Elise is an awesome car. I reserved a spot last december, but I've changed my mind and am sticking with the 911.
I've got a spot to order one at the end of October through West Palm Beach Motorcars.
I have a listing on ebay for the spot, but I spoke with Ryan and they won't let me switch the contract (I can understand why). I actually have to purchase the car, which is fine.
Here's the rub I guess, I have to actually purchase the car from the dealer and resell it to whomever wins the auction (if someone is even interested in doing this anyway). I would assume that means double sales taxes PLUS the auction price, which gets fairly steep.
Any ideas on any alternatives? If not, I may just order one and drive it for a while.
I'm not trying to rip anyone off, but just help out a fellow car nut a little. Hell, we aren't talking about much money. I was speculating a little when I put down the deposit (and have vascillated on the decision for the last 10 freaking months since they told me I could order it early this summer - amazing how the dealer can get away with whatever they please but I can't switch the contract), but the "fever" doesn't seem to be that feverish anyway.
If this is really offensive to everyone, just let me know and I'll pulll the listing, order the car, drive it for a while and sell it next spring.
I'd rather keep my reputation as a car nut with integrity than have a bunch of people think I'm a typical ebay joker (especially over $1,000)
It's a cool car and unlikely to depreciate much in the first year anyway.
What's the most popular color to order for resale value?