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    Alex
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    Emira Deposit , FD RX7, NA MX5, SW20 MR2
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  1. Damn I’m jealous. That’s what I wanted to do but was too slow on GR Yaris deposit. Settled for an FK8 Type R, but those GR Yaris’s look so damn fun!
  2. Wake

    Emira GT4

    Is/will this be a road car? Or just for racing?
  3. Whoever had it last also didn’t have it for long. It was on sale at B&C for a long time about 18 months ago, unless it never sold and went to Silverstone.
  4. I’m guessing they made a mistake on my email. I was originally July but the month doesn’t seem to have changed. I’ll be happy if it’s delayed to September, as it makes me feel better about being on my way to pick up a Civic Type R right now! 😂
  5. xx February 21 - Cathalm - June 22 delivery 11 March 21 - 6970K - 27 April 21: Lotus company update and Emira name announced 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 4 May 21 - Philsport300 - UK - V6 manual 7 May 21 - Mark030358 - Undecided 15 May 21 - JCR - UK I4 19 May 21 - Gashead1105 - Undecided 20 May 21 - Evotion - V6 Manual 20 May 21 - Evotion - i4 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual 2 June 21 - simonb - i4 4 June 21 - DJW - V6 FE Auto ordered - 2nd deposit paid 5 June 21 - Worldwidewebs - 9 June 21 - Lavazza - undecided 7 June 21 - MarkWilliams1 - Undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 - 2nd Deposit and Config link 14 April 22 29 June 21 - greg/valetpro - Not decided which engine yet. 6 July 21: Emira reveal at Hethel 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 6 July 21, 22:00 - EmiraSi - June 22 delivery 6 July 21, 08:00 - Claymore - 6 July 21, 23:09 - Abgreenbank - 7 July 21 - Lockey - i4 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 - Al_C - I4 7 July 21 - Neilread - I4 - June 22 delivery 7 July 21 - Philnotts - V6 Manual 7 or 8 July 21 - JJ - Cost dependant 7 July 21 - marclurr - UK - V6 Manual 7 July 21 - LotusAmateur - UK - undecided 7 July 21, 15:45 -Emiralust - UK - V6 Manual - June 22 delivery 7 July 21, 15:53 - sixspeed - UK - FE V6 Manual 8 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 1 (Thursday) 8 July 21, 09:39 - mctaff - UK - V6 manual 8 July 21, 16:34 - JimH - i4 - 2nd Deposit and Config link 12 April 22 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - V6 FE Manual - 2nd deposit paid. Lotus delivery est. July 22 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 - EmiraJam - 8 July 21 - Andy66 - 2nd Deposit 29 September 21 9 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 2 (Friday) 9 July 21 - Beady - I4 (probably) 9 July 21, 08:00 - Beancounter - probably i4, but maybe v6 manual 9 July 21 - Speedluvver - i4 (most likely) 9 July 21 - E1M2I3R4A - V6 manual 9 July 21 - Badger77 - V6 Manual 10 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 3 (Saturday) 10 July 21 - Washy - undecided 10 July 21 - Al - completely undecided. 11 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 4 (Sunday) 11 July 21 - Eagle7 - V6 Manual 12 July 21: post Goodwood Festival of Speed 12 July 21 - emstan - V6 12 July 21 - Denno - i4 (most likely) 13 July 21 - tailslides - V6 manual 15 July 21 - nohl2678 - V6 (I hope!) 16 July 21 - Frickin Idiot AMG / V6 19 July 21 - slotdawg - V6 Manual 27 July 21 - Scrute - V6 Manual 4 August 21 - Gizmo750 - V6 Manual 21 September 21 - alfapork - V6 Manual 29 October 21 - 390ja - i4 22 December 21 - landsteam - V6 Manual
  6. Emira scores 7th for worst steering wheel design! https://www.topgear.com/car-news/list/top-gears-top-9-bad-steering-wheel-designs-21st-century?fbclid=IwAR2GI4Ol9B9JzbgpqoN1yLDzDG400giB_iJUeJN9IvBLXtlqXNUJJk_6M0g
  7. I was supposed to be in July, not had an email yet but I have preemptively emailed to ask if there is a knock on delay can I voluntarily delay until September. Partially for the new plate, but mostly because I’m not around for much of August.
  8. Yes I believe so, but in this instance the early repayment charge only applied in the first 6 months of the agreement
  9. Thanks for correcting me! It’s a tad misleading to call it Personal Contract Purchase if you aren’t actually the owner at any point throughout the contract though!
  10. When my old man was buying his Lexus, one of the things the sales manager said was you could take out PCP get the £2k manufacturer discount and then after 6 months pay off the balance in full or overpay without penalties. I guess it would depend on the small print of the finance deal.
  11. I’ve never done finance before but I’d sorta assumed that: Lease = an arrangement between yourself and the owner of the vehicle for a monthly fee to have unrestricted access to the vehicle. Hire Purchase = S̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶t̶h̶l̶y̶ ̶p̶a̶y̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶l̶o̶w̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶u̶b̶s̶i̶d̶i̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶a̶l̶l̶o̶o̶n̶ ̶p̶a̶y̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶ PCP = Same as above but monthly payments are lower subsidised by a balloon payment at the end. My understanding was that in option 2 & 3 you are the registered owner of the car, which would mean the deposit is in your name. Whereas in option 1 you would not be the registered owner? In your scenario did you not lease the car through the company and then buy it at the end of the lease as part of 2 separate arrangements? I’ve never really liked the idea of financing a car so never really looked into it all that much
  12. Wake

    Lotus Emira

    What’s wrong with the badge? Or am I just being thick?
  13. I test drove an Alpine and absolutely loved it. I would have one now, but there was a mix up at the dealership and the one I was supposed to buy had been sold to a walk-in that morning. I then swung by Lotus Silverstone and loved the noise from the Evora 400, I then decided to wait for the Emira. Although in retrospect I wish I would have bought the Alpine and then sold it when the Emira arrived.
  14. I sympathise with a lot of the complaints on comms. It could have been a lot better, and a lot more questions could be answered. It’s not such a huge issue for me as my fun cars in the past have been bought sight unseen from Japanese Auctions and then had them shipped over. I also feel like the Emira is fairly low risk, given it’s looks and the hype, if you get one in the first 6-12 months of production then I am confident you could get back out of it again at close to nil cost. Similar to the GR Yaris and the Alpine A110, if you decided that it wasn’t for you. But to be more on topic, I hope to be able to pick it up at Hethel. It would be my first Lotus, and my first (and probably only) brand new car that I buy, so I think doing that would make it a little more special. Although I would be looking to get PPF done ASAP (if it can’t be done at the factory)
  15. Im not really bothered about Top Gears reviews, other than I want them to be good so the car does well. The more impactful reviews (for me) are those who have put their money down to buy one. Which is why I’m quite looking forward to a Harry’s garage video of it. But also I just want more Emira content until mine arrives!
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