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  1. Yep, most are fine on clutch. The failure rate was notable on a part that should last min 50,000 miles and is an expensive fix on Evora. Even 5% failure is too many but Lotus fixed the issue and certainly MY12 appear to be as it should be. I have no issue with a brand new model having some teething problems.  

    I had a clutch failure on Ford GT (05) at 23,000 miles. Ford replaced FOC without hesitation saying it was a part failure from new. I was surprised at this generosity.

    Justin 

     

  2. GMA and the Group of companies are doing a lot more than the V12 cars. Electrification is very much a part of it, as is innovation elsewhere.

    If you appreciate Lotus, you should be in awe of GMA. Lightweight is the key and they want to show the big manufacturers that fat cars are bad.

    If you don't appreciate the pinnacle of low mass sports cars, fair enough but those cars are only a small part of the projects that Gordon Murray Group are pursuing.

    Justin 

     

  3. 6 hours ago, Ba55uma said:

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205195883882?atmobcid=soc3

    Another IPS, although the ad is misleading and says manual.

    It says registered in 2015, but car looks like pre MY12 Evora.

    And it says Evora S but looks like a NA.

     

     

    Odd. Definitely pre-12 interior but centre console trim black not aluminium finish. Retro graphics to mimic S2 Esprit World Championship commemorative are aftermarket not factory. 

    Wheels are I think S wheels, not sure they did those on NA? Car appears to be NA, tax band seems to confirm. 

    Interesting to know the history of how it ended up looking like this and registered 2015. I should call the seller but I'm not sure they will know.

    Justin 

  4. 9 hours ago, Greg | ValetPro said:

    I'll be interested to see how quickly this sells. Seems value but I wonder if many buyers are looking for more originality and issues fixed.

    If it were mine, I'd fix the airbag, return wheels to original colour, remove sticker to tailgate, more information in text and price at £30k or thereabouts assuming the paintwork is decent and FSH. 

    It should sell quickly as none of the jobs above should amount to more than £3k. 

    Justin 

     

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  5. The market is skewed presently due to supply chain issues on new cars. So perhaps 400's are a bit toppy. In normal conditions, I'd have expected to see a 2016 400 at £40k or thereabouts by now. One did sell for £38k but was resold weeks later for £46k (Jan 21). 

    The bargain Evora are Sport 410 and early NA are still value.

    I agree, I probably wouldn't buy a 2019 onwards presently at prices asked (except the Sport 410 at £68k now under offer) but that is less Emira related, more supply chain effect. 

    Justin 

     

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  6. 50 minutes ago, Techyd said:

    As soon as the base Emira comes out, I would suspect Evora prices will have to tumble, no ones going to want to pay on or near Emira money for an Evora with perhaps only the special ones (GT430) making some exceptions.

    I don't agree. Emira is heavy and has less BHP than 410 onwards. 

    Emira will have zip effect on early Evora, a successful Emira may even harden prices for those as awareness is raised. 

    +2/luggage capacity very important to many Evora owners. Post-2016 Evora are still depreciating (except 430) but I don't see any clean 400 or 410 'tumbling' in value due to Emira. 

    If they do, I'll happily pick up another so I don't mind either way. 

    Justin 

     

     

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  7. Early NA are fabulous. All you need in reality and prices are hardening. 

    Sport 410 is brilliantly bonkers but easily usable daily if you don't need rear seats. Prices insanely low, £30k less than 430, which can't last as folk wake up to Sport 410. 

    You'll love the NA, I hope to never sell mine.

    Justin 

     

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