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Roadsters at auction?

I see several on ebay. With things like 25 miles. One is 2008, one is 2010. And they are 10-30K less than factory.

Any idea what the deal is? I would expect them to retain their value. And/or have been driven more.

Just wondering.

I would look at at least a 2.0 2010 model if you need to buy used. There were a lot of upgrades from the 2008 to 2010 model. I never understood how someone could buy a car like that and not drive it but you'd have to ask the seller why.

If you buy new, you can get the $7,500 federal tax credit so that's something to factor in.

Yeah, I am planning to buy new.

But a family member just ambushed me with these, so I looked on line to see. I emailed the sellers to ask 'why?' (low miles, discounted, age...)

Let us know what you find out. I know that I, for one, am very curious to know why Roadster's are turning up there.

There have been Roadsters on eBay for quite some time. In recent months there always seem to be at least 2 to 3 at any given time. I purchased a used 2008 over a 2010, because the price difference was almost $20,000. So maybe there are significant upgrades between 2010 and 2008, but the price differenial to me more than made up for those differences.

When purchasing used, I actually think it is a idea good to get one with a few thousand miles on it so that any early problems are already fixed. I'd be really suspicious of a 2008 with only a couple hundred miles on it.

What are the major differences between the 2.0 and 2.5 outside of the price tag??

@ MaryBeth...The 2.5 has a remodelled front end, a little more sound insulation, a re-designed rear diffuser, upgraded seat comfort, and a more robust PEM that allows better / more reliable performance in extreme temperatures.