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Overseas Motors
Dallas, TX
Demo - no
Customer cars - 2
"Unallocated" cars - 2


I'd like to post a list for high volume dealers too, but I don't think people will be honest with the good dealers in order to keep the information to themselves. However, those of us who appear to be screwed can commiserate, and perhaps help others avoid the same misery. Hopefully, this information can eventually be used to determine the allocation rates of the dealerships reported.

All hail the double super secret Lotus "allocation" favoritism.


*** edited to update numbers
 

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AutoEurope
Birmingham, MI
Demo - no
Customer cars - no
"Unallocated" cars - no

I'm not mad at them, they sound just as upset as I am (maybe moreso).
 

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What? The dealer is upset because he has no cars and isn't getting any information about when he might get his cars?

The poor guy must be frustrated.

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD!!!!!!

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Desert European Motorcars
Rancho Mirage, CA
Demo - no
Customer Cars - no
Unallocated cars - no
Delivery information - no
 

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Feels good to know that Lotus "delayed" the June 15 release date so that all of the demo cars could be "delivered" at the same time the week of July 15, eh?

So, guys at Autoeurpoe and Desert European..any reason why your dealerships are on the Lotus sh!t list? Speculation about Overseas is due to their history of dropping, then picking back up the Lotus brand for sales. Either that, or the GM and/or owner of the dealership haven't done anything to impress Lotus that they care about carrying the brand again (lack of communication with Lotus, lack of customer support during the wait period, etc.)
 

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What bothers me is that AutoEurope has done a ton of work for Lotus Engineering in the past. Lotus Engineering is located in Ann Arbor and uses AutoEurope to service their Elises. I would think that they would get a gold star by their name, not put on the black list.
 

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Well I'd assume that Autoeurope has various staff and associates. Maybe some are not up to snuff or something. Likely the ones that dealt with and assisted Lotus Engineering are not the same folks dealing with the Elise sales related matters.
 

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Silver Star
Thousand Oaks Calif
Demo - 1 or 0
Customer cars - 3 or 4
"Unallocated" cars - no

They got 1 car (Steve W) 1 1/2 weeks ago and 3 cars yesterday
Spencer didn't know if any of yesterdays cars was a demo.

New info : Demo is in and it will not be allowed on test drives
you can "sit in it". How special.
 

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Sownman said:
Silver Star
Thousand Oaks Calif
Demo - 1 or 0
Customer cars - 3 or 4
"Unallocated" cars - no

They got 1 car (Steve W) 1 1/2 weeks ago and 3 cars yesterday
Spencer didn't know if any of yesterdays cars was a demo
I'm glad they've started to get some more cars. I may pop by just to compare.
 

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Valenti in ct

1 demo

1 customer car delivered maybe 2

I am #23 told my car will be dec or jan

What's up with the dealer in chicago 50+ cars by end of year? is this correct?
 

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Just got off the phone w my dealer 17 to 19 cars by end of year Im #23 so jan or feb

Ardent red touring w/ red leather

Also he is selling his personal car for 5k over sticker and is going down the list asking deposit holders.
 

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Behlmann Midrivers Lotus
St. Louis, MO

I Demo Car - SY Touring, Hardtop
1 Customer Car - Black, Touring
1 Customer Car reported to be in port for 4 weeks, customer nor dealership knows when its to be delivered.

Per Sales Manager, their allocatio is 10 Cars by 10/31, thereafter 6 to 7 cars a month.

Yea, right.
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As far as I know, Midwestern Auto Group (MAG) in Ohio has only gotten their demo. If customer cars have been delivered, please let me/everyone know -- I haven't been asking MAG about deliveries.
 

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Rothrock, Phila, PA
1 Demo
2 Confirmed customer cars

Over 70 on waiting list
 
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