Dealer recommendations please
Living in the shadows of Mt. Rushmore means that there is no local Lotus dealer.
Closest is Minneapolis, some 9.5 hours drive, so that kinda opens things up a bit.
Anyone have experience with the Texas, Utah, Missouri, or Minnestota dealers? I'm looking to add my name to the queue at one of them. Going just by online web sites, Autostrada in Austin looks interesting.
Over the years I've had a good number of sports cars. First was a '58 TR-3A bored out to 150 cid. Last was a '96 Miata. But since moving here weather has mandated an AWD. And recently my restored '73 Dodge Challenger has been taken over by one of my sons so an Elise is on my scope for mypersonal fair weather sled.
Looks like Lotus USA will authorize a local outfit to perform service and take care of warranty issues (reimbursed through the selling dealership I believe). But ultimately the performance reputation of the selling dealership becomes a critical factor for me.
Appreciate any counsel, advice, or wisdom here.