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  1. Cheers Bibs.....yes that’s the one I’ve been looking at. I’ve got a load of info from the seller about it. Has several things that need addressing though. My main concern would be resale, due to it being both an IPS and high mileage, and the risk of big bills - potentially on the gearbox or something like that. Having had a string of Elise S1's (my current two are actually featured in the latest issue of Absolute Lotus!) I'm not used to chunky bills or high maintenance costs. Evoras are much more complex of course. So it needs to be something I can justify, if that makes sense.
  2. I haven’t been on TLF for a while, since selling my Exige V6 a year or so ago. I’m now finding myself considering an Evora S IPS, but my budget means I’m limited to high mileage examples, but post 2012 to get the better interior and other improvements. Are there any known issues with the IPS box, or anything to watch out for in general, on higher mileage cars? I’ve read the buyers guide on here and am already aware of things like headlight lacquer peel etc. Seems that the IPS cars are a harder sell, and I presume with lots of miles on the clock (say over 80k) it would be some
  3. I’ve spoken to the seller this afternoon. Seems honest enough but there’s no service book. There are some invoices from 2014-17 for servicing (just a regular garage local to 2nd owner, not a main dealer or Lotus specialist) but that’s only 3 out of 9 years. Plus, the servicing hasn’t been done every 9,000 miles. No evidence of clutch replacement at all in the invoices and he has no knowledge of any replacement (he’s had it 9 months). Could be some big bills awaiting the new owner potentially. Apparently there are 'no stones chips at all' so something doesn’t quite add up unless it has
  4. That isn’t vivid.....😜 (this is the Elise S1 Picture thread, right?)..
  5. Daveb99

    S160 SVA

    Scandal Green Elise S1 Sport 160 (SVA)
  6. Sorry I didn’t see this. It is indeed a keeper, they only made 7 full fat SVA S160's in Scandal Green and it’s by far the lowest mileage one - and standard factory spec other than the Emerald ECU (we have the original GEMS unit) and replacement Janspeed exhaust (due to a loose baffle in the original). The challenge is to use it just enough so it isn’t a garage queen but also keep it nice. Sorry for the slight thread hijack.
  7. Wow Nathan - I see you are preferring the sleek and stealthy look to the red/orange option already 😉 I thought about black wheels and side scoops/mirrors with red calipers and never got round to it. I found some photos of a coupe in this combination so I’ll post them up when I get a chance. Are you still thinking of adding a spoiler?
  8. Of course I meant the boot lid, not the clam 🙄
  9. Fair play Nathan - really glad you’re using it loads, at least you’re getting lots of practice getting it in and out of the garage too, it’ll seem as narrow as the 111R was soon 😉 i know what you mean about the spoiler, they can look a bit lacking without, but I actually preferred it that way. Do you have to drill the clam to fit the spoiler though (presume so)? I guess that’s still reversible with a bit of Isopon, sandpaper and a rattle can 😆 Enjoy it matey, I look forward to reading about the mods...
  10. Hi Gav, afraid not, having moved house late last year we need to put (some of) the funds to better use right now, and I really wasn’t using the Exige anywhere near enough to justify keeping it, as I don’t really have the time to get the best out of it. So as we only had one daily (which was fine most of the time) we’ve picked up a nice 18 plate Cooper S Works 210, the last one they made, with the trick JCW Pro exhaust amongst £12k of options, so whilst it’s obviously no Lotus it’s good fun and a nice place to be. We do still have the Scandal Green Elise S160 though, it ticks most of the
  11. Hi Nathan - nice looking car you have there - the previous owner has clearly cherished it 😉. I’m not missing it too much as I didn’t drive it enough anyway! Your choice of course, but a couple of things to think about. If you add a wing, you might need to tweak the setup to suit - I think Lotus altered the rear ARB on the Roadsters to compensate for the reduced downforce, but I could be wrong. If it were me, I’d enjoy the car as it is for a few years (unless you’re tracking it, then you might want to tweak it a bit, dial out the understeer perhaps). Spending ££££ on spoilers, su
  12. They soon will be! I have to agree with George - I have the Focal 100AC in the front, Infinity Kappa in the rear, plus a cheap Kenwood sub in the passenger footwell. The whole lot sounds massively better than any “premium” audio upgrade I’ve ever had on a BMW, Audi etc.
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