Peripherally we might see a blip in the speculator market as people, percieving a rise in cost, might bite the bullet and get one on open market. However, even with another 1K'ish rise in MSRP it would still be cheaper than 2-3K over in the open market and double taxation with the ~MSRP cars.Surferjer said:You guys have valid points and your stances make sense. Unfortunately Lotus is caught in a trap of a downward spiraling U.S. dollar and a touchy, borderline market with lots of options. Hard core folks with enough money will stick with the wait for the car, while borderliners and those with long waits might opt for a sweet little S2000, Boxster, or new Vette. Solution? Don't look at me.
Please enlighten us...what other cars where you thinking of when you wrote that?Ralbertina said:There are to many other car options at that price point that offer performaqnce and value, and over a period of 3-4 years would likely have better resell value in the US market.
We know there is nothing like the elise, but you know if it is the same price as a boxster s, then I might take another look at the boxster s. No, its not as high performance, but its also a lot nicer to drive around in, is fully open top, and at some point becomes a better value for the $ than the elise... at least if you don't absolutely have to have the fastest autox car you can afford.Patricko said:Please enlighten us...what other cars where you thinking of when you wrote that?
Now you have me confused, I thought from your other post that you were still waiting for your Eliseeuropa73 said:this may be a bit selfish, but i really don't care what happens to the value of the car...i have mine, i love it, never plan on selling it. if lotus fails with this car, so be it. there will be less on the road and mine will be one of the few. this is not to upset those of you still waiting for a car. i hope you hang in there and take delivery. the car is spectacular and in my opinion very comfortable. it fits like a glove once you get yourself in. yes, it is a niche car, but you know what, that's what i want it for. i have a beater to drive around in. anyone of us could go out and buy a used car for $1k-$2k for driving to work or the store. i look forward to nice days where i can escape from the daily grind and take a spin in the elise. it's exhilarating and a great stress reliever. in my opinion...well worth the sticker price. and i don't make a ton of money. this car was a stretch for me. sorry if i got carried away here.
If you have your Elise then the point is moot.Another price increase and I'm out.