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  1. Lotus new model strategy (or lack of).

    There are times when I can't help thinking that a 1.6 elise with A/C, Radio and NVH might be a rather nice and cheap to run station car, although not something which is likely to get wife approval! And second hand prices seem to be pretty darn strong as well. 29k for the 2016 one at Murrays, it can't have been much more than that new!
  2. Evora GT430

    Ummm, what? You've actually done it?!
  3. Agreed. Second hand they are pretty good, but buy new and you generally take a bath. I reckon my (new) V6 cost me the best part of 700 per month in depreciation over the first couple of years. And that's still cheaper than a new 400 over a similar timeframe. It's true for most cars though, buy a new 718S from a dealer and I bet they'd offer you 20k or more less than you paid if you looked to trade it to them after 18 months. Porsche GT cars seem the rare exception.
  4. Not for the faint of heart! - Now "Exige Cup 430"

    Pistonheads review now up. They seem to like it...
  5. I don't have the money for it and I'd probably get a 400 if I did (because loud and slidey), but the 13 (almost 14k) mileage GT4 is at Colchester and was previously owned by a youtube non-personality. I rather like it at that price (it's a shame it doesn't have the buckets) - would love to actually have a drive in one because I suspect it will be a rather lovely thing. And like Tom I have seen plenty on trackdays so there are plenty that are being properly used. ETA: on the non-use point, I've done 1,500 miles in my Exige in the past 12 months. Which is a bit crap. But still better than my father in law, who's done a grand total of 60 miles between MoTs in his 997! He get's enough pleasure from polishing it (to an inch of its life) and simply knowing that it is in the garage, and I appreciate that. While declaring it 'ornamental' at regular intervals.
  6. Hethel lap time leaderboard

    I presume you mean only at Hethel Bibs? I've done a shed load of track days where people are running slicks on an old snotter and been surprisingly quick. What you can't do on most track days is bring an open wheeled car...
  7. Not for the faint of heart! - Now "Exige Cup 430"

    You can get an agreed value policy. But I suspect you are right, although clearly one would hope not to ever get to the position of writing either one off in the first place!
  8. TLF GT430 Club

    That is undeniably gorgeous. I'd have spec'd the Sparcos personally but otherwise
  9. Not for the faint of heart! - Now "Exige Cup 430"

    @550superfast - are you thinking of ordering one Gary? One thing that seems to be lacking on that options list are Ohlins TTX dampers to replace the nitrons. I'd want a set of those fitted (if I had the money for the car in the first place of course!)
  10. Not for the faint of heart! - Now "Exige Cup 430"

    That looks mega. But (fortunately) is way, way, way too rich for me.
  11. Komotec 460 or SSC TVS1900?

    That car was previously for sale at Murray with Ohlins fitted. I wonder if they are including that, even though the Ohlins have been taken off prior to the car being sold.
  12. Komotec 460 or SSC TVS1900?

    Mmmmm. You are MrD/430cup AICMFP
  13. Komotec 460 or SSC TVS1900?

    You remind me of someone... is the Cayman GT4 the best car ever made?
  14. Not for the faint of heart! - Now "Exige Cup 430"

    Evora GT431 Sport Touring Toys Out of Pram Edition
  15. Komotec 460 or SSC TVS1900?

    Now sold subject to collection next weekend. @Bibs, @LF1 please can you clean these 2 posts up? Sorry for the thread drift (will advertise properly if sale falls through for some reason!) Tom, I'll drop you a line separately re the academy!