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|03-03-2019 04:04 PM|
Akost9500 thanks for the response.
Yes I do have a budget. Do you have a car to sell, some details, photos and an asking price? I'm in no way trying to be a wiseguy just trying to keep the horse in front of the cart.
|03-02-2019 11:19 AM|
|Akost9500||Do you have a budget in mind?|
|02-28-2019 06:39 AM|
|gregoryk||My mistake. Thanks for the heads up.|
|02-27-2019 09:24 PM|
|02-27-2019 05:47 PM|
|gregoryk||That is a great looking car. I like Titanium Gray also, but.. I have a silver Lexus RX350 and I just sold my Pure Silver 07 Mini Cooper S Convertible. I just need a change.|
|02-27-2019 03:48 PM|
I understand the desire for a brighter color but I have owned several Elise/Exige in various colors (my current is black) and can say that you forget color fairly quickly as the driving feeling is what will get you hooked. Spend your time looking for a car with clear records and in good mechanical condition. I would place color secondary or even tertiary....
|02-27-2019 02:43 PM|
I admit I have not seen all the paint colors in person, I guess I just like the way AR looks on the Elise. Aubergine is very cool and I like the CO cars too. The only colors I really don't want are Yellow and I've been up to my ears in Silver cars lately.
I do want to have the Sport and Touring packages, black interior and under 20k miles.
Patience will pay off I'm sure.
|02-26-2019 01:38 PM|
|kestrel74||Unless you've SEEN all the colors in person.......don't LIMIT yourself to AR. Also, think about the resale...for example, it would be a LOT easier to sell a Aubergine Purple than a yellow or red or silver.|
|02-26-2019 09:10 AM|
I agree with you that the 05 will be the desired year. The 05 has the iconic pedals. These are the Al extrusions that were used on the S1 Elise but discontinued starting in 2006. For this reason, it will become more desirable in the future.
Along a similar vein, AR is a color that is neither unique nor rare. If rarity is what is driving you then I have a CO '05 that is a base car with wind-up windows for sale: HERE
AR is a cool color so I can't fault your choice!
|02-25-2019 03:47 PM|
also, i think that ardent red doesn't have metal flake and it was the second most common color in '05. this makes it a good choice for finding/creating color matched spare parts.
|02-25-2019 02:03 PM|
|02-25-2019 02:02 PM|
|02-25-2019 01:56 PM|
I'm still looking hard for the elusive 05 Elise in AR with black int, both Sport and Touring packages a clean title and no modifications.
I've joined a number of Lotus clubs but the cars I'm seeing most are from dealers who aren't really knowledgeable. I would prefer to buy from a club or forum member if possible.
Maybe I'm being to picky about the 05 only thing. My reasoning is that the first and last years of production will be more collectible sometime in the future (just my opinion).
Anyone have input or advice?