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  1. I had wrap removed from my roof, sills, spoiler and mirror, as my car came like that from its original owner but I didn’t like it. I’ve been told the life is more like seven years, and it was on my car for 8-10 with no I’ll effects. One issue, though, was whomever did the wrap cut it on the paint at the splitter, which is a sh**house cheapo thing to do and when I eventually find out who it was, they’ll be getting  the one star review they deserve. As @C8RKH says, this is best identified by having it removed prior to purchase. Other than that, paint was in excellent condition underneath, even in the harsh Australian sun. But I’m still not a fan of wrap!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 34 minutes ago, Spinney said:

    When I’m out in the Evora, I normally place my iPhone on the passenger seat, plugged in to the USB port so I can use the Apple CarPlay. This is obviously no good if I have a passenger in the car, so has anybody come up with a clever phone mount that doesn’t require drilling or otherwise damaging the dash and trim?

    Also could do with it not impeding any of the switches or other controls etc. 

    Anybody got any bright ideas and, if so, pics of their solution please?🤔

    I bought this item: "EXSHOW Windshield Car Phone Mount for Cell Phones with LifeProof FRE Series Case"

    (AU link: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01HBQBNCY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

    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.

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  4. 10 hours ago, Trant said:

    Hiya, I hope I can help. Im looking to buy something similar but also a bit worried about hight mileage and not looked after(sooooped up) Evora’s. 

    Personally I want a clean car (as was). So therefore I’m looking at the cost to put back to original. I’m not sure if that’s me saying the wrong thing or not but when you are looking at a collectors car that’s what people want?

    Great cars and can’t wait to get my hands on one.

    KR Chris 

    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).

  5. 2 hours ago, MarkieT said:

    Unfortunately those days are gone, government wants your pension funds, will further tax the crap out inheritance and anyone who has worked hard and saved will have to subsidise those who didn’t. That applies to any government  in the Uk now. Oops wrong forum..

    On a brighter note  I did test drive the gt410 auto at b&c today. Nice considering the mileage, there’s a little scuff on the dashboard trim, windscreen needs replacing, a couple of minor scratches but fair enough for the mileage . I’m definitely thinking about it but it’s Hobson choice at the moment.

     

    Windscreen would be about £2k, no? In Australia the part is AUD2,600 and it’s a front clam off job.

  6. Would be more useful to have a spare battery in case yours dies out on the highway...

    Just now, ramjet said:

    So it borders on false advertising then since the Turbo moniker has always stood for an engine with a Turbo?

    Silly Germans. (don't mention the war.  🤫 )

    Yes, quite. But then surely all sellers of SUVs also get whacked as there ain't nothin' "sports" about them... and for those crossover coupe SUV things, they're also not "utility"...

  7. Firstly, agree with others - yes to service and oil change.

    If it’s a direct injection engine, the lack of longer journeys (30min+) will be an issue. There’s a video about it by engineering explained, but essentially wear on cylinder walls above and beyond the usual suspects when oil doesn’t get to temperature. So at least every few trips needs to be a bit longer!

  8. 11 hours ago, Intrepid said:

    Anyone got any advice on the top tether bar? I tried a Halfords 123 seat today which seems decent (not too big), but I think it needs the top tether to make it feel secure. I just can't see for the life of me how you thread a strap behind the bar! I can see that behind the drivers seat there's a cutout portion - I can feed it through there but it won't then slide across to the passenger side...

    Very early NA car (pre LE demonstrator) if that makes a difference; it didn't come with ISOFIX but I have fitted the brackets using the adapter kit. 

    Yes, 100% must secure top tether for the seat to be secure.

    The cut out is the key bit. So you will need to wriggle the buckle to get it around the bar and down in front of the seat. It does "slide" across to the passenger side, but it's more of a "wriggle, push" kind of thing rather than a slide... it takes a bit of effort and a few minutes, but it will go across once you get it through the cut out.

    Do you have a tether extender? Most car seats have a top tether which is too short for the Evora. The correct path is through the top bar, then via the loop at the base of the rear seat, then across to the loop on the back of the inboard front seat rail. Others have just clipped to the loop at the base of the rear seat, but if you want to do it by the book...

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