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  1. Rough around the edges (lacquer peel, lifted airbag, rear badge for starters) but could be a decent car (very clean MOT history!) and might be able to haggle to <£20k for a 2+2 with all the packs:
  2. That looks like a bargain - I was chatting to the owner, because I was genuinely amazed it was still for sale given the price; I'd have given my right arm for a <30k SR 18 months ago, as they were all £35k+. We assumed it was the mileage that was putting people idea why as 65k is nothing. Still, that's a whole lot of car for the money. Enjoy
  3. So I've just ordered a new side repeater from DeRoure - no indication (hah!) that they're not Evora badged any more. Is it definitely the case that you can't get those any more? Or was this just due to back order?
  4. The problem is that 3rd party warranties have so many exclusions, T&C's and limitations that they're generally not worth it. The main costs with these cars are wear-and-tear based anyway so it wouldn't be covered. Put £50-100 a month in a slush fund instead.
  5. I almost bought one before the Evora. It's basically an Elise that doesn't drive as well - I understand that even with the chassis fixes they're not brilliant, but very much has that italian flair. I think there are far worse places to put your money at the moment, I expect the residuals to remain strong - quirky, rare, italian.....all the right ingredients for a future classic.
  6. Looks a bit rough around the edges, front end is peppered (if you google the plate it looks like its done some european road tripping), airbag cover is lifted. That being said, MOT is nice and clean, so if the SH adds up, could be a good buy! I reckon you could grab that for £20k.
  7. The gearbox. Of all the things, for me it's the massive, glaring problem. The shifting mech itself is OK, although considering how great everything else is, it's still weak point - but the main issue is the transmission noise below 2k. I know why it does it, I know it's "TADTS" but it's not acceptable on a car of this value, especially as its still an issue on the later cars. I'd seriously consider an IPS for my next one. Otherwise, it's minor: The larger sills (better on the 400), the poor radio (easily replaceable - although not so much the signal) are the only two.
  8. £15k Evora: 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.....
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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