How many customer cars did they deliver......30-40.
What a joke.......pathetic.
Guess I will be taking a serious look at the 2005 SLK.
It's the principle.......I have killed many a deal over trust (or lack of). The point is that they should have put the price higher in the 1st place......I wouldn't have batted an eye.
I am loyal until I get stabbed in the back. It's only a thousand bucks but the method was sophmoric.
When I made my deposit ('Partial Payment' according to my receipt) my salesman put "MSRP to be $40,000 to $42,000". This was when Lotus had expressed intention to keep it below $40k. I figured I would be willing to pay at least $42k base MSRP whenever my car finally arrived. Looks like it's going to be less than my upper limit. Oh yeah, the salesman put down what I asked him to write, so if the price went beyond what I thought reasonable, the contract would no longer be binding. I don't know what the problem is. I can understand if the initial MSRP was $12k, but this is just a fact of life. I can't say I'm happy to pay almost a grand more for my Elise, but I definitely don't feel the Lotus is doing anything unethical or unfair and the Elise is more than twice what I've ever paid for a car before. Just my two cents worth.