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  1. I'm guessing this was supposed to be a joint launch, but somebody didn't clarify which 0900 (CET or GMT) they were going with. Hence Renault/Alpine went an hour early, or Lotus went an hour late. Sacre Bleu...
  2. And here’s me thinking that a “turtle” was the result of a high risk cough...
  3. Ah, thanks Dave. That's just joined the dots to the recent discussion elsewhere on the forum about a Hendy dealership in Southampton opening up.
  4. Don't know the car you've posted. (You've posted the same link twice). Seems like a decent price, with probably some room to negotiate. That looks like the Westover showroom in Poole from the picture, but the ad says Hendy - so probably been taken over. Bought my first Lotus from Westover, and service was generally good. I'm not overly enamoured with Lotus dealerships in general on the South Coast, so I'm the wrong person to ask. They all seem to be a bolt-on to another brand, with the exception of Bell & Colvill who most rate, but I've tried to buy from twice with no suc
  5. Snows lost Ken last year. Think the new guy is leaving airway. Ken was good. Feel that they've lost their way, since
  6. Welcome to the Orange Lotus club. You'll never lose your car in a car park again. Burnt Orange just looks epic. Cingratulations. I didn't buy mine on the colour (it's the last consideration for me), it was just the right car at the right price. Was a bit of a change from my Carbon Grey S, but wouldn't go back to a more mundane colour again. Oh, and I much prefer the Evora without the "SR Look".
  7. Great to see you all last night, especially @pbharcourt's upgrade to the Firecat. Paul, if you still have that Evora itch, this is a mighty tempting proposition...
  8. Finally, it's Le Mans week.
  9. Have you tried switching off and turning it on again? By which I mean a good lengthy disconnect of the battery and a full charge. As an aside, isn't there a Lotus Dealer in Cwmbran?
  10. +1 for an OBD dongle jobby and Torque. As well as providing you with diagnostics, it can provide you with a cheeky little heat-map of your journeys, where it can overlay your speed over your route on a google-map saved to your phone. Which is nice, if a little (lot) incriminating. I had a similar issue after a lot of consecutive roundabouts and hard acceleration between them on my old S. Seem to recall disconnecting the battery for 24 hours, giving the battery a good charge and never saw it again - something to do with sensors and variances which was cleared by resetting. Engineering
  11. Canada (with Denmark a close second). Makes me happy. Although having the same result(ish) as @Bibs does cause some concern...
  12. lol - just saw this thread as it had popped up as recent content and having read all the way to the last few posts (and not noticing the date of the thread) , was about to suggest Bob sees if he can stretch his budget to a 400...
  13. Still remember being a "Part 3" and sleeping on a pallet on top of a torpedo in the Bombshop. Sleeping through water-shot drills has given me the ability to sleep through pretty much anything, anywhere. But if the ventilation suddenly stops, I'm already reaching for my steaming bats... (NB this is now 25 years ago...)
  14. "You're either qualified, or you're not..."
  15. Well... shit. I'm sure there's a reason, but that is a damn shame.
  16. Um. Sorry, having owned both - yes you will. Agree it's down to personal taste, but here's my my oversimplified 10 cents: 400 definitely quicker. Honestly. I did significant mileage in my S and the difference in the 400 was noticeable straight away, even for someone with my limited driving abilities. 400 has a firmer ride (something about reducing the bump-steer in the S1), but still not as harsh as a "sports" car from any German brand - so not as comfortable for long journeys as the S1, but more comfortable than say, a 3 series with M suspension. 400 has much more aggre
  17. At the risk of asking the obvious, have you tried searching for a specialist? It might cost a few bucks, but there must be someone out there with what you need?
  18. Hi Dave, Welcome to TLF. Your best bet for Evora advice is to head over to here where there's a whole (and lengthy) thread for those looking to move in to Evora ownership. The more info you can give, the better answers you'll get. I came to the Evora (now on my second) via a Z4M, and there's a few other Z4 veterans lurking around too. Enjoy!
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