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auRouge last won the day on November 19 2016

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  1. The most disappointing test drive of my life. One of the prettiest cars on the road, shame it can’t hold it. It’s fast but fundamentally flawed for all the reasons stated above.
  2. When that happens Lotus will have a seriously long waiting list... with my name on it! I like Alpine’s but don’t like the idea of a DCT (no matter how good the Getrag is). Hopefully Lotus will keep a manual option.
  3. Bargain alert for someone (like me last year) looking for a newish track orientated Exige with all the trimmings... a pretty car. Surprised a dealer hasn’t bought it 1 owner 380 Sport, 2400 miles with quiet exhaust... When I was looking just over 12 months ago these were £62-65k without the expensive exhaust...
  4. So refreshing to finally see a car that doesn’t follow the heard. Light and sorted. Personally love it. Not as cool as your Esprit @Sparky
  5. like new. used for two winters. bought from EliseShop. balance of warranty expires 12 Dec 2021.
  6. Just like the buffoons that slate Lotus you’re slating a brand for the sake of it with no idea of the real facts or numbers. Utter rubbish.
  7. Agreed. Given how many cameras and potholes there are everywhere maybe it’s time... I like the look of that 90
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    Might be of interest if you’ve got RA flights booked.
  9. and best yet... it wont get black flagged for noise what a fantastic start for Geely. a genuine Ferrari competitor / beater. the name Lotus properly resurrected from the hay days of F1 successes. cant wait to see what the new Elise, Exige and Evora’s will be like! the standards and investment are now no question where they deserve to be. hats off to HetheL, exciting times for Lotus and all its fans.
  10. @Brian Braddock Change happens. You can criticise Lotus for making an SUV and continue reminiscing about when “men were men” and become instinct or be a modern business and get over it. Having seen what the competition are doing, who gives a shit!? You don’t have to buy the SUV but it allows the manufacturer to build what it wants to. If making a few variants allows the company to continue making world class sports cars... move on and get with it. Fast estate you get. Good. Give the fast estate better visibility whilst occupying the same chassis... come on, that view of SUV’s is so 90s!
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    @bibs shame I’m Lotusless at the moment.. my old Evora would have looked good.
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    Thanks Andy! Hope you found the Cat C Innsbruck bit entertaining
  13. I feel the same about anything mainstream these days. It’s all become too alike. The necessity of having to share chassis and engines creating variants to become profitable has been at the cost of character. It’s all boring.
  14. Can’t fault Kia, amazing advancements and probably a faultless super daily. Thread has going me thinking about my next daily! Eclat. Something I’m keen to talk to my Lotus independent about as an eccentric alternative daily! Been running an 18 year old Porsche for almost two years... been a fantastic project that also been zero depreciation and not too expensive to maintain. Wonder if I could do that with an Eclat? A cool looking thing.
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