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I got a phone call from Austin Lewis @ Desert European this morning, telling me that Desert European will not be able to sell Elise until LATE NEXT YEAR, so he would like to pay my deposit back to my credit card.

DOH!!!!

What's wrong with this dealership??
Anyone knows?

Anyone in the same situation??



edit - After reading other members' replies that there are actually people getting the car, I am suspecting if I just misunderstood Austin telling me he will not be able to sell "me" car until late next year. Let me contact Austin for accurate info.
Sorry for those who become worried about their order status, and I will give full apology if all this is due to my misunderstanding.
 

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:eek:

What? Are you sure you didn't misunderstand him talking just about your car?

I certainly hope there is just some misunderstanding.
 

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I think I might throw up.

Edit: It's a little to late tonight to get any information but I gotta say this is really weird. I just talked to Austin a couple of days ago and he apologied for the delays and mentioned that he was as disappointed as I was. He also confirmed that my car, which I already ordered, would arrive toward the end of the year.

I don't know what to make of all this.
 

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They have begun delivering cars. I know of at least one person who picked up an Elise from DE. In fact he picked it up last week and drove to Monterey.
 

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They have begun delivering cars. I know of at least one person who picked up an Elise from DE. In fact he picked it up last week and drove to Monterey.
I'm hoping that physi just misunderstood a concern about his specific order. But I wonder if he's a troll?
 

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I hope if I misunderstood him

I am hoping that he was just talking about my car.

If it was the case, I am willing to wait extra half year, because most people who get cars now have waited 2-3+ years.
As long as I get my car @ MSRP after my college graduation, I will be fine. (Even though that will bother me alot..)

Let me call him up tomorrow, and hear what is the "true" reason of cancelling my reservation.
(Desert European has not released any information regarding its allocation status nor even customer's waitlist number.)
 

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physi said:
Let me call him up tomorrow, and hear what is the "true" reason of cancelling my reservation.
(Desert European has not released any information regarding its allocation status nor even customer's waitlist number.)
Let us know what you find out. And please don't take offense at my 'troll' comment. I was just speculating given how strange this whole deal seems.
 

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Thanks to shinoo and andykeck

thanks for your information..

I will bug Austin tomorrow for reinstating my reservation...

Just one more wonder...
why didn't Austin ask me if I was willing to wait?

He should have known that I am willing to wait more since when he told me that he will get my elise delivered in June next year(which is the month I graduate), i told him that i couldn't trust him for that..

Instead, I told him that i would be expecting my car to be delivered around Sept. next year because I had already heard enough complains regarding ongoing delays.

However when he returned me the reservation form along with the credit card receipt, he kindly hand-wrote "CAR FOR JUNE DEL 05 @ MSRP," and it was not what I asked him to do.

Why didn't (or couldn't) Austin ask me at first if I was willing to wait more? Without giving me an alternative, he was pretty much like.."sorry, but you got no chance. I must cancel your reservation."

Hope it's all because of my misunderstanding....
I really want the car....
 

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Pass the defibrillator!!

I really hope you're either yanking our chain or horribly misinformed. They're expecting my car sometime next month and you're saying Next Year??

Maybe "MSRP" is the magic word here. I wasn't aware that Desert Euro was selling any cars at MSRP. It could well be that they have a list of 120+ "Premium" deposits so they won't be selling you one at MSRP for years.

I expect Austin and Pat will come in Monday to a full voicemail box.

If you speak truth, I will have to dig up my scrap of paper with Gary Hagen's cellphone number on it. :)
 

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WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tell me this is a joke!!!!!!!!!!

Talk to Pat Marsh. What # are you physi? I think Austin is talking about your car only?

who picked their car up from DE, sandsmuseum?
 

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WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tell me this is a joke!!!!!!!!!!

Talk to Pat Marsh. What # are you physi? I think Austin is talking about your car only?

who picked their car up from DE, sandsmuseum?
I am also hoping that I was just misinformed. As other members of this forum mentioned that there are some others getting the car, there is high chance of being misinformed. (I hope so)

Again, I have not received my #, nor any information of others on the wait-list.
 

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physi said:
I am also hoping that I was just misinformed. As other members of this forum mentioned that there are some others getting the car, there is high chance of being misinformed. (I hope so)

Again, I have not received my #, nor any information of others on the wait-list.
when did you put your deposit down?
 

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physi said:
last month. (July 29)

Do you have your # from DE???
yes, #28. I put my deposit down early April after sitting out for 6 months. funny they didn't give you a #.
 

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so..you guys are paying $2500 over the MSRP

is this why you guys have waitlist number and i don't?

I haven't contacted Austin yet, guessing he does not work on weekend.
 

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physi said:
I haven't contacted Austin yet, guessing he does not work on weekend.
You might want to also call Pat Marsh (sp?). I'm sure one of the two of them is there.
 

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Anybody hear anything?
i don't want to call Pat and bug him anymore. I've called the poor guy about the demo once a week.
 
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