First customer cars AND demo cars will arrive at the same time, very late June or early July.
I thought I was going to get mine sometime in Jan 2005. I'm mid 40s at Overseas Motors. Guess I got about a year now.RobertinArgyle said:Talked to Sales Manager at Overseas Motors today. He stated that they had been told to expect their demo in late June and 4 customer cars per month for the first several months starting in July!! AAAAAAAGH!! At #23, I am now looking at Dec/Jan 2005. I just sold my pristine 90 M3 to make room in the garage. I am bummed out!! Sorry for the venting.
Tell me a little about your M3.RobertinArgyle said:Talked to Sales Manager at Overseas Motors today. He stated that they had been told to expect their demo in late June and 4 customer cars per month for the first several months starting in July!! AAAAAAAGH!! At #23, I am now looking at Dec/Jan 2005. I just sold my pristine 90 M3 to make room in the garage. I am bummed out!! Sorry for the venting.
If it's that pristine, I'd get some more money for it. I think $19k is more like it.RobertinArgyle said:My M3 is pristine. I am the second owner. It has 64k miles, always garaged, Mobil 1, etc. Never tracked. White with natur interior. I was asking $15,800, but I think I am a couple of thousand low based on the response I've had. Maybe the guy won't show up today with the money. I think I'll take it off the market until next year if that happens. ANYWAY, I hope Overseas is incorrect about the number of cars they will be getting per month.
Don't look now, but you just did. How have you gained this knowledge of all these shortcomings on a car that no one has yet?Hans Stuck said:
Besides, my M3 doesn't stall out, leak rain, and the heater control knobs don't fall off... That Elise top is going to be a major pain in the ass....
I'm not about to totally badmouth an Elise on this forum.
I'll be selling the S4 by next Spring and storing the M3 & the Ducati at my parents' house (unless someone wants to offer top dollar). The S2000 and my fiance's 325xiT go to San Diego.agent.5 said:I thought you are going back to law school in So. Cal? What are you going to do with these many vehicles? Parking is a big problem out here.
I'm aware of that mini-bashing ... but this is all stuff that Lotus enthusiasts expect. Did you read the thread about the 111R the guy just got? He still loves it ... but I think shifting into reverse when you intend to move forward, constant unexplained stalling, and major roof-leaking that can't be fixed with a the supplied allen wrench, and knobs falling off .... that stuff would bother me. Maybe I'm too picky though._JD_ said:Don't look now, but you just did. How have you gained this knowledge of all these shortcomings on a car that no one has yet?
Exactly. And for me, I needed that month to get together enough cash to pay for the car. June is a problem. July 1 is perfect.Surferjer said:I have to remind myself that I've been waiting five years, three with a deposit, so what's one more month?
I can't believe that you are in a such hurry to get the car. As the car started to sell in Europe we had to wait 18 month just cause of porduction delay. And we got a car with a lot of TADTS.CrashTestDummy said:I am about tired of waiting for this damn car. All I have to say is that it better be worth it.
I cant believe the delivery date is getting pushed back again.UGH
I’m sure the S2000 is a great car… However IT IS A HONDA. Not exotic by any means. Now I’m gonna let you in on a big secret. ALL EXOTICS ARE TEMPRAMENTAL, usually very expensive to repair and for the most part nowhere near as reliable as run of the mill Japanese cars. An oil change on a Ferrari cost almost $800 for goodness sakes. When compared to other exotics the Liz is very affordable… but make no mistake of it, it is nonetheless an exotic, so don’t expect totally carefree ownership.Hans Stuck said:Final suggestion: Keep the M3 if you're only going to get $15k for it. Buy a new S2000 for about $15k less than an Elise. You'll have a blast and you'll keep your pristine M3. In 3 years, you'll thank me. You'll still have your M3...... a car that is a true classic even though it's not yet all that old. You'll also get your 2 seat roadster fix. Two fun cars for the price of one!
:clap: Well said DerekDerek said:Some people place carefree ownership above all other things. Lotus owners place breathtaking performance above all other things. ... the Elise is not merely the means by which one gets from A to B… It is the reason.