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  1. I would say about £5000 is. The Likely reason you PX'd your NA for more than he sold it for is because he probably had very good profit in what he was selling you (which does not matter as you got what you wanted at the price you wanted and he got what he wanted......why else would he give you more money than he sold it for?) which means he could split that profit between the two cars however the general idea that if you think a dealer "buys" a Lotus, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari or even a Range Rover for his own stock with less than a few grand profit in it you are viewing the world with ro
  2. I think the 60K figure is extremely optimistic. For one, the difference on trade and retail on these cars is going to be a lot bigger! On a ford Focus there might only be £1500 difference between trade and retail but on a Lotus (bearing in mind that as a retailer you are ultimately responsible if the car fails when you re sell it) most dealers would want a minimum of £5000 margin i should imagine. Secondly, i should imagine that in the agreement there are going to be clauses on damage to paint (chips, scuffs etc) and alloys (kerbing etc) and definitely mileage restrictions and
  3. Same here, i had an Esprit and Elan M100 for seven years and i intend to keep my Evora for many years but that is why it is down to personal circumstance. For example, if i did not do the amount of miles i do and i didn't think it would rub my customers up the wrong way, i would probably have a brand new Evora on 50/50 as an everyday car. Nothing would make me happier than driving it every day and getting that enjoyment out of it so often 😀
  4. I think what is being talked about here is "PCP" (personal Contract plan) which can be on new or used cars and available from most dealers. It is a form of finance. Ever wondered how Land Rover sell so many £100,000 Range Rovers to the average earners in the population.....well this is how it is done. You basically put a deposit down.......anywhere between £1000 and £5000 minimum deposit usually and then 50% of the outstanding balance is put on finance for say 24 to 48 months and then you have one final payment of the other 50% of the car or you can give the car back and clear t
  5. Wow a clio V6, i bet that is mad as a box of frogs! I think £25,000 will get you a very nice NA. Research the Tech Packs and sport packs to make sure you get what you want. I have seen launch editions (All the goodies throw in) with reasonable miles for that price. I am sure you will find one that stirs your soul!
  6. Thanks Chaps! That's the one i was talking about Jim, thanks 😀 In answer to your question Steve, the red sill flashes are vinyl/graphics. Glad i got the car home but i really want another long drive......i guess i will have to wait until March!
  7. Well, picked the car up today and i love it! Not ideal driving conditions but i found the car was great to drive, effortless power, the IPS gearbox changes nice and smoothly. The cockpit is a lovely place to be and the drive is excellent, so smooth and comfortable for a sports car! Well pleased! I haven't had much time today but i took a couple of quick pictures even though it got a bit dirty on the way home due to weather. I think the red pin strip and small union jack graphics were added to this car (as there is an invoice in the history) but they are exactly like the "Wh
  8. Buying blind is not ideal i agree however "click and collect" which is what is happening in this lockdown for covid means you can buy the car via pics and video etc but should you get there and the car is not what you thought or something really is up you can change your mind and receive a refund. That is why not ALL dealers are offering click and collect as for some it is too much risk/hassle etc For me, the car i have bought really hit a note with me. I absolutely loved the way it looks and i did not want to risk losing the opportunity as its not like buying a black Vauxhall Corsa
  9. Great looking car that! Congratulations!
  10. Thanks everyone. Yes, it is the one that was a Sytner. I promise to post pics as soon as i collect the car. Can't wait 😀
  11. Thank you! I dont have any pics at the moment but i will take some Saturday if all goes well 😀
  12. Hi Everyone Well, been thinking for a couple of months now about selling my lovely Esprit SE and Elan M100 SE and getting an Evora. After trawling through Evora ads for a couple of months i saw an Evora which made me say, in the immortal words of Will Smith, "i gotta get me one of these!". So after putting my cars out there to a couple of Specialist Lotus traders i agreed a price and sold my Esprit and Elan and to my joy that same Evora was still for sale. I put a call into the dealer, studied the pics carefully, got a video walk around from the dealer and decided that its the one fo
  13. Well, i think i am convinced then! I will until the new year and get the Esprit and Elan up for sale in early spring. I wish i could afford one without selling the other two but i think it will be the right move. Thanks to everyone for your opinions, hopefully i will be back here early next year!
  14. Hello Everyone! I am a Lotus owner already, i have a 1990 Esprit Turbo SE done 48,000 miles and a Elan M100 Turbo done 80,000 miles. Both cars now are exactly how i want them. I spent a lot of money on the Esprit especially, although i done all the work myself as while i am not a mechanic by profession, i am reasonably handy with spanners and have worked on scooters , motorbikes and cars since i was about 16. I love the Esprit and Elan but i find myself more and more drawn to the modern Evora. My Budget would be up to £35,000 so i would be looking at 8 to 10 year old cars i pres
  15. Lovely looking car and i hope you find a great Esprit. They are lovely cars and a passion of mine too! However......regarding warranty..... I will be very, very surprised if you get a warranty or a good one at least on a 24 year old classic super car. Best of luck finding a good Esprit though 😀
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