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  1. Now its well known on this forum that my other half detests the Evora and in my 2-3 yr of ownership we have one major weekend trip and about a half dozen short trips to shops however last Sunday went to B&Q so I had to drive Evora and knew it was going to be uncomfortable journey with all the screams and moans that I was going to get as I drove too noisy and too fast (ie 50mph) on dual carriageway I was shocked to hear her pointing out as we pulled into a Aldi car park that she saw a dad with his young son in pushchair almost fall over with excitement as we drove past them.
  2. Cdm2018

    In love again

    lol thought of that , have encouraged her to go with her best friend on girls weekend they done main places now
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    In love again

    Sure thought of this however I would have to make up with another city break etc some other time and then I run out of annual leave and funds ?
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    In love again

    My partner hates and has only been in my Evora a couple of times in the 2+ years of ownership so the planned weekend or summer road trips across uk and Europe have never happened and never likely to happen. she been driving my new company car a Toyota hybrid estate which she finds fantastic as you got to drive it very smoothly and efficiently meaning slow! I really only use my car for school runs and very occasional work trip to give the car a drive for longer than 30 mins
  5. Is this £260 for the part only and if it wasn’t how much extra for fitting etc also if your in uk where did you get the part from ? thanks in advance
  6. I had my Pirelli tyres for 20k plus but then I drive very very sedately so maybe hence I got the mileage I did ?
  7. I just purchased all 4 tyres last week I got from black circle front PS4 and PS4’s on the rears got £40 discount and fitted at a local tyre place where they told me one of my fronts had a slight buckle probably caused by a pothole or speed humps in my village ? I didn’t pay £170 for the front more like £200 so that’s fabulous deal as for the Michelin’s good tyres and perhaps I am good enough driver to notice or comment the upgrade difference to the Pirelli’s ?
  8. Not sure about cruise control seldom use it to be fair and I don’t have sport button just my right foot ! I read on a related thread about accelerator or brake pedal taking out a plug and reset it back ? i was hoping the lotus garage at my major service was sorting it but to no avail !
  9. As I swapped to pioneer apple car play my phone goes into the glovebox as there’s a lead to connect and charge sorted
  10. I have asked and am sure there is an answer ? I had a major service last week , had my lotus dealer look at my codes history as I informed them my traction light comes and goes dealer looked at it said they cleared it couldn’t see what caused it ? today car went for it’s MOT just before arriving at lotus garage traction light came on ? Car went through MOT successfully no light however lotus guys put laptop and cleared any codes , drove home and Traction light came on as I neared home ? So my question what can I do about this dam light ? Lotus guys said they never know why i
  11. For sure and I am aiming to ask the garage servicing the car to check and perhaps re-coat the black protective paint to keep it from rusting ? Maybe a learning point for owners to check or repaint it if they can to their oil sumps saves you £300 odd in having to replace it or avoiding major engine failure if sump was to suddenly leak oil away ?
  12. Car is back and runs fine sorting out the tyres tomorrow I have been told by central lotus I have two year warranty on the oil sump hopefully it will last a lot longer ?
  13. Yes booked at black circles on Wednesday I guess it’s a big hit at one go especially when cash is short still waiting for £2k from dam holiday company for flight refund like millions of others !
  14. Yes from being told it unheard of in lotus cars that’s two in space of a month or so ? I guess two out of xxx hundreds Evora cars is not high incidence to cause a national inquiry but still a little strange ? picked up my car yesterday and minus about £2.5k for the repairs to sump and starter motor , a major service & replaced all brake pads and discs , I guess that’s about right ? I still have all 4 tyres to replace next week £500 odd as mot is due end of month and car will fail due to tread depth !
  15. Wow Tony we must share the same devil on our back causing this bad luck ? From never hearing anyone who had to replace oil sump we now have two in quick succession ! saying that my dealer said they never heard of two starter motors failing within 18 months and then same about oil sump ! yes we can go out on hoon but knowing our luck we breakdown on a hill in Norfolk ?
  16. My sentiments I don’t have a technical understanding or as I feel I am cursed with bad luck when it comes to tech or DIY matters so I leave it to so called experts including my partner she better at DIY than me ! like you I am waiting for my cars return patiently and time will soon pass ? However missing using the car during these past few days of lovely weather
  17. I know that feeling twice ! I could hear the sniggers from the watching neighbours and the smirks from passing rat run motorists as the Evora was being loaded on back of AA lorry
  18. I am 5’8” and prob slightly longer legs to torso but still have to adjust seat right up , so gain advantage that rear seat passengers get more spacious ride ! Lol just taken delivery of a brand new hybrid Toyota Corolla estate which is has very comfortable seats compared to my old Ford Focus however the Evora is still much more comfortable and supportive
  19. Seen this morning around 0830 leaving Melton to Leicester I was in my brand new 70plate Toyota Corolla estate as my Evora is still in garage being fixed not seen you around before ?
  20. The technician at Central has completed the swap , just had the call on update of my car. Central lotus they are trying to Sort out the issue regarding failed starter motor on warranty side with previous lotus dealers and lotus itself. The oil sump swap seems to be straightforward according to the tech I hopefully get the car end of next week as I am still awaiting a couple of other service jobs to be finished
  21. For sure I will post an update so others can learn from my experience hopefully it will be the case I am just plain unlucky suffering a corroded sump and two failed starter motors in quick time ! Others may never have the issues I have fingers crossed
  22. I will ask but I am uncertain what good it will do ? I don’t want to appear as making a veiled accusation that I doubt their integrity ? However I still can’t understand how it’s condition can develop to this extend given its been serviced solely at a couple lotus of different renowned lotus dealerships ?
  23. Thanks Bibs but I have to trust the guys at central lotus that they have assessed this correctly Trust is such an important Factor and if they have found me a 2nd hand item at a cost saving then I am kinda drawn into believing that I am being looked after ? central lotus guys told me it’s an highly unusual part to get so rusty and they can’t explain how it’s got this level ?
  24. Please see the image I think I have got some luck for a change and the lotus service guy who is really nice has found me a 2nd sump so I can save some money.
  25. I got sent a picture and it looks rusty but then I got be looking at 20 year old ford escort and I wouldn’t have a clue ? i trust the guys at lotus otherwise you will almost be paranoid about everyone ? I have tried to be understanding so to create a rapport with my dealer which in turn builds trust ! I just have to put it down to my unlucky streak?
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