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    Evora GT430

    That does not sound good. I wonder if a 10-minute battery disconnect might work (bit desperate)?
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    Evora GT430

    What do they do if you drive the car?
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    HOW rare?!?

    They're so rare that even at the Lotus-club meeting I attended the other day, no-one had ever seen one before! Your numbers also explain why I never found the NA Sports Racer I wanted πŸ™‚
  4. Was a great meeting, thanks - feel thoroughly introduced to the Lotus fraternity, now!
  5. Welcome, David. I think the cost of ownership really isn't that bad. Fuel economy/road tax/servicing all pretty cheap, if you ask me. The big problems (as you well know) are rarity and desirability, both of which lead to strong residuals. This is however a good thing, as it means low depreciation, which means good cost of ownership. Great that you've got a long-term plan and I can highly recommend you stick to it; it will be worth the wait!
  6. Thanks for the tip; I might well go to that. What time do they meet?
  7. Only had mine a few days, but man people love this in a way no Porsche driver will ever know! Even seen-it-all mechanics come out and take pictures/want to sit in it! Wonderful difference from ze German wagens!
  8. Hi James, All I would say is, don't discount the earlier cars (or NAs), especially those with Premium Packs. Yes the later ones have improvements, but TBH once you drive any of them (and I tested a few...), you just don't notice any difference! I bought a 2010 NA on an AU plate and it was a management car (not Press demonstrator). Seems plenty good enough to me (and I do like performance!).
  9. I'm just SW of Exeter - happy to meet any time!
  10. I have done everything possible to my 996 C2 to make it drive as well as it can, including fitting extremely-expensive Exe-tc suspension and lightweight, forged wheels. It's an utterly superb car by almost every standard. The Evora is better in every way - straight out of the box. That's seriously impressive (and it's why I'm selling the 911....).
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    New owner

    Very nice, Snicko.
  12. Thanks, Gents. Loving the car; enthusiast owners rock!
  13. Well hello chaps and chapesses, I am the buyer of this car and I am: Coming FROM a Porsche (996 C2; good car, but money-pit) and Down in Devon, so it was a long but very pleasant journey yesterday! Been lusting after Loti for decades, Evoras for months (thanks, JayEmm!) and veering wildly in aspirations from Leven's GTE to the cheapest NA. This one's history, spec and colour all ticked the boxes and I'm greatly enjoying driving her. It's funny really; I'm going from Porsche to Lotus in order to find increased reliability; what does that say about Porsche? First task is to sort the A/C out (hopefully just a re-gas) and then enjoy her as much as possible! Many thanks to Tony and Ruth for a pleasant buying experience. Cheers, Russ
  14. Bit of a resurrection, but did you keep those pictures, Dave? If so, could you post them up, please? Thanks.
  15. How come it looks so slow, with that much torque? A little out of my price bracket, too. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Evora-414E-Hybrid-The-only-car-ever-built-Cost-23-Million-in-development/292581514005?hash=item441f379b15:g:l6cAAOSw8SpbCxb1
  16. Congrats on your purchase. You beat me to this car by about 1 day, dammit. πŸ˜€ Still looking....
  17. Thanks, CocoPops. In that case, I'll probably give the car a miss. Thanks for saving me a pointless journey! Cheers.
  18. Hi everyone, looking at potentially joining the happy Evora-owners club. πŸ˜‰ I've decided on a post-2012 car, ideally a Sports Racer (still not sure if I need the S, but I do like to be able to over-take). There is a car I'm interested in that ticks a lot of boxes, but it has the Premium SuedeTex pack, which is a shame, as it's a long way from me. Can anyone please enlighten me as to what exactly Suedetex is? Is it like alcantara, or something? Does anyone have any experience of Suedetex durability? Thanks.
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