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I'm considering purchasing a new 08 Elise SC from Gonzaba, sight unseen for Nashville TN delivery.

Is this a good idea? What happens if they send me a 1992 Ford Escort?
 

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I bought my first Elise from them and it was overall a good experience. If you want someone local to check out the car for you, I'm sure someone would.
 

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I'm driving down there on Wednesday for a service appointment. If there's something specific about the car you'd like me to check out, let me know. I have not dealt with their sales staff, but I can't imagine there would be an issue shipping the car if you can agree on the terms of the sale.
 

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Scott - That would be awesome if you could just look it over. I have seen several pictures of it but just slightly hesitant without having seen it in person.

It's the Persian Blue one.

Thanks.
 

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I'd be glad to look it over carefully. I'd like to sneak it away for a few minutes for a test drive, but I suspect they don't want any miles put on their new car inventory! If you need any more specific feedback, send me a PM with your phone or other contact info.

There may be some San Antonio owners here who have seen the car or know more about how Gonzaba is to deal with on purchases.
 

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If you put any more miles on it, I'll have to charge you a rental fee! ;)

I've done some searching on the forums regarding the dealership and the feedback seems to be good.
 

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How far have you progressed? I've got the bill of sale and paperwork ready to go on my end.

How about we split it 50/50? I'll take the car and you can take the payments.. :)
 

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Well, tell me if you change your mind. That was only one of two blue Elises available in the US, and the other one doesn't have the sports package.
 

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I was half kidding (just half), b/c what you've told me makes me want it more!

How do you know it's the only blue sport?
 

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I've had a local dealer check and I've been scouring AutoTrader, Ebay, etc.

There's a Persian Blue one in NJ w/o sports package and a Laser Blue one in PA w/o sports package. That's why I posted a thread earlier asking people's opinions about the presence of the sports package :)
 

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...i'll be there friday afternoon scheduling service for my elise; if you have any other questions after scott checks it out, ask and i'll be happy to look it over...
 

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Hey, I'm looking at the Persian Blue SC right now, so it does indeed exist. The color is stunning--a very purple hue to the blue. Looks good on the Elise. Only cosmetic issue with the car is a couple of nicks on the front Starshield that has been scheduled for replacement. Apparently, the car had been parked out front on the lot and something might have been kicked up by a passing vehicle or lawn equipment. The car is currently parked under cover in the garage area. Car shows 7 miles. The black leather interior looks (and smells) good. If I were in the market for a supercharged Elise, this one would be on my list to consider.
 

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I'll be down there later this week. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you while I'm there.
 

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They were great for me...

I bought my '05 almost 3 years ago (27 Aug 05) and they were very easy to deal with. I called about the car on Friday, flew down from Dallas late on Saturday morning and was driving back home through the hill country by 5:00.

They've had staff turnover since I bought from them, but I'm sure it'll be fine. They are such a small dealer, they can't afford to really pi$$ anyone off, IMO. Loti folks are a small community, so bad press doesn't take long to spread.

Search the forum, because I think someone else a year or two ago bought from them and shipped it out of state, sight unseen.
 
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