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  1. Don’t worry, I’m right there with you I also dislike crime, injustice, and the bad things in the world... I don’t subscribe to being “left” at all, just logical and apolitical. But those on the extremes of the political spectrum are seemingly immune to logic. In any case, I’m solely here to drive and love my Lotus
  2. Hi all, I realise this is a total n00b question, but what are the panels of the Evora actually made from? I see them variously described as "composite" and "fibreglass"... so I'm guessing fibreglass? The reason I ask is there is a small scratch on the fender, and I'm unsure whether it needs anti-rust... I guess not?
  3. Thanks all, that does sound like the culprit. I think it was mentioned on the prepurchase inspection report as having a bit of play
  4. Maybe they like the feeling of “driving with oven mitts on”...
  5. I notice the suspension in my S1 Evora is quite noisy when it’s doing something, like on road joins. More noticeable from the rear. Normal?
  6. I’ve been wondering if anyone has changed their head unit to the flip out kind and freed up a dash cubby this way?
  7. I had the same problem when I got my car. I can’t remember either, but some combo of the button with all the little lines and the arrow... buried somewhere in there is an option to cancel the route
  8. Never mind about finding the code, managed to get it... but any tips on where to buy paint in Oz are appreciated!
  9. Hi all - thread dig. Where can I find the paint code? I know this is probably a n00b question, but there are a lot of codes on that chassis label under the rear seat... which one am I looking for? My owner's handbook has the car listed as carbon grey, in case anyone knows that off the top of their head. Also, anyone know where to order touch up paint (spray can type) in Australia?
  10. I assume you realise I am not the person in the YT? Wasn't my car, and I don't have an S... Curious about this!!
  11. Here, some links: https://www.2bular.co.uk/engine-protection-kit https://www.2bular.co.uk/evora/power-kit Cat issue starts around 8.35
  12. Sorry, I should clarify, I think the "return to engine" bit might be more theory than practice, but the "cat disintegrating" bit seems to have been talked about on the LotusTalk forum. It's also mentioned by 2bular and Monkey Wrench on their websites (though potentially just marketing spin). There was a youtuber who showed the outcome of the destroyed cats, apparently due to proximity to hot engine whereas on Toyota applications there is more room for the piping? Anyway, I suppose my question really is how likely an NA or S cat is to fail, since the de-cat full system fix is quite ex
  13. Hi all, Just reading up on some cat failure issues on the S model (ingesting ceramic particles from the integral catalysers in the factory headers). Has anyone had this happen on an NA engine?
  14. I'm ecstatic to announce the new arrival - a 2010 NA Evora 2+2 in (carbon?) grey! There has been some conjecture on AE that it is titanium, but it is heaps darker than our other car (a gunmetal Mazda 6), and with the earthy fleck, so I am suspecting it's carbon. Anyway... After missing out on a great-looking white one with the 430 front end and black-out treatment (by a matter of minutes), having in principle agreed terms, I decided to have a closer look at the only other NA on the market in Oz. This one was near Newcastle NSW, with exceptionally low kms (31k) and fundamentally looked in
  15. Thanks Graeme! Yes the ad for the one I bought was awful and the photos were horrific, but upon inspection by the experts turned out to be a very clean car. I have to admit being a little slow putting a ride thread up on TLF, I created on on AE and need to just copy it across!
  16. Couldn’t agree more - recently picked up an NA Evora, had it trucked down to Melbourne, and despite our lockdown I am looking for every excuse to drive! (Technically it’s allowed this time in the lockdown) I haven’t owned that many special cars, this is really the first, but every drive is an occasion and even driving dull roads at low speeds is fun in this car!
  17. Agree with you all about the insanity of the final rankings, but the way I read the article is they were saying the 992 isn't as good as it should be and has fallen off the pedestal as being the one to have? Horses for courses. If you check out the M3 forums (which I recommend you don't!), you'll find a lot of love for the M3 over the Evora. I'm sure you can find people who love a Range Rover over an Evora... they just don't see driving the way we do!
  18. Thanks @Choppa, will give that a go. I note that a 2012 model came up for sale in Oz with what looks like the same model HU, and it also doesn’t show lines - so perhaps they don’t actually exist!
  19. Thanks for the response - yes, handbrake is definitely on, I released it and reclicked it just to make sure. Is there any difference in menus between engine on or off? (I know ignition has to be on to activate the camera)
  20. Hi everyone, thread dig! I’ve got one of the original W505 units and can’t see the guidelines on the reverse camera. Have been through all the menus and pressing the screen while camera is on doesn’t do anything. Any tips? Is there a specific menu I should look at?
  21. Thanks for the warm welcome @ramjet and @jep! Yes, I have definitely enjoyed my RS cars over the years, going on 12 years I think in the Clio and Megane. I hope I will be in a Lotus for at least as many years and probably more! Whilst I've always loved the Esprit (and Elise and Exige etc etc), I am pretty sure I would get my Lotus permission revoked quick-smart if I neglected to include a rear seat for the little one! How often an Evora back seat is actually used to carry baby is quite another matter altogether, though...
  22. Thanks Bibs! I very much look forward to being a true part of TLF once I have secured my Lotus :)
  23. Hi everyone, Just dropping in a line to say hello! Reputation precedes Lotus owners as a personable and enthusiastic bunch so I look forward to being part of a great community. I'm coming across from RenaultSport products; had a Clio 172 and currently selling my RS Megane Cup. I think in terms of philosophy and community, there are quite a few similarities between RS and Lotus. I'm yet to buy my Lotus - a few of you may have seen my Wanted thread, I'm looking for an early model Evora to get into. I found one interstate a couple of weeks back, made enquiries and actually had negotiate
  24. Hi everyone, New member here, upgrading from a Renault Sport Megane. I'm on the lookout for an early model Evora 2+2 (manual), ideally with low k's and in immaculate condition. Launch Edition or with all three option packs specified would be great too. Anyone considering selling one / upgrading in Australia? Preferably eastern seaboard for ease of transportation, or even more preferably in Melbourne. I just missed out on one a couple of weeks ago by about an hour... Thanks all!
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