There was a $15k manufacturer’s incentive that had an expiration date. This happened twice, I think. Dealers didn’t want to lose the incentive because they had a hard enough time selling the cars for $15k less. So they essentially “bought” the car, punched the warranty, took the incentive from Lotus and offered the car for a lower than MSRP price that accounted for the 15K incentive.I have never heard of warranty clock starting when dealer acquires vehicle. "In service date" is always when customer purchases it, hence vehicle is "in service."
That's good. I called today also to the Houston dealer. They were asking $86K. The longer the 2018 car sits they could accept a mid $70 offer in a month or two. The car has been sitting there for two years now.Thanks all for the insight. I’ve spoken with the dealership. The car has 30 miles and the warranty hasn’t started. They won’t go below $82K.
This car does not have full leather or forged wheels, mine has same interior and I'm happy with it and can upgrade to forged which I did. Does have the upgraded radio that has car play though. Since warranty has not been started yet it would be a decent deal at $80kThere will be few new 17-18s at this point. I'm not saying a patient person couldn't find one and maybe a better deal at some future date but then again, you may find the next dealer is just as focused on getting a fair price and not loosing money on the deal. This is a decent price for a new unregistered car, especially an '18, so how long do you want to wait before joining the cool kids?
This car has everything I'd need to enjoy a 400 because the black pack is not a requirement in my view and the rest is a matter of taste. That is, color , painted calipers, etc. I consider a full leather interior, forged wheels and a manual, all of which this car has, .
I took a second look at the photos and you're right, it has the standard interior. The wheels look like the forged pattern to me but I'll take your word for it that they are not. That being so, I'd have to agree that a price of 80K or under is more appropriate since lacking the leather and wheels makes this car a bit less desirable. Still drives the same but replacing the wheels would be much more expensive than having just checked the option box. Are you sure about the wheels? I know you're ok with the color!This car does not have full leather or forged wheels, mine has same interior and I'm happy with it and can upgrade to forged which I did. Does have the upgraded radio that has car play though. Since warranty has not been started yet it would be a decent deal at $80k