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    2010 Evora {traded in}, 2014 Evora S {sold}, 2017 400
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  1. Things I’ve learned on forums: there are very unpleasant people on both sides of the pond.
  2. Dumb is drawing (inaccurate) analogies and conclusions based on partial understandings of complex issues. I’m sure you’d appreciate my well-informed thoughts on Brexit?
  3. Obviously a directly analogous situation to a carbon fiber roof that can’t be refinished and is epoxy bonded to the car frame.
  4. Only if you flap them vigorously enough on hard acceleration. Kind of like watching a stork take off.
  5. Yeah they are expensive even at the more reasonable US pricing. Maybe not so vital in the UK, but almost mandatory in sunny US and Middle East climates. Fits the windscreen perfectly—any other generic sunshade leaves massive areas of solar intrusion.
  6. If you end up having to pay for it, you might as well go with an aftermarket option so you don’t have a repeat problem. My last Evora S (2014) is on it’s third master cylinder. I think the person I sold it to went ahead and replaced the MC with a BOE offering from the US.
  7. The agency in Dubai ordered their first 400 with diamond cut wheels. The agent said Lotus resisted, but he insisted and they desisted.
  8. I’m officially old. Those cars look crap to me.
  9. Moved to Arizona from Brooklyn a couple of months ago, affording me the ability to get back into an Evora after 18 months without. Now I’m 5 days into ownership of a new yellow Evora 400. Had to drive up to Phoenix (160km) today to get the A/C repaired right out of the box (sigh, Lotus and your inadequate US dealer distribution and quality). Anyway, got several thumbs ups from the pickup truck driving demographic, and the obligatory “Nice ride!” while fueling up on the way home. And yesterday I went furniture shopping and when I went inside the salespeople spent the whole time asking me about my car instead of trying to foist off their furniture on me {win, win}. Great to be back in an Evora!
  10. I really don’t want to wade into the discussion too much because it’s obviously an emotionally charged one. But I’ve just taken delivery of my third Evora—2010 NA to special ordered 2014 S to 2017 400. The 2010 NA had been sitting in Oman for two years before I bought it. It definitely had some teething pains. But besides sitting for two years, it was also the first year of a brand new model for Lotus. The other two cars came in perfect, as expected condition. It’s tempting to draw broad conclusions from anecdotal experiences . . . but it’s also unfair and often inaccurate.
  11. Undoubtedly. Two hundred and fifty years trying to recover from the source culture leaves a lot of psychological scarring to work through.
  12. I think the user’s handbook specifically proscribes these kind of car washes—whether because of the direct vents to the engine bay or because of infiltration into the cabin I don’t know. But I’m surprised that you aren’t having the car hand washed given where you live. A full inside and out hand washing in Dubai is about £5. It can’t be much more where you are?
  13. I had a 2010 Evora and special ordered a 2014 Evora S in Dubai. No problems particular to the climate. The master cylinder was replaced under warranty, which had been a known problem. Otherwise bulletproof. Or heat/humidity proof anyway.
  14. Wow, either Lotus Silverstone has a Wendy’s level salty social media rep, or they don’t realize just how (in)appropriate their emoji game is.
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