Cade, I had a good experience with them on Saturday.
I agree!ace3 said:Cade,
just read your other thread, and it's obvious that you're rather familiar with Austin.
Great town, that's for sure.
JeffersonRaley said:Wanted to mention my experience with Autostrada because it was a little different - not neccessarily bad.
* In 2002 I dropped by to add myself to their Elise contact list. At that time I wasn't ready to put down a deposit. Neil added me to his list and promised to contact me as information became availble. Apparently my contact information was lost. I was never contacted. When I came by in 2003 they didn't have the info.
* When I heard the demo car was coming in for the Austin Auto Show, I called to ask Andrew to let me know when it showed up. Andrew never contacted me.
* While I was at Autostrada looking over the demo car, Neil walked in and excitedly announce to Andrew that he had just gotten off the phone with Arnie, and the the Autostrada allocation was double that for Gonzaba (in San Antonio.) Now, it is possible that conversation really did happen. It seems more likely that Neil was speaking for my benefit, and that he was being less than completely honest.
Nothing they have done was overtly dishonest or objectionable. I'm glad to hear that others have had better experiences than I did. But Autostrada raised enough red flags in my mind that I went with Gonzaba instead. The fact that Gonzaba's wait list was half as long helped too