Ditto for me, except it was 2003 Auto Show and $38,500 was the price mentioned. Invited to sit in the car, loved it. Saw the car on Friday, talked to my wife over the weekend to see if she was ok with the Elise's challenging features, called Symbolic on Monday to place deposit by credit card. Apparently dropped about 6 places on the waiting list by not calling right away that Friday, but owed it to my wife to run it by her first. Nervously test drove a car in February, fearing that I might not love it, but of course I did.rtking said:The person behind the rope said that it would be coming to America next year (2003) and that it was priced at $40,000. That caught my attention. But I didn't act on it until I saw the Road & Track article. That pushed me over the edge and got me to put down a deposit.