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We have a few more people too.
13.4 million between LA and Orange county, and at times it feels like 25% of them are all on the 405 at once. But another dealership is a good thing I just miss walking to Southbay Lotus, what can I say I was spoiled.

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Me too. Santa Monica to LBH was an easy drive with no highways.
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Kind of surprised Galpin's becoming a dealer, as it's not too far from Calabasas. I hope it works out, but I didn't buy my Miata from them because of the typical high pressure sales techniques of the two salesmen I dealt with. They also refused to sell a car without LoJack installed, however given the recent sales downturn I imagine this has changed. All-in-all, the experience was negative.

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Just noticed that Calabasis dealer is no-more, so Galpin seems to make more sense from that perspective.

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Had a conversation with someone at Galpin and they are currently in negotiations with Lotus USA and a agreement will hopefully be formalized in January. The person I spoke to at Galpin has a sincere interest in the Lotus brand as he's had past experience with Lotus. Looks like both parties have a real desire in making this work as both side seem to have Lotus enthusiasts at the helm.

(On a side note, the reason I contacted Galpin because my wife's Volvo lease expires in June).

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Anyone know if Silver Star's service department has been overloaded with service requests since Calabasas and BH are no more?


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A little bit but not bad. My car is there now. I only had to wait for a couple days for an appointment. They only have one service tech (Richie) but he's great.

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Galpin Lotus?!? Really?

Oh jeez... What's next? "Cal Worthington and his dog Spot" selling used Lotus?

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A little bit but not bad. My car is there now. I only had to wait for a couple days for an appointment. They only have one service tech (Richie) but he's great.
Yeah. Richie does good work.


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I wonder if they'll give loaner cars while your car is in service?

Other than that... I'll reserve my negative sentiments until I actually deal with them.

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I thought this would have been open by now?
whats the holdup?

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I wonder if they'll give loaner cars while your car is in service?

Other than that... I'll reserve my negative sentiments until I actually deal with them.

I worked a deal while purchasing my Elise to get a loaner. (An Enterprise car.)

Lotus does not reimburse dealerships for loaner cars.


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Ditto, anyone have an update on the LA lotus dealership(s) situation?
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This place was supposed to open weeks ago.

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any updates?

I need an oil change, but now also have a check engine light, so I guess I need a lotus dealer, rather than Alan or Qais...don't really know where to go right now...

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I don't see any info about a lotus dealership on their website. I need to schedule a service and get some warranty work done. Any new info contact info?
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Is this ever going to happen or did it fall apart with the economy?
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Maybe it isn't happening?



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I give up
first the 220 to 240 dealer reflash .............not
then a new local dealer ........... not agian

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Is this ever going to happen or did it fall apart with the economy?
We'll see.

Could be Galpin is happy just to tweak Fords.

In the meantime, Star in Thousand Oaks and Newport Beach Lotus down there.

Stephan at Mullholland Motors and Qais near LAX non-warranty.

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