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I have been reading opposite takes on how sales are being handled. I am interested in hearing from anyone who has had or has been given bad info from their dealer. Examples, Their car is missing, dropped from a list, you believe other cars were put in front of you on the list, not getting the right car, NEW cars for sale at dealerships, or any other scenarios.

I am NOT ready to come forward at this time, but I would like to gather input for the good of all of us waiting for our cars, as well as those who have given up.

In Illinois, some how, for example, FVMC has another car for sale,

Fox Valley Motorcars (FVMC) has a brand new black Elise demo for sale soon, and another black Elise for sale. with sport package, AVAILABLE NOW

Not sure if they still have their green demo...

:confused: :mad: :no: :shrug:

It says: "This Elise is available for IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! Equipped with touring package, sport package and metallic black paint. Be one of only a select few to own this car today! " - Fox Valley Motorcars
 

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if i know fvmc, theyre asking at least 10k over....
i know one car they had b4 they bought from san francisco for like 6k over and sold it for a nice profit.
i saw that black one right after it came off the truck....thats one of the ones from my post fvmc just got 6 cars....anyway, perhaps the potential owner didnt want it because of the unsightly abundance of swirls in the black paint......who knows?
as of last week, they still had the green demo car too.
are they using one of the black ones as a demo?? if so, is it the one with lss?
 

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My report about Scottsdale, Arizona Lotus doesn't fit into negative dealer category. Here's my opinions on some of the subjection areas you mentioned:

1) Estimated arrivals.
Scottsdale Lotus has been really open about deliveries. A few weeks ago Dan gave me a VIN number on (what was) my
Magnetic Blue Elise.

Six months ago, their original estimate was that the car would arrive in late-September or early-November. In actuality, it will probably arrive sometime in December. They're about 4 to 6 weeks off the estimate time they told me in April. Not a bad estimate considering thier estimate was about a month after production has started and didn't factor in the LSS shortage, the extra one month delay, and the shipper issues.

2) Cars for Sale.
Yes, Scottsdale has had two cars (Storm TI and Bordeaux) for sale. I do believe these were customer cars who cancelled. Why? Because when I asked to switch from my Magnetic Blue to the Bordeaux Red, Scottsdale let me switch and confirmed MSRP on the Bordeaux in writing. They would not have done this if they had just pulled a customer's car out from under him to make a fast buck.

3) Possible mistakes were fixed.
Last week, I noticed Scottsdale has listed the Bordeaux car as still available on their website. I sent Dan and e-mail expressing my concern that the Bordeaux car may be inadvertently sold by another sale person. And to make matters worse, it's also possible that the Magnetic car could have been sold as well, which would leave me Elise-less. By Monday morning, their site was updated and it listed the Magnetic Blue as being available.

So, I'm really happy with the way Scottsdale Lotus has kept me informed, accommodated me, and taken steps to make sure I get the proper car. Their estimates on arrival are relatively accurate and realistic, they gave me the VIN numbers once they got it, and they took steps to prevent my car from being accidentally sold.

Are they selling cars over MSRP, yes. They are a business and not a charity and they did not cheat anyone out of a car. I'd give Scottsdale, Arizona Lotus five out of five stars!! :clap:

http://www.lotusofscottsdale.com/lotus.html
 

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Dear troublemaker,

I was not looking for opinions on dealers, but i was in fact looking for peoples stories on what is going on with their orders.

To everyone else:

Has anyone had difficlties getting specifics on their cars, places in line, etc.

Do you know for sure your number is correct?? And how sure are you?
 
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