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  1. Yes worth doing at its relatively cheap price. Just don't expect night and day improvement in sound. The exhaust note will improve by approx 20%. It also saves a little weight.
  2. Yes that is the lead you need but you still need to cut some wires and solder it to an iso block or the wires provided by the new pioneer stereo (use the diagram above as a guide). It isn't a straight plug and play.
  3. I've debadged mine too. Threw it straight in the bin not realising Lotus sell the badge for £80. Rear looks unsymmetrical with the Evora badge. Looks alot better with just the lotus lettering imo. It was the first thing I did when I bought my car.
  4. Yep door latch will need replacing and will fail again in a few years. Just had mine replaced again recently. Approx £400-500 each time. Its these little required repairs that are expensive on the Evora alongside passenger air bag cover, air con and peeling headlights. Cost more to sort these out than replace a gearbox.
  5. Yes, I remember you quoting such prices elsewhere which was why I was shocked at prices been quoted to me. No minor fix costs less than £400 nowadays.
  6. If you like having multiple cars like me the high tax rate is an issue. I have 5 cars (3 Lotus') and collectively do approx only 3k miles each year. I therefore refuse to buy any car with road tax at the higher tax band. Patiently waiting for 2023 when all cars including V8/V12s will only cost £140 per year.
  7. The right car rarely comes along. Evoras are so rare that it will take years before all your boxes get ticked. You will need to sacrifice some aspects of your desired car. In my case I bought a colour that was probably at the bottom of my preference list. Fortunately I've come to like the colour alot more.
  8. The BMW will cost more than £3k per year in depreciation alone.
  9. Sorry to see you leave the Lotus ownership fold Jayemm. Whilst I love Lotus cars, I would never buy a new one for the reasons already mentioned.
  10. Evora S will feel slow in a straight line compared to the M3. However it is a superior car in every other way from a driving perspective. Buy an S at £30k to £35k and it will be worth the same after 8 yrs. The engine is reliable. Its just the other bits that are not as reliable. Air bag cover (£600-900), peeling headlights (£400), door locks (£400 each), boot lock, window regulator (£500), air con (£1-2k), clutch (£2-3k), gearbox (many £ks) and to a lesser extent the supercharger could go wrong over 8 yrs. Every minor repair seems to cost £400/500 in my experience, never £50.
  11. 9k in 10 yrs with a failure would be a joke let alone 4 yrs. The Evora isn't even torquey. In fact it is embarrassingly not torquey. Completely unacceptable even for a McLaren 720s. I very much doubt Lotus or the dealer will contribute anything as I struggled to get an air bag cover replaced despite a new item failing in 2 weeks. Only threat of legal action changed their minds.
  12. I honestly think that without the sport button, I would have traded in the NA for an S. My car suffered from the brake switch issue which took over a month to resolve due to comedy service from Elise shop in sending out a brake switch. During that month, the inability to use the sport button made the car feel pretty ordinary. However, Im glad I don't have a S as I don't want future super charger issues nor gearbox/clutch issues. Door latch, window regulator, air con and air bag cover problems are enough.
  13. Evora NA feels so slow without the Sport button on. It is the first button I look for after starting the car.
  14. Hi bibs. I would like to order an outdoor car cover but the shop link does not give an custom options namely a Lotus logo. I assume the standard £250 price does not include a lotus logo. If not how much extra will it be and how do I spec it on your store. Thanks
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