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  1. Oi! That’s my idea. I’m gonna sue. (Mine was a lot cheaper though!)
  2. I try to be realistic, rather than too pessimistic or optimistic. But, trying to keep a sense of reality is bloody hard if I spend too much time on Emira forums!
  3. I get what you’re saying but, “Lotus UK Sales Manager says his product is fantastic” shock! I’m not cancelling my order, but c’mon…
  4. You might as well take the seat base out. Very easy. It’s only velcro’d down, but don’t just pull it up. It’s very “sticky” industrial velcro and can rip from the seat pad. (VOE!) Get your fingers underneath and push it up instead. Leaves a nice hard flat shelf for your stuff. Still carpeted though, so the bag is a good idea. While you’re under there, check the emergency boot release is working properly!
  5. Yep. Only awkward bit it getting the cable into the glovebox from behind the headunit.
  6. I got the hacksaw out and made a bracket. Just a bit of bent stainless steel (for strength and thinness). Uses the headunit mounting screws so all reverseable. Then screwed a Brodit cradle to it and ran the cable into the glovebox to pick up the usb.
  7. Not sure of the exact dB numbers but any of the 4xx engined cars will fail pretty much any test when the valve is open. They have larger-diameter downpipes than the earlier 3xx cars and are noticeably louder. (I’ve had both). If you somehow squeak through a static test by keeping it under 4500 (where the valve opens) you’ll get done by the drive-by meters unless you short-shift to keep the valve shut. Only places with high noise limits (eg: Spa) are possible. The Emira has a new variable valve (not just the open/shut old one) so it’ll be interesting to hear how it works.
  8. And me. Want to see that there’s an engine in the back. Also, the little quarter windows are regularly useful at junctions in the Evora. Emira will be the same.
  9. I’m not moaning or nit-picking at all. This stuff is “extra” to the quoted price of the car, but all perfectly normal. Just putting it here as there seemed to be some confusion.
  10. On-the-road Costs Includes delivery to a Lotus Agent for your collection, or delivery to your home address or place of work in the UK, cost of number plates, a full tank of fuel, pre-delivery inspection and valet. £1,045 Road Fund Licence £1,910 Registration Fee £55 £3010 total for “extras”
  11. PX value for my Evora was £3k less than WBAC…
  12. Yes, yes, yes, that’s all very well, but have they found any red thread for my steering wheel?
  13. KJD

    Lotus Emira

    Did you have a punch up over suspension options?
  14. Ted, holding up some plastic cows says, “Ok Dougal, one last time. These are small… the ones out there are far away. Small… far away…” It’s a photoshop. Look at the shadows. There aren’t four suns in the sky. Even in Hethel.
  15. The Goodyears came out pretty well in a recent Evo tyre test that included the PS4S.
  16. And mine. Except I’m not even bothered about them brand new.
  17. Yep, me too. B&C deposit 23rd June. Biggest thing was no more deposits (refundable or not) until final, full payment 30 days before delivery. And still no coloured stitch steering wheels… 😤
  18. Anyone else with a pre-reveal deposit wondering why we’re not getting a call when posties are?
  19. Not particularly tall but high torso to leg ratio…
  20. What! Is that a new model? Does it come in Dark Nimbus Verdant Yellowy-blue? Does it have the V7 engine or the i9? Is the suspension Road/Street/Tour/Track/Race? How many cupholders/suitcase/phoneslots/newspaper racks does it have? Is the configurator online? Where do I send my deposit? etc,etc…
  21. Awaits comments like “I didn’t know there was a purple option”…
  22. Well, this fella did on an Esprit, so I’m sure it’s possible.
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