Nearly all Lotus dealers initially put premiums, some small, some outrageous on the first imported Elises. Either outright, or play games with the wait list.This should separate the wheat from the chaff most toot sweet my dear muchachos!
What say ye?
Heck, Chryler dealers did it with the PT Cruiser...nearly every car that has pent up interest and demand will cost the first adopters a few extra sheckles.
That will soon pass, though.
I wouldn't be surprised to see ALL Lotus dealers asking a bit more for the first cars, especially the ones they order for resale (as opposed to customer order). I wouldn't begrudge them that either. Soon enough the prices will be at MSRP or less.