free hit
PaulCP's Content - Page 3 - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Full Forum Member (FFM)
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by PaulCP

  1. @basalte I hope that yours was a tongue in cheek comment since It really pisses me off when people voice opinions when they haven’t got a clue what they are talking about where Saudi is concerned. Have you ever experienced living in Saudi, do you know what the Saudi’s think of the 9/11 situation and the Saudi way of living. People tend to bring up things like women not being allowed to drive. Well, in reality, until recently the driving standards in Saudi were so bad the majority of women did not want to drive & not only because of those dreadful driving standards! At least I can talk from experience having lived & worked in Jeddah for 5 years between 2009/14 (including liaising with 3 members of the Bin Laden family), and quite honesty me & my wife had a great time. Saudi is not perfect but don’t believe all of the myths that you read on the Internet or hear from the likes of Amnesty International, the majority of which is not representative of the place.
  2. Well since this is a Lotus forum I won’t bore anyone with my JLR car problems and after sales experiences, although TBF it tends to be JLR dealers who are the biggest problem but JLR themselves come a close second.
  3. and from my experiences the Lotus after sales service will be better by far 👍
  4. I don’t have a problem with that statement. I’m sure that many would rather see Lotus survive rather that fold. If they have to add a “lifestyle car” or an SUV alongside the Emira in order to survive so be it.
  5. PaulCP

    TLF GT430 Club

    @Shibbyyou could always make an offer, screen price is rarely the final price. Also keep in mind that it may be one of their SOR cars so the price could be a “desire” by the owner.
  6. Yep, just behind your pink bike 😎 The photos were taken by Sue and for a reason, but since ours at the time was barely 2 years old, we ultimately decided against upgrading. (partly driven by the lack of 2 little “extras”) 🤔
  7. Horner turning into F1’s home grown spoilt brat
  8. @C8RKH Still looks as good as the first time I saw it👍
  9. Ah, if we are talking about a “reformed EU” then we are talking about something many have wanted for a long time, including I would imagine many in the UK who voted for brexit. However, there are many of the unelected EU elite who are quite happy with their lot and herein lies the problem. How do you get those bureaucrats in the EU, who clearly have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, to consider reform?
  10. Thrown out 👍
  11. Well Horner has now lost all respect from me. Still blabbing on about the incident at Silverstone and thinking of appealing Hamilton’s penalty with a view to getting it increased, presumably by some sort of points deduction. His desperation to win the F1 title seems to be “win at any cost” Sport is the loser in this When has any team in the past cried wolf about how much repairing a cars damage is going to cost.
  12. Windy, I see it as a message to those who in the “I’m alright Jack, only the old get ill” camp to get their @rses off their soapboxes and get vaccinated. As for the night club owners shouting out at the govt about it, well it’s the same as the travel industry. vested interests. A fact purposely ignored by our crap alarmist media
  13. Final confirmation of what the so called “experts” are actually experts in……………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………..Gloom & Doom. Christ, what it must be like living with these people Can’t get link to work but, according to Sky News, experts are warning that as Covid rules are relaxed we are to expect an increase in Norovirus in addition to Covid 🙄
  14. Well I’ll raise @C8RKH’s stake and call double bollocks The care I’ve had from our local hospital during the past 5 years for the big C has been first class. During the lockdowns when the NHS were really overstretched I still had both of my quarterly scans on time every 3 months and 2 extra that my Onc requested, all subcontracted out to a local small private hospital so that I didn’t have to go anywhere near where the Covid cases were. The TKI pills I have taken daily cost the NHS almost £5k for a months supply and never once have they questioned the need to keep supplying them. As my GP says to me when I see him, “10 years ago when those pills weren’t available you’d have been a gonner after 6 months” I have nothing but praise for the NHS based on experience and yes, they should insist on payment from all of those who come from far and wide just to get free healthcare!
  15. PaulCP

    Lotus Emira

    Really enjoyed the launch and look forward to seeing all the specs and prices but, oh those wheels on the blue one 🙄. By far too ornate for my liking and takes the eyes away from the cars lines on the side view.
  16. Really enjoyed that and look forward to seeing all the specs and prices but, oh those wheels on the blue one 🙄. By far too ornate for my liking and takes the eyes away from the cars lines on the side view.
  17. Yes, it’s happened on the past when I failed to complete the post but this time & once before in the past the post was actually completed. Must just be one of those system gremlins🤔
  18. PaulCP

    Utility Bills

    Thanks for your inout everyone, decided to go with Octopus in the end using the share code given by @Frickin_idiot, thanks Kev👍
  19. Unfortunately, social media has become more infectious than Covid. It is amazing how many believe “what Mary down the street posts on Facebook, because she knows everything”
  20. Edit: text deleted due to wrong thread. Why does the “reply” box sometimes bring up your previous posted response on the previous thread?
  21. PaulCP

    Utility Bills

    @jepZog are currently the cheapest for gas but your 2.2p rate must have been contracted some time ago. Current Zog rate for gas is 3.1p
  22. PaulCP

    Utility Bills

    Thread resurrection, I’m about to come out of an 18months fixed deal with EDF and even the cheapest on-line deal through USwich is showing a 40% increase The cheapest 3 are Pure Planet, OVO Energy and Octopus, all way below EDF, BG etc for a 2 year fixed I’m currently leaning towards Octopus who appear to have a decent rating. OVO also appear to be good but there is little user info on Pure Planet. Difference between the 3 cost wise is negligible. Anyone got any recent views on either of the 3 shown above?
  23. I remember THAT bolt very well.😂😂 There is a knack to getting it out & back in again, but unfortunately I can’t remember what it is 🤔
  24. Alan, I’ll pm you👍
  25. This reminds me of an instance in St Tropez back on 2006. On entering a parking area by the sea front, I saw a Zonda all parked up and decided to park next to it, but leaving a space in between us, in my Lotus type 116 (VX220 for the uninitiated 😛). When we returned to the car the Zonda was still there but a crowd of 10+ people were surrounding & photographing the VX so I opened it up so they could see inside properly etc. The owner of the Zonda then arrived and didn’t look too happy about the total disinterest in his pride & joy 🙄
  • Create New...