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Any links available for Elise / Exige production numbers? Just curious how many were made / sold in the US as compared to other sports cars...
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Any links available for Elise / Exige production numbers? Just curious how many were made / sold in the US as compared to other sports cars...
Jeff
Read a recent article in the local newspaper about sales numbers for various auto manufacturers in 2006 and 2007. The Lotus numbers for NE Ohio were:

2006 - 21 Lotus
2007 - 11 Lotus

The decline is one of the largest percentage declines listed among the many different auto manufacturers. Overall new car sales were up slightly in 2007.
 

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That might be that people ended up buying out of state in 07 because they realized the dealer in N.E. OH sucks...

Read a recent article in the local newspaper about sales numbers for various auto manufacturers in 2006 and 2007. The Lotus numbers for NE Ohio were:

2006 - 21 Lotus
2007 - 11 Lotus

The decline is one of the largest percentage declines listed among the many different auto manufacturers. Overall new car sales were up slightly in 2007.
 

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I just happened to be pulling some registration numbers today and I added Lotus into the mix for fun. Here's the latest registration data I found. (Please note that this database counts anything registered after Oct. 1st as a new model year car.)

08 Exige S - 30, 07 Exige S - 273
08 Exige - 8, 07 Exige - 46, 06 Exige - 271
08 Elise - 60, 07 Elise - 599, 06 Elise - 1266, 05 Elise - 2362, 04 Elise 196
 

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I just happened to be pulling some registration numbers today and I added Lotus into the mix for fun. Here's the latest registration data I found. (Please note that this database counts anything registered after Oct. 1st as a new model year car.)

08 Exige S - 30, 07 Exige S - 273
08 Exige - 8, 07 Exige - 46, 06 Exige - 271
08 Elise - 60, 07 Elise - 599, 06 Elise - 1266, 05 Elise - 2362, 04 Elise 196
Rat27, Thanks for the numbers! Are these all "first registrations" or do they include transfers, i.e. used car sales? Also, there wouldn't happen to be a segmentation by color, would there?;)
 

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Rat27, Thanks for the numbers! Are these all "first registrations" or do they include transfers, i.e. used car sales? Also, there wouldn't happen to be a segmentation by color, would there?;)
These are first registrations. Good luck on the color segmentation. I was surprised I could break out the Exige and Exige S. I do remember that Saffron Yellow was the most popular color in '05 but it was a standard color. I know that Solar Yellow was less popular in '06.
 

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Interesting.. Wonder what the state-by-state numbers are.
 

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Do you mean 2008 production?


My dealer told me that production was greatly reduced to around 400 Elises and slightly more Exige S's at 450. Since they over-produced Exige S's, that's why there are still so many around. I assume this is in the U.S.


Production of Elises was reduced to keep resale and exclusivity higher.
 

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What is an 07 Exige? There was only an 07 Exige S.

And an 04 Elise? Huh? :huh:
If you got an 05 Elise before 10/1/04 it shows as a 2004 according to the way the stats are posted. I got my car on 10/7/2004 so it shows as a 2005.

My car was serial number 302 but came in late to port along with some other cars on the east coast due to the hurricanes at the time and I think the 2005models started with serial number 26, so 196 between Chris getting the first one in July and everyone else from then until to October seems right.
 

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Ummm ok ChrisB but then what is this 07 Exige and 07 Exige S.

I would think if I bought a car that is titled/registered as a particular model year it would be listed as such - not based on the technical date I took delivery.
 

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I am reviving this old thread and was hoping someone might have U.S. figures for Elise / Exige up to the end (2011 MY). When we left off with this thread, the 2008 figures were just coming in from Oct. 2007 to Jan. 2008, hardly a full year.

Thank,
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