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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-05-2003, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question The waiting list. Where and what number?

Where are you waiting?

If you know what you waiting number is, what is it?

How much was the deposit?

Are you happy with the dealer as far communication?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-06-2003, 12:12 AM
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Where: Symbolic Motors, Beverly Hills

Number: 32 (Deposit made late February)

Deposit: $2,000

Dealer communication: 0 - though there isn't much to communicate, so I can't say that I was expecting to hear anything from them.
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Bentley of Silicon Valley
#9 in Feb.
$2000 deposit another $1K when order is placed.
Communication - with old GM pretty good. New GM tough to get them to verify one's order in line. They have committed to sending out in writing that info.
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Bentley of Silicon Valley, deposit was $2k with no word of any more money required until delivery of car. Place in line? Beats me. As Larry said, they havn't been very forthcoming with this info. When Larry discovered he was #9, he noticed that I'm #2...but I don't have this in writing. All I have in writing is delivery in the May/June timeframe.

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# 10 at lotus of atlanta with a $500 deposit.Excellant communication,with waitng list number verified in writing.
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#5 and #12 at Lotus of Atlanta.

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HI,
#2 at Lotus of Atlanta (deposit made in Dec 02). I'm also #9 at Star Motors in Texas deposit made Jan 02 there.

I'm very impressed with the Lotus of Atlanta dealership. Eric and Chris are great people to deal with. I put the deposit there because it's much closer to me (120 Miles). Haven't decided what to do about #9 at Star, they're good people too from what I've heard.

Both guaranteed MSRP.

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PS> If I were you guys that don't have a slot pinned down, Id sure check into it. Who wants to be bumped by a "favored" customer when the cars finally get here.
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Chris, it does indeed sound like Lotus Of Atlanta is a great place.

The problem here is lack of leverage. If the local place knows they will sell out the allotment, what incentive is there for them to give out hard numbers on your place on the list?

They even told me that they have to accomodate existing customers.

Congrats on being No. 2. I asked to be on the list in January of 2002. I don't have a number at Symbolic of La Jolla.

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HI Randy,
I was lucky with Lotus of Atlanta. I've known Arnie (the guy that runs Lotus USA in Lawrenceville) for many years, on a visit up there last dec. he told me about Lotus Atlanta just signing the paperwork.

I called Eric straightaway. He apologized for making me number 2 (he hadn't even thought about starting a list yet!) but said the first one was reserved for display!
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PS> I went there a couple weeks ago and test drove the S2 there. What a blast.
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money talks...

if u had enough money you can be #1

Those on the list might not possibly get allocated if MSRP is the price until the 2nd year
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HI,

Not quite sure what you mean by this??

"Those on the list might not possibly get allocated if MSRP is the price until the 2nd year"
Could you please explain?

Thanks
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they say im one of the 15 people
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Not very worried about getting the # in writing (thou I will push for it). As with Matt, they've listed the delivery date - May/June time frame, to be sold at MSRP and have said the order you put the deposit down is the order your car will come in. In this day & age the word would quickly get out otherwise.

Even if we get it in writing, they'll will still have wiggle room. Say our dealer has 25 deposits now. By the time the first order goes in most likely 2-3 will drop out. Rather them move everybody up, they could put there long time customer in the spots. But then again they're use to having to wait 6-12 months for there car. The dealer may order it (for themself), put it on the lot & sell it for what the market will bear. Likewise a good 5-10% may not accept it (3months from order to delivery), the person will get cold feet, changes in money/lifestyle, want a different color etc. Really don't think these guys will act like a main-stream dealer and try to screw over there committed customers, this is a much smaller market & will come back to bite them. Getting bump a month or so maybe, more then that not likely.

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I'm #37 at Lotus of Atlanta. I tried to call Clearwater but couldn't talk to someone before I put chose Atlanta. I called Jacksonville but after talking to a guy there I won't take my car to them if I was to break down across the street.
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#1 at Rothrock in Springfield PA. $500 down. Haven't dealt with dealer enough to have a fair impression of them.
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Where am I? Not sure. Somewhere up there. Sounds like in the top 5.

Symbolic at La Jolla. Mike and Graham have done a good job of communicating with me.

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Zenos E10S for Sale! www.zenosforsale.com

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I heard an unconfirmed rumor that the waiting list at Bentley of Silicon Valley is up to 56 now!!

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I'm #16 at Manhattan Motor Cars. Just put down my $1,000 deposit yesterday

It's gonna very hard to part with my 2003 Z06 for the Elise but I have the feeling as soon as I see the car and take it for a spin, it will be a bit easier.
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It looks like I'm getting a NSX. I should know for sure in the next couple weeks. Assuming I do, then I will no longer be getting the Elise. If anyone wants my spot, #8 on the list at Manhattan Motorcars, then just let me know. Or else I'll just ask for my deposit back from them.

I don't check this board very much, so it would be better to email me: [email protected]
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I am number 23 at Criswell in Rockville MD...

I registered last year, they now have a 60+ waiting list.

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