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  1. Mine was delivered with faulty brakes, and an on going issue with leaks whenever it rains, meaning I can't leave it outside without a cover or the doors soak up water. It's been to a main dealer who has reported 'well it might be bad door seals but we don't really know, but no new parts are available and we don't know when they will be so it's going to get damp over winter'. It appears people have had cars and no issues, but dealing with issues is an absolute pain, dealers are miles away and don't actually seem to know what they're doing, then parts arn't available, and Lotus generally don't seem to care unless you're an 'influencer'. I honestly can't wait to get rid of mine - not because it's a fundamentally bad car, just the thought that it's not quite working and if anything more goes wrong it will be a lot of ball ache to fix.
  2. Who gives a s**t about influencers, apart from the muppets at Lotus? In itself the Exige is a fabulous car, but as a package - with 3rd rate dealer support, useless Lotus support, below 1980s skoda build quality, I'm afraid it's not so good. Much as I've enjoyed mine, it's probably going to be sold in the spring. Too many issues.
  3. It seems to be blue only. If you long press the src button top left it shuts everything down, all lights go off so at least you can leave the facia attached. It's a pretty low-rent head unit though.
  4. I normally leave my car covered with an outdoor cover, but last night left it out to the elements. This morning checking a few things over the engine is pooled with water. I'm not so much worried about the engine cover, but there are a lot of electrics about as well - the design looks a bit flawed as any rain/water has no runoff apart from into the engine bay. Assume this is normal, but has anyone seen this have adverse effects over time?
  5. Great isn't it, all that money on a car, and you end up questioning if the manufacturer approved garages can put the right oil in...
  6. Need to book mine in soon, but I was told there was an oil change. Did folks pay for the run in service?
  7. In which case I'll book it in, tend to agree that it should be done by Lotus. Fair wear and tear at less than 500 miles and 3 months old seems a bit much.
  8. Does anyone have the part number for a 2021 Exige brake light. I've got one out now after 2 months and 600 miles of running in! Is it a known issue, them blowing so soon?
  9. I did figure it seemed to easy to connect, hence not committing anything. Seems strange they made hardware as well as firmware changes. Rumour has it adding the GPS module should enable the track features, which is ultimately what I'm after, but it's an expensive experiment.
  10. So it is possible to connect Race Studio 3 directly to a Final Edition display via WiFi. It appears to give full options, I just couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger and update and risk bricking the system. But I guess if all else fails it should be possible to revert to stock Mx2e from Aim, or maybe even lotus will reset it. Anyone feeling brave?
  11. Has anyone fitted nitron 3 ways themselves? Not too concerned about the shocks themselves, more the siting of the remote reservoirs.
  12. I asked on the forums about the leak and no one replied so assume it's not a common problem. Spongy brakes also seems to not be that common, I emailed lotus (Scott) about it, but had no reply. Dealer (Oakmere) said bring it in, but given they did the PDI I had no confidence in them. I'm planning on changing the pads anyway as they have poor initial bite, so get all sorted in one go.
  13. There’s a lot of pull under 4k so you can still have a lot of fun, I’ve read various guides to running in, some say stay low, others say thrash it. I’ve always done the same on various engines, keep it low and no hard acceleration until it’s warmed up, then keep under 4k mostly, but with the odd push. I’ve never had an issue right up to v8 with 60k miles on it. The stereo is an abomination, ignore it is probably best I’ve got no soundproofing at all, just mats and when the valve is closed it’s fine. When open it’s awesome. I’ve done longish 150mile trips and it’s not bothered me. unlike the leaking roof and spongy brakes I had to get an independent specialist to fix…
  14. Has anyone else had problems with water gathering on the sills on the inside of the car near the front (6” from the A pillar) but under where the door closes? I need to take mine in to get a few things looked at, but can’t for a few weeks now. The car has a cover, but if left in the open I get the water build up. Will try and grab a picture.
  15. Just out of idle interest, has anyone asked what the actual mechanical difference is between the two setups? I suspect it’s not geometry, most likely springs and dampers, in which case it’s probably not going to be stupid expensive to swap setups later.
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