For those of us who have a firm order submitted to Lotus, what are you going to do about the price increase now that it's too late to change your order?
do the dealers have brochures yet?tidalwdave said:I went and looked at the C6 today. I can get my car around Nov. for MSRP.
That's what I'm looking at now.
If I don't get the C6, I was going to get some Lotus accessoriers, but will no longer do so in the near future.
my sentiments as wellMotorCade said:Not really. I'm doing the same thing, but I'm going to have it installed by someone else. I know an excellent installer here in VA beach. And they won't charge me as much. I was never thrilled that Lotus started making it nearly mandatory that we buy it, but I was cool with it because I know how small their profit margin was getting, and felt it would help out them out for bringing such a great car over here. After how they've handled this latest, I have no sympathy. It's possible I'll order aftermarket parts from them, but no longer particularly likely. It will depend on the quality of the parts... same as the car... if the product wasn't the best on the market, I wouldn't buy it. Now they have to prove their products are the best... whereas before I was willing to take their word for it.
Guys, we gotta stand up for ourselves. Does Lotus have the right to do this to us, sure. However, is it the right thing to do?Genjuro said:I know this may not help, but Johnny and I are going to write Lotus and LCU to register our complaint.
I strongly believe that if you are locked into your order, then I urge you to join us in mailing Lotus to register our disagreement and propose a solution.
PM me or Johnny to be involved.
Regardless of how others feel on this board, if we don't take the time to stand up for ourselves, then who will do it for us?
That's what Johnny and I are doing. PM me for me details.TOPGUN750 said:Why don't we have one person draft a letter followed by the names of the customers who this has affected and who fell betrayed by such actions.
I was also told that my car was supposed to be here before the price increase and it is not here. I placed my deposit based on the original msrp and think that Lotus ought to honor those who placed their orders based on the original msrp.
It is horrible PR that they are doing this. If enough of us say something I think they will surely change their attitude towards the few customers willing to place orders/deposits before even seeing this car. As a car company they should establish loyalty, actions like this clearly send the wrong message.