For a daily driven Elise with only the occasional track day...

Buy a new Elise or Elise S
1 (20%)
Buy a lightly used Elise or Elise SC
4 (80%)
Keep my current beater and just buy a Caterham Roadsport for fun
0 (0%)

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Offline Mistertaz

  • Joined: May 2012

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I'm considering buying a Lotus Elise and noticed the recent news of the price drops since Ateco Automotive took over the distribution rights.


The article is quoting the Elise (with Sports Pack included) as being $67990 and the Elise SC (or S now, also with Sports Pack included) as being $77990.

Just wondering if anyone knows how much the dealer mark ups and taxes and stuff should be. How much should I be paying drive-away? Have the price drops filtered down to the dealerships yet? Just wanted some educated opinions before going to the local dealer. (I'm in Melbourne by the way.)

One other question... Is it even worth buying new if I want to at least take it to the track a few times, but mainly use it as a daily driver? I hear that the warranty is invalidated by taking it to the track, which basically makes buying a brand new one pretty pointless... no?

Thanks for your time guys!

(PS: Added a poll at the top if anyone can be bothered...)

Offline futurism

  • Joined: Jan 2009

  • Drives: Regretfully sold my GT3
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Name: David
buy my europa s!
they cost double that when new
they go faster
much rarer
turbo, makes whooshing noises

Offline allanuber

  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al

^^ Either what he said ...

or, why not buy a second hand Exige? If you're going to get addicted to the track (hard not to!) then they always seem to do well and they're robust.
C'mon, do it!

Offline allanuber

  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al

Epic car, but I can't see it getting 100K in the current market unless there's a deadset diehard fan out there.
C'mon, do it!

Offline Staz88

  • Joined: Dec 2010

  • Drives: Lotus Exige
  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Mark
I reckon it would fly out the door at 80k, thats where I'd price it.

Offline futurism

  • Joined: Jan 2009

  • Drives: Regretfully sold my GT3
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Name: David
I want 60k for my car in case anyones interested
New tyres, new battery, 42k km

Offline CortinaD

  • Joined: Jan 2008

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I don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices you have proposed but my choice would be the SC.

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