Edited by P4N Lotus, 14 January 2014 - 8:05 PM.
Lotus Used Car Value Rising?
Posted 14 January 2014 - 8:04 PM
Posted 14 January 2014 - 8:34 PM
Excellent news. I reckon my Exige is now worth six times what I paid for it. Any advances on six?
- Elise S (in Ardent Red). 0 - 60 in 4.2 seconds!!
- Evora Sports Racer (in Nightfall Blue) with Venom Red leather - naughty but nice!!
- VW Polo GTI (in Flash Red) 1.8 turbo - and tons of torque!!
- Citroen C1 (in Gallium Grey) with a 1.2 three pot - NOW FOR SALE - 12 months old, 1900 miles, top of the range PureTec Flair. Car is unmarked, and still has that new car smell. PM me to grab a bargain at £6,950
Posted 14 January 2014 - 8:38 PM
Posted 14 January 2014 - 9:00 PM
Have wondered about this too. Saw Murray Lotus had a 2008 SC for sale last Nov. They pulled the advert relisted and added 1K to it and it had done another 1000 miles about 3 weeks later.
Proably due in part to the prices of the new Exige and Evora, folks realising they can get a secondhand, very quick sports car for little dosh. "nd hands are sought after while new arent seling that well. No wonder dealers are disappearing.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 9:11 PM
LOTUS = LOVING OWNING TRULY UNBELIVABLE SPORTSCAR!
Posted 14 January 2014 - 11:08 PM
Hmm if the ads on autotrader are anything to go by then mine is basically about the same as i paid for it last year. It is a little tempting to sell, to be honest... Effectively had a year of fun for the cost of the insurance and fuel
Posted 15 January 2014 - 9:37 AM
Posted 15 January 2014 - 9:53 AM
I sold mine for exactly what I paid for it...I'd imagine a low miler in mint condition would be worth it's wait in gold...
Posted 15 January 2014 - 9:55 AM
Agreed. I had a buyer for my Exige, he agreed to pay me £24k for it. That's £1500 more than I paid a year ago from a dealer! That was including some of the carbon bits I put on it but still. And that was only by advertising on here and SELOC. And that wasn't the only person interested either so wasn't some nutter with no idea on price.
Couldn't stomach the idea of it going in the end. And anyway the missus seems to have forgotten my agreement where I can spend more on a daily if I downgraded my toy car
Posted 15 January 2014 - 1:29 PM
Maybe one day mine will be worth what I've spent on it.
Posted 15 January 2014 - 6:33 PM
S2 Exige - Sold after 9 year's and 72,000 amazing miles
Posted 15 January 2014 - 7:38 PM
To Put it in perspective of depreciation a 1996-1998 porky boxster going for as little as £3k-£5k and similar age s1 Elise's going for £7k-£10k
Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:11 PM
Been lurking for a while so thought it was about time I said hello!
Currently looking for an exige S2 and thought the exact same as everyone above, definitely noticed the trend.
I'm a bit surprised to see such strong prices - I thought they would drop off in winter! Reckon they will get even stronger as spring arrives?
Anyway what do you think of this one currently advertised on PH?
Looks lovely and not seen such a low mileage car for a while but do you reckon it's a bit over priced for an n/a even with that mileage?
Posted 17 January 2014 - 6:45 AM