Or it could have the opposite effect of supporting the prices of used cars....but only in the very long run. There are too many variables to predict with certainty how much less expensive Evoras can get but how much cheaper can they get?
The Lotus market may be tiny but then again so is the supply. Any bump in demand is just as likely to raise prices as lower them if people see cars like the S and 400 as exotic bargains that are also less expensive to maintain. Inconvenient maybe, but not expensive compared to the alternatives. Especially if one wants what everybody says they want; a car that is focused on the driver.
Which brings us to why anybody should buy a late model Evora in the first place. You have to really want one for the pleasure of driving and owning a car as exotic as anything on the road. These cars cost less but are not as recognizable or as well supported. If you can deal with those downsides the upsides are significant for the right person. As we've seen with almost all the models, there is a limit to how much they depreciate. Any Evora should be a relatively good toy so long as gasoline remains widely available but if they can match the Exige's resale heroics at this time is unlikely.
All cars take a hit and some may even rebound in time but the truth is, most won't. That's just as true for Porsche, Corvette, Alfa, AMG, BMW and McLaren.....and Ferrari.... as it is for Lotus. Early adopters of the Evora have been soaked, but nobody's in danger of that now.
If an Evora fits your equation, there may be no better time to buy one. A late model used sports car is going to depreciate if you drive it but that's the whole point of a Lotus.
'17 Evora 400 MT
Last edited by lotusquacious; 03-20-2019 at 07:05 PM.