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What strategies work best for finding a used Elise for purchase here in the good ol' US of A?
  • Post a "WTB: 2005-2006 Elise" here on the forum, is that allowed?
  • Is there a "for sale" location somewhere on this site that I've missed?
  • Which websites work best? craigslist, ebay, autoguide.com, etc
  • Are there specific auction houses to keep an eye on?
  • Or is it all of the above and hope you get lucky?
Any pointers would be appreciated!
 

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- Yes
- Yes
- Either or all
- Nope
- Yes

Happy hunting :D
 

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I got mine by posting a WTB thread on LT. Had quite a few members message me, and ended up buying mine off Toad(for a great price I might add).

Just look around, keep an eye out for Craigslist ads(given you have a smart phone get the Craigslist app that updates every 30 minutes and just make a lotus search)
Check auto trader occasionally, and of course make a thread here on LT.

-Ty-
 

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I found mine here and there are tons on Craigslist and Autotrader. These cars are not that rare, despite what people say. Just depends on how patient you are on waiting for the one you want.

Sometimes it's tougher if you want a local one but if you don't mind flying out to pick it up or having it shipped, there are enough out there for you to find.
 

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Got mine on cars.com in Park City Utah (before anybody here saw it?).
 

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I did it the easy way.

I watched a friend research them.....
and saw his review after he got a chance to rent one in Las Vegas for a week.....
Then waited 2 years
and sold my other toy car
And finally bought it from him.

Doesn't everyone do it this way?
 

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I bought mine after seeing a listing in the For Sale section here.

When searching, I looked at all the major Craigslists in the areas that I would consider traveling to. I set up the search on that CL, like, say, Tampa, Houston, etc., then bookmarked that page and would just go down my bookmarks. I deleted those bookmarks, sorry, but here are some non CL's that I did bookmark. You can modify up then parameters and bookmark them, then just hit your bookmarks daily. Missed one in west OK by a day from the autotrader.

Used Lotus Elise Cars For Sale - Yahoo! Autos

Lotus Elise | eBay

Lotus Elise for Sale in Fayetteville, AR

Lotus Elises for Sale | Used on Oodle Marketplace

Used Lotus Elise For Sale - CarGurus

Find Your Car: Lotus Listings Near Fayetteville, AR 72701 - AutoTrader.com

New and Used LOTUS ELISE For Sale at LemonFree.com

Used Lotus Elise For Sale


After a while, you notice the same cars showing up on multiple sites. Also, I think that about half the CL listings are either scams or idiots.
 
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