Man, some of these dealers are real shysters. I guess they wouldn't have had the guts to call you and tell you that little detail.
Hi to all you guys patiently waiting for your Lotus order form to arrive. I just received mine from Newport European Motors and the news is bad. They have added a $2,500. delivery fee (pure profit) to the Elise base price. I have put a call into Mark O'Shanessey at Lotus Cars. Not sure if he can do anything but I'm assuming the worst. Now I need to decide whether to bail out on the whole deal. This stinks!
Sounds like a setupJK68LC said:Our dealer has mentioned something they call a setup fee.
Makes me wonder how big that can be? Anybody heard of this type of fee?
Dealers already get paid by the manufacturer to prep a car. There never should be a charge for dealer prep. It's just another way to make a little extra profit.MattG said:I believe a dealer prep fee would be reasonable and expected, though should be easily justified by multiplying the number of hours required to prep the car times their standard labor rate...
And the good part about that is that now I can get whatever toy I want when my S2000 lease expires in June... I figure I'll play with a slightly used Viper GTS for about 8 months and then be ready for the Elise when it comes in... or who knows? Maybe I'll be able to pick up a used Elise after that time for even less... this way I can wait and see. Everything happens for a reason!Randy Chase said:Transio dropped off his early list for a later list.
This car is VERY important and the Elise is a VERY nice sc**win the BIG PICTURE this car is unimportant...think about how the dealer screwed me every time I look at it
From a capitalistic perspective, an object is worth what the buyer is willing to pay. Since there are so many people here who are quite happy to admit what a bargain the Elise is at $45K, it should not be too surprising that for some people, the Elise is worth more than that.zvezdah1 said:fitfan,
would I pay a couple hundred extra to get the elise sooner, absof***inlutely in a heart beat. Since I'm #2 prob won't happen tho.