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    Tris...
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    Evora 400 - Hethel Black Edition
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    GB

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  1. It’s not just a 410 thing, my 400 has the same thing. I’ve never been fully happy with the amount of travel. One way round it, I’ve found on mine at least, is to ‘pump’ the brake pedal once, that brings the bite point up to a place I’m happier with. You don’t have to put any real weight on the pedal, so it doesn’t unbalance the car. I’ve had it checked a couple of times and there is no leakage, which was my first concern, just seems to be a ‘feature’ of the car. Tris...
  2. Try tapping the screen while in reverse that seems to toggle the cones on and off. Tris...
  3. I’ve got a full set of stock speakers cluttering up my garage. If you are interested. Left over from a full audio upgrade of my LE Tris...
  4. Tris...

    Solar Charger

    I tried this recently, bought a Maplins 4.8W Solar charger, bolted it to the outside of my garage, connected it to the car and was out of the country for just over two weeks. Came back to a very flat battery, just enough power to unlock the doors, open the side mirrors (Just) and open the boot once. So feedback is not good on that one. In fairness I had to extend the cabling to get the connectors from the garage door to the boot so I may have a dodgy connection. So I need to check that, but so far I can't reccomend this as solution. Of course this does bode the question why is the battery draining this badly. My 14 year old Civic Type R left for the same length of time? Hop in and starts up no problem at all! Tris...
  5. I'm already entered with the organisers for both days, but it would be good to join up with you guys. We would have all 3 versions of the Hethel Editions that way as well. Tris...
  6. If you are just looking to replace the head unit, it actually isn't a difficult job, removing the existing Head Unit is a matter of removing the surround and undoing a few screws. Fiddly rather than difficult. There is a good How to guide, on one of the Lotus Forums. Tris...
  7. Tris...

    Evora Sport 410

    I'm sure I remember reading a piece that said that the 400s where actually generating over 400bhp. I've got 406bhp in my head as the stated average. I cant remember where I saw the piece though. Might just be my memory going. Tris...
  8. Well I think it was red, hard to tell under all the dirt. :-) Tris...
  9. You are going to the wrong dealer, I've had nothing but clear & honest feedback from my dealer and excellent support. Tris...
  10. Try doing a hard reboot on the iPod. My iPod classic does this occasionally. Does it on both my cars so it's not specific to the 400. No idea why but giving it a reboot fixes it. Tris...
  11. 7 Months and 5000 miles, a couple of issues but quickly and professionally fixed, with excellent Dealer support. To reinforce the other comments, these are truely amazing cars, and will bring a smile to your face every time you drive it. Every manufacturer has the occasional "Friday Afternoon Car", you shouldn't judge the entire marque by that one example.
  12. Tris...

    Rear ended

    You have my sympathies, same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. £16,000 worth of damage. Didn't see the car for 2 months. Had it back 3 weeks and someone damaged the front! I suggest a good yule tide drink... or ten. :-) Tris..
  13. So I've had my Hethel Edition 400 for around 6 months and just over 4000 miles. And I love it! It is a phenomenal car, the way it drives, the way it sounds and the way people respond to it, makes it a true drivers car. While the UK/European motoring press seem to have been Luke warm to the car, I feel the American press have hit the nail on the head with how they have written about the car. Has it been problem free? No, I've had squeaky seat syndrome, I've had MAF sensor syndrome and a few other varying level of niggles and problems. But they have been professionally and effectively sorted & fixed by the ever enthusiastic Ken and his team at Snows Lotus Hedge End. While some of it has been frustrating, the brake pedal sensor failing within 15 miles of collecting the car new, was definately a low point. The sheer ability of the car and the enjoyment I get out of driving it more than off sets any of the issues I have had. At the end of the day it is a low volume, hand built sports car, I knew what I was getting into before I bought it. I didn't want a soulless robot built, German car. Hell even some of those have/had a habit of bursting into flames, which puts a squeaky seat into perspective. ? This is a stunning car, it looks the business, where ever you drive, people stop and stare at it. In Sports mode it is one of the most amazing sounding cars on the road today, it does bring entire groups of people to a stand still (Young and Old). And it's handling and ride are truely phenomenal. They are rare, most people have never seen one, when people come up and ask about it, you really feel you own something unique and special. Hell even the member of her majesty's constabulary who tugged me for possibly exceeding the allowed rate of progression wanted a full tour of the car. "I have never stopped one of these before, it looks incredible". (Didn't stop him giving me a ticket though) Great car, great fun and ably supported by Ken at Snows, a man who is a genuine Lotus enthusiast and manages to infect people with same enthusiasm. Its possible I too may be a hopeless Lotus Fanboy. How the f&@k did that happen?...
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