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2005 Lotus Elise with 57k miles for Sale or Trade (San Diego CA)

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---- WANT TO SELL OR WILL TRADE for BMW E92 M3 or 2011 550i! ----

2005 Lotus Elise
Silver/Red interior
57,000 miles
6 speed manual
Clean title
Clean auto check report with no accidents
Will TRADE for E92 M3 or F10 550i

Car has Arizona title and registration but is currently located in San Diego CA.

Up for trade is my 2005 Lotus Elise. This may be the most fun car I’ve ever driven. Sometimes when driving, I feel like I’m behind the wheel of a go-cart that I stole out of an indoor karting track. Other times the clink of the shifter, open roof, and roar of the engine behind my head reminds me that the car is an exotic ALMOST as much fun as a Ferrari.

Overall, the car is in great shape. The title is clean and in my hands. The autocheck report is also clean and reports no accidents. There are no major defects anywhere. The BIGGEST issues are:

1. A quarter sized ship on the lower front bumper/clam.
2. Curb rash on all 4 wheels (hard to find a car without curb rash on the rims)
3. Leather seats are showing some wear, but are still in good condition (7.5/10)

I recently had the oil changed and headlight bulb replaced. The dealer here in San Diego just completed the oil line recall repair and ECU update. Car needs nothing except for it’s new home.

I’m looking to trade this car for an E92 M3 or 2011+ 550i.

I REALIZE that the retail market value of my car is around $29,000.00. I also realize that the retail value of an E92 M3 or 2011 550i with similar mileage is $34,000-$38,000.00. However, if an E92 M3 owner or 550i owner is thinking of selling their car to free up funds to buy an exotic, or weekend toy, or track car, then PERHAPS the trade would benefit BOTH of us.

I’m open to negotiations with E92 M3 owners and 2011 550i owners. Other options may be considered (if you blow me away), but if I can’t trade the Lotus for an E92 M3 or 550i, I will probably be selling it to buy an E92 M3 or 550i.

My name is Eric. My phone number is 602 570 7207. I’m located in San Diego near La Jolla (92037)

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