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Hi,

My miata's on its last legs (and I'm tired of it) and I'm considering a used Elise from San Antonio Auto Group of San Antonio. I live in the FLA panhandle, and that's about the best Lotus (for me) that I could find on ebay. If I were buying new, I wouldn't opt for the touring package, and probably would opt for the limited slip diff.

I noticed there is a Lotus dealer in San Antonio. (Lotus of San Antonio)

How do you recommend setting up an inspection (contact Lotus dealer directly without talking to the seller?) and what's the typical cost?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Thanks for the input. I have checked out the checklist but I'm not much of a wrench and it's a day's trip away.

If I were buying new, I wouldn't opt for the touring package, and probably would opt for the limited slip diff" that it isn't really what you are looking for? Why not wait for the right car?
I don't know how long I'd be waiting, but point taken. My wants are:
- Base package
- Limited slip diff
- Very good condition
- Red or Yellow (preferably yellow)

I'd like to buy within the next month or so. I don't know the used Elise market at all; this just looked like it might be a really good deal.

So I guess I'll sleep on this a few days and if still interested ask the dealer to take it to the elise shop for an inspection.

Thanks again :)
 

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I've read a bunch of the limited slip threads tonight; now I'm not so sure... but what good is a sportscar if you can't wag the rear end when you want to?

I'd love to be able to abuse one with the limited slip and one without to see what I like.
 
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