I'll third the doubt about Feb/March. I've been on the list sinceZ0650TH said:617arg:
Based on my conversation with the dealer, the car would come in approx. Feb/March and the price is MSRP.
The deposit is $1,000 and is fully refundable which is perfectly fair. I will most likely be going there tomorrow to leave my deposit.
I'll fourth it. When I called around to 6 dealers in the PA-NJ-NY-CT area back in early april, Classic said it would be over a year, probably May-July '05 time frame. And that was before the car & driver, motor trend, etc. articles and all this other press came out. Unless they've had a SH*TLOAD of dropouts and no new deposits, it is impossible they will get you a car by next feb/march.Sownman said:I'll third the doubt about Feb/March. I've been on the list since
last October and am #25. I've been told next Feb/March. I think thats a realistic if dissapointing time frame.
ok, just making sure.Z0650TH said:gmoneyjive:
Westchester Audi is the same as Classic Automobiles. They are basically an Audi dealer but they are an authorized Lotus dealer as well. You are correct that there are only 2 dealers in New York.
Put the deposit down now!! I waited 3 or 4 months to put mine down because I knew I couldn't afford it till march of next year, now I'm gonna pay for it because everything is getting behind and I probably won't get it till mid to late summer. If you have any doubts, you can always take your deposit back. And 6'4 people fit fine, so should you.
I originally wanted to wait until I sat in and drove the car but now I figured it may be best to put down a deposit and take it from there. The only way I wouldn't take the car is if I don't fit comfortably (I am 6'2', 190lbs and long legs!)
I'm definitely ordering it. I just think the car looks a helluva lot better with the hardtop. But since the hardtop takes a long time to take off/put on, I will only use it for 5 or so months during the winter. A guy in Austrailia said the new soft tops don't leak, and I haven't heard anyone else say they do, so I think Lotus solved the problem.
Still undecided if I should order the Hard Top as I have the feeling it will sit in the garage. I'm kinda lazy and if it don't fit in the car, I don't think I will ever use it. Just hope the soft top doesn't leak. Are most of you ordering the hard top?
I've heard of one 111R owner that had a slight leak problem, but at the service they adjusted the windows and took care of it.gmoneyjive said:A guy in Austrailia said the new soft tops don't leak, and I haven't heard anyone else say they do, so I think Lotus solved the problem.
Barry Gordon is also my sales guy on this purchase. I agree that he is very straight with information and a good guy to deal with. The demo is expected this week and I am planning on going up there this Saturday for a test drive, etc. If all turns out well I will be putting down my deposit. Not sure of the exact number I will be but I believe it is about 35.z06fun said:I'm sorry I didnt see this thread earlier. I have a deposit with Classic Autos, I'm number 17, or I was back in April, dont know if anyone dropped out ahead of me. Barry Gorden has always seemed to be straight forward with me. First thing I did before I put down the deposit was to email him and find out if the deposit was refundable and if I could get the car at MSRP. He replied yes to both, and I placed my deposit. He has never told me anything that didnt seem to agree with what I read on the forum.
How close are you to the dealership? I'm about 5.5 hours away.
Did he say when they expect their demo?
Also, I no idea how many deposits they have taken now, about what number would you be on their list?