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  1. As many of you know I had some rather long lasting issues with the gearbox on my MY11 Evora S (discussed elsewhere on the forum). So, while the car was in the shop in October I was considering to buy a new Evora next year to get the benefit of the improvements introduced in the MY12. Well that didn't work out as I couldn't get an acceptable trade-in for the current car. So, after getting the car back I decided it was time to make it perfect. The first thing I had done when I got the car new was to ditch the Alpine and get a decent system. I chose a Sony XNV-L66BT with integrated TomTom navigation, so that was already one hassle less on the road to perfection. You can get an overview of the changes introduced in 2012 by looking at the Service parts list Not everything makes sense (you probably wouldn't want to change the full interior just to get the new leather), but there are quite a few items that make sense. Well, I finally settled for the MY12 steering wheel and the trimmed interior door pulls. Changing the door sills just to get the etched stainless steel scuffplates is ridiculously expensive. So, then I had the roof, the front splitter and the lower sills covered in black wrap, as posted in the pictures thread. One of the things I found very annoying with the Evora was that the dash squeeks on rough roads, especially when the car is cold. Well, I finally took the car back to the dealer yesterday and had him look at it together with some other issues. The steering wheel had always been 6° off center, which was very annoying with the new highly shaped steering wheel. Well Timmy spent 4 hours working on the car and achieved some great miracles. Most astoundig for me was that he actually did manage to get rid of all suqeeking noises, giving the car a much more solid, Porsche-like standing. No new parts, just some special grease and personal attention did the job. So, is the car perfect now? No, not yet! I have the 18"/19" wheels on, but will probably try to get the 19"/20"-combo from PB Racing in spring (wouldn't make sense right now as I've got winter tires on). I have the KomoTec Evo Stage 1 with 390 HP, but a "4" as the first digit would be nice. Maybe they manage to do a Stage 2 at some time. I still have the stock exhaust. So, if Santa is generous a Larini (or 2bular or KomoTec could be an option. The one thing Timmy couldn't solve is wind noise at high speeds (above 240 Kph). We have analyzed that the wind pulls the side windows outwards from the door seal, obviously not as intended. Lotus did change the seals in 2012, but in so doing they also changed the doors, so upgrading here doesn't look like a good option. But then I am probably one of the lucky few who gets to experience these speeds regularly and below 220 Kph everything is very quiet following Timmy's fine adjustment of the door and window. The Evora is a very classy car, easily beating most Porsches not only on performance, but also on design. The car is really worth investing some time and effort to resolve the quality gaps. I'm sure I'll be keeping my Evora S for a few more years.
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  2. If it doesn't involve GL (and from the blurb above it would appear that way as they do not mention GL) and it is a partnership between other companies, what's the problem?
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  3. Looks great in that colour ! I've just converted to wax from polish after getting paint showing on the rags when polishing, got the autoglym HD wax and clay bared it first (didn't need it in the end) looked mint when done, wax on.... Wax off all the way from here on
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