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  1. 59 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

    Haven't got a clue what your talking about mate. But have a great day all the same.


    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...

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  2. 2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

    "I’m not making any point about Porsche quality..."

    Lol - BUT that is the whole point of the Topic @r3nault - Porsche quality and the perception that German engineering in cars is THE best! What does a Ford quality issue have to do with that? So, I just commented back on how quickly the topic focus was moved away from Porsche and the perception of German engineering being all conquering.

    Not an issue as I readily drift topics (not got the skill to drift cars) but certainly an observation that topics about German Engineering and the perception  of it being the best quickly get focused elsewhere.

    We all know Ford and GM (well, American car manufacturers in general) as well as many UK and French car manufacturers have had their fair share of issues with cars being made poorly etc (it didn't exactly go well for Merc when they shifted some car production to the US for instance) BUT none of this manufacturers or Countries go on and on and on and on about how exceptional their engineering is and how their cars are the best.  So to post up failures of Ford etc was to miss the point completely to be honest.

    Not much point arguing with this level of cognitive dissonance. But don’t tell me you’re now a believer in unconscious bias?

  3. 1 hour ago, C8RKH said:

    EMS? Need I say more?  Funny how when you have a go at Porsche, even on  a Lotus forum, the content get's skewed to look at how bad everyone else is. Is this unconscious bias or conscious bias again in favour of showing Porsche in the best light?

    It seems some brands can just do no wrong or turn out a turkey.

    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. On 25/07/2020 at 17:37, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

    Nice car and welcome. Definitely take that wrap off the roof, wing and splitter. Doesn’t need it or suit it.

    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!IMG_2025_edit.thumb.png.00bdf6b3b86de66e4dce75e50fec7425.pngIMG_2027_edit.thumb.png.071394fe7f0b41079179692b549e5b05.png

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  5. 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...

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  6. 3 hours ago, hexbit said:

    Hi folks,

    Just agreed to buy a very special Evora from a fellow forum member last week, and now I get to figure out the fun logistics of shipping it out of the UK. 😃 

    It'll probably be a several month process before I actually get a license plate on it, but you can bet I'll proudly share the photos once that day arrives!

    Welcome! Where are you shipping it off to?

  7. 12 hours ago, Edinburgh 111s said:

    Learn how to do it the manual way.... it’s not difficult and can be pretty rewarding. 
    i am not sure these devices do much good for the car. 

    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...

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  8. 12 hours ago, jep said:

    Covercraft do a bespoke sunshade - fits perfectly and covers the whole screen. I think only available via USA website, I bought mine from TLF member who sold his Evora. 

    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)

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  9. 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!

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