they claim that it's not part of their allocation
but that they bought it from another dealer
at "above msrp" and that they don't have it just yet.
they claim that this is a speculative risk/opportunity
type of deal that they're doing...and that they feel
that these cars will command prices over msrp
for a while, when they are available.
my car (at msrp) is supposed to arrive this week.
They did the same with the M3 when it came out. They had one in the shop with a 10K markup right when they came out.
I'm on the list there (top 40, yet somehow not getting a car until late December), and a few things have sounded a bit strange, but so far, things are looking OK. If they start selling cars at MSRP without giving me one, I will not buy from them.
I'll let you know how it pans out in the coming weeks.
I really hope lotus sets an example by dealing with dealers that treat their customers poorly. We see them working hard to improve in many areas but it would be ashamed for their dealers to start ruining it.
I called Fox Valley today. I asked about the magnetic blue elise on their website and they said it should be arriving in 2 days. They also said that their demo was to arrive tomorrow morning.
Presto: They said that their allocation was to have the first 40 cars by October (i'm assuming this means October deliveries as well, but could be wrong). They told me last year that they were the top Esprit sellers so they were getting one of the largest allocations. I'm hoping that's true cause I've ordered mine from there too. When did they take your order?
They are a great group of guys over there and have been very courteous every time I've called.