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  1. Also got a call, will be done together with half a dozen other g'tee things (one would have thought everything is sorted 18 months it but it's not) and swapping P Zero Corsas against Michelin Pilat Alpin 3 for the cold season.
  2. I moved from an Elise to the Evora, so I can confirm that th Evora is practical. On the clients, it depends a bit on the business you are in, agree that some might get the wrong impression. But an Evora is certainly not a car for the super rich but more for the enthusiasts. And you can always play the car down a bit, it has a Toyota engine and gearbox... Yep, in particular as the Evora will give you more trust on slippery / wet roads, where I always felt that the Elise is a bitch!
  3. Leaving aside the +2 discussion, I can only recommend the Evora over a 911. Used mine for 1 year as daily driver, behaves well in wi ter and still OK for client visits. You can play it down a bit, sympathy is there and you don't get that with a 911. Get it, live is too short, or get something sensible plus a used Elise as fu toy for the weekend (what I did in the past, but wanted to get away from 3 cars for 2 people).
  4. MPG isn't too bad low to mid 20ies for spirited driving, well, super spirited will get it further down, but is isn't bad at all. My crappy Opel / Vauxhall Insognia 2.0T 4x4 is in the high tens... and no fun.
  5. My winter rim - OEM Y-spoke - did the same, dealer sorted it under "warranty", i.e. he paid it himself rather than bothering with Lotus.
  6. Elise R to Evora S. Did 20' km in my Elise in 4 years, took my just 1 years in the Evora to get there. Love the car!
  7. I thought Ronin's car is totalled? Has he rebuilt it?
  8. Wow, I'm at a 1:1 rate, apparently I'm too late on the right pedal at corner exit. More seriously, changing to wider tires might help, the 255 are just too small for all the torque.
  9. Was looking for an replacement for the Elise, tried already a lot of other cars, then drove the Evora...
  10. Several hundred orders? Who ordered them?
  11. My wife is 1.67m and Evora ist fine. Although she like likes the Insignia more. That's fine for me! She had troubles with BMWs, legs too short.
  12. Went from an Elise R to an Evora S. Miss absolutely nothing, better and quieter ride, useable in winter / snow, as capable on track as the Elise and carries SWMBO, 2 golfbags, 2 carts, plus luggage. Lovely!
  13. Hm, I like the Diamond Cut a lot and drive it day in and out, Corsa tires are also good on the road (although damn expensive...). Tires on the Classic rims are too narrow for my liking, I have them in winter with standard sizes and that's OKish. However, whenever you go on track, with whatever rim, make sure you take the centre caps out! Or the fall off, been there, done that...
  14. And for older ones, get the shift cables replaced, that improved the shift experience massively!
  15. I am on the lower end of the recommended pressure, works well. On track I've corrected the hot tires to that level - i.e. 0.3-0.4 bar down - and absolutely even wear.
  16. Wow, over here there are listed at €3,999. And that is already expensive!
  17. They are annoying. Only if visibility is below 50m, but then you must not drive faster than 50 kph. All the idiots on the Autobahn use them in rain at 150 kph and the only thing the fog light does is blinding you. Most misused light application on a car...
  18. I'm still not decided on those wheels. An interesting option for those who are sure about them and don't care about what others say.
  19. Sven76

    Chrome Evora

    Fugly, and a nightmare to keep clean.
  20. +1 here. Had my cables replaced under warranty at my early S, transformed the shifting.
  21. Gearbox improves a lot with new cables (some get them on guarantee...), mine is now wonderful and was a pain before. S over N/A, no big difference if any on B roads, but big difference on the Autobahn and track. Also very torquey. And IPS - for technical reasons -is rev-limited 400 revs below the S gearbox's limit. +2 is useless unless you have young kids. I'm glad I've a 2+0, very usable for luggage. Just my 2 cents.... Sven
  22. Sensors are a €500 job to retrofit. Cruise control €50 parts (or less) plus some labour. And getting a proper headunit costs €800. So for less than half the money you get the tech pack without upgraded speakers / sub, camera and TPM. Have not missed the camera since I've installed the sensors.
  23. Ok, so we need to look country by country. In Germany, it's just 2 years. UK might indeed be different.
  24. True, got warranty claims recognised after the track day! And there could have been an argument for the garage to deny the claim. Comes down to your dealer / garage, and how they manage the request to Lotus.
  25. I've tracked mine once so far and already booked two more trackdays for this year. Only issue have been the brakes. Fluid got too hot, but that was something I noticed just as few days thereafter, and many other cars needed there fluid to be replaced right one the track. Pads squeal like hell after the day, the surface glazed. Still no after market pads available over here. Front discs look wavy, but still work well, no need to replace them yet. However, worth nothing that Red Bull Ring is heavy on the brakes and some other even more track focused cars ruined their brakes that day. Thre
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