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Hi everyone. Here's a link to my cars.com ad.

2005 Lotus Elise, $23,990 - Cars.com


Please feel free to PM or call with any questions. I'll check back here often as well. The car is in great condition. I just need to sell it due to bills beating the crap out of me. The price is fairly firm as I need to pay it off. {In other words I can't sell it for $19,999.99} Thanks in advance!

Rowen

EDIT: {6/30/2009} I should mention that I'm looking for a SPORT BIKE. If you happen to have one that you would part with as partial trade, I'm all ears. I'm most interested in 2004-2007ish 600-1000cc bikes. At the top of the list would be GSX-R, CBR, Ducati 748/998 or R1/R6's.
 

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Here are a few pics of the car. {And 1 pic of the classy guy you'll be buying from} More in the linked ad.















 

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Yes it is. It's explained in the Cars.com ad. There is a nice crack in the bumper right there. We taped it up to prevent it from spreading. Repair estimate was $1,500.
 

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You should take the tape off and take some close up shots of the crack.

The tape makes it look REAL bad.

Not to mention you are missing the front grill in the photos. Would that be included in the sale?
 

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You should take the tape off and take some close up shots of the crack.

The tape makes it look REAL bad.

You're right. I'll get to that soon. It's split all the way through. I didn't want to let it jiggle around. The guys over at Lotus service assured me it was just cosmetic but suggested it be taped up.
 

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You're right. I'll get to that soon. It's split all the way through. I didn't want to let it jiggle around. The guys over at Lotus service assured me it was just cosmetic but suggested it be taped up.
I would say that it could be deemed structural by an insurance company - could get the front clam replaced.
Crash structure ok I assume?
 

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I would say that it could be deemed structural by an insurance company - could get the front clam replaced.
Crash structure ok I assume?
Yeah the crash structure is fine. It just hit a rubber/plastic stick. I didn't bother reporting it to insurance as I didn't want rates to go up.
 

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In all fairness I do expect this crowd to be a little more harsh on pricing. If there are any potential buyers out there, just get in touch with me and we'll see if we can come to an agreement. The service manager over at the local dealership knows my car well and is happy to go over everything with a potential buyer. In the mean time, I'll look into what options I have with repair through Insurance. It wasn't that long ago but I agree they don't like time lapsed before reporting. Also the grill is missing. The bumper cracked right by where it attaches on one side.
 

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I should mention that I'm looking for a SPORT BIKE. If you happen to have one that you would part with as partial trade, I'm all ears. I'm most interested in 2004-2007ish 600-1000cc bikes. At the top of the list would be GSX-R, CBR, Ducati 748/998 or R1/R6's.
 

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Price reduced. $22,995.

If someone could update the title of my post to reflect this, I would greatly appreciate it. Also all PM's have been returned.
 
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