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r3nault

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  1. Likewise. FWIW, I actually agree with you, Porsche quality ain’t what it’s made out to be. And S1 Evora vs 996 may as well be Bentley vs Corolla on interior materials. I thought briefly about a 997, but didn’t want an IMS grenade just to look like a dickhead everywhere...
  2. Not much point arguing with this level of cognitive dissonance. But don’t tell me you’re now a believer in unconscious bias?
  3. I’m confused, have you read something from my post as defending Porsche? My point was that in the Ford example, the worst thing they did was keep letting people die... I’m not making any point about Porsche quality...
  4. Finally got this done. Paint underneath in very good nick. Some matte black wrap to go back on the sills so squash the shape down, but otherwise it looks amazing as its maker intended!
  5. What if you banked two of them together as a 3.6L V8?
  6. That’s a shame. I’ve gone the other way from hot hatch to Evora, and have absolutely no regrets! To get my hot hatch fix, my wife’s family hauler will be on the chopping block instead...
  7. I remember seeing some numbers someone had stitched together from VFACTS or some such. I think the numbers in 2009 and 2010 were drastically poor, like 10-11 total for two years (not surprising due to GFC). Then quite a few 2011-12, maybe 40-50 cars. I'd guess 2013 to 2015 were very quiet, have never seen any for sale from these years. Then 2016 (?) the 400 came out? So I assume there may have been more activity with a refreshed model... When I added it up, I think it was about 90 cars up to end 2017, so if 2018 was also a lean year, then you're probably both right and the total is close to 100-105. The thing that interests me too is there were meant to be 40 launch editions in Oz. But I'd reckon many ended up not arriving or leaving our shores since the sales numbers were so low in 2009-10. Even accounting for late sales of them, with more S's and IPS sales from 2012, it seems unlikely they shifted 40 here...
  8. On the plus side, I’d hazard a guess that means only about 100-120 Evoras were ever shifted in Oz. Should be good for our residuals!
  9. Welcome! Where are you shipping it off to?
  10. Haha that’s impressive! If I can’t open the first notch, I may as well give up and go have a beer somewhere...
  11. I’m curious, even if you get your window open, what then? Do you release the handbrake and gear and roll the car out?
  12. Probably a stupid question, but is there any danger of damaging the sill (or tub) by using it to get in and out, i.e. by putting a hand on it for balance? I would assume the extruded aluminium underneath doesn't care for such a small loading?
  13. Related question - I can see eliseparts sells the decal for LOTUS PERFORMANCE. Does this mean the OEM decal can be somehow removed from the cover? I might do the "paint it red" thing at some point...
  14. Thanks to government stimulus and superannuation/pension money flowing through cashed up bogans in Australia, our used car market is up 10% and enthusiast models more... My Evora appears to be worth $10k more than I paid (£5K to you Brits), whilst a DC2R Integra recently fetched $47k...
  15. Agree with this... a Lotus is “for the drivers”, a perfect heel and toe is the most rewarding part of being one of the few “real drivers” out there...
  16. Thanks both! Does help. I realised my description was wanting for an important detail, which is that I did put the spring inside the new knob but it didn’t have the intended effect. But I’ll have to have a bit of a look again later and see if it just needs a bit of a stronger spring for the new knob
  17. Second this. I got mine from Greg’s race parts in the US, it’s pricey compared to normal windscreen sunshades but fits the Evora’s unique curved windscreen perfectly and is a quality item. The only problem when shipping things from the US is the rather large temptation to order a bunch of carbon parts for shipping “economies of scale”... (otherwise known as man maths)
  18. Hi all, I have a 2010 NA Evora. Just bought a GRP GG shifter knob - noticed the OEM one in my car doesn’t have a grub screw and it just unscrews off. It does have the spring inside the centre. What I’m wondering is what role that spring plays in pushing the reverse collar back down? When I install the GG knob, the collar stays up so reverse can always be selected, while first is difficult to get. Of course, it’s easy to just push it back down again. But I also noticed when there’s no knob at all it still doesn’t spring back down. Is this normal? Does the little spring in the OEM knob somehow cause the spring action back down? PS. Take it easy on me, I’ve got no chance of being trusted to pull the entire interior of my car out!
  19. 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
  20. 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?
  21. Thanks all, that does sound like the culprit. I think it was mentioned on the prepurchase inspection report as having a bit of play
  22. Maybe they like the feeling of “driving with oven mitts on”...
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