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  1. On ‎28‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 22:15, Barrykearley said:

    Is it not nearly a 10year old car? Really don’t think you can expect a 12 month warranty on such a thing

    What's a warranty?

    When I bought mine from what was then Murray Lotus in Edinburgh, it was 4 years and 3 months old with 32k miles on the clock and all I got was 1 month's cover for 'major mechanical items'. This apparent 'confidence' in the car has been vindicated as 5 years (tomorrow) and a further 44k miles down the road, the only issue it has had was the clutch master cylinder failing about 18 months ago.

    There, that's me blighted it now - I'll go out tomorrow to give it a birthday thrash and the entire drivetrain will explode into a million bits, :o.

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  2. On ‎21‎/‎01‎/‎2020 at 08:40, C8RKH said:

    I'm going for oversight, but if not wonder if the Bank will lend me the cash to open a Lotus Dealership....

    You do realise, Andy, that you would have to bring cars into stock that were painted in colours other than red and maybe even some that had (shock/horror) rear seats? :shock:

  3. 1 hour ago, Mark Blanchard said:

    ............ I'm going there on Thursday, they have a Gurney Bubble which needs fitting on the roof / door top, which would give me a couple of inches of head room.  Lets hope.


    Failing that, you could always adopt the JC approach to fitting in, :P .


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  4. 3 hours ago, C8RKH said:

    .......Obviously, for the easily offended I would never really consider roasting and eating a Vegan, it's just figurative thinking/speaking.........

    I'm with you on that, Andy. It's just not worth the effort - most of them will be so under-nourished that there wouldn't be any decent flesh to get your teeth into, just skin and bone. :sofa:

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  5. 10 hours ago, C8RKH said:

    Good point and you are right it is not an attack on multi child families, I had 3 kids.


    It's OK Andy. As Jennifer and I had none, if you wish to clear your conscience you can transfer a share of responsibility to us and reduce your apparent contribution to population growth by 50%, :P.

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  6. My Evora seems to have reached that time in its life when it is going to keep throwing up one minor niggle after another. :(

    Todays query - before I go ripping apart the centre console, does anybody know if the illumination (or in my case the lack of illumination) of the HVAC control knobs is a user-serviceable item, i.e. it's one or more bulbs, or is this control panel a sealed unit that will need replacing in its entirety?

    The button switches either side are still lit, and the controls all work - I just can no longer see the position of the settings on the damn things.

  7. That's what I thought at first but the car as been lying unentered, with a cover over it, since the start of the month and has several silica-gel bags strategically placed around its interior as a precaution against just such an occurrence.

    Everything seemed bone-dry when I got in so the apparent misting up inside the screen was a real puzzler.

    Even more puzzling is that after driving it round for over an hour, the patch has got bigger???? :huh:


  8. I went out to take the Evora for a run today as she's been sat immobile for the past 3 weeks or so, partly due to the crappy weather and partly down to having wrecked my left ankle after 'finding' a hidden rabbit-hole whilst out running with the dogs.

    First thing I noticed when I got in was that the screen for the radio/nav has a discoloured area in the middle of it..........



    Once the unit has 'fired-up', the patch is still visible but everything seems to work OK.


    Any ideas on what might have caused it and/or what can be done to rectify it?

  9. On ‎18‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 03:32, DaveyT said:

    @Alfa2Evora may be able to help.

    The name gives his bias away though 🤣

    The name reflects the route I took after test driving a couple of 4Cs.

    I've always had at least one Alfa of some description on my driveway for the past 30+ years. Sadly, the 4C was not be one of them - I just couldn't live with the wayward handling and ponderous gearbox, not to mention the irritating engine/exhaust noise. Yes, I know, do some research and throw some cash at these problems and you can make at least some of them go away, but I'm at that time of life where I want something to perform 'straight out of the box' rather than me having to spend time and money finishing off the development work that should have been completed before it left the factory.

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