unless I'm misreading, I don't think you'll make any enemies telling us our cars values are holding up well. (especially in todays economy)I can finally justify buying a Lotus, but I am a little perplexed at how well the values for used Lotuses are holding up. It is not my intention to make any enemies with this post, I'm simply looking for guidance on whether buying used v. new makes sense. Why are the Elise values holding up so well compared to other sports cars?
new vs used is always a tricky decision to make, really depends on your income/budget and if/when you wish to sell later on.
Why do the hold their values well compared to other sports cars?
lots of factors.
One is the fact that they're produced in such limited numbers, and even fewer in recent years it seems.
arguably making it an "exotic" (or quasi-exotic) sports car.
and anything exotic will hold it's value better over the years.