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Offline AshSimmonds

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$69,000.00 ONO AUD

100% factory delivered 2004 Performance Pack Lotus Exige series 2, Graphite grey , black alcantera interior ,factory alarm and imobiliser, AC ,performance pack includes, twin oil coolers ,factory race seats and schroth harnesses. extremely exciting car to drive.

Make:  Lotus
Model:  Exige
Year:  2004
Body Style:  Coupe
Kms:  9500
Engine:  1.8L
Engine Type:  4 Cyl
Transmission:  6 speed manual
Exterior Colour:  graphite grey
Interior Colour:  black alcantera
Drive System:  Rear Wheel Drive
Stereo System:  blaupunkt
Condition:  Like New
Vehicle Location:  melbourne
Rego: EX 190
Vin:  SCCPA11184HN82265
   
    
Name:  richard
City:  berwick
State:  victoria
Postcode:  3806
Country:  Australia

http://www.my105.com/40010





Offline calais


  • Joined: Jan 2009

  • Drives: WRX
  • Location: Adelaide
4 year old car with 9,500km's! I'd have thought the shopping trollies at Woolies would have clocked up more than this.

$69k is this good value? Is depreciation heavy on Lotus'?



Offline S4Simon

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Offline AshSimmonds

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If everything is good on this car then I'd say it's a very good buy - not a monumental bargain, but certainly gotta be close to the best value for money in this genre at the moment.

Initial depreciation is - actually I don't think it's much different from any other high-end car, after the 3 years or so they tank 30-40%, but tend to round out and lose very little for a while.

One thing which hit Lotus 2nd-hand values hard was the strong $ we had a year or whatever ago combined with their strategy to cut their margins on new cars to the bone.  Lotus were more or less selling brand new cars last year for up to $30k less than the previous model year... the numbers aren't exactly accurate but that's more or less what happened - which pretty much brought the entire second-hand market down significantly very quickly because all of a sudden brand new cars were available at not much more than 2-3 year old cars - occasionally even less!



Offline ACP

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  • Joined: Jun 2008

  • Drives: Lotus Evora S
  • Location: Sydney
4 year old car with 9,500km's! I'd have thought the shopping trollies at Woolies would have clocked up more than this.

$69k is this good value? Is depreciation heavy on Lotus'?

A while ago the Australian Financial Review published an article saying that Lotus was the least depreciating car in Australia. More than likely BS due to the such low volumes sold. However, that car was probably only slightly north of $100k new.



Offline AshSimmonds

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A while ago the Australian Financial Review published an article saying that Lotus was the least depreciating car in Australia. More than likely BS due to the such low volumes sold. However, that car was probably only slightly north of $100k new.

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Depreciation-busting sports cars

Buy a car which retains its value and you’ll save money when it’s time to sell.

We round up six of the most affordable depreciation-beating sports cars.

New research from Auto Trader has found the Lotus Elise among some of the least-depreciating sports cars in Britain.

We look at some of their rivals to help you beat long-term car depreciation.

Lotus Elise S
Price new: £24,950 – £34,550
Price used: £16,495 – £25,500
Retained value: 82 per cent after one year*

The entry-level Lotus Elise S provides lots of bang for your buck – 0-60mph in under six seconds, a maximum speed of 127mph, low kerb weight of 860kg – for £24,950.

Figures from Auto Trader indicate the Elise retains an average 82 per cent of its value after 12 months.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/CARS/FEATURES/depreciation_busting_sports_cars_money_saving_tip_cut_car_costs_cheap_motoring.html



Offline calais


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These appear to be a great 2nd hand alternative to buying a new STi or EVO. Only problem for me would be getting in and out of a car this size. I'd heard it's also I good thing these were designed for going forward as the rear vision is virtually non-existent.






Offline AshSimmonds

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Thanks for the research Ash. You certainly are the "Google King"! Or did you have this on file?

Just google - not a huge challenge...





Offline 95fairmont


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Hi Richard,

Your Lotus Exide ad' is now more than a year old. -

Is the car still for sale, or
If you still have it, would you like to sell it ?

Bruce
from Rosanna, VIC.
ph:  9459 6150  /  mob: 0400 123 893



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