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The strange world of Lotus sales

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• Buy our NEW, LIMITED EDITION t-shirts and gear at our store - https://vinwiki.com/r/store Ed sold a lot of cars but some of the strangest deals involved Lotuses. They are brilliant sports cars to drive and potentially great investments but nothing is easy when it comes to selling a Lotus. For information on how to finance your dream car, visit https://www.premierfinancialservices.com/. Follow Premier on their social channels. Be sure to Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Share this with other car enthusiasts! Add to the stories of your cars and the cars you love on VINwiki. Download the free VINwiki iOS App - https://appsto.re/us/ijaAbb.i Download the free VINwiki Android App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appzoro.sam3.vinwiki&hl=en Visit https://vinwiki.com Follow us on at https://www.instagram.com/vinwiki_official Follow us at https://www.twitter.com/vinwiki Like us on https://www.facebook.com/vinwiki
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Supercar Spotters (17 hours ago)
I love lotus, they seem underrated
Big Block Smoke (1 day ago)
Concierge purchasing service by Ed. Enjoyed our Twin Cities Morrie's Maserati. Purchased a 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP
Syphious (3 days ago)
Man I would absolutely love an Espree too but god the maintenance on them would be crazy..
Richard Maciel (7 days ago)
As The Man, Jeremy Clarkson said, Lotus means: Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
tamer ursavas (8 days ago)
Damnit i love Lotus, it had everything i want from a car, track performance and fuel economy... its so bad that Things arent going well for them
Mr Martin (10 days ago)
"Loads Of Trouble Usually Serious"- mind you I had great fun owning a 1997 Lotus Esprit Turbo
PapaWheelie (11 days ago)
The Elise reminds me of a modern 914 - haven’t had a ride in one yet
Doug Simon (14 days ago)
Quacktics are Go (14 days ago)
You've talked me out of buying a lotus... Now I really want to buy a lotus.
Frank Hernandez (18 days ago)
Well alrighty then... I'll add Evora ownership to the list of things *NOT* to do in a lifetime.
BlackStorm (19 days ago)
This guy is the GOAT
cms8383 (20 days ago)
So you saw a car sitting outside a shady massage parlor because you just happened to be in the neighborhood? It's cool Ed your with friends
nosirrahx (20 days ago)
I just bought a manual Evora 400, things got a lot better since the original Evora.
Mr Screamer (20 days ago)
I'm guessing Caterham sales are no different. In fact, I'd wager their owners are even more weird.
Brian D (21 days ago)
The Esprits used some permutation of Bosch CIS, correct? K jet? In some ways I'd imagine that's 90% of your reliability issues there especially nowadays as rubber lines break down, that stuff just WONT run right with the slightest vacuum leak, then you get people screwing around with the mixture to compensate, and getting that baseline again is a trial. 'Till you finally swap to webers lol.
Greg Roshon (21 days ago)
how in the hell does someone walk away from a 30k downpayment and make zero payments?? Holy crap!
Darcy Jovic (22 days ago)
These little Lotus models were only meant for small/short track events or just for your wife. Go Esprit V8 TT or go home!
David Hill (22 days ago)
I am into motorcycles lotus owners sound a lot like ducati owners ...uncomfortable ? finicky ? prone to odd things going wrong ? ... sign me up !
Flygoniaks (23 days ago)
I'm honestly sad because I really like Lotus cars but probably will never drive one because I'm too tall.
Taelor Watson (25 days ago)
Lotus the only car company who can use Toyota parts and still make an unreliable car
Vic C (26 days ago)
Soooo don’t buy a Lotus or yes? I’m confused.
Terry Wallace (27 days ago)
What an intro lol
MSportsEngineering (28 days ago)
Is this a bad radio voice?
TheEpicFuzz (30 days ago)
Lotus: Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious. Does that describe the cars, or owners?
David Hill (22 days ago)
both by the sounds of things
BigAnimeTiddies (30 days ago)
So...don't buy a Lotus? ...Unless it's an Esprit S4. You make an exception for that.
Releeze (30 days ago)
1:01 The orange car is the happiest car in the world!
monty1300 (1 month ago)
Seriously, people think that because a business opens their doors they can just storm in and demand stuff. There’s nothing wrong with telling a potential customer to take a walk. No thank you sir we do not want your business. There’s a certain way to go about things. That’s why having a boss that understands that is so important.
Benjamin Chen (1 month ago)
LMAO the selling strategy
Verloren (1 month ago)
Your description of lotus customers describe my dad to a T when he was buying his evora, I imagine land rover buyers are similar since he just bought a disco 5 lol
Pete Strebendt (1 month ago)
0:25 I'd buy 10 Lotus before I touched 90% of the cars on here... The body style is that intoxicating to me..
