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simpo555

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473 posts

48 months

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Friday 20th July 2012 quote quote all
Whats happening. Has anyone taken delivery of their car. Is the car available. Will the car be produced. My friend has ordered one over here in France but an end of July delivery date has been 'postponed' Apparently now talking Jan 2013. Is this just time wasting. This despite a factory visit three weeks ago which enthralled all the visitors. Whats the point of all this if the cars not coming on line. Any news greatly appreciated so I can inform my friend who doesn't speak any english.

Thorburn

1,384 posts

77 months

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Friday 20th July 2012 quote quote all
One guy in Germany was posting up some pictures of his new Elise S a few weeks back on SELOC, and some if not all of the UK dealers now have their demo cars in as well, so deliveries have already started on them.

Seems a long delay though. Could be down to colour (as they tend to do cars in groups by colour in the paintshop) or a delay on a particular option?

Edited by Thorburn on Friday 20th July 08:50

Hedgerley

553 posts

152 months

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Friday 20th July 2012 quote quote all
Had a good nosey at the new Elise S which Brandon of Murray Motors here in Edinburgh brought out to our club run last weekend. So yes, they are out there.

And as I've already posted Exige S production started this week with the first cars out by the end of the month. Murray have their demo car as well and I am off for a peek tomorrow.

Production is gradually ramping up but I accept it has been a most frustrating time for new customers. Be patient, it will be worth the wait....

simpo555

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473 posts

48 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
My French friend still has no sign of his car, delivery date of end of August has come and gone and still no news. Can anyone enlighten me. Have any cars been delivered to real customers. Are they actually being produced. Living in France somewhat dependant on news obtained on the forums.

douglasgdmw

241 posts

103 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Sure I have seen Murray's with a couple more Elise S's on the forecourt so suspect they are readily producing them. Surprised your friends dealer is not able to give you him details.

George
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skiwizz916

1 posts

27 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
My wife & I had a test drive in an Elise S on the 4th Sept at Westover Sports cars in Poole (& kerbed a wheel going round a roundabout, bugger), really enjoyed it & put an order in the following day. Hopefully it'll be delivered around the 20th Oct. Specified the sports & touring packs, the black pack & 14 spoke forged wheels, didn't want air con. This will be our 4th Lotus (2 Elise 111S's & an Exige S)so it'll be interesting to see how it does on road & track.

lotusmad2001

57 posts

55 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
skiwizz916 said:
My wife & I had a test drive in an Elise S on the 4th Sept at Westover Sports cars in Poole (& kerbed a wheel going round a roundabout, bugger), really enjoyed it & put an order in the following day. Hopefully it'll be delivered around the 20th Oct. Specified the sports & touring packs, the black pack & 14 spoke forged wheels, didn't want air con. This will be our 4th Lotus (2 Elise 111S's & an Exige S)so it'll be interesting to see how it does on road & track.
Congratulations! We have just placed an order on an elise S also. Ours is specced in ardent red with black pack and touring pack. Very exciting. Just had a visit to the factory which was absolutely amazing!

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
We?

simpo555

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473 posts

48 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Seeing orders placed but nobody seems to have taken delivery. Any real information concerning cars physically delivered to owners (not dealers) and perhaps an idea of proposed delivery dates in the UK.

SCEL1SE

286 posts

74 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Murrays in Edinburgh have a good few of these in the forecourt!!

simpo555

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473 posts

48 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Over in France my friend has had the date put back to the end of October. He's concerned because he hears lots of stories concerning a lack of funding at Lotus which means cars are not finished or complete. For example headlamp supplier not been paid so cars are awaiting headlamps. This represents just one of the stories, there are many more. Even his dealer whom I won't name, doesn't have a test car yet despite being one of only 7-8 dealers in France. So far, the only replies on this forum are from people who have placed orders. Just after 'concrete information' rather than peoples thoughts at the moment.

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
I collect mine Monday after exhaust change and armourfend.

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
AND ....... it has headlamps too!!!

simpo555

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473 posts

48 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Just for info, when did you order it. Please post pictures. Glad its got headlamps, just hope its got four wheels. biggrin

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
Ordered approx 3 weeks ago. 4 wheels and 3 of them match!!!!

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
New Elise S collected today! All wheels match and a Subaru'ish rumble from the stage 2 exhaust!!!

eliset2otr

15 posts

90 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all


As promised pictures of new Elise S collected last Monday

Windy Vortex

78 posts

95 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Very Nice! cool
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