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  1. Yes, but I’m in Australia and we also measure in RON. So crap is crap for us
  2. This thread had me so confused until I realised UK regular unleaded is 95 octane! Our regular crap here is 91, and I’d never put that in my car!
  3. Yeah I agree. My other car is an i30N, it is always telling me to shift up. Claimed 8L/100km, I get more like 13, and I’m a pretty conservative driver! On the freeway at 100kph in 6th, I joked to my wife I’m surprised it’s not asking me to change to 7th…
  4. To clarify my earlier comment, I can’t speak for the experience from overseas, but as a local SSC are magnificent. They go above and beyond and care about our cars as much as we do. I’d never take my Lotus anywhere else. But they can miss emails, and the solution is simply to call them. I’ve never had to wait more than two hours for a call back.
  5. TBH I often don’t get replies to emails either. I know it’s a pain because of time difference, but best way is to call them.
  6. I suppose it depends how much camping and offroading are part of the local culture! i should mention, those aren't made up numbers on anecdotal evidence… they're stats released by one of the motoring bodies!
  7. In australia, old Landcruisers are up 50%, old Corollas are up 30%…
  8. Sounds like you guys are about 6-12 months behind Australia. Supply issues, high demand with no one wanting to take trains and buses, and economic stimulus have pushed prices up. Dealers sell new cars above sticker price. I advertised a 15 year old Mazda 6 at what i thought was 25% above market value (and 50% above what i paid five years prior), because I needed to hang onto it for a few weeks. It was under deposit within the week.
  9. The other reason is probably just bad timing. Being on sale in the wake of the GFC is rotten luck, then a few years later you’re forgotten as newer things come out…
  10. Some guys in Australia reported MAF sensor issues with the Radium. You can probably find the info on AussieElises somewhere.
  11. If classic status is achieved, do you really think a 400 is double an NA? FWIW, in Oz NAs are already asking your equivalent of 38k plus… (and rising thanks to COVID pricing)
  12. Point well made and… deafening silence. Just like all reasoned and logical arguments have been ignored or met with silence. Also, I can never read “damp squib” anymore without thinking about the IT crowd and “damp squid”…
  13. Simply untrue. You may not have mentioned driving in THIS thread, but everywhere else you bleat about it being too heavy, no real step forward as a drivers car blah blah… have you driven one? What’s a traditional Lotus fan? You drive an Evora… are you a true fan? Or is that only for Elige drivers? Where would that leave Esprit? And don’t go telling me all about “adding lightness” if you still have a radio, A/C or sound deadening in your car… I’ve been biting my tongue but as others have pointed out, you really do seem to be going out of your way to criticise and even alienate the new Lotus fans and deposit holders on here…
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