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  1. Jcx

    Who will buy a 131?

    OK mister I'll go first. I have an Exige 410 Sport and i never take the roof off. Why? well i far prefer the look of the exige with the roof on. I also prefer the look of the non-430 cup cars with a colour matched roof -- mine is colour matched. Only the 430 cup IMO looks right with a contrasting roof and that is because it has that very clever black trim on the roll hoop and high on the sides to unite its black roof with the carbon rear decklid. IMO the soft top cheapens the look of the exige and the fully open appearance messes with the scale and proportions in a way that somehow spoils the visual balance. Now i accept none of the negative comments above need to apply to a well-designed new car which may look superb with the roof off. But it does apply perfectly to my position as an Exige owner who would not hesitate to swap from my hard top to another hard top without a sense of loss of openness. Full disclosure: my first Exige was a 350 and i had the soft top conversion from new and i only had the hard top on once - when i drove the car to swap it for my 410. I loved the open roof driving experience but i found the visual a bit lacking and only when i put the hard top back on to part with the car did i go 'oh wow! it looks so much better with the hard top on'.
  2. ah Ok gotcha. Yes, Lotus appears to be getting everything right at the moment... i think many in the press are willing them on too!
  3. See the Lotus Insta and Facebook posts today ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Who will buy a 131?

    @scotty435 I will gladly pay you a small consideration to take custody of your soon to be worthless evora. Iโ€™ll be that friend you need ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜
  5. Jcx

    Depreciation

    IMO Lotus cars appear to drop 20% quite quickly before levelling off. Thereafter they appear to depreciate very slowly indeed. I plan to keep my Exige a very long time so in one way I have lost 100% of the cost as I will never see any of the money again if I donโ€™t sell it. Alternatively I have lost 0% of the cost as I still have the car I bought with the money and it still thrills with every drive.
  6. IMO Lotus cars appear to drop 20% quite quickly before levelling off. Thereafter they appear to depreciate very slowly indeed. I plan to keep my Exige a very long time so in one way I have lost 100% of the cost as I will never see any of the money again if I donโ€™t sell it. Alternatively I have lost 0% of the cost as I still have the car I bought with the money and it still thrills with every drive.
  7. Yeah I read that... I was just judging you by my own petrol-headed willingness to do 'almost' anything for my passion. Hence when you wrote 'Not happening, unless I put my idiot head on and set my alarm to get up' i made the leap to assume that it was was not so much an 'unless' and more of an 'obviously i will' comment. which prompted my 'so what time is it set for' jape ๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. What time have you set the alarm for?! ๐Ÿคฃ
  9. Litmnus test: if a GT3 was the same price as my Exige 410 Sport, and i was looking for a 'toy' to broaden my smile on local roads, I'd but the Exige. In fact, I'd even pay a bit more for my Exige. I piloted a GT3 RS a couple of times and it was superb. But it wasn't more fun than my Exige. I'd take a 991.2 GT3 Touring as a daily though... that is the thinking man's porsche who is more interested in impressing himself than others.
  10. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I had six Porsches before I bought my first Lotus. I enjoyed every one of my six Porsches and I would gladly have another. But not one of them was as much fun to drive as my current Lotus Exige 410 Sport. And having driven a Lotus Evora GT 410 Sport manual I can confirm that none of the six Porsches handled like the Evora. If I wanted a more usable, more comfy sports car I'd buy an Evora before I bought another 911. But I'm keeping my Exige! ๐Ÿ˜
  11. Good man! To be fair, tyre pressures and geo make a whopping difference to my exige. if the tyres are slightly soft then the car is hard to set into a corner giving little confidence throughout. When just right the car is planted. This is of course knowing that the geo is set. when the geo is off - so too are all bets so to speak. I wonder if that 410 you drove was not quite right in one or more respect as the behaviour you described is the same with mine when mine is not set up right.
  12. I have just realised... i watched your video on your Exige 410 experience at B&C! Love your surprise and enthusiasm for it. I bought mine because i wanted another bike but i didnt want the risk so my exige was selected as the nearest, most usable alternative. ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. Hi Folks! Has anyone adjusted the wing angle or height on their 410 sport? I see the attachment brackets appear to be reversible to add forward tilt โ€” thus introducing more downforce. Has anyone done this? Also, and separately, has anyone changed the upright brackets to add height? here are a few pics to illustrate the wing connection brackets.
  14. Back to where you bought it or the nearest Lotus dealer? Which one tended to it so quickly? - always good to praise where due.
  15. Good news. and Great service! Just in time for the weekend. How far did it have to go?
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    Lotus Emira

    Hmmmm... ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Are you using the interweb to be critical of others? ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ˜˜
  17. Great review! As ever some errors... the 390 doesnt have Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, it has PS4 - the non-S variety. But that's a detail... I did love to read this! So true... 'cos when you know, you really do know. But you have to drive one to know. "...as ever when you fire up an Exige and flow it through a corner or three, you forget all the details and simply become absorbed in one of the most thrilling driving experiences around. Even today, in the era of the consecrated Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Alpine A110, thereโ€™s nothing else that makes you so keenly aware of the physics involved, nor gives you the same pulsating feedback through unassisted steering and a beautifully stiff chassis."
  18. The 68-reg red press car that was used in the Evo COTY article was used heavily in winter on salty roads in many articles. The salt will take its toll in a way that many many high days and holidays cars may never see. That's all. As i understand it Lotus Press cars are stripped and fettled before being sold on so mechanically it should be a peach.
  19. Where is the car? What is the mileage? What reg is it? I wonder if it is a press car that will have enjoyed an active lifeโ€ฆ.
  20. I'd say simply that adding a polished rim makes the visual a little 'busy' for a car that has no other silver trim. Also, IMO it makes the wheels look smaller by interrupting the interface between the wheel and the tyre. PLUS they are much more costly to repair if curbed and they can only be re-cut a limited number of times. Not curbing wheels solves that though.
  21. That will look fab! Although Iโ€™d skip the diamond cut edge for many reasons.
  22. what a stunner! nice booty too eh @C8RKH?
  23. Jcx

    Who will buy a 131?

    So funny... how we all see things differently. The new glasses are on order. ๐Ÿ™‚
  24. Jcx

    Who will buy a 131?

    haha!! opinions differ clearly and as i am always right... you must be... err... how can i put it? -- mistaken? ๐Ÿ˜˜
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