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Hello,
I've been looking diligently at Elise sales. I really haven't seen any 2008-2011 Elise's for sale. Other than people being latched onto them, are there other reasons that I'm not seeing them being sold in the US. As I understand, 2011 was the last model year for the US.
 

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Two possible reasons:

1. The newer cars are still short in the ownership time and owners still not ready to sell.
2. From 05-07 there was over 7500 units sold in the U.S. but from 08-12 there were only about 3500 units sold. Less available in the later years.
 

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Thanks for the info and the link. Much appreciated!

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Thanks LostPawn. I live in south Denver and looked at this car closely about a month ago. Nicely equipped. I'm leaning towards an NA in Skittles colors. Not a black fan. Very nice car though!!
You in Colorado?

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Thanks LostPawn. I live in south Denver and looked at this car closely about a month ago. Nicely equipped. I'm leaning towards an NA in Skittles colors. Not a black fan. Very nice car though!!
You in Colorado?

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Too funny!! I JUST ordered a custom plate for my new to me Chrome Orange 05 Elise.. "O SKITLE" :D
 

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Thanks LostPawn. I live in south Denver and looked at this car closely about a month ago. Nicely equipped. I'm leaning towards an NA in Skittles colors. Not a black fan. Very nice car though!!
You in Colorado?

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I get not wanting black and if you can wait that is fine. It sounds like you already know there are few this year range for sale, few in your color choice and few NA, all of those combined may take a long time to find.

I’m in Aurora, car is more or less down for the winter.
 

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I get not wanting black and if you can wait that is fine. It sounds like you already know there are few this year range for sale, few in your color choice and few NA, all of those combined may take a long time to find.

I’m in Aurora, car is more or less down for the winter.
Hey LostPawn,
I saw a beautiful Chrome Orange Elise near Centennial airport/Broncos trng center a few months back. Is that possibly you?



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Hey LostPawn,
I saw a beautiful Chrome Orange Elise near Centennial airport/Broncos trng center a few months back. Is that possibly you?



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I've got a CO Exige and don't think I've had it down in that area in a while. A few CO Eliges in the Denver area though. If you're thinking about tracking the Elise you purchase I'd consider the one at FoD as it's setup well or at least use it as a measuring stick against the others, especially if you got a test drive. I know it's done 2:05s at HPR.
 

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I've got a CO Exige and don't think I've had it down in that area in a while. A few CO Eliges in the Denver area though. If you're thinking about tracking the Elise you purchase I'd consider the one at FoD as it's setup well or at least use it as a measuring stick against the others, especially if you got a test drive. I know it's done 2:05s at HPR.
Thanks for the input. It does look to be setup very well. Although I have a lot of laps at HPR, I might do a few lapping days. The racing/track car is a rabbit hole which I've been down. It consumes me quickly.
That being said, I'll likely focus spirited track driving and touring. I'm still considering an Evora too.

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Should I sell my 2011 Elise???? Nah!!!!!!
 
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