That's exactly what I would do/did. My slot was pushed back to the month after the 7k price increase so I cancelled and found one the same spec zero miles at a dealer for immediate delivery.If you're planning on keeping the car for sometime then I wouldn't worry as you say but, I totally agree that Lotus has shot themselves in the foot increasing their prices at a time when luxury/sports cars aren't selling.
8 cars have arrived on Autotrader today, being sold by Lotus direct, starting from £80,705, even if they are pre price increased cars, its clear they aren't selling.
Why would anyone carry on waiting for their slot and pay more?
Why did they not limit the FE's and start rolling out the base models of which depositors have been waiting over 2 yrs for.
What a mess that continues to deepen.
I will keep an eye on the prices over the winter and decide on what I will do, but it is becoming increasingly unlikely that I'd be going with my original plan of buying at RRP.
* * * * * *Looks like Emira's are now being listed in UK at 69K GPB. - Lotus will eventually will be honouring / beating the original prices from 2021, at least in the (slightly) pre-owned market in UK. So many good options, I have no idea how the base configurator has not been launched. They would do well to get that up soon...
** noticed a lot of DV and Seneca
If the Emira does go below 60k in the near future the my advice is buy one what a bargain.If the market ends up with 💯 plus final edition cars for sale, with a pool of buyers far lower in number, then the only differentiator is colour and nominally mileage. And of course, price.
When they go below £60k, they will end up shortlisted by more potential buyers as well. They surely go sub £60 sometime next year.
No idea, just cruising at 70-75 along the M62 and M18. It was 'the last 100 miles' that gave this figure so it could have been garbage for the rest of the trip but it definitely said 40 before I entered the town and then it started to drop.How? I could only get close to that by loading it on my trailer and towing it with my van!!