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Thinking about getting an exige s or s240 in the next 6 months or so and just wondering what you guys think the ballpark pricing will be for a lightly used (2-5k miles) s240 might be within the next year. Trying to decide b/w the 07 s and 08 s240. Thanks
 

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...the answer is always 42. you just have to figure out what units its in.

if i were you and in your position (and I'm not witch is why I have an '06) I'd get the '08 because of all the little upgrades.
 

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likely in the mid $60k range
With all due respect; yeah right!

Try mid to upper $50's in 6 months (depending on options), and low to mid $50's in a year.

It is already possible to buy brand new 240's in the low $60's, and I'm not talking about stripper models.

As for the '07 Exige S, they seem to be around $50K right now, maybe a bit more; but if you look hard you can get one in the very high $40's.

Six months from now and you should be able to get the 2007 S for under $50K without a problem. Unless of course Lotus severly cuts production for the 2009 models, or the 2009's weigh 2,500 lbs.

I wish it were not this way and that the cars would hold their value better. I have no problem paying full MSRP for a car, as long as it has a high rsale value. But if a brand cannot figure out how to keep resale high, then they can't expect us not to expect big discounts on these cars.

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I can only speak about what I see as the market from my experiences thus far. Besides, a lot can happen in 6 months <hint, hint> that would stabilize the resale value.
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With all due respect; yeah right!

Try mid to upper $50's in 6 months (depending on options), and low to mid $50's in a year.

It is already possible to buy brand new 240's in the low $60's, and I'm not talking about stripper models.

As for the '07 Exige S, they seem to be around $50K right now, maybe a bit more; but if you look hard you can get one in the very high $40's.

Six months from now and you should be able to get the 2007 S for under $50K without a problem. Unless of course Lotus severly cuts production for the 2009 models, or the 2009's weigh 2,500 lbs.

I wish it were not this way and that the cars would hold their value better. I have no problem paying full MSRP for a car, as long as it has a high rsale value. But if a brand cannot figure out how to keep resale high, then they can't expect us not to expect big discounts on these cars.

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I can only speak about what I see as the market from my experiences thus far. Besides, a lot can happen in 6 months <hint, hint> that would stabilize the resale value.
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Me thinks me smells an aftermarket supercharger.
 

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I can only speak about what I see as the market from my experiences thus far. Besides, a lot can happen in 6 months <hint, hint> that would stabilize the resale value.
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Oh great. Now I have to rack my brain about these "hints". :wallbang: Stabilizing resale value probably means:

1) Lower number of cars brought into the U.S.; or
2) Another price increase for 2009
 

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Oh great. Now I have to rack my brain about these "hints". :wallbang: Stabilizing resale value probably means:

1) Lower number of cars brought into the U.S.; or
2) Another price increase for 2009
3) Dropping the Elise/Exige all-together?
 

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That would leave the 2-11 for the track junkies, the Eagle for the road warriors, and the New Espirt for the supercar crowd. Wow, Lotus is playing hardball now. :)
 

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I remember in an older thread where Robert suggested new high end car(s) would help elevate the entire brand...so maybe that is where he is going with that hint.
 

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When Lotus introduced the Exige S, we were told they were going to limit production to keep the prices stable. Ha! It is 2005 all over again with half a years production of unsold Lotus's sitting on dealers lots. :sad: I would love to believe that the 240 S will be limited, but I doubt it.

Unfortunately Lotus says one thing and does another. I still llove my car, no matter what it is worth! However, I would love it more if it was worth more. :rolleyes:
 

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yeah, that was the other one on my mind; but I did not want to say it.
Well, look at the negative slope in sales. Wasn't 2005, the intro year into the US, the top sales year here for the Elige/Exise? I'm not in the auto business, but I don't think that's a good thing.

As great a car as the Elige/Exise is, it's a niche vehicle. Now the marginal buyers who've been waiting for the <$30K used car market are converging on the 05's like vultures, and that does not bode well for the used car market (if you're looking for a really good used one). One cannot expect those buyers to maintain the cars as they should.
 
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