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  1. Similar experiences here in the colony. People take journo reviews as gospel, and so, perpetuate the myth. Over here we get Japanese cars at lower price points. People seem to think price is an indicator of quality, so when they pay the exorbitant mark ups the big German manufacturers ask here, they think they have the most reliable car in the world. Google Aussie prices for the Porker range and you'll be amazed at the price premium here. Yet, naive car loving non-enthusiaats are fooled by the journo touting the famed quality. I wouldn't blame the dentist who buys one. He's just done what
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    Over here in Australia Exige prices are going ballistic, partly due to Mighty Car Mods. I dont think older Exiges will be ever going down in price. If you're looking for a 4 seater with cramped rear seats (911), why not consider the Evora? You get the famed Lotus handling and squishy back seats as well! Win, win!
  3. If I had the big wing I think the bogans around here would vandalise my car! It stands out enough as it is. Aussies generally dont like ostentatiousness. Even though we had a guy named Austentatious back in the 80's!
  4. I read as many comparison reviews as I could before buying mine. It's funny that all reviews mention how great the feel and/or handling of the Evora is, yet, it is never the winner due to whatever "practical" measure. Anyway, back on topic
  5. I think there were 11 Evoras sold in Oz over the last 2 years. 9 in 2019 and only 2 in 2020, unless some more sold since December 2020. And yes, 4 GT430's and 1 GT430 Sport.
  6. Just picked up my car from the detailer. Ceramic coating done. Will try grab better pics over the weekend.
  7. Thanks all. Pics will come after it gets a ceramic coating and a good wash. I'm busy this weekend so it may be some time before I post my own pics. I've ordered a certificate of provenance and I'm told it will state 1 of 1. In the meantime, here's a pic from the dealer
  8. Hello, I finally picked up my Fire Red Evora GT430 Sport. Simply Sports Cars tell me I have 1 of 1 such cars in Australia! 😎 Four GT430's made it to Australia.
  9. I'm quite amazed at the cross over between Renault Sport and Lotus owners. Perhaps I shouldnt be, as both focus on driver involvement above all else. Funny you mention the attention the V6 Clio gets. I was at a private car event with lots of really nice stuff and a Clio V6 had far more attention than everything there, including a Ferrari 488 Pista. I have a regular RS Clio III and finally pick up my Evora on Monday. So excited. 😃
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    TLF GT430 Club

    How many GT430 and GT430 Sports have been produced? Initial press reports indicate 60 of each, however Lotus in Australia have told me these are in no way a limited number car. Is that right? Are Lotus still producing them? If so, does anyone know the current production figures?
  11. A bit late to the party, but for what its worth... I have a Gen 1 R8 V8 (well, the wife does). It's a much better car than a mates same vintage 997. It can crawl around in traffic, it is seriously quick on a country back round, and it sounds much better doing it. Certainly looks much better than a 911, and not that I care, but it also gets much more positive attention than the 911. Only thing it loses out to a 911 is it is less practical. I'm not a fan of the Gen 2 R8's looks, I think Audi are trying too hard to hit the market that the Lamborghini Huracan already reaches and should never
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