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  1. yes, quite. If mechanically ok, he needs to buy it or wait 12-18 months for another one meeting his very specific requirements…
  2. I think it’s only part service history if I read that correctly.
  3. Mine is pretty similar to that but the dash centre join is fine. Perhaps chalk that up to the harsh Australian sun, I think the original owner of my car didn’t use a windscreen shade.
  4. Well OP is wanting white or black and so far everyone has posted silver or grey… so there’s that
  5. Out of curiosity, these plastic chrome ones are old to the touch and feel more hefty than regular door handles… what is this material? Is it really plastic?
  6. I'd suggest a new thread isn't warranted for the same search? Anyhow, it's a low volume car. Some flexibility might need to be in order on colour to get into one (especially at the low end of the market), but would appreciate no need to compromise on spec. To put it into perspective, Lamborghini has sold more Aventadors than Evoras exist in the wild.
  7. I bought this item: "EXSHOW Windshield Car Phone Mount for Cell Phones with LifeProof FRE Series Case" (AU link: The goose neck is JUST long enough for Evora, although actually I find it slightly too short as I have to put the suction cup a bit high on the windscreen which impedes my vision slightly. However, it isn't a bad solution for cheap, suction seems to be strong enough, has an extra balancing thingy which rests on the edge of the dashboard (I didn't bother using the adhesive), sits out of the way of all controls and the vents can work around it. And the angle is easily adjustable for viewing. A standard iPhone charge cable is long enough to go from the glovebox USB.
  8. Ah, sorry, not something I've experienced then! In fact, I don't even have the interior button so you're one up on me...
  9. So when you press (twice) the boot button, you don't hear the latch opening?
  10. As Rambo mentions above, you will most likely find 'OEM+' to be ideal for early Evoras. Mine is bone stock, other than the Lotus optioned Sports exhaust, and a couple of 'preventative maintenance' items (Wizard aluminium radiator and Wilwood clutch master cylinder - both known weaknesses of early cars). The stock, non-optioned exhaust is way too quiet, whilst the Sports exhaust is poor financial value compared to a 2bular (unless you can find a used one as I did).
  11. They’re all f**king? At the same time? Must make one jealous
  12. That's the first Porsche owner test. Can you out-wanker the douchenozzle selling it to you? No? Then perhaps a different brand is for you To be fair, I'd hate to want a Cayman as a real enthusiast. Most Porsches in these parts are owned by absolute dickheads, who just want the expensive badge and have no interest in actually driving the thing. Then, all the actual enthusiasts are 'guilty by association' and everyone thinks they're wankers, too. No such problem with a Lotus. There ain't anybody I've ever met who'd put up with the compromises of owning a Lotus (at least pre-Emira), except for the pure joy of driving it on a winding road and bouncing the sounds off the surroundings...
  13. ^^ yes, quite! My thinking is turbos have taken all the character out of engines, which then gets artificially put back in the form of pops and gurgles. NA or supercharged engines are not long for this world… nor are manual transmissions. So for my money, I’d rather an Emira V6 manual… drive it til it dies (unless I die first)
  14. Windscreen would be about £2k, no? In Australia the part is AUD2,600 and it’s a front clam off job.
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