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Here's the Ebay auction...

Lotus : Elise:eBay Motors (item 170335055862 end time May-31-09 06:26:48 PDT)

Here's a Autocheck summary...

AutoCheck Vehicle History Reports: VIN Check, Your Report

The car does NOT have a salvage title but it does say it's had a minor frontal accident...hmmm. He's had this car for sale a while now. It looks like someone in North Carolina used to own the car...anyone on here???

Here's the VIN...

SCCPC11175HL34973

Any info is greatly appreciated since I'm very interested in buying but a little concerned with it's history.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Also, that is way too much for a car with history....you can get a good clean one with less miles for same price...
 

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there are 05's will equal or less miles going for anywhere from 25-30k... depending on the accident and what was repaired, I wouldnt pay more then 20k...no sport pack, no hard top and a history...not something that you should get involved in if you dont have too...

Also, a minor frontal accident can be 10-15k worth of repair, mine was 13k for a low speed accident..


Here are a few for sale on here that dont have bad history and are priced the same as the one you are looking at...they have many upgrades also...

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/fs-2005-arctic-silver-elise-socal-71705/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/chrome-orange-2005-lotus-elise-mint-condition-27500-a-73237/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/2005-ar-elise-tons-extras-27k-73504/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/fs-2005-argent-red-elise-26-5k-ca-car-73197/
 

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there are 05's will equal or less miles going for anywhere from 25-30k... depending on the accident and what was repaired, I wouldnt pay more then 20k...no sport pack, no hard top and a history...not something that you should get involved in if you dont have too...

Also, a minor frontal accident can be 10-15k worth of repair, mine was 13k for a low speed accident..


Here are a few for sale on here that dont have bad history and are priced the same as the one you are looking at...they have many upgrades also...

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/fs-2005-arctic-silver-elise-socal-71705/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/chrome-orange-2005-lotus-elise-mint-condition-27500-a-73237/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/2005-ar-elise-tons-extras-27k-73504/
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f94/fs-2005-argent-red-elise-26-5k-ca-car-73197/
Well I think it was a minor frontal accident as well on this one. I'm trying to get him to take around $23k for it which is more than you suggest it's worth, but he won't come off the price :mad:

Those other cars you suggest do look very nice but they are all colors I'm not interested in (I know I'm picky) and they are all far away from Nashville. Find me a white or yellow one fairly close to Nashville for same price and I'm in!

thanks for your help though...
 

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they were more for examples of what you can get for the same price.... I would wait until you find the right car.. Dont worry about location too much as tons of people on here buy from the other coast...its better then settling on a car... keep track of for sale section for a few weeks, im sure something better then the ebay one will pop up.
 

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they were more for examples of what you can get for the same price.... I would wait until you find the right car.. Dont worry about location too much as tons of people on here buy from the other coast...its better then settling on a car... keep track of for sale section for a few weeks, im sure something better then the ebay one will pop up.
Shipping is expensive on a car but I'd drive up to 500 miles to pick one up. The for sale section has been dead lately. There were way more cars listed back in the fall and winter when I wasn't ready to buy yet :( You would think that the selection would be better in the spring/summer ya know :shrug:
 

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Shipping is expensive on a car but I'd drive up to 500 miles to pick one up. The for sale section has been dead lately. There were way more cars listed back in the fall and winter when I wasn't ready to buy yet :( You would think that the selection would be better in the spring/summer ya know :shrug:
Its the opposite. Now everyone is busting them out for the driving season, instead of regretting all winter about spending tons of money on a toy. :D
 

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what would you rather do, buy a car local and over pay 5-6k or pay and extra 1k to have a car shipped...
Call me old fashion, but I like to see and drive a car in person before buying it. But I will not over pay 5 or 6k even for a local car...I'll move on to the next if that's the case. For instance, the exact car I want to buy is for sale locally in Nashville 5 miles from my house. A 2005 saffron yellow Elise and they are asking $32,000! It has no options except touring pack and doesn't even have starshield. To me that is way to high and they will not come off the price, so guess what...I moved on.
 
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