NMRJock said:You also have to take into account the rate at which the number of Elises is going to decline. In the hands of an inexperienced driver a neutral mid-engined car can be quite a handful, and the Elise sounds like a car that is totalled rather easily. Couple that with the fact that the Elise is, for many buyers, a track car and that there are the inevitable shunts on a racetrack and I think that the number will drop faster than with most cars.
I think you already answered you own question. You may as well look at resale of <insert a car here> in the US. European resale of the S1 has no relevance to the Fed Elise.TigerNSX said:I know that this question is too early to be answered
Two years? I've been waiting 8 and the clock is still ticking. I'm not as concerned with the resale though. I don't imagine being able to bring myself to sell it...Mark said:There is some relevance
as it's the cars first showing on your market and will be in limited supply.
In the UK we had it worse than you guys.
We had to wait 2 years for the first cars.
This held the resale value high.
There were some cars sold to eager buyers at more than list price as they didn't want to wait 2 years.
I'm not suggesting you buy one to make money though.
After the supply is raised to meet demand (new car releases like this are always undersupplied) the premium will drop.
I think long term resale value will still be good though especially anywhere where you have mountains (roads with bends in them).
This is not a car for driving long distances in straight lines.
Of course money will play a part in our speculation, but I suspect that a damaged chasis won't matter. It's the title that will be the important thing (At least it is with the Land Rovers). If a builder can get a hold of a title, then a chassis, engine, clam chells, etc. can all be purchased and assembled. In turn the car can be registered and made road worthy.Lumn8r said:Unless the chassis is damaged, that can't be repaired.
hahahahahahahahahaha.GeorgeH said:in fact, a used Boxster is in serious contention with the Elise for me. I keep telling myself not to buy a Boxster until I get to drive an Elise, and so far it has worked.