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Greetings fellow Petrol Heads-

I would like to ask for some feedback from our highly knowledgable forum members. Any insight into the actual sale prices for U.S. Lotus Exige S (preferably 2007 Model Year) during the past zero to 6 months would be greatly appreciated. I have scoured the Lotus Talk classifieds as well as the open market. The range for a low mileage Exige S is pretty broad. I have found a range of asking prices from low $40Ks to low $50Ks.

The car is a very stock launch car. Around 18K Miles. The splitter is pitted and has scrapes on the bottom edge. The paint is in very good condition. The Starshield on the rockers needs replacing. The only modifications (except the wing plates) in place were done to rectify the ubiquitous T.A.D.T.S. (They All Do That Sir) maladies the afflict these fantastic cars.

2007 Exige S
Track Pack
Touring Pack
Starshield
T/C
Leather Transmission Tunnel


LETSLA Shift Linkage
Stainless Steel Shift Knob
SportInserts
RTD Brace
RLS Carbon wing endplates.
Shorai Battery

Any feedback :scratch head: you may be able to share related to what the early 220 BHP S's are actually selling for (real world prices) would be outstanding.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

A7an

PS: I will be retaining the car!
 

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I believe there is a "what did you pay for your Exige" thread that may help you. Good luck in the divorce and enjoy your new found freedom!
 

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It's not what it's worth, it's what you can get her attorney to accept it's worth. I assume you want it as low as possible?

Since it might be considered as something you hold especially dear, it's a key bargaining chip. Acting like you are going through agony giving the car up might get you something else out of the bigger deal. Jus sayin'

Why does anyone need to know about any mods? First of all they add little value, but why let her law dog know about anything extra? Might want to erase that off here.
 

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Divorce + you're retaining it = lowest possible value: low to mid 40's. Agreed above, what mods? Car needs repairs: scraped splitter/body work, starshield replacement, etc. Here's a quick google comparable:
Used Lotus Exige For Sale - CarGurus

Good luck and speedy recovery!
 

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Her attorney is going to get out the old NADA,Galves or whatever book will show the highest retail. Doesn't matter what we think it's worth, as XHILR8N! stated it's what you can get your ex's attorney to agree to.
Sorry for your situation, been there done that, no fun.....
 

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There is a guy selling for 40.5k with 45k on the ODO. Good color too. I say 40k-43k.
Maybe this helps..

I am the prospective buyer of that car...

40.5 k to me is a really good/fair price, but that is a private party price.

His car would probably go for high 40's or low 50's up here (in Seattle) on the "Exotic Lots".

Your car if it was in good shape with those miles would be around low 50's to mid 50's maybe even high 50s.

Try to argue about the whole private seller vs selling at an over-priced "Exotic Lot".
 

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Maybe this helps..

I am the prospective buyer of that car...

40.5 k to me is a really good/fair price, but that is a private party price.

His car would probably go for high 40's or low 50's up here (in Seattle) on the "Exotic Lots".

Your car if it was in good shape with those miles would be around low 50's to mid 50's maybe even high 50s.

Try to argue about the whole private seller vs selling at an over-priced "Exotic Lot".

You're comparing private sales to commercial sales. Big difference. These are going for 41-46k all day privately especially given 45k miles isn't exactly low mileage for a Lotus.. High 50's is a pipedream.
 

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Maybe this helps..

I am the prospective buyer of that car...

40.5 k to me is a really good/fair price, but that is a private party price.

His car would probably go for high 40's or low 50's up here (in Seattle) on the "Exotic Lots".

Your car if it was in good shape with those miles would be around low 50's to mid 50's maybe even high 50s.

Try to argue about the whole private seller vs selling at an over-priced "Exotic Lot".
Wow. Everybody selling an Elige should should sell it where you are. An 07 Exige S would not bring anywhere near mid-high 50's anywhere else in the country. Even with near zero miles.
 

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Wow. Everybody selling an Elige should should sell it where you are. An 07 Exige S would not bring anywhere near mid-high 50's anywhere else in the country. Even with near zero miles.
100% totally agree...

But divorce lawyers are often ****ty human beings.

He is going to hop on Autotrader...

Click Distance: Any

List: Highest to Lowest

And compare the OP's 2007 Exige S to a 2006 Exige with an aftermarket S/C and say "Hey, your car is better than that one...HIGH 50's!"

Oh and here is a link to said car...

