Agree with you 100% depriving true Lotus enthusiasts old and especially new owner that want to truly experience what Lotus is all about. Just my opinion nothing elseToo bad there are people buying these just to turn a quick buck. Taking them out of the hands of true Lotus enthusiasts at a reasonable price. I believe in the market but hate when people game the system. Plus you joined 35 minutes ago to tell us this. HAHAHAHAHA!
Placing my order soon but i will be selling in a few months
Im not to sure about the US but here in the UK id say the resale value will be much better with the auto Emira, although most Lotus enthusiasts will initially buy manuals I think that the aftermarket buyers will be mainly looking for automatic cars and with fewer of the auto cars being purchased initially this will only make them rarer in used market so in turn a higher value.