yeah, the delayed release of the car is really frustrating a lot of people, I'm sure. What makes it even more worse, is that the 111R, which you mentioned, has been available in Europe since late January. So what the hell is going on?!originally posted by Jon
But all these changes to the release date makes any date hard to believe.
Heck, it's a Lotus - expect differences between every car. It's fun when someone wants to discuss "what was original" on an Elan or Europa. Things like "What is the proper color for the Engine?" really are answered with "What ever color paint they had sitting around." There are Series 3 Elans with Series 2 tail lights (they hadn't used them all up), Series 2 Elans with Series 1 dash boards, etc. The really fun question is "Which cars had the Black Lotus Badges?" - the answer is the ones that were made when they ran out of the Green and Yellow ones.Arno said:Expect differences between the initial demo car you can drive at the dealer compared to the first real 'production' cars
estimated by who?zvezdah1 said:It's been the same estimated delivery date for quite some time now. Dealer demos May (from mid to late) with first customer cars coming in June (early to mid).
Shinno is right, our 111R down under has a different interior than any of the show cars or Birmingham test cars that I have seen. The main difference is the dash and steering wheel. The seats and the door panals are exactly the same as the US.shinoo said:Our interior is very different from the 111R. Remember Lotus had not yet finalized the design/spec on the interior at the time of the LA Auto Show (jan04). I imagine this or some other part/s may be slowing down the initial delivery time. Or it could be a number of other issues...like the fact the the dollar is getting stronger.
What ever the reason, the Elise is going to be fantastic and worth the additional wait. Now where's my car already!