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  2. No way it will be smaller than the Evora. Lotus is going for more interior room and practicality with that new car. IMO, If it is an Exige, it will be the size of the Evora but with more Hp and a little more expensive.
  3. Damn. So, the GT is just an Evora 400 with an aero package, and yet it cost $27,000 more than the base 400? -----What a Rip Off!....Let me get this straight. So, Lotus didn't sell enough of the Evora 400 at a price point of $90,000 so Lotus decided to raise the price 30%.
  4. Hi Chris, this is B20 Azure blue, my painters were unhappy with their first attempt to match front end paint, so resprayed twice until happy with their work, that's the type of service you should expect.
  5. Just done mine and fiddly but can be done in situ.
  6. I've had my 2012 Lotus Evora IPS (20k miles) for a little while now (7 months) so I thought I'd list my observations. 1.) The stereo: I have the tech package with the upgraded Pioneer system. Growing up, Alpine was always the better system. But for Lotus that is the stock system? I find the Pioneer system: - interface difficult to use - the navigation screen has a lot of icons that don't seem to be much help - the map upgrade price is something like $120+ - I found it confusing as to what software version and updating should be performed. The website states if you have one version, do this. If another do this, etc. And don't do it unless you have an iPhone.. I use an Android phone. - the sound volume dial is almost useless, it's so small that when you try to grab it and hit a bump you shut it off or select another input - there are no back speakers! just a sub-woofer. It's such a small cabin, it needs rear speaker to balance the sound out, and those could be used for what bass is needed - the phone blue tooth integration is almost useless, callers say they can't hear me or there is too much distortion. I couldn't figure out how to dial a number and then type in a code (i.e. conference calling, etc.) painful 2.) Wiper motor makes noise. I can't tell if too loud, or normal. I've heard it goes out early. I have purchased a replacement but before I swap them out I wish I knew what was too noisy 3.) Door sensor: It was delivered with the passenger door sensor not working. So I couldn't lock the car. That required a sensor replacement 4.) A/C: It was delivered with warm air only from the A/C. I found out that the software version affects the rotation of the compressor motor. So when it was flashed and updated, I had cooled air! 5.) Oil change: That was nice and easy. I think it had more than 6.1 quarts of oil in it though. After heating the oil and added more till in spec. 6.) Engine air filter: That was hard, to get the air box cover off, removing the center connector piece and get it back on was difficult. A lot of good posts out there that help. 7.) Pollen air filter: That was easy. A little pricey as I had to order from over seas. $39 8.) Front end alignment: I'm getting steering wheel vibration around 80 mph. It's pretty noticeable. Do I need balancing and alignment? Below 70 the car drive straight and I can let go of the wheel and it drive straight. 9.) Wing/Tail: I've added a new wing, that was easy to replace. Swapping out the CHMSL. 10.) Side scoops: I've added carbon fiber air intake scoops on the side. That was hard. I glued them on, and since my car is yellow, the black glue compound required tedious work to make sure it looked good. I'm now looking at changing out the front bumper to the GTE style, and also change the Side A panels to GT4 style. My Evora is yellow with black vinyl.
  7. Silver one between Burford and Stow, yellow one near Pershore.
  8. $72,950.00 End Date: Monday Apr-29-2019 14:54:54 PDT Buy It Now for only: $72,950.00 Buy It Now | Add to watch list Click to view item
  9. Well, this is the competition...
  10. One batch of B20 is very different from another and depends on the prep, undercoat, thinners and top coat as @CHANGES pointed out. dont look at Norfolk mustard yellow cars - as any of them that have had paint are many different shades
  11. Speeking for my S2, no, you don't. It is a bit fiddly to get it to the joint, but then plug n play
  12. Hi Chris. No, I'm in Hampshire, a little south of Basingstoke.
  13. $21,950.00 End Date: Thursday May-2-2019 13:02:22 PDT Buy It Now for only: $21,950.00 Buy It Now | Add to watch list Click to view item
  14. Antkay

    Anthony Kay

    Does anyone still go to the meets at the whipping stocks in Knutsford?
  15. Fitted my side skirts a few weeks back. Really pleased with the look, seeing the car without them just looks wrong. Forgot to add I had them wrapped in Matt black to match the other parts of the car, keeps my ocd happy ! Now all I need is a new and deeper splitter ... calling @alias23
  16. Well that is partly true. I took the car in and they sent off the the fuel filler cover to get “colour matched”. Then left the arches and the roof with them. I’m not particularly upset with the painters. Just frustrated I couldn’t get the code from the previous owner @Royal are you anywhere near Cambridge? I would like to bring to car over sand compare? Thx.
  17. @CHANGES to be fair - it’s sounding to me like the paintshop were given the arches and roof panel off the car. As in the paintshop haven’t had the whole car and bits to paint ?.
  18. Yes but get them to repaint and tint it closer than that first, To be fair what they have done match wise is a disgrace ... If they are not up to the job take it elsewhere rather than risking it.. You can only blend so much and the worse the match the further the blend has to go.. And that what you have is bad, trust me if you can see it in a photo then its bad . !!! Also get away from the Masserati 496 , The metamerics won't be right.. Tint from Lotus code using various paint manufacturers ... The body shop should know all this , If not move elsewhere , all paint jobs start with prep , without that they all fail... and getting a close match is prep.. I still can not understand why they put the clear coat on when the base was so far out.. One can only assume they did not check it during the process, just went on paint chip match... If so that's Lazy.. Then why did they give it back to you like that , it should have gone back in and been re-done.... knowing this I would be asking what else they did how it was prepped and what product was used.... We see far to many Lotus's with peeling / micro blister paint as a result of using cheap product and bad prep . The correction work then costs twice or three time what it should of cost in the first place to correct it. Sorry if i am ranting on , but this is my trade and i get frustrated when others do this sort of work and expect the customer to except it and pay for the privilege..
  19. Looking at the wiring diagram, it appears you should have a 'Tailgate Open' warning lamp in the cluster, does it light up when you open the boot? That uses the same earth supply from the boot switch. I can't help with the location of the switch but I would think thats your problem.
  20. Did you have both bulbs removed when you tested? The lamps are in parallel so you will see 12v on both sides if only 1 bulb is removed.
  21. Thank you for your fast reply! Now it's getting curious: I checked according "Evora S boot light" thread for the ground and found following situation: There is 12V on both sides of the bulb - measured from each bulb connection to the ground of the 12V socket-outlet in the boot. Therefor it does not work. The 12V on each side are there no matter if the boot is open or closed. Any idea?! By the way: Does anyone know where I can find the swith for the boot light? Thanks, Lupoletto
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