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    Greg Mallard
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  1. Dodgy battery = Car possessed ! Really, a dodgy battery in an Evora causes all sorts of weird behaviour so it is entirely possible.
  2. gregs24

    Evora Crash on M40

    This, it can actually work the other way as well when a rear wheel spins up under loss of traction suddenly causing the CC to reduce throttle. Modern ESC systems help but often cannot catch things on their own Always best to avoid CC in very wet conditions
  3. Which is what I did. A new forum member posts pictures of a car for sale asking for advice. Look at pictures, notice a few things that a new member may not have noticed or realise the significance of not having had an Evora and write them in a post. Must try to be less helpful in the future.
  4. Just because you don't go fast enough to get some opposite lock on and need to look that way 🙂
  5. Well I was trying to be helpful to the new forum member rather than acting as a butt for your undoubted wit ! I for one would find the airbag cover extremely annoying as you have to look at it all the time. Bumper may be fine (or only crappy build quality) but also may not - worth investigating. Agree it is too cheap really.
  6. It doesn't have the premium pack as the advert says and the airbag cover is warped - this is a fiddly job to fix as the clips will have broken. Front bumper is lower on the nearside for some reason
  7. gregs24

    Evora Picture & Video Thread

    An amusing comment when the widely held view in Europe is the other way around re US cars ! Having said that I am just waiting for a Mustang GT to be built and sent over to me !
  8. My Evora is also sadly heading up to Lotus Silverstone as well. Various reasons - not to do with the car, mean it will not get used for two years, so rather than leaving it holed up somewhere it is up for sale. It isn't advertised yet, but if a Black MY12 Evora S IPS tickles your fancy it will be at Lotus Silverstone from Saturday. More than happy to answer any questions about it if you want.
  9. gregs24

    Business car lease advice

    It is important you get good advice here. An LLP is not a company so the usual company car tax issues for employees / directors do not apply. You will be taxed on the private use percentage of the vehicle running costs. You can indeed reclaim 50% of the VAT on the lease proportion and 100% on the maintenance portion. Look at Contract Hire as well. HMRC don't have a downer on partnerships and cars - it is just done differently to companies There are big differences between partnerships / LLP's and companies and a lot of people do not realise this. I am a partner in a business and contract hire through the partnership is by far the cheapest way of running our cars. Obviously the more business use the better it is (not commuting which doesn't count as business use) I would talk to your accountant first Who to use ? Well whichever route you use to source the vehicle it comes down to borrowing money. There can be good deals through dealers (most manufacturers have a leasing arm) but also some of the other finance sources such as Lombard (via NatWest / RBS) There are only three of four big car leasing companies in the UK for business in reality such as Lex and ALD, As an example Ford Lease (available through dealers for business contract hire) is actually part of ALD
  10. gregs24

    Halogen bulb ban

    If you mean R7 (78mm) bulbs you can still get them at Screwfix as far as I can see. Google R7 LED on Amazon and you will find loads of options
  11. When you start the car the SRS checks the battery voltage. If this is out of range too many times it throws the airbag warning light which will not reset by itself. It is a simple fix for a dealer to clear it, but I'm not sure it can be done any other way - but Bruss may know better on this
  12. gregs24

    I think I might want an Evora

    Whatever you do don't go for a test drive ! Everything else after that will be a sloppy second.
  13. gregs24

    Evoras on the road

    They are a bit like a London bus ! Sadly, just not many of them out there - the Evora must be one of the very best cars ever to have sold in such small numbers
  14. gregs24

    Finally have an Evora!

    MY12 changes were certainly gradual in late 2011/12. Mine is a March 2012 and even then some of the final MY12 hadn't happened. Unusual to see MY12 S without the option 19/20 wheels which are the most beautiful (but then I would say that) ever on an Evora - just don't damage them as they are painfully expensive (Like the Victory Alloys on my S1)
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    Would you buy a 3 cylinder Elise?

    Beat me to it. 1.5 3 cylinder and 200PS - what's not to like !