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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Fair price on a used '07 Exige S

Hi All,

I was browsing through eBay when this '07 Exige S caught my eye (I've always loved the Storm Titanium color). The milage and condition seem reasonable and the price is pretty good.

Unfortunately I'm not anywhere close to PA so I can't see the car in person. Anyone familiar with this car?

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Ryan
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Car with that low miles and that nice is a Steal. My first Exige S was a Strom Titanium. This is the best deal going. I would jump on it If I were you. Make sure you get a Emissions test before you get it. My current exige had a decat on it that cost me two weeks and a grand to get legal!!!

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Get an ECU printout and have it looked over by somewhere that knows Lotus.

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Thanks for the feedback. It does seem to be a pretty good deal, maybe too good?

eBay does offer an option to have the car inspected for $100 which would probably be money well spent. If I did get a ECU printout do you have any suggestions who I could take it to to have it looked at? Is that something a dealer would do?

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Sounds like a great deal. If you like that color, I'd do it. I got mine on ebay too from SD. Never saw it. Call the seller up and chat. If you get a good vibe, then pull the trigger. Cost me $775 to have it shipped open trailer to CT.

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Ryan,

Get an ECU dump done and then post it up on here. Many of us know what to look for so we can all help out.

I would be more than happy to look at it for you.

Good luck with your purchase.

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Not sure what an ebay car inspection is but you really need to get a specialist look at it rather than just any mechanic - it may be $100 wasted.
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Not sure what an ebay car inspection is but you really need to get a specialist look at it rather than just any mechanic - it may be $100 wasted.
Good point.

I'll work on getting a ECU printout. If I get it, I will be sure to post it.

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This same car is running through the exotic auction at Manheim PA today

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This same car is running through the exotic auction at Manheim PA today
Hmm... well, if it gets sold before I have a chance to buy it then I'll continue my search. I'll try to prevent myself from panicking and making a decision before I'm ready.

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For reference, I paid ~41K for a 2007 Exige S with star shield, touring pack, and track pack. It had 6,500 miles on it.

There was a ding on the intercooler, probably from hard rev drops torquing the engine mounts, and the backup lights didn't exist. The oil smelled a little like gas, possibly from running too rich, but I never figured it out. It got totalled after a month, so no complaints, it was pristine for as long as I had it.

It's not too fishy to find a deal like that in a more rural area, especially in this economy. I snapped mine up out of Texas, same day it was listed. I think it was haunted though. It made weird noises when I was alone with it in the garage at night, and smashed into a tree after someone hit me.

Same color as that one too...

They say on a cold, dark winters night you can still hear it's supercharger if you listen close...

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For reference, I paid ~41K for a 2007 Exige S with star shield, touring pack, and track pack. It had 6,500 miles on it.

There was a ding on the intercooler, probably from hard rev drops torquing the engine mounts, and the backup lights didn't exist. The oil smelled a little like gas, possibly from running too rich, but I never figured it out. It got totalled after a month, so no complaints, it was pristine for as long as I had it.

It's not too fishy to find a deal like that in a more rural area, especially in this economy. I snapped mine up out of Texas, same day it was listed. I think it was haunted though. It made weird noises when I was alone with it in the garage at night, and smashed into a tree after someone hit me.

Same color as that one too...

They say on a cold, dark winters night you can still hear it's supercharger if you listen close...
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