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  1. Guess that probably tells us where the market’s at. I personally do think it was probably worth the money but for me - as I was one of the two umm and arrers - in the end I wasn’t keen on the colour, just a bit too ‘warm’ in the grey range, like a light beige. I was surprised at that - it was moreso in the flesh than in photos. Totally subjective of course and as long as the new owner likes it that’s cool (or warm, depending....!) 👍🏻 You also took a deposit and sold it to the new owner the next day before waiting for me to confirm either way as we agreed, remember 🤣😉😉 Spot on.
  2. I suspect not mate - Central are asking way too much for it in my view, how long have they had it now?
  3. I think it was sold earlier in the year and is now up for sale again. What’s the mileage, colour, spec, year?
  4. Well done on the quick sale - sold privately or to trade?
  5. Tried to post earlier, wanted to add some photos but I've gone over my quota. I can see all my previous photos when I go into Attachments, but there doesn't seem to be any way to remove them. I'm sure I'm missing something.....
  6. Hi Ade, I'm just sending you a message, I viewed (and drove) the car last week and picked up on a few things, it might help you with your decision.
  7. Sounds like a nightmare. Just when you should be enjoying it you just want to kick it! Does anyone know if there is a permanent fix for the window issues, or does a new part fail over time just like the old one did?
  8. Wow, so I can understand early cars having issues like this, but after new seals on the 2012 cars onwards, and then further revisions with the 400 onwards, we still can’t park the car outside in the rain without the risk of window regulator failure? On a £100k GT430?
  9. Good old Lotus. Does it still happen in the 400/410 etc onwards too?
  10. Does this happen also on MY12 cars onwards? I was led to believe they have improved seals on the doors, do they still leak?
  11. James, if it is the battery, I think in your shoes I’d be asking the garage your bought it from to pay for a new one. They shouldn’t be letting batteries get completely flat, and sometimes going this causes irreparable damage to it, such that it won’t retain a full charge any more.
  12. Congrats, looks good. Tip for cleaning the oyster leather, try Autoglym Interior Shampoo. Works a treat to remove the inevitable marking from your jeans. Was this the one that had a new clutch recently? Does look great in the blue, quite unusual and very striking.
  13. Thanks Bibs, I had forgotten about that - Specsavers beckons! Is it worth adding some of the stuff I’ve listed into the Buyers Guide?
  14. I've recently started looking at Evoras, mostly the low end of the market (sub £30k), and although I've decided to park the idea for now, and keep my S1 Elise, I have come across and been told about a good few things to watch out for. I thought it would be worth sharing to help others with their search for a good one. At the very least it will ensure potential buyers go into it with their eyes open. Happy to edit / add to this as I'm sure there are a few other things too - clearly there are dozens of owners on here amongst you, who have years of experience with these great cars...
  15. Were the leaky boot issues resolved with later cars, 2012 onwards perhaps?
  16. Good to hear the door seals are cheap. Is that the revised ones Bibs? James - I was looking at one yesterday local to me, and was told that the Persian blue one is a bit rough around the edges, assuming you're looking at this one New&onesearchad=New&include-delivery-option=on&sort=relevance&page=1 So perhaps there is room for some negotiation.....or if it's just not good e
  17. I think the pre 2012 cars can leak via the door seals though can't they, leading to damp carpets in the footwells? One I looked at this week was damp in the boot too.
  18. I've been looking at Evoras recently (2009-12 mostly) and noticed on a few photos (and also in the flesh) that the 255/35 R19 tyres on the forged rear alloys look a bit 'stretched' - like the tyres aren't wide enough basically. They don't seem to fill the arches very well, and I think that's more down to the tyre width, rather than the fact it's the 19" wheel rather than the 20". This isn't the case with the fronts. Has anyone else thought this, and has anyone fitted wider tyres on the forged wheels, and if so, any issues? Or is it perhaps just down to certain tyres running 'narr
  19. Thanks Gav - useful stuff !
  20. It has now sold, this afternoon (but not to me!). Thanks for all the input everyone.
  21. Thanks, what about things like suspension bushes, ball joints etc though? Surely they would need changing after 90k miles and don’t you have to replace the whole wishbone (at the front) for some of them? Would be expensive, no?
  22. Haha, thanks, yes indeed I am aware, might need a good clean 🤔
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