No Emira for me 😕

Daz

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 27, 2021
Messages
267
Reaction score
410
Location
England
It’s with a sad heart that I’m going to have to give up on my dream of the Emira, for now anyway! I will be on here reading the comments ,as always , as most are educational, some are funny and a few are just plain crazy 😜. I would like to wish everyone all the best with their future purchase of what will be an awesome car ( magma forever) and a real head turner. I’m going to be well annoyed when I see one in the wild but maybe in a couple of years I will be in a better position to get one on my drive.
My final questions are- do I buy and flip, do I sell my place or do I just get my deposit back?
 

Leonard

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 21, 2021
Messages
1,584
Reaction score
1,897
Location
Derbyshire UK
It’s with a sad heart that I’m going to have to give up on my dream of the Emira, for now anyway! I will be on here reading the comments ,as always , as most are educational, some are funny and a few are just plain crazy 😜. I would like to wish everyone all the best with their future purchase of what will be an awesome car ( magma forever) and a real head turner. I’m going to be well annoyed when I see one in the wild but maybe in a couple of years I will be in a better position to get one on my drive.
My final questions are- do I buy and flip, do I sell my place or do I just get my deposit back?
If you are going to buy to flip you may as well drive it for a few months amd be an owner, albeit for a short period 🙂
 

DJS

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 6, 2021
Messages
327
Reaction score
333
Location
London
It’s with a sad heart that I’m going to have to give up on my dream of the Emira, for now anyway! I will be on here reading the comments ,as always , as most are educational, some are funny and a few are just plain crazy 😜. I would like to wish everyone all the best with their future purchase of what will be an awesome car ( magma forever) and a real head turner. I’m going to be well annoyed when I see one in the wild but maybe in a couple of years I will be in a better position to get one on my drive.
My final questions are- do I buy and flip, do I sell my place or do I just get my deposit back?
Buy and flip would be the only option for me, I know that annoys a lot of people in this day and age but why not make some money while you can. Problem is when you buy it you probably won't sell it due to how amazing it is.

All the best and good luck.
 

Leonard

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 21, 2021
Messages
1,584
Reaction score
1,897
Location
Derbyshire UK
I'm not even sure that in the UK there are going to be massive 'overs' on the Emira
Can see dealers maybe selling for late £80ks? So 5k for original owner maybe?
 

DJS

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 6, 2021
Messages
327
Reaction score
333
Location
London
I'm not even sure that in the UK there are going to be massive 'overs' on the Emira
Can see dealers maybe selling for late £80ks? So 5k for original owner maybe?
I think your right around 5k to 10k over, worth paying if you've got a few quid and don't want to wait 18 months.
 

TomE

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 10, 2021
Messages
3,003
Reaction score
6,661
Location
Surrey, UK
Sorry to hear that, hope you get into one at some point in the future.

I'm not a fan of people who buy solely for the purposes of flipping but your situation is different and it seems like a sensible option, provided you can fund the full purchase price or can find someone to agree to take the car straight away and is happy to fund up front.

There were some people asking around unofficially at nearly £100k but I think high 802/low 90s is more realistic.

Lotus will probably prevent you from selling your place before delivery.
 

Bod27

Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2022
Messages
25
Reaction score
39
Location
Ripon
When I asked about registering mine in my wife's name they said it would have to be in my name as it was my order/deposit. Still would like it in her name though .
 

Hedge

Active member
Joined
Jun 7, 2022
Messages
102
Reaction score
104
Location
U.K.
When I asked about registering mine in my wife's name they said it would have to be in my name as it was my order/deposit. Still would like it in her name though .
That’s incredibly unhelpful
 

Eagle7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2021
Messages
1,336
Reaction score
2,853
Location
United States
It’s with a sad heart that I’m going to have to give up on my dream of the Emira, for now anyway! I will be on here reading the comments ,as always , as most are educational, some are funny and a few are just plain crazy 😜. I would like to wish everyone all the best with their future purchase of what will be an awesome car ( magma forever) and a real head turner. I’m going to be well annoyed when I see one in the wild but maybe in a couple of years I will be in a better position to get one on my drive.
My final questions are- do I buy and flip, do I sell my place or do I just get my deposit back?
Awww bummer Daz!

Getting your deposit back would be the least depressing. Buying and flipping would be the most depressing, especially if you fall in love with it. If you're going to buy and flip, I recommend you not drive it, just to save you from the emotional misery. It might also sell for more that way if it still has original factory/delivery miles. It will literally be an off-the-showroom car at that point, and that might be good for a premium when you sell it.

I don't think you'd be able to sell your place in line. As long as you can get your full deposit back, either go with that option or buy and flip.
 

Sirtreeman

New member
Joined
Apr 25, 2022
Messages
23
Reaction score
18
Location
Manchester
Or do a deal with someone who is really keen for the car in your spec for a modest return, how about post it on a forum somewhere........
 

Sirtreeman

New member
Joined
Apr 25, 2022
Messages
23
Reaction score
18
Location
Manchester
I’ve had a think - don’t really like people who just flip cars, greed is NOT good to try to sell my place, so I’m just going to get my deposit back and an unknown person jumps 1 place 🙂
good plan Daz, atb
 

Joel

Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2021
Messages
65
Reaction score
73
Location
London
Sorry to hear you're pulling out, I've been stressing about whether to go ahead with mine or not but at the moment I'm still in! For me, perhaps not the most financially sensible decision, but hey, you only live once right?

What's the spec that lucky person gets Daz, if you don't mind sharing?
 

Tommyboy1986

Active member
Joined
Sep 19, 2021
Messages
165
Reaction score
172
Location
Cambridge
It’s with a sad heart that I’m going to have to give up on my dream of the Emira, for now anyway! I will be on here reading the comments ,as always , as most are educational, some are funny and a few are just plain crazy 😜. I would like to wish everyone all the best with their future purchase of what will be an awesome car ( magma forever) and a real head turner. I’m going to be well annoyed when I see one in the wild but maybe in a couple of years I will be in a better position to get one on my drive.
My final questions are- do I buy and flip, do I sell my place or do I just get my deposit back?
My friend is waiting for a magma refill but won’t be until late next year . What spec was yours he may pay you a little over the odds for your delivery , keep me posted 👌🏽
 
Top