Mark2ube (1 month ago)
So I should hang on to my 1 owner 60th anniversary Elise. Good to know. :)
caddyshack68 (1 month ago)
Lotus owners think they have a Bugatti when in reality it’s an overpriced midget mobile that really doesn’t have a lot of horsepower.
isai joa (1 month ago)
Love this dude
Supreme Alpha Male (1 month ago)
My favorite car in Gran Turismo 2 was the Lotus Esprit
ojeda tony (1 month ago)
Did this guy say CAMRY motor?????? WHAAAAT??
Paul Fontaine (1 month ago)
Best. Storyteller. Ever.
mark gomez (1 month ago)
First he say the cars don't sell quick 2:20 . Then he says they sell quick 4:47 . He's a good story teller, or BS....
Boaty McBoatface (1 month ago)
Sometimes the car industry is fascinating.. where else you can put together a completely crap product (Lotus) and make people want it even more as a result?
Patrick Sweeney (1 month ago)
Too Add Lightness Synonymous for Too Reduce Weight
Jacob S. (1 month ago)
Our boi Doug ftw
Pete Charnock (1 month ago)
LOTUS, = Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
eagle team (1 month ago)
This fucking gie is a gangster .... yessss !!!!!!
Brandon Braycewski (1 month ago)
I'd take any awful noise I've heard a car make, and associated repair costs, over blasting Adele in any circumstance.
Cody Dew (1 month ago)
Lotus . Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
Phil J.L Fig (1 month ago)
We all know the lime green color is worth way more and more rare ... didn’t even watch one sec of the video
Roman H (1 month ago)
Why is this in "how to fpv" playlist????
obvi•US (1 month ago)
My neighbor has an Exige and an Elise. The least-comfortable cars I've ever experienced, not even close.
kieran stevens (2 months ago)
Lots of trouble usually serious Good old lotus
Gary Thompson (2 months ago)
Very interesting life stories with cars, Ed. Watched a dozen or so. The worse car times of mine is when I walk into a car dealer for a new purchase. I have met some good people and some not so good. But I have never had a good and comfortable sitting with a financial agent. It seems you have a way with people and a personable demeanor. That's rare with salesmen. And if you pay cash it would be a bit easier I imagine. I thought I did a good job a couple years ago with my 2017 WRX Limited. When all was said and done, it never fails. I noticed a $200.00 charge for 2 year insurance for window etching for stolen vehicles. I was told this is mandatory. Insane policy.
Mitchell Henessee (2 months ago)
Ahhh I’d buy a lotus then take it down too hennessey performance and have them make me a venom gt
DonFronShow (2 months ago)
This is upsetting because I was looking for an evora.
Dean Austin (2 months ago)
I'm a shrewd negotiator, a really talented race driver, and kind of an arrogant dick. I should buy an Espirit.
Scott S (2 months ago)
This story is bullshit. Why the fuck would a car salesman start touching battery cables in front of a customer?! Notice there were no photos to memorialize lighting the lotus on fire?
Benjamin Monkey (2 months ago)
Post 2012 Evora is fantastic, the latest 400 is amazing. Also the modern Elise (series 3 sold in Europe) is also fantastic and solid.
William48151623 (2 months ago)
As an owner of an Evora I do not disagree with anything he's saying. 😂
borninneworleans (2 months ago)
The takeaway close........
Benjamin Powell (3 months ago)
I was looking at evoras on ebay last night...thanks for the briefing on how crappy they are.
Bryce Armstrong (3 months ago)
What would possess someone to buy a Lotus with a radio?
Anthony Armstrong (3 months ago)
The Evora is the ugliest Lotus ever made
Janusz J. (3 months ago)
you are gem
John Aldeborgh (3 months ago)
As a guy that purchased a 2017 Evora 400 more than a year ago, it’s my warm weather daily driver, all I can say is, it’s been great. I’ve had exactly one minor build issue, an ambient temperature sensor that wasn’t connected by the factory, and should have been caught during the dealer prep. The only component failure I’ve had is one of the TPMS senders, in the left front tire. That’s it, the full list of faults. At the same time it’s best sounding V6 I’ve ever heard, it’s nothing short of brilliant to drive and I get more positive comments on the car than anything I’ve ever owned. People are simply fascinated by the car because they’ve never seen one. It’s one of those rare cars where driving it always feels special. I also am very familiar with the Lotus brand, my father owned and campaigned a mark 11 in the 1950’s, owned a couple of Elan’s in the early 1970’s. In fact a lotus was literally the first car I drove after passing my drivers license road test, in 1972. People enjoy the brand for what it is, not what it isn’t. On a different subject and as a veteran high dollar industrial capital equipment sales executive, I really feel you’d be happier doing something other than sales, no customer facing job is easy but when you sit around and malign your customers and the products you’re selling, I can only conclude your in the wrong job.
Jay Parker (3 months ago)
The last minute of this story is my negotiating style and served me well in my years in the business. Hold customers accountable as they would do you.....
Hugh Lemunyon (3 months ago)
Turn the heat on, leave it in the sun, and the ants will leave after a few hours
CW M (3 months ago)
The audio on this a rough.
