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brightoncorgi

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  1. Evora GT or whichever is the newest Evora variant they have to demo. Do you want a manual or auto?
  2. If interest is near 0%, why even pay cash for a car if you could so say? Certainly it's a weight of the shoulders knowing you don't owe anyone anything, but one could argue that the money in your account could make more than 1-3% in some kind of investment. If I finance a new car, I like to have it paid off around the time the warranty ends. Not a fan of an auto repair out of pocket and a big monthly payment.
  3. Zero down leases are common as are leases with like $1500 down. Auto financing at under 2% up to 72 months with just like 1-2K down. Automation where needed will drive the price down and quality up. Their presentation really made it out to sound like this will be the best manufactured production Lotus ever.
  4. Pointless to bring US financing as it is dramatically different than in the UK. If you had a 25% down and -3% interest; you'd never sell a car in the States. Never mind the 50-50 financing promoted in the this thread.
  5. I'd go for a Toyota v6!
  6. So, you think the Emira will sound better than the Evora? All McLaren's sound equal or better. Emira has to sound at a minimum equal to Evora or my statement will be true. Then again sound is personal. Some think the AMG GT sounds awesome, I think it sounds awful. Too baritone for me. I am hoping the rooting for the Emira to excel in every facet of what defines a sports car; including sound. The sound is what made me want an Evora. I saw one crossing an intersection in Singapore and knew that would be my next car!
  7. If you think a McLaren is a bit bland and lacks aural sense to it, I think you may be disappointed in the Emira. What are you impressions on the Evora? With the 400, my Lotus dealer sent out a mass email when it was expected and to schedule test drive slots.
  8. You'll have a better shot at driving car if that is a reality at all before buyers in the States. I would expect at Goodwood, there will be some drives by the right press or famous drivers to promote the car and keep the conversation alive. I don't expect a demo car in the States before production starts. Probably the same routine as they did with the 400; just drive it dealer to dealer. In a way, that was the coolest thing to show how robust and useful the Evora is.
  9. Emira needs to beat the competitors when reviewers compare it to the competition during tests. Does it beat the Cayman around their test track? Does it sound cooler in the videos? Does Lotus make available the most wicked looking color combo for the press? A reviewers genuinely giddy over the new model? Lotus could use a brand ambassador with some clout in the States. Lotus needs a better warranty than Porsche. Lotus has good long term residual value and that needs to used against competitors as a long term investment. An advertising campaign that infers you not as cool if you buy a Porsche or Vette. I see Lotus has started their certified used car program in the UK, but there's noting in the States. Louts needs a hard push on current owners for a "offer they cannot refuse" to trade in and up. Lotus needs to cater to the "cradle to grave" consumer. I've been to the local dealer plenty of times where there just one car for sale... WTF? That's a franchise with one car? How does Lotus convey cool? How do they re-assure potential new owners that they are buying reliable car that is a good long term investment. Since this is their last ICE car, many I bet are thinking this will be a long term hold. How does Lotus convey their brand is more like Ferrari, Aston, McLaren, than Porsche, GM, Mercedes, or Nissan?
  10. I hope they are not power seats. The manual sliders are so much quicker when exiting the car.
  11. My first picks on colors would Tiffany Blue. Gulf Blue, Celestial Green, or Magnolia. A pastel color would be awesome.
  12. I would rather wait to get the color or scheme I want as well. I hope there are enough interior color choices and hopefully a tartan or some other fabric options! Not everyone wants leather and alcantara can be a little dull looking.
  13. I'd love to see a £5000 "paint to sample" option like other exotic marques do.
  14. Lotus needs a better warranty if they want to motivate buyers who are on the fence whether to purchase. At least offer extended service contracts they can buy like Ferrari and Aston offers.
  15. If you think "sufficient" is what they should aim for at their namesake event. It's not looking good for Lotus.
  16. If Lotus doesn't want to be a laughingstock at the most heralded auto fan event of the summer that is tribute to them... They need to run every car they bring and it better look the part. This is a make a break moment for the marque. Everyone is cheering on Lotus for success.
  17. Since this year at Goodwood is dedicated to Lotus, they really need to get this right and I think they will.
  18. I have a buddy who likes Lotus, routinely considers an Evora, knows HP, numbers, and straight line acceleration hardly tell the whole picture of a car.... Local Jaguar dealer got a Project 8 in stock, and said he did not understand what the hoopla was about based on its 0-60 and 1/4 mile... Just saying, even for those who know not to read into stats, it still jades our initial perception on a car.
  19. What some drivers think they want can be swayed when they are introduced to a new sensation. Get anyone looking for a "sports car" to test drive a Lotus and what they thought they wanted could now be in question.
  20. Do you think the Emira will have a 10 year life cycle?
  21. If that was the Emira, they couldn't build enough
  22. I am not sure the source they heard that it was going to be electric. Could've been a customer? The dealership thought it would be ICE based on what Lotus has directly promoted.
  23. Was at the Lotus dealer yesterday and they said there's are rumors on it being electric that did not make sense to them since they previous heard it was multiple engine formats as we've all been discussing.
  24. The VW Golf use to come in a multi color panel design in the late 80's. A few people in my town had them.
  25. Dealers have seen crappy looking photos of Emira
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