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|07-17-2019 08:09 AM|
|Darren Donovan||If I didn't have mine already, I'd be looking hard at the incoming yellow 2006 Elise on Inokinetic's website. They will do thoroughly check out the car and do the prep to make it "fresh" before selling it. The price is not bad at all, I think the selling price will be 35K, 19K miles if I remember correctly. I no longer have the email that shows info about the car.|
|07-17-2019 08:07 AM|
|07-17-2019 08:03 AM|
I overpaid in 2010. Even with the market rightsizing I can sell it for what I paid. That includes taking about 10k worth of bling off. so in essence the car has not gone down in price in the 9 years I have owned it.
I agree that I would not have time to recreate what I have. I could not put that amount of time into it again. So good fortune and God willing I can just hold onto it awhile longer.
I laugh when I think I am done working on the Lotus, knowing that I just got a 1989 Jaguar XJS v12 back to life. In some ways I wish it wouldn't have ran because now I have to finish what I have started...
Someday I will do a proper build on the Exige! I think all the answers given to your question are correct.
|07-17-2019 07:30 AM|
Originally Posted by onboost91 View Post
|07-17-2019 07:00 AM|
|Toronto||My personal experience and opinion- as some members suggested we might overpay. Yes, I did overpay. Since I’m no mechanic and no intention to become one at the age of 53 I was looking for a ‘healthy’ low-mileage and trouble-free Elise. I’m located in Toronto and couldn’t buy one in the U.S. Took me more than a year to find a 2007 Elise with 26K km, first owner selling via dealership in Montreal. No track history, accident free. And yes, I overpaid for all this (CAD 50K) plus local taxes, transporting the car to Toronto, and installing a new radiator in order to avoid mishaps with the original radiator... Love the car but disappointed that can’t serve me as a daily driver in the summer. Not practical.|
|07-16-2019 08:46 PM|
Originally Posted by 6TVRs+ View Post
Sure you could over pay for an Elise, but it is a lot harder to find and buy a great one then it is to get a bad one for cheap. So even if you overpaid 5k, look the other way. It. was. worth. it.
|07-16-2019 06:17 PM|
I don't know if I overpaid. I wanted a chrome orange sport/track pack Elise in stock condition to autocross in SCCA AStreet. My semi-self imposed limit was 33K,.. but for me to get the track pack would have cost extra over touring or base... so, that became a deciding factor. Color was still up there, but being in San Diego helped as So Cal has a lot, but yet is so far from the rest of the nation. I really only decided to look, then purchase over a span of about 2 weeks... I ended up with a nightfall blue one that appears to have been well loved by the owner. (Having Randy Chase both consult and answer questions via PM probably helped alot..)
PLUS, it was almost an omen that as I was driving away from my ATM to head up and look at the Elise, I pulled up to an Evora at the light that had passed I did not see go by. I then asked what year and then said I was on my way to look at an Elise! Thumbs up from Both of us... I then went and bought it...
Is there an Evora here that was driving through Oceanside, CA 2 weeks ago?!
|07-16-2019 01:43 PM|
I've been researching for about a year and a half now and to me it looks like the market is slowing down a bit. There are some really nice cars that don't appear to be selling. The ones at the dealers are usually overpriced especially once you factor in the extra fees they tack on. I've seen a few that I like that are being listed on here but once I add in shipping costs and/or time away from home to pick-up and not really being able to test drive and inspect the car first then they become harder to justify. As a seller I think you either have to get lucky with a local buyer (which makes the money transfer much easier) or really make it worthwhile for a non-local buyer (have the exact color, mileage/condition, mods, price that someone is looking for).
Heck a Exige S240 sold today on BaT for just under $38K. It needed a little TLC but that is a low low price. An Elise was only bid up to $26k.
|07-16-2019 12:45 PM|
Originally Posted by Niral_Xige06 View Post
|07-16-2019 12:32 PM|
when you're not looking for car parts, you're wondering how crazy you are vs. how crazy you appear to those around you.
Be prepared for a lot of these:
When you are done, you will get a lot of these:
|07-16-2019 12:28 PM|
I rebuilt my 2006. Lot of fun, and frustrating too. Went with used parts as much as i could where it made sense. I really enjoyed it and wouldnt' trade it for anything. But dont have that kind of time anymore
|07-15-2019 06:04 PM|
Originally Posted by robert.mcdaniels View Post
|07-12-2019 11:08 AM|
There is a very small market, and getting smaller. These used to be a performance bargain, but many used Audi TTs, M2s, Cayman/Boxsters even Camaros have similar or better performance (on paper at least). Plus, all are more plush and could be used as a daily driver. You have to really WANT an Elise for some combo of looks, heritage, light-weight (it really does make a difference), exclusivity, whatever. There are better cars for the price, just no better toys. The market seems to be sitting at about $30K average, less if it has issues/milage, or more if it is particularly clean, low-milage, etc.
Then there's buyers. It has to be yellow, under 25K miles, with a hardtop and for only $23K because someone on the Internet got a rebuilt one for that </eyeroll>. I found an awesome one and probably paid a couple of grand too much, but it was ultra clean and needed very little. So far it has been perfect.
|07-12-2019 06:13 AM|
Cheapest I have seen is this one ----> https://www.siennamotors.com/invento...VC11167HL82684
And that dealer is advertising 35k AFTER a 2k deposit. Kinda shady pricing plus all their unknown fees of probably 3k+ for a REBUILT title one.
Every other one i see on AutoTrader is listed for over 50k.
Maybe I am just trying to convince myself that i am making a wise decision rebuilding my 2007 Exige S and spending tons of $$$ on all new oem parts lol
|07-11-2019 03:53 PM|
|brandobot89||I noticed Exige's and Exige S seem to sit on the market for months... and some are selling in the low to mid 40's now. Not too long ago these were selling around 50k easily.|
|07-10-2019 11:12 AM|
Originally Posted by 4380r View Post
Darn, was going to post this press release but you beat me to it. Love how they use the word “horrible”. Have quoted that release many times.
|07-10-2019 11:08 AM|
Originally Posted by glb View Post
My last name is Harris and there are similarities. When people try to make it plural or much worse possessive they try to say things that can hardly be spelled much less pronounced.
Btw, sold our Evora on here in two days for asking price. But it is a special edition. And still in touch with the second owner years later across the continent.
|07-10-2019 09:51 AM|
Originally Posted by exigegus View Post
|07-10-2019 06:37 AM|
Oh, and you know there is something unique when the company puts out a press release on the grammar and terminology to be used with their cars !
|07-10-2019 06:34 AM|
LOL - I like the grammar info. English was never my best subject, but I am always wiling to learn.... :-)
Actually "Loti" sounds like something one of my nieces will nickname the car when I get it... !
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