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  1. @mik re no 1.: from my experience the main problem is that the electronics of some garage door openers do not match - you can go after the british manual, the hints on the forum ...whatever, tried so many times...then we got a differnt sytem on our garage ..and? 30 sec later the homelink worked ...... room for improvement: delivery time for spare parts ๐Ÿ˜‰ ........
  2. @LotusLeftLotusRight yes it was - black or red inserts were possible. after 7,5 years in an S1 I am happy every time I enter the cabin - nearly all parts covered with leather (My 12 premium pack, imperial blue), exquisite recaro seats with long distance travel quality, sci-fi appeal analog gauges (altjough I have ro admit that the Tft display in our Golf with the map in the middle of the gauges is very good for navigation....)- can't really understand why so many people seem to complain about the "quality" - ok if its hot the ac gas problems to cool the int down but I think that you should not forget that it is a mid-engined car producing s o m e heat.....the 400/410/430 interior for ME (personal taste) is no "plus" but if I would be in the market for buying an Evora, no reason not to buy. The problem is more in the area esp @bruss mentioned. For a satisfied s1 owner there is not much difference if you would buy a 410 or 430 (lot in Europe not sold) b u t the 'upgrade' would cost you a significant amount of money that has no relation to the grade of difference in my eyes. 60 hp more or not irrelevant in modern traffic, other bumpers matter of taste...... So lets see if there will a predecessor in some time ......if not Evora still thrills over here ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. is it just me ...(?) I am not sure if the combo of the 400 front and the "430" panel behind the front wheels work together in harmony on the US Evora GT.........
  4. @tim_marra indeed.......(I never get tired seeing this subtle combination, often thought IF someone had mentioned the possibility to order a stripe like that I might have been v e r y interested - but in 2012 I was lucky to get the car at all finally - remembering that the build were delayed because of the shut down of the production, but well, your car is also a 2012, so better communication in your case, top car!)
  5. @theelanman for ca 1 year our family car is a Golf R - highly recommended, understated car , fast, 4wd, compact for the city, adjustable dampers and: fun cause manual (ok, not available anymore....) - if more room is needed, have a look at the r estate - Harry had presented the 4door on harrygaragevids too in a decent way.....
  6. @Bruss ๐Ÿ˜‚...I see your point.....and of course each one could do what he wants, no problem with that - but I think the base of a Lotus Evora is already very good (room for improvement is everywhere of course) and @au-yt point was that it might be sensible to first "live" with this basis before going on to modify......maybe, j u s t maybe than you recognize that you might be faster with the basis car and your money put in professional instruction hours for a race track times as if you invest the same amount in the car only.....
  7. I with you on that - esp it should be considered that on public roads the abilities of a Lotus Evora are normally much higher than what is appropriate for a sensible use (not to mention that the abilities of a stock Evora are much higher tahn 99 percent of the drivers,, I am not one of the 1 percent๐Ÿ˜‰ ...just to clarify
  8. The Evija was presented in the USA with Pirelli tires - I wonder if Lotus not turns back to them with the Evora?
  9. On instagram Magnus Walker is publishing some vids and pics about a test drive in an actual Evora GT - should help the recognition of the Evora!
  10. Massive congrats, looks epic! @Tris... Relating : "Ride is still excellent and although there is no doubt it has a much tauter feel it is by no means uncomfortable." Which dampers has your car?
  11. Thats what I guessed and would explain the more "Ferrari look" (no Pluriel around this time ๐Ÿ˜‰ )of the 400 front compared to the original S1 look or the 410/430 style
  12. does anybody know w h o designed the 400 bumper mainly? I guess maybe not Russell Carr ?
  13. Massive congrats - you will enjoy, from my 7 y experience its a car you should not be bored.......for a l o n g time ๐Ÿ˜‰ red calipers ? are they altered or is it a MY 2012 produced in 2011 (there were some...)?
  14. @The Pits I think I have read somewhere that the Ohlins of the 410 / 430 have to be "serviced / rebuild" every 2 years? If yes do you have a quote what the costs will be? (on a road car it sound a little bit weird to mee if this would be true - for a track car maybe understandable ....) relating: "Damping on both the Focus and the Golf is done to a price and is nowhere near the Ohlins TTX." - well, I think we canยดt compare hot hatches to the Evora which its very rigid alu-"bathtube chassis which allows a softer damping in general, also the ohlins are quite expensive. Have you tested the Golf R in the individual mode which allows to combine the different things to an individual menu? Dampewrs on "normal" other positions on "race" result in a great "overall" usable car, but in the end its no midengined sports car (of course...but one which will be effectively as fast in real life on normal roads)
  15. The "4 k limiter" could be a subsequence of the "engine check" light on and a corresponding issue (sometimes a "real" fault, sometimes a "just update the software and everything fine again" issue from my experience...)
  16. ......if you do not count in the bunch of (unfortunately) unsold 430ies hanging around at the dealers o n l y
  17. Even if you do not refer to logic: I think its a good idea to ask yourself if the money for the different car is a proportional amount to the fun of driving. I guess the answer is in the most cases "no".....The NA has more power "needed" for normal roads, I would have bought a used one if I had fou d a proper one in 2011/12. I ended up with a new "S" , If I wanted to change the car today it would cost me more nearly the same amount of money the car had cost in 2012 a n d my old car. Streets over here in Germany are mostly overcrowded, no more power needed (interiorwise I like the S1 more, with all patrs covered in leather, skid plates with the flag in the sills, but just a matter of taste of course). Also: If you have "niggled" out the small deficits we all know from time to time, no need to go through that process again with another or new car, just my 2p
  18. So, first: also an Evora is "just" a car....that should be used.....second: sorry to hear about bad stories with dogs, but and this is a real "big" but: I know a lot more bad people than bad dogs, I know a very "general" point of view but you get the message I think. If you criticize dog owners that does not care for a proper education or that leave their waste, fine I am with you - but I hope you act accordingly when people throw away their coffee cups, cigarettes etc. (much bigger problem for the environment by the way ....) .....just my 2p
  19. This car is now for sale on mobile Only a few km, stated 445 ps, impressive alcantara work to the interior, well done in my eyes
  20. Great shot! (But nerdy comment of the day: should be liquid blue not frost blue, as there is a vid where you can see that it is a pre My12 interior;-)
  21. This one is still for sale in Italia: But they changed to seats to sparcos - if may brain does not fool me this car had the 410 one-piece sport seats when presented
  22. AMG GT or wrap, the 400 to get a "new car feel"
  23. @Colin P @colin p .....your idea works well in my eyes (car in th us), I am still with my S1 Evora (still happy after 7 years.....last year was the first without the engine check light going on ....)
  24. @Breeze I guess your car has been equipped with the P zero Corsa tyre? (well, actually the corsas - from a look at the pireli homepage in Germany - could be ordere in LS specification "again", bit if that changes I have to think abut changing to Michelin next change also)
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