Cars for Sale: 2006 Lotus Exige in Bellevue, WA 98005: Coupe Details - 376776925 - AutoTrader.com
 

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Her attorney is going to get out the old NADA,Galves or whatever book will show the highest retail. Doesn't matter what we think it's worth, as XHILR8N! stated it's what you can get your ex's attorney to agree to.
Sorry for your situation, been there done that, no fun.....
good advice,thats exactly what will happen,attorneys dont scan classified adds for valuations, then again,maybe i missed that class :facepalm

i sincerely hope your attorney didnt advise you to do this,if so,get a new one quick:)
 

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Sell it to a friend before the divorce for a dollar and then buy it back after the divorce for a dollar. (Assuming it's paid off). ;)

Second thought, that's probably illegal....

Sorry to hear of your situation and hope everything works out in your favor!!


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You are probably screwed, From the "Women getting Divorced" handbook:
"Be sure to determine your soon-to-be ex-spouse's most prized possession. For many men it will be a boat, sports-car, entertainment system or specialized tools. Place an excessive premium value on that item, while keeping other common assets, such as other cars, house and household goods at a low value. Most negotiations are dollar for dollar, to keep his prized item he will have to give up more of the other items he is less likely care about. Remember to offer selling his prized item, and split the proceeds; this will make him nervous, and more negotiable on other items. "

Yeah, they really are that evil. You broke their fantasy/fairytale, and they want blood for their pain. Although, for some strange reason, men do not feel entitled to compensation for their pain. If the car has too high of a value applied to it, you can compensate by making all other "community property" items equally inflated. The only things you can't do this to are savings account and retirement plans/stocks.
 

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One word: Prenup.

Too late for the OP, but good advice for everyone else.
 

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You are probably screwed, From the "Women getting Divorced" handbook:
"Be sure to determine your soon-to-be ex-spouse's most prized possession. For many men it will be a boat, sports-car, entertainment system or specialized tools. Place an excessive premium value on that item, while keeping other common assets, such as other cars, house and household goods at a low value. Most negotiations are dollar for dollar, to keep his prized item he will have to give up more of the other items he is less likely care about. Remember to offer selling his prized item, and split the proceeds; this will make him nervous, and more negotiable on other items. "

Yeah, they really are that evil. You broke their fantasy/fairytale, and they want blood for their pain. Although, for some strange reason, men do not feel entitled to compensation for their pain. If the car has too high of a value applied to it, you can compensate by making all other "community property" items equally inflated. The only things you can't do this to are savings account and retirement plans/stocks.
I think that's really the "Jilted Spouse" or "Spouse who brought less to the marriage" handbook.

Coworker divorced her husband of 5 years (they were together 9 years). Why? A few months after they got married he stopped working and never held a job after that. Coworker found out that he was spending their money on a mistress and that he held the IP's for 2 porno websites.

23k in her lawyers fees and 2 years later the divorce was finalized. He went after almost all the physical possessions, all of the house sale value, 1/2 his debt (he racked up cards in his name), 1/2 retirement and full spousal. Kicker was that she couldn't go after most of his income since he didn't hold a job, she couldn't track any money from the porno sites, and the money he did have was from inheritance/trusts he brought into the marriage.

Pre-nup. If not, settle as much as possible before both sides lawyer up.


Also, as soon as you have a rough idea of the price you might want to delete this thread, especially if the wife knows you frequent these forums.
 

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One word: Prenup.

Too late for the OP, but good advice for everyone else.
Agreed, that is why my Lotus is specifically listed in mine and any future cars that I buy from the sale price of mine :popcorn:
 

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Appreciate the thoughts and feedback!

Drive safely lads!
 

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I would not post stuff like the The paint is in very good condition :facepalm. Keep in mind everything is saved on the net. I would go to a car dealer and act like you want to purchase a new vehicle and trade in ur vehicle and get the trade in value. The dealers trade in value should be good right right for a approx. value.

Greetings fellow Petrol Heads-

I would like to ask for some feedback from our highly knowledgable forum members. Any insight into the actual sale prices for U.S. Lotus Exige S (preferably 2007 Model Year) during the past zero to 6 months would be greatly appreciated. I have scoured the Lotus Talk classifieds as well as the open market. The range for a low mileage Exige S is pretty broad. I have found a range of asking prices from low $40Ks to low $50Ks.

The car is a very stock launch car. Around 18K Miles. The splitter is pitted and has scrapes on the bottom edge. The paint is in very good condition. The Starshield on the rockers needs replacing. The only modifications (except the wing plates) in place were done to rectify the ubiquitous T.A.D.T.S. (They All Do That Sir) maladies the afflict these fantastic cars.

2007 Exige S
Track Pack
Touring Pack
Starshield
T/C
Leather Transmission Tunnel


LETSLA Shift Linkage
Stainless Steel Shift Knob
SportInserts
RTD Brace
RLS Carbon wing endplates.
Shorai Battery

Any feedback :scratch head: you may be able to share related to what the early 220 BHP S's are actually selling for (real world prices) would be outstanding.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

A7an

PS: I will be retaining the car!
 
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