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Any changes to Exige for '09?

I obsessed over the past few weeks; my searching skills on this forum and the internet have proved fruitless with my meager ability. Does anybody have any idea?.. I think the only thing I saw was a 2009 new car buyer's guide in R&T or Motortrend stating there are no changes. (too early to be reliable?) I guess I have to wait until Nov. I wanna get a 240, and I'm going nuts.
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I'm curious too. Wanna know if I should nab a 240 or if there is a 255 in the works...



I don't think anyone in the general public really knows yet.

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There was a thread on this - https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f157...rch-but-58329/

Basically when I started researching, the info about the '08s started coming in about November '07 (FYI, my 240 might finally be here by next week!!!!!!!!!!!!)


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I don't know about 09, but I know of a GREAT deal on an 08 S240
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Sumolance, I don't know noobified but good God you should be checking his car out!!! CharlieX can get it to 265hp right now with just a CPU flash, maybe more someday!


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If Lotus issues a press release tomorrow saying that there will only be non-intercooled cars in 09, I'm keeping my S240, or jacking up the price!!!

sumolance and I have exchanged a few PMs, but I guess I know why he hasn't pulled the trigger yet

But seriously, for the price I'm selling my car for, you can have Charlie tune the car, add some other mods it, and you'll still be under the cost of a brand new one
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Trust me, Carlo, I'm losing sleep over this! Every waking hour is spent thinking about your darn car. If I lose out on this I'm afraid I'll never forgive myself, so....


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I heard from a very reliable source that the only change in '09 will be added HP in the Cup Car (to 260). Can anyone confirm this?
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Buy a used Elise and mod it. Cheaper and likely better...and today.

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Sumo - Life is too short - Go get an 08' or even a sweet deal on an 07' and be done with it. Incremental changes that only the track junkies will notice on the 09's + you can mod the 07's & 08's to get there anyway.

That said if I had to do it again I'd consider used strongly - I could get a used 07 for 20K less then what I drove off the lot for last October. Nobody wants something that has been beat on - but honestly these cars can take it. My 0.02

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260HP.

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My concern with buying a new '07 right now is that it's just been sitting there...that can't be good, can it?

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depends if the warranty has been started.

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Also depends on where the car is sitting outside at. There are some parts of the country that have some severe weather. There are parts of the car, in particular the Advans, that can't be subjected to the weather extremes experienced in some parts of the country. (see https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/t...p-issue-43470/).

I have also seen some dealers treat those cars like rental companies would - just spray them off or reuse towels on them and drive them hard. These may not be evident problems when first purchased but will likely create some big problems down the road.


Can you imagine - you buy a car that seems new, looks new - hardly any mileage...you drive down the road, tires warm up and POW - tire blows, damages fender, fiberglass everywhere - or worse, car goes out of control and injurs or kills someone.

I would be cautious...very cautious about buying a new or used Lotus that has sat on a dealer lot for any extended time - particularly in midwest to northern climates.
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Cars should all arrive by January of '09

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We won't see MY09's until December maybe January of 2010 and the only change you'll see is price as it will go up a few hundred. As far as 260, that will be just an additional Exige like the 220 and 240 and will obviously cost more $$.
is the 260 just a cup car or is it gonna be the 260S?

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bring out the E series! I promise not to hack it

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is the 260 just a cup car or is it gonna be the 260S?
Not yet known.

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They're talking about it Charlie...and not about hacking it
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