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I sold my 07 Exige several years ago when Criswell in Gaithersburg, MD dropped Lotus (after about 20 years or more). I bought my car in 2008 from Criswell, a new leftover, and the warranty started then. When Criswell dropped, had about a year left on the warranty, with the nearest dealership in Pittsburgh. Essentially rendering the warranty useless, so I let the car go.

In the ensuing years, Euro Motors briefly was a Lotus dealer, since then it's still Pittsburgh or NJ (Rothrock in Philly, also a long time dealer, dropped Lotus as well).

I now find myself POSSIBLY looking for another modern Lotus: Elise, Exige or perhaps even an Evora. Ownership no longer rests on a relatively nearby dealership, but wondering what shops in the DMV up to Baltimore, and over to Annapolis (where I am) are competent with the Toyota powered Lotus. I can do the basics myself, but physically I'm less able to crawl all over and under a car, so would still need a shop for anything more complicated than oil change and brakes.

Who are you guys using?
 

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I feel blessed living in Toronto. The dealership here is superb but is strictly a 9 to 5, Monday to Friday shop. If you are ever up this way on a trip, try them out.
 

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I sold my 07 Exige several years ago when Criswell in Gaithersburg, MD dropped Lotus (after about 20 years or more). I bought my car in 2008 from Criswell, a new leftover, and the warranty started then. When Criswell dropped, had about a year left on the warranty, with the nearest dealership in Pittsburgh. Essentially rendering the warranty useless, so I let the car go.

In the ensuing years, Euro Motors briefly was a Lotus dealer, since then it's still Pittsburgh or NJ (Rothrock in Philly, also a long time dealer, dropped Lotus as well).

I now find myself POSSIBLY looking for another modern Lotus: Elise, Exige or perhaps even an Evora. Ownership no longer rests on a relatively nearby dealership, but wondering what shops in the DMV up to Baltimore, and over to Annapolis (where I am) are competent with the Toyota powered Lotus. I can do the basics myself, but physically I'm less able to crawl all over and under a car, so would still need a shop for anything more complicated than oil change and brakes.

Who are you guys using?
I use Artin Karimian at GT Peace in Chantilly, VA. (He used to be at RRT, the BMW competition specialist). He has worked on my Elise, as well as several others, and has experience with Esprits and Evoras.


I hope to see you back in a Lotus soon!

--Bob Collum
 
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