Because, the auto industry and especially GM is toast. GM losses an average of $2,500 per car sold; GM decides to loose money instead of shutting down factory, because in part union wages are guaranteed, so GM has to pay out the workers even if they do nothing.$$$. Dont get me wrong I still love the Elise look and tossability, but think its losing it's $$$ appeal... I guess I'm just observing the price creep and hope Lotus and the dealers remember how to be competitive.
In 2 years, a used Elise will be about 50% MSRP regardless of how much you pay now. The used car market is dead, and I don't care what anyone say, an Elise will not hold value any better than a Boxster, or a Masareti.The resale value on the Elise will drop quick. Any money spent over MSRP is money wasted. If we all waited 2 yrs plus for this thing, keep waiting so MSRP is all we pay. No one has to pay more. [/B]
zvezdah1 said:The boxster??? Cmon, the only way they can improve the present design is to s**tcan it. Certainly not even close in price. Isn't the comparable performing boxster in the 55K range?
For a 2003 base Boxster with limited options (Elise don't have much options either) about 210 hp: I think it is about USDSo what's the new boxster s selling for with comp. equip?