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    Matt
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    2010 Evora
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    West Mids, UK

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  1. £15k Evora: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911144349787 123k miles - bordering on "scam" price but seems legit at first glance. I mean, you'd get more than that P/X or just selling direct to a dealer.....
  2. I'd say it'd be a more of a bloody miracle! Edit, FWIW I'd have the 2015 SR NA every day of the week.
  3. If this was a BMW, or Porsche where you were selling to a normal, "non-car" person then I'd say main dealer stamps were pretty much necessary. In Lotus circles, the majority are proper car nuts who understand (and even value) good specialists. I'd be really surprised if anyone was put off by non-dealer stamps. I will clarify though, I would be concerned if a car was serviced by Kwik Fit, or some other generic back street garage....but at £50/hour at a specialist rather than £100/hour at a main dealer, that's serious savings.
  4. Not sure about that - mine warning icon of (!) comes on over motorway speeds occasionally (I've still never figured out why) then goes off after a minute or two and the readings reappear.
  5. Nice clean MOT history for the last few years too, bar the usual ARB minor. New clutch to boot. Advert is terrible and "withdrawn from sale to repair some paint work" may warrant a few questions...but still...could be a bargain.
  6. I did consider changing sizes - especially on the rear, purely for looks as I dislike the "stretch" on the rear that the 255's have. I don't see why going to a larger size would cause issues, as that's what they run on the same width 19/20 wheels...but...I figured Lotus must have done it for a reason so I decided to just stick with the OEM option in the end.
  7. Those are the optional (more expensive!) and lighter forged wheels, although they've been diamond cut (I think?) which doesn't suit. Nothing a quick refurb wouldn't sort. They're well worth having - almost 4kg lighter than the standard cast ones.
  8. 2011 Evora NA for £22k, super cheap: https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-122-v6-4-2011/9917175 Nice clean MOT history too. No mention of clutch change, so worth asking about it.
  9. Looks like well priced car, 3 packs, forged wheels plus 2012 cables: https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/2010-60-lotus-evora-3-5-vvt-i-v6-2-2--tech-pk--premium--forged--9k-options-finance--warranty--part-exchange/9890180 Although only 3 services in 9 years.
  10. Unpopular opinion, but I actually prefer the aftermarket ones in the original pic. The angular font match the lines of the car. I'd definitely lose the 'ring sticker, but (just because I prefer cleanliness) I'd also remove the Evora 400 badge on the right....
  11. Well those are an interesting couple of posts as I've spent the last 48 hours looking at whether I'd want to move to a 400 in the next few months. Is it rose-tinted though? I mean, switching to an Evora for the first time is obviously going to have the biggest impact, and the biggest impression. Subsequently moving to a 400 is less so, as its more of smaller evolution, rather than that revolutionary first Evora. Be interesting to see if you still felt the same after driving the NA for a bit after the 400.
  12. As I'm in the UK, my clock is only correct 6 months of the year anyway. Too much hassle otherwise. Re: TPMS, it's just a nightmare. Mine fixes itself, then occasionally throws its toys out the pram now and again.
  13. Interesting Yellow 2011 S with a Swindon engine upgrade... https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-s-manual-2011-61-430-engine-uprgrade/9754590
  14. My PPF on my headlights has started to peel back - I don't suppose anyone has replaced theirs recently? Otherwise I'll just contact the usual places to see if I can get anything pre-cut?
  15. Random question. My a-pillar trims are currently wrapped in CF, and the lacquer is starting to peel so I want to refresh them. My car isn't garaged at the moment, and the weather is - how shall we say...."changeable" Are there any chances of leaks while they are removed? They don't appear to be weather sealed (as in, it appears water can get behind them) so I don't think it's a problem, but just wanted to check?
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