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    Pat Gaunt
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  1. Hi @Bibs I've still not received my order - it was placed a month ago. Could you check on the status of it please? I'm aware it says to allow 4 weeks, but it's past that point now. Thanks.
  2. @Bibs I placed an order today for a black outdoor cover, but received a database error just after submitting payment. I have received a confirmation email, but just wanted to check the order went through correctly.
  3. I don't really get a clunking sound, but yeah, I will have it all looked at to see if anything else can be improved. Tyres are pretty worn and will probably need changing fairly soon, but they still have plenty of tread on them so I won't be changing them just yet.
  4. Yep that all makes sense - as I mentioned earlier, at speed the car is comfortable and handles bumps well, it is just around town etc that the ride was harsh. Since lowering the tyre pressures it's considerably less harsh though, and it's good to see that it's close to what Lotus recommend - I may adjust it from 30/30 to 29/32 at some point, but for now it works fine. With the new pressures the car 'thuds' over cracks and potholes rather than crashing through them, firm but damped, which is what I was after.
  5. Yep, I still plan have it looked over regardless.
  6. Thanks Randy, I'll call this afternoon. I dropped my tyre pressures last night from 32/34 to 30/30 based on comments on this thread https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/topic/63484-evora-tyre-pressure/ and the ride is now much less crashy at lower speeds. I still plan on getting the car checked over to make sure that everything else is as it should be, but my commute in this morning was definitely more comfortable.
  7. @EGTE when cruising the car is pretty comfortable, anything above 50mph is pretty good, but below 30mph is where I'm not as happy, and unfortunately the roads around me seem to be covered in potholes and cracks which really show up the problem. @Randy I'm happy to have a chat tomorrow, could you let me know the number to call. I would like to use Hofmann's again because you're relatively easy to get to for me. For what it's worth, the sales team - Chris in particular were very good, and I have no complaints there.
  8. Thanks Justin, was good to meet you too, and I look forward to seeing some of your other cars at some point! I gave Bell and Colville a call today but due to the timings didn't get to speak to the service department before they left for the day, I'll give them a call on Monday. Going to start with some simple things - will try adjusting the tyre pressure etc, but will definitely get a once over from B&C - worth doing for a private sale regardless. At high speeds the car is comfortable, it's more a low speed thing, as you say hopefully just bushings or tyres. As I said previously, it's not too bad, but being a daily driver I wouldn't say no to slightly more comfort! @Bruss Hofmann's is closer, but I wasn't very happy with the service I received from them when sorting out my AC compressor. Will give B&C a try this time and see how I get on. Thanks though.
  9. Thanks for all the input - looking forward to trying another car and comparing. I did test drive another car before buying mine, and seem to remember commenting on the ride, however the roads were also fairly good - much better than my daily commute - and there's a lot to take in on a test drive so my memory is hazy. It's definitely more apparent at low speeds, unfortunately much of my commute is sat in 30mph-40mph traffic. As I said previously though, it's certainly not bad enough that I would change the car or anything like that, I'm just curious as to whether the suspension is 'correct'. As far as I'm aware the two previous owners used it as a second car, so it could have been left unused for a while. Its a 2009 with 33k on the clock, so not high mileage.
  10. @jep I have an NA Evora, it would be good to meet up to compare. I'm not sure if I have aftermarket suspension or not - the previous owner made no mention of it. I'm not worried about it - it does crash into potholes a bit, but it's not unbearable - I still drive it daily on my commute. It would just be nice to see what someone else's car feels like in case there is a problem with it. As I mentioned, my friend's old 3 series is definitely more comfortable, on similar sized wheels etc. The Lotus definitely corners amazingly flat though, and I'm loving the handling. @andyj007 I definitely wouldn't describe mine as a magic carpet ride, so perhaps something has been done. Flat in the corners, but quite firm the rest of the time is closer to what I have.
  11. As an example - https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=213&t=1476467 one person says the Evora is better than a Range Rover for long journeys - granted he doesn't specifically mention it being because of comfort.
  12. Bit of a tough one to answer, but I'm wondering whether my suspension is quite right. I've read a lot of people comparing their Evora in comfort to a luxury saloon car, however I definitely wouldn't say mine is anywhere near that! I share my commute with a colleague who owns a 2004 E46 3 series and that is definitely more comfortable and compliant over the terrible British roads. I don't really have an issue with the Evora's suspension - it's pretty firm over bumps and cracks in the road, but then it's a sports car so I was expecting that, I'm just wondering whether my suspension is 'right' if what people are saying about theirs is true. Is there anyone local to the Aylesbury/Buckinghamshire area that wouldn't mind taking me for a ride in theirs so I can compare?
  13. Yep, sounds like we agree on all the points. As for balance, I lumped that in with the chassis, the Evora has far more control, the TT just understeers. Rear wheel drive and even weight distribution make a massive difference, you'll love it! I can't comment on the Lotus radio because the previous owner of my car upgraded the unit to a new Pioneer one which is pretty decent. The RNSE in the TT was fine, but was starting to age, though I do prefer the physical buttons over the touchscreen in the Evora. Good lick with your search.
  14. Congrats on the car Bob. Where about's in Buckingham are you? I'm in Aylesbury so not far away, hopefully will see you on the road soon.
  15. Congratulations OP. I made a similar move - TTS to NA Evora. I gave a long breakdown in another thread earlier so I won't go into that again, but needless to say, I'm very happy!
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