Why do Lotus Elises depreciate so quickly?

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  1. m3 bavaria

    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    New, they're $55,000+.

    With 3,000 on the clock, they're already low $40s...

    What gives?
     
  2. Aladdin Sane

    Aladdin Sane Guest

    I don't know but if I get enough inheritance from a relative, I am buying one.
     
  3. Aladdin Sane

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    Or Exige :drool:
     
  4. bigphil

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    all cars are like that.
     
  5. float

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    cause people that buy them flog the shit out of them
     
  6. m3 bavaria

    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    Now, that actually makes sense.
     
  7. MrBucket

    MrBucket OT Supporter

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    base price when they first released em here was like 39k
     
  8. A_C_E

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    They're rather unreliable and get beaten up a lot?

    Even still, Lotus Exige-S is pure sex on wheels :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  9. R1DDL3

    R1DDL3 FLYING HELLFISH

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    true. they're a performance track car- they're made to be raced not drive your grandma to church.
     
  10. m3 bavaria

    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    My dealer in Dallas keeps quoting 58ish.

    Same equipment is $20k less with a few thousand on the clock.
     
  11. impulse_Z

    impulse_Z The Champagne of OTers ™

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    I'm investing my inheritance :hs:
     
  12. fusion210

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    They're british.
     
  13. Little Erve

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  14. Aladdin Sane

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    I've got my parents to invest :mamoru:

    but seriously, no idea if I'm even getting anything :hs:
     
  15. A_C_E

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    Didn't the older Lotuses used to be powered by engines made by Isuzu? Or am I confusing them with something else?
     
  16. choiboy

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    uhm no not ferrari or lambo, just to name a few
     
  17. How are they unreliable its a Celica engine.
     
  18. A_C_E

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    There are a lot of parts in the car that aren't the engine :o

    Also, most owners put a ton of stress on them
     
  19. BenFer

    BenFer I've seen bigger OT Supporter

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    practicality is minimal. :dunno:
     
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  21. nicklol

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    it's held together by glue and rattles a lot
     
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    a celolica engine?
     
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    Because they smell of gheyness from the previous owner, sticks to the upholstery.
     
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  25. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    almost any car between $40k and $160k will lose $10-15k when you drive it off the lot
     

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