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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Living above the clouds in Colorado
Those payment terms are a little odd, but then I guess every dealer does things differently. When I bought my Elise in California, I paid with a personal check, no delays, no phone calls to the bank, the dealership just took that on the spot with no questions asked. It was the first car I'd bought from them, so it's not like they knew me or anything.
Also, my Elise, the third one delivered to this particular dealer (this was back in September '04), it had just over 50 miles on it, 52 I think. It was a little surprising, but I wanted the car badly and convinced myself that if it was more than just factory test miles, at least the warranty was there to protect me in case anything bad was done in those 52 miles. One important thing for you to watch for though, is when I bought my car there was a little slip of paper, quarter page or so, where the dealer wrote down info for the car to activate the warranty. On it, it said something along the lines of how the warranty would start on either the date the car was purchased, or when it reached some mileage less than my particular car had (25 I think?). All we had to do was ensure that the correct delivery mileage was stated on that particular form, if not then there could perhaps be some debate about when the warranty actually began.
'05 Elise, Magnetic Blue / Biscuit / Hardtop