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Lol @Benmac given your car listings they obviously do not recognise a good potential customer when they walk in. I sometimes wonder how these dealers keep going - I mean sales is not that hard if you are diligent etc - I've worked in sales for over 15 years so know a little bit about this. But then obviously not selling cars is a different proposition altogether... :) 

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So I only went and did it, I've put a deposit down on an 09 N/A Evora LE , it's already on the list being formed on the LE thread. Ive either slightly over paid or got less than I'd of liked for the E

This car is now on my driveway. Search complete! Thank you to everyone for all their help. Really appreciated.

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Cheers @theelanman, everything OK with you? Have you still got your M100? Might take you up on that as I've not sat in one for a while; what spec is yours?

Yep @C8RKH, odd. In Oakmere I didn't labour the point that I had owned a few in my time but I did mention it and I was in my QP. With them the odd thing is that their parts guys have always been exceptional; sales side not so much.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Benmac said:

 

I emailed Stratton on Thursday morning, not heard anything back.  I called them lunchtime yesterday and left a message as the requisite sales person was out / busy. Not heard anything.

 

Says enough! :o

They were no different 15 years ago, thats how i ended up in a VX220 <_<

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I usually talk to Steve at Chris Neils.....I find I get the best........

The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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Wonder if the dealers actually read this stuff on here and take note........ take action ......... or not.........

Just find the attitude incredible, not as if you're wanting to spend 80p on a Mars bar is it!

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Well we've had a decent chat now. I was in a bit of a rush to go out so I've left Jonathan with some questions (recalls, gear cables, owner history, seat bolster, that sort of thing) and he's going to find out and call me back tomorrow.

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Does seem odd? But if I recall Colin has had 3 Evora previously so likes to flip flop cars?

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7 minutes ago, Colin G said:

If it does go up for sale, it won't be for any of the reasons you may be thinking. :whistle::lol:

Off to Canada earlier than planned?

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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He's going through the change and needs the money for his op... Colin becomes Coleen.

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Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
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On the weekend I had a call from Ipswich Ford dealer following up an enquiy I made via their website for a Ford Mustang they had for sale.  I made that enquiry before I bought the 400 as fancied owning one for a few months.   How the hell can you ignore an enquiry for months lol ?

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My Evora S is now for sale at MMC in Edinburgh:

64' Plate, Solar yellow, barge boards, FSH, full 2ubular exhaust system (manifolds/ silencer/ 200cell cat), Komotec 430EV upgrade, <6K miles.

Gorgeous and very special car.... even if I do say so myself :)

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Sorry if this has been answered before, but does anyone have a feel for what the spread between price paid by the dealer and price sold by the dealer is?

I may need to sell my car next year, and I'd like to get a feel for what it's worth without formally approaching a dealer or listing it.

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My 2013 white manual sr was bought by a dealer last October for 42 and sold to me in November for 45. He said he was going to list it at 47. Essentially they are looking for a 3k premium.

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B&C want £4K in every car! So I think it varies, some dealers are willing to get cars in and out quickly, so will reduce the margin in both the p/ex and the new car.

 

Also depends on what you're buying. If you're looking just to sell to a dealer then they'll want more of a margin in your car.

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Currently Owned: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 in Metallic Blue, Alcantara Pack, Forged Wheels, 2piece brakes, AirCon, Hard/Soft Tops, Red Calipers, Stereo, Interior Colour Pack, NVH Pack, Carpets, Mats.
Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
Follow my Lotus journey here: http://www.FaceBook.com/HandmadeInHethel

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