a orange 08 Exige for
just under 57k with less miles, so why is the blue one so expensive
with so many more miles?


And his reply

Hey Mxxx,

The orange Exige was sold over 2 years ago, I can't control what the
market is today. I bought a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 3 years ago for
$95k and bought the same car back 6 months ago for $280k. The market
changes. As far as what I paid for the car, that is irrelevant. I did
pay $52,500, I also shipped the car enclosed for 1,200, did a complete
brake service. I purchased a new front splitter as the one on the car
had a crack in it, I had the new splitter painted, new battery, I
installed 2 new OEM rear tires, I changed the oil and plugs as the car
sat the last 18 months, I had the headliner professionally repaired as
it was hanging, I had my Detailer's spend 10+ doing a concourse detail
including removing all the wheels and both interior seats. I followed
your post on the forums and as far as the $58k offer, that's from Bill
Nuccio a long time very close friend of mine that you're well aware
of. Let's also not forget that I am a 35 year brick and motor
dealership with a overhead and we are here to make money. This is a
one owner car that needs nothing. I don't doubt there are cars out
there for less money but like myself and Bill Nuccio, we sell perfect
cars and looking for a buyer that appreciates that and doesn't mind
paying a little more for a good one. You're welcome to call me anytime
although you're $55k offer loses me money.

Have a good night.

Michael Colando Jr.
D&M Motorsports
Office 630.858.8388
Cell 630.669.6668
Glen Ellyn, IL

So he spent too much on the car and made a bad business decision and is trying to fix it

I like the irrelevance of the Lamborghini, because that's a different market from Lotus there buddy!

I did a little searching on google for reviews on this stealership and they do have some pretty negative reviews. I think my favorite read was about the Corvette with flood damage they tried to cover up.

Tell you what I'm gonna start investing in Lotus Exiges because they are better than gold and silver!!!

Also D&M because I know you're reading this. It's some free advertising for you. Good or bad right!

08 Exige S240 - Chrome Orange
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