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Has anyone been contacted about placing their order since early March ? We had spots 1-10 in January then 11-30 in March. I've heard nothing more about any orders being taken. Have I missed something or is Lotus not asking for more yet ?

It would seem that if there are indeed active dealers that will get
high allocations that at least those dealers might be getting requests for more orders.

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I haven't been called. I hope once my turn rolls around (42 @ Valenti) I get to order the car we have all been awaiting, not a lifted, big bumper, revised headlight half sister to the elise.

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It is my understanding that Lotus took such a large second order as to get a better idea on what kind of materials they need to be ordering, etc. Those last few cars (25-30) will not be built for quite a long time, so I don't see a reason why the next batch of cars need to be ordered until cars are actually starting to be delivered. It will take some months to ramp up to full production as well, so even the second batch people have a bit of a wait ahead.

Just being realistic here. I think everyone except for those in the first 10 ought to just sit tight.
 

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Vantage said:
It is my understanding that Lotus took such a large second order as to get a better idea on what kind of materials they need to be ordering, etc. Those last few cars (25-30) will not be built for quite a long time, so I don't see a reason why the next batch of cars need to be ordered until cars are actually starting to be delivered. It will take some months to ramp up to full production as well, so even the second batch people have a bit of a wait ahead.

Just being realistic here. I think everyone except for those in the first 10 ought to just sit tight.
You guys that are not in the first batch can rest easy in the knowledge that you will not be sliding around in your seat like us in the first batch. You can sit tight instead of just loosely slipping about:D
 

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I don't want to order until I absolutely have to, wasn't trying to be negative if that is how it came across. I was just trying to say that I hope I get a car before the 3 year extension expires on bumpers and headlight height. I don't know if that means calender year or model year . I don't want to order now, lose my deposit and then get the call saying "Good news, you're going to be getting a new and improved elise, featuring bumpers a la Pantera, and headlights out of a H2." On the other hand, I'm sure some would rather NOT get a car delivered new that has one year of depreciation on it before it leaves the lot. Just thinking aloud here
 

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Those on any waiting list now are pretty safe regarding getting the current Elise I would think. Price is a different story. The first cars are likely to be the cheapest.
 

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It will be interesting to finally have delivered a 2005 Elise in 2006 paying $10000 more than in 2004. :)
 

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I think after talking to my dealer, palm beach motor cars, and hearing others on this board, some will be surprised as allocation to the bigger deals is going to be greater even in the first shipments, plus I think that LOC will place more units in major metropolitian areas as demographics dictate, this is just business nothing against smaller locations, but it stands to reason, that these guy need the exposure of the real cars beeing seen, driven, and maybe heard by the intended audience.

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plus I think that LOC will place more units in major metropolitian areas as demographics dictate, this is just business nothing against smaller locations, but it stands to reason, that these guy need the exposure of the real cars beeing seen, driven, and maybe heard by the intended audience.
Excepting, of course, that typically it's only the "major metropolitan areas" that have dealerships to begin with and that a significant portion of their orders will live 100-500 miles away from the dealership.

The 3 dealerships in Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis pretty well cover 14-15 states worth of buyers....
 
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