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Got the call from my dealer to order today. They're wanting #30-50. I'm #46 at Overseas Motors. I think I want Laser Blue but would like to see it in person. My dealer says I can change colors and options prior to production but Lotus wants an idea of what people want. So, if anyone ordered Laser Blue anywhere close to Texas and is in one of the first batches, may I come see your car when you get it? I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Modern Wedgie said:
#30-50? That seems very premature. Did they say anything about delivery date?
I'm expecting it in about 10 or 11 months from now. She said Lotus just wants an idea on what people want. She said I would be able to change color and/or options before it goes to production. She said they are going to get 75 for the entire 2005 model line but may get more if they can sell the 2 Esprits they have.

She also said that LSD will probably be available in the 4th quarter of the 2005 model year.
 

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cantwaitforelise said:
She said they are going to get 75 for the entire 2005 model line but may get more if they can sell the 2 Esprits they have.

I would'nt think Lotus would care if the dealer sells them or sits on them- the dealer bought the cars from Lotus and that's all Lotus cares about right?
 

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_JD_ said:
I would'nt think Lotus would care if the dealer sells them or sits on them- the dealer bought the cars from Lotus and that's all Lotus cares about right?
My thoughts exactly. Any dealers care to confirm? Also curious as to how many Esprits can a big dealer sell in a year? What kinda discounts are being offered to move these?

BTW ... I think Laser blue is a fantastic color from the pictures. I would think it is a safe bet even w/o seeing it in person.
 

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I believe Lotus Atlanta sold 15 or so Esprits in 03. Incidentally, also their first year as a Lotus dealer and top Lotus dealer for 03.

They would equate to approximately 12% of the esprits sold each year (about 120-130)
Chris
 

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Where'd you get that data? I'm interested in seeing who the top 10 dealers for '03 were, and how many Espirit's they sold... (so we can make some more completely uninformed guesses about allocation)

Steve
 
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