In Nov. 2003 The Honolulu dealer quoted me $5,000 deposit and the price would be $5,000 over MSRP. So I went with Mid-Rivers in St Louis (MSRP & $1,000 deposit). The state sales tax works out for me and I get to visit my brother across the river when I pick up my car.
The Honolulu dealer has one Elise in an auto show this month. I have no idea what their allocation is.
RORO shipping runs about $1,000, containerized shipping is possible.
They had 1 blue metallic one red metallic and a yellow one for sale I believe all with touring and hard top. They insist on $5k extra .....
They also have a red metallic with touring and LSS as a demo.
It came back from somebody who decided he did not like it after 2 days and 180 miles and bought a Maserati instead.
I offered MSRP but they declined.
The next week JN (the dealer) had track day with some professional drivers. They went full bore on the track with the demo and 2-300 miles on it . just FYI
Go ahead and buy in Hawaii , I'll probaly buy my car on the maiinland after the hype calms down
BY the way I'm looking for gun metallic TR & LSS no Hard top ......