Dirk Diggler (3 months ago)
This Guy is Great. I bet it would be great working with this guy, such opportunities...... Thanks Ed. 👌
John Watson (3 months ago)
Had a buddy who owned a beautiful white lotus esprit. It was a blast to drive as well. He bought it in the spring, had a great summer driving it on the weekends. By the fall both turbos needed replacing, the rear suspension had an issues, and the transmission needed to be serviced. So he sold it. To this day we can’t decide if that or his Maserati was the least reliable car he ever owned😂
Chris Huynh (3 months ago)
Anyone catch his Doug Demuro refereance? Lotta quirks
Paul Tubbs (3 months ago)
Damn. That sucks, I was looking into buying a Lotus if I ever get rich. But it sounds like a pain
Andrew Ruis (3 months ago)
Lemon law story ever happen?
VINwiki (3 months ago)
Yes. The one about getting the manufacturer to help you buy your next exotic.
Test Name 1 (3 months ago)
Lotus. Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
Pistol Pete (3 months ago)
That last guy is known in the car game as a ‘time thief’ lol 😆
Jordan Smith (3 months ago)
'A lot of quirks and not so many features'. Daddy Doug DeMuro lives in us all
Ellis Jackson (3 months ago)
Don't let *ANYONE* walk all over you!
ThatGuy (3 months ago)
"What is this? A car for ants?"
casey hoffman (4 months ago)
L.O.T.U.S=Lots of trouble, usually serious
0BlaiddDrwg0 (4 months ago)
I love those "You can't talk to Customers like that" Speeches. Reminds me of my Teamlead shouting at a Customer "WE ARE NOT FIGHTING - WE ARE DISCUSSING !!!!!!" .. Hilarious
Konni Dee (4 months ago)
maybe someone knows some rumors/news about Lotus 2019-2020 new Elise and Esprit cars?
shenods (4 months ago)
“They come in with a martyrdom complex”....true true 😅
BandomBeviews (4 months ago)
Our lotus dealer is the GM/Toyota/Honda/SAAB(we do have a Saab dealer).
rick gregoire (4 months ago)
I have a lotus esprit engine in my crawlspace,,,,really!
Dani Hasbini (4 months ago)
@Ed : what were you doing at the "local suspect massage parlour"?
Ari Riyadh (4 months ago)
My friend had a couple of LOTUS cars, he said great to buy, but servicing was very expensive.
themagicbanana (4 months ago)
Land rovers are complete garbage: change my mind.
John (4 months ago)
the best Lotus Elise is an 01-05 Opel Speedster Turbo.
Row Your Boat (4 months ago)
Cocky people tend to move their head a lot with alot of hand movement.
Row Your Boat (4 months ago)
Lmao he's a good dude but he speaks way to snooty. You can tell he's the type of person that don't laugh at nothing 😂
Trey Gibson (4 months ago)
Dane Whaley (4 months ago)
The stories are interesting, I must admit. But buying a sports car or anything a little bit out of the ordinary is also interesting in and of itself. Nearly bought a used 911 C4S 997.1 a few years back. Went as far as go pick up the car the next day and the attitude of the salesperson in trying to negotiate payment dissuaded me so much that I stopped within hours of pick up and signing. Fast forward, purchased and M5 and now have an M6, I am going to move to a Porsche as the next car but I will not go back to that dealership (another incident occurred because a salesman thought I looked too young).
matthew skullblood (4 months ago)
why does the exige look like the venom
Honfy Lam (4 months ago)
Of course those internet warriors who praise Lotus for being much lighter, and critisize other marques for being heavy don't mention, and probably don't know about Lotus useless small batteries and shrinking leather dashes.
hum ams (4 months ago)
He didnt go back cause u told him no to?
one shine (4 months ago)
I love lotus Elise cars
Jonathan Thomas (4 months ago)
Stories for days.
Up up uv u
Michael Barker (4 months ago)
Man, you guys sound like a bunch of spoiled little children
StrikerSenpai (4 months ago)
Moggle Toggle (4 months ago)
He reminds me of Roger the cars salesman from Gone in 60 seconds.
Iain Maclean (4 months ago)
Ah Lotus, Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
Oblivion Lonewolf (4 months ago)
That man is savage!!
SKDK (4 months ago)
The evora was a mistake. Lotus plans on bringing the family to America in 2020. Lotus....if you ever see this... LEAVE THAT EVORA SHIT BEHIND. Americans are usually introduced to lotus through video games. We ain't buying evoras on forza OR on need for speed, why would we buy it in real life with money it takes months to years to earn when we wouldn't bother buying it with digital cash I could make in 10 minutes? Even on lotus forums people have said the Evora is ugly and if they wanted a sporty car with creature comforts they'd buy a porsche. The elise and exige is where it's at. That v6 exige should have been in the states on day 1 and your sales would have never tanked. I still remember the old school blue elise my teacher had back when I was in Elementary. That alien looking car was badass

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