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  1. My near side front indicator has the odd moment when it refuses to work. If it works at the start of a drive it's fine, if it fails at the start of a drive it won't fix itself. So seems to be related to switching things on, anyone had similar? This is in a late 2021 S3.
  2. Yes, but the Emira looks fast, and your neighbours will think you bought a Ferrari (as might the RS3/A45 driver as they overtake…) 🤪
  3. So if type approval is late, presumably post July 22, does that mean speed limiters will be in the released cars?
  4. I'm not sure I'd agree with ALL dealers being exemplary, JCT in Bradford were truly abysmal (I've never heard anyone saying anything positive about them); losing my keys (I was in reception for 40 mins watching them try and find them), I had to remind them what work they were doing several times as they lost the job card, no general communication, I had to chase everything, Oakmere had multiple attempts to fix my issues before I took it to an independent who then fixed it. Then there's general parts availability and pricing (£300+ for a piece of replacement aluminium grille I can get for £20), issues which have never been resolved, maybe Emira parts will actually be kept in stock? There may well be decent dealers, I have heard only positive things from B&C, but my less than a year old Exige will never go near a main dealer unless its serious warranty issue. It sounds like you had an really positive service, which is great, but I've not heard of many cases like that.
  5. Nothing here has been thought through or planned properly it seems, Lotus is continuing as it has for years with clueless customer support, especially once they have your money. What's should be more concerning is this is the 'new' sales process, wait until there are issues with cars, and 'new Lotus" customers discover how utterly abysmal Lotus aftercare and dealer networks are, as I can't for a second think Lotus have considered that part of their offering.
  6. My Exige was similarly delayed last year, due June, arrived end of October, I asked about taking delivery in spring and was pretty much refused. Gladly we had a mild winter so was able to get some use, but frustrating it spent a lot of time stationary. Slightly cheekily I asked if there was anything they could go to 'soften the blow', to which the dealer agreed to honour the original deal of the first inspection service remaining free (which is free anyway) and 1/4 tank of petrol...
  7. I know this has been discussed to death, but just doing a bit more digging and I'm curious if the issue is the unit recognising the camera, or it switching on? Looking at various other forums, it seems the AiM unit triggers the reverse camera on illumination, on pin 9 of the delphi connector, if it's seeing the camera and not triggering, maybe a switch could be wired in? If the camera isn't even recognised then, no chance I guess.
  8. It's making sense now, do you recall the morse code at the start of the Emira teaser adverts? Seems he was busy communicating back then.
  9. Lotus has a director of communications? Does he work in a dark room with no Internet or access to a phone?
  10. That's one charisma-free video. Ended up skipping most of it as it was painful to watch.
  11. Totally agree, but I bet you can buy a Lotus gillet, or golf umbrella, or bbq set...
  12. Sadly this is going nowhere, we can complain as much as we like, but in much the same way you can't go to Audi or Porsche or any other manufacturer and get upgrades on what comes off the end of the production line beyond simple upgrades. It's a shame the dash in the FE can't be flashed with the standard firmware, I wonder what would happen if anyone tried. Risky though. Lotus remains a company of take the money and run, they're clearly not interested in enthusiasts any more, it's all about the looks now.
  13. Yes, my money goes on petrol. (But don't tell the wife...)
  14. Interesting they're less fussy about the Emira petrol, I guess that's to retain its wide user base and not forcing folks to get 97+ Though given the 6800 limit, seems that performance has a very limited influence on the user needs anyway.
  15. I am really reluctant not to stick to super, mine's only ever drank 99 Ron super, not even 97, ah well mines a keeper so just have to accept expensive runs out. It was never going to be cheap! As an aside, I've just clocked 2000 miles after 7 months of owning my 390FE, anyone else running up the new car miles?
  16. I've got a couple of longer trips coming up with lots of motorway, don't really want to buy super unleaded if I can avoid for steady motorway. I'm guessing no real issue running 95 Ron?
  17. Oakmere were the dealer that couldn't fix my issues so I went independent, as I say I'd not go back. I don't believe Hoffmans are still official are they?
  18. No I stand corrected, quite right. (Lotus main dealers, apart from B&C it seems, still suck though. I'd absolutely LOVE to hear someone on here contradict me and say "No, I've had fabulous aftersales service from JCT600 Bradford..." )
  19. The reason people rant about the service, is because it's abysmal, and the single reason that much as I love my 390FE I would never ever buy another Lotus. Mine came with issues on delivery that went back to the dealer 3 times and eventually I had to have fixed, at my expense, by an independent. I do feel for new Lotus buyers in that if anything goes wrong, Lotus will ignore you and unless you live near B&C you face a long trip to a useless, clueless, incompetent main dealer. The two I've been to I'd never step foot in again, and now I'm faced with a 250 mile round trip to keep the warranty alive.
  20. Does the SL one fit in the end, was just about to order one. Seems odd Lotus changed part of the interior just for the FE editions.
  21. So am I right in thinking SL will exchange the FE dash for a stock MX2E, for £500?
  22. I can't imagine lotus will take this seriously at all, they now have the money, it's not in their interest to do further development when they're busy selling 'lifestyles' to muppets that want F8 look a likes.
  23. Really interesting read, thanks for taking the time to share, will be great to hear how the system performs on track. This will sound odd, but hopefully you've not made it too good to the point of taking out some of the driver interaction.
  24. Sorry for being dim, that's a KT 475 kit fitted to a 390 Final Edition?
  25. I spoke to someone recently and the panels are heavier than the non carbon OEM fitments. The front access panel is nearly twice the weight, so seems to be purely aesthetic.
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