Without actually reading anything else you've posted I'm going to assume that you're looking to get into the cheapest Lotus you can find. The prices of the Elige have been going back up. No matter what comments someone make, a seller will only sell if he likes the price or desperate.
To put it in perspective of how cheap some buyers try to be, my highest offer for my Evora actually came from a dealership. And this is of course after all the PMs I ignored about how the car was priced high blah blah blah. It was about to go to a dealer when someone jumped in at the last minute and paid the asking price.
So if you think the price is high that a seller is asking, then move to another car or wait it out to see if the price lowers.
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