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  1. Pretty sure that boot is overloaded.
  2. At home in Arizona on a beautiful December evening.
  3. Hard to capture the strange beauty of this scene with a phone camera—the sun setting over the Tucson Mountains in the gloaming with another piece of art in the foreground.
  4. Doesn’t match my experience. But no need to carry on this discussion here.
  5. Get another insurance agent. If you are American you might be better served to ask this question over on the American forum. But the number should be closer to the Alfa rate.
  6. Beautiful color! Every time somebody writes Kawasaki in this thread, I can’t but help read it in Jimmy Carr mode as he uses Kawasaki (along with Oompa Loompa) to teach Salma Hayek how to speak with a Geordie accent. Who has an Evora in Oompa Loompa Orange?
  7. Talk about damning with faint praise. I project, with no solid evidence, that this guy has a weak handshake.
  8. I’m not quite sure what you mean by this. Which naysayers are there to be converted for the Corvette? They sell 30,000 units per year. They don’t need to convert me, and never will. Chevrolet does intend for the C8 to appeal to a younger generation (if that's what you meant?). My brother just sent me a picture of the C8 at a car show; it was surrounded by fascinated septuagenarians. Maybe a sprinkling of 60 year olds. I would have a hard time buying a car with scissor doors for the same reason I could never buy a C8 Vette. Smacks too much of a gangster with 2 rings on every finger. I’m n
  9. Not to mention to mention ugly. It reminds me of Diet Coke/Coke Light . . . when you first take a sip, it seems to be a pretty good sugar substitute; then the aftertaste kicks in and you realize you couldn’t possibly choke down a whole can of it. The Corvette seems alright when all you see is the overall form-factor. But the longer you look at it, the worse it looks.
  10. Same for me, except I don’t have to release clutch . . . I just select any forward gear and then go into reverse with no problem without releasing clutch.
  11. Not sure if your 400 is a manual or automatic, but I have similar issues in my manual 400. At this point by default I put it in another gear first and then it slides into reverse with no troubles. I’m sure there’s a mechanical explanation that is obvious to those who understand gear boxes better than me.
  12. Some great footage in this Chinese review of the GT410 Sport. Honestly the best production values I’ve seen on a Youtube review. Might help if you speak Mandarin. The track drone footage is fantastic. That said, they stole (?) footage from @The Pits GT430 YouTube video (16:15 in). You do you, China. To their credit, they credit him.
  13. Lotus HQ: “OK everybody, we’ve successfully pulled a fast one on Ken. Now that we have his money, let’s change the specs. That way we can make a fool out of this guy and achieve our corporate goals!”
  14. Things I’ve learned on forums: there are very unpleasant people on both sides of the pond.
  15. 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?
  16. Obviously a directly analogous situation to a carbon fiber roof that can’t be refinished and is epoxy bonded to the car frame.
  17. Only if you flap them vigorously enough on hard acceleration. Kind of like watching a stork take off.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. The agency in Dubai ordered their first 400 with diamond cut wheels. The agent said Lotus resisted, but he insisted and they desisted.
  21. I’m officially old. Those cars look crap to me.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. Undoubtedly. Two hundred and fifty years trying to recover from the source culture leaves a lot of psychological scarring to work through.
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