Last post on Oct 25, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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Lotus Elise, Coupe, Convertible
#6 of 15 Re: '05 vs. '06. [ttustork]
Nov 17, 2006 (12:35 am)
Hmmm... honestly don't know much. The dealership has a Lotus approved Turbocharger which does NOT void the warranty. Supercharging it DOES void the warranty. Since I'm no mechanic, I'm going to wait until the warrantee runs out, at which point I will supercharge it (supposedly it gets the car to under 3 sec. 0-60... I'm at about 3.2 now with the factory installed twin turbo... honestly though, I couldn't even tell you the name of the twin'turbo company. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. For what it's worth, there is a guy who's active in the Lotus Owners Club who supercharges Elises for a living. I would contact him. If I find his name somewhere (I'll look for it), I'll post it here. That's the best I can do. Sorry... really.
#7 of 15 Stolen leased car
Nov 22, 2006 (12:10 pm)
I really need input how exactly lease works in a stolen/totaled car. I leased an escalade a year ago. I put down the old car I had which was priced at $6,750. At the time also, there was rebate of $2,800. So the cost of the car came down to $50,350. It was stolen a month ago. I just received a detailed explanation from the insurance and they came up with $55,600 value of the car which they will cut a check to GMAC. Knowing that the value of the car when I took it was $50,350, am I entitled to get difference between the book value my insurance paid to GMAC and the original cost of the car? That's $5,250. I was told by GMAC that they don't owe anything to me. They said that technically, they own the car. But how about the money I put down? I really appreciate if somebody can shed me some light on this. Thanks.
#8 of 15 Re: Stolen leased car [mycad]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2006 (4:10 pm)
Since this is a pricing discussion for the Lotus Elise, you will have a better chance getting responses in an appropriate topic.
Try here: Lease Termination Fees and other costs
It isn't an exact fit, but it's close enough..
#9 of 15 Lotus dealership?
Feb 07, 2007 (2:21 pm)
I can't seem to find any information on the whereabouts of Lotus dealership(s) around where I live. Does anyone know of any Lotus dealers in the south Jersey/Philadelphia area?
#10 of 15 Re: Lotus dealership? [slices17]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2007 (8:17 pm)
Looks like there is a dealer in Springfield, Pa..
#12 of 15 Re: Lotus dealership?
May 09, 2007 (9:24 am)
Have you tried the dealership in Princeton(www.PrinncetonLotus.com)? It is about an hour away from Phily.
Please post your experiences.
#14 of 15 When will 07's be discounted?
Apr 17, 2008 (1:37 pm)
So when do you think dealers are going to start to discount the 07's Elise's that they have in stock now that the 08's are out?
#15 of 15 Re: '05 vs. '06. [oh58d]
Oct 25, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Ah, times have changed. If you are reading this after my time stamp, LOTUS now offers a factory supercharger that if dealer installed does NOT void warranty. I understand the install and total setup will run around $7-9000. That being said, I am planning on making the investment. I love this car so much!!! I was never a car guy until I saw the Elise. 8 months later I bought one. Now I'm hooked. It got me with it's looks and now I'm hooked on it's performance, totally spoiled. I can't imagine what it is going to drive like once it is supercharged!