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  1. Well, we can disagree on the future values of the Evora and whether they will ever be considered as desirable as an Esprit with a V8 in it, or an original S1 Exige, or whether the fact that Geely doesn't do things with Toyota will affect Lotus' ability and desire to support pre-Geely models. It's not the real point and I guess I apologise for getting everyone so worked up about residuals and the value of their Lotus assets. Anyway, the green one does look like a good car but given how close knit the community is I was hoping to find a previous owner on here that could talk me through the vehicle and its issues given that quite a few Evora's have had niggles from the factory and in some instances issues getting things resolved in a timely manner based on the threads I have read through on this site. If buying used I want to make sure that crap is out of the way and I can just enjoy the car and service it as you would expect.
  2. I wasn't saying that I would wait for an older car further down the line, just making it known where I think the cars will level out at. I don't think the S1 Evora's will hold the value at their level much longer as the 400s start to get older with higher miles. The S1s will begin to dip below £40k for the later S models in due course as older and higher mileage 400s become available and take the space in the mid £40k range. The other Evora models will follow suit with the Sport 410 only being worth a £5-10k premium for fancy carbon parts and lighter wheels, the GT410 Sport worth a touch more than that for being newer with revised bumpers, and the GT 430 worth a larger premium to the GT 410 Sport due to the exclusivity and the premiere package for the Evora. And when Lotus launches its next generation Elise and whatever else under Geely it will also put downward pressure on the pre-Geely lineup as it becomes obsolete with no warranty or factory support. Anyway, I still want the best Sport 410 I can find and afford, so if anyone knows anything about the £59k Sport 410's history and if an ex-owner is on here please get in touch as I'd like to learn a little more about it to see if the car is worth a visit to the dealership to see in person.
  3. Probably not. I envisage the 400 depreciating down to the mid 40s, the Sport 410 about £5k-10k above that around £50-55k, the GT Sport 410 leveling out at £55-60k and the GT430 leveling out at £65-75k.
  4. So, whose car on the forums was this green one that is now for sale? What can you tell me about it's issues, what has been resolved and what remains? What's the warranty status as well? https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-410-sport-v6-manual-----------------2016/9737070
  5. Was the air/fuel ratio probe working correctly? Can't understand why the car would be running so lean under boost. You would expect somewhere between 11-13:1. I would think a lot of the performance from the new map would come from leaning out the tune and advancing ignition timing a bit.
  6. Nice, so it does work. Was the map just a remote upload? No fine tuning for your particular car on the Dyno?
  7. TVR Sagaris or if too dear then the T350C or T350T.
  8. R35 GTR? A large car but dynamically excellent and fast as hell. New Acura NSX? - Looks great, very quick, good dynamics.
  9. Like the look of the old one, but I honestly think the latest shape of Evora's, in particular the revised front and rear end ones after the base 400 and early 410 Sport, are the best looking. I do not however, like the GT 430 wheels with the silver lip.
  10. Wow, okay well it looks like that's not a realistic proposition for most people. Better off just focusing on intake and exhaust mods to free up any restrictions and then add a remap to achieve 450-475hp.
  11. What's the ball park price to pay for the parts and labour and have a shop like Hangar 111 do it? How difficult is it to pull the transmission yourself? A little more complicated than a front engined rear wheel drive car?
  12. Actually, I have driven one! @JayEmm's car about 1.5 years ago. It's what made me register on this site and start lurking/researching. Noticed the leather on his wheel was a bit funky as well, but as you say maybe it's just because it's shiny leather rather than a matte finish or something.
  13. No. Steering wheel leather looks very worn for so little miles. Cheap leather on the wheel?
  14. Booked in at B&C for a test drive on 1st June. Looking forward to it.
  15. Thanks, that's what I thought and good to know you can modify without worry about updating the tune with each modification, and that you can do that later after you have finalised your flow mods. I suppose on the Sport 410 my worry is the colour mismatches of the roof, hatch carbon, side glass covers, etc. on the black model but I will need to see it in person. I'm trying to arrange a visit and test drive at B&C to check out one of their regular 400s, Sport 410, and for fun an Exige Sport 350 although I have passenger-ed in a Cup 360 and it is just too damn small inside and hard to get into (6'3"). I quite like this car as well as the Orange 400 at B&C, but I have been told the red alcantara is not a very nice shade in person and to steer clear of an early car such as this 2015:
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