Lotus doesn't do anything in numbers and MY12 cars are slow in coming. Last conversation with LCU stated that between cars in stock and cars on the water, there is a total of 50 cars for all of North America. I believe there's roughly 43 dealers total which means some dealers won't get cars until later on.Things will change significantly once (and if?) 2012 S models will start hitting US dealers in numbers. Your best bet is probably to call the dealers within a distance where you can drive/ship the car from and see if you can work out a nice deal. Good luck and let the forum know how it works out
Congrats, BK, and drive it like you stole it! Nice to see someone 'convert' from the company you've kept in the past.I wanted a 2012 Evora S with the six speed manual and didn't want to wait for half the driving season to be over (I live in Chicago). I also wanted the carbon grey which made it even more difficult.
I only found one in the entire country and just bought it at sticker. It was worth it to me to get what I wanted before someone else grabbed it. Lotus of Pittsburgh shipped it to Fox Valley Motorcars and I pick it up to tomorrow.
Couldn't be more excited.
I've owned Porsche, Viper, SRT10 Viper truck but this car has me more gassed than any of them.
See ya on the road.
all 2011 NA's: msrp $80,170, for sale $66,695; MSRP $70,340, for sale $59,695; MSRP $75,550, for sale at $62,695.
I have no connection to the website the OP listed (Lotus of Cleveland?). It's interesting though to see actual prices versus speculative prices. And, I'll assume that if they are willing to list these prices, a serious buyer might even shave a little more.
Another excellent purchase my friend for sex on wheels. Please get the Radium CAI. Its like getting another freebie!!rotflI purchased my brand new loaded (all options available, except power mirrors) NA MY '11 Evora for $61K with an original MSRP sticker of $79.3K. My understanding was that there was about $10K of Lotus money that took it from $79K to $69K, then the rest was me chipping away over a course of about 2-3 weeks. Given, what Abe says, I would guess the best you could do is maybe $7 - 9K off, based on how the car is optioned given the only room you have to work with is the diff between invoice (dealer cost) and whatever the MSRP is. Still a good deal, but it would have been a smok'n deal if Lotus were to throw in some incentive money as well. If you're not in a hurry, you may want to wait and see what happens in a few months. If they aren't moving, dealers will start to pressure LCU for incentive help and they may (or may not) get it. I had been looking at Evora's since Oct. of last year, but never found a deal that was within the range I wanted to pay (for new only). Then came the new year and I noticed dealers started responding to my e-mail inquiries with a bit more attention.
Ha! That would be pretty nice. Unfortunately I don't know what the invoice is, maybe a dealer reading this thread could volunteer that information. My uneducated guess plus anecdotal evidence suggests that it's in line with competitors (e.g. Porsche).@dash700, do you know what the invoice prices are for evoras? Is it ~75% of MSRP?
Ha! That would be pretty nice. Unfortunately I don't know what the invoice is, maybe a dealer reading this thread could volunteer that information. My uneducated guess plus anecdotal evidence suggests that it's in line with competitors (e.g. Porsche).
In California, I think it's the Law that a car dealer must show you the Invoice, IF you ask to see it.