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    Mike
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    2018 Audi TT RS
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    Florida, USA

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  1. Thank you all for the insight. Very valued and most appreciated. No disagreement on the visceral experience. What draws me to the Evora, besides the styling, is the fact it is more analog than digital. Just to clarify - what are your long-term ownership experiences? For US owners, how is parts availability? I have no doubt that the drivetrain (Toyota) is bullet proof; it's the little things, and the potential wait for parts, that have me thinking. Just to throw out a random example - how hard is it to get a replacement windshield? Is the wait for a simple wheel bearing weeks? Have any US owners had long waits for parts? I realize this sounds a bit paranoid, but being such a low volume car, my first thoughts are that parts, especially with the car going out of production, could be a problem in the future. I think the car is spectacular - great styling, amazing driving dynamics, and exclusive. My only concerns are related to long-term ownership. Cheers!
  2. Thank you for the detailed response Colin. That is exactly the owner insight I am looking for.
  3. Hello All. First off, in no way do I wish to insult anyone, or appear to be a troll. In my past, I've owned a few German cars including a Porsche Boxster, most recently owning an 2018 Audi TTRS. I am on the waiting list for a Cayman GTS allocation. When that allocation will come available is pure speculation. Living just south of Jacksonville, FL, I have a Lotus dealer just 20 miles from my house. The dealer has one 2020 and several 2021 Evora GT's in stock. Having recently retired, I'm in the market for my "last toy car". As my wife will remind me - famous last words, but I'm really going to stick to it this time. I love everything about the Evora - exclusive, beautiful styling, and great performance. I've read the forum posts and watched a bunch of videos. Owners seem to love them, and boast about reliability and performance. Honestly, the quality and reliability experience was surprising to me. My only reservations are long-term reliability, some quirkiness, and parts availability. Realizing that it's an extremely low-volume, soon-to-be "orphan" car, I hesitate seriously considering an Evora. There have been a few threads on some minor "eccentricities" like the on-off temperature control. What attracts me to the Porsche, besides performance, is the amazing build quality, dealer network, and resale value. My conundrum is this - wait for maybe 12 months for the Porsche, or walk into the dealership tomorrow and take my pick of six different Evoras. Obviously, asking Evora owners about their cars on a Lotus forum will evoke some "partisan" opinions, but you guys seem to be fairly straight shooters, and many also seem to own multiple sports cars, including Porsches. So the question to all of you is - would you recommend an Evora to a Porsche owner knowing what is important to them? Is it too raw and pure for someone who wants performance, but also a feel of quality? Noise and ride harshness is not an issue. Your input is most appreciated.
  4. Thank you for the reply Kimbers! I am seriously considering an Evora Gt instead of waiting for the Emira. Cheers!
  5. Thank you ramjet! I've been watching numerous owner videos on YouTube, and all the reviews are quite positive. Jay Leno posted a great Evora review. I'm now wondering if I should purchase an Evora instead of an Emira, especially if the dealer starts discounting them. Cheers!
  6. Hi There! Thank you for including me in your wonderful group. I am a longtime enthusiast who cut his teeth on an early Nissan 280Z, Triumph Spitfire, two Gen 1 RX-7s, Toyota Supra, Porsche 944, Nissan 370Z, and currently drive a 2018 Audi TT RS. I've recently retired to Jacksonville, Florida, USA and have begun researching my next car. The introduction of the Emira has me seriously considering Lotus for the first time. I have always admired the cars and was always a huge fan of the race team. With the greatest respect for all the longtime owners, I admit to having some concerns over reliability, parts availability, cost of service, and the small dealer network in the US. Are those concerns realistic? While I do not expect "Toyota/Honda" reliability, I really don't want to purchase a car that is a constant source of aggravation because of niggling problems and long waits for even the simplest wear parts. Again, are these concerns realistic? My hope is the infusion of capital and technology by Geely will eliminate such thoughts. As owners, especially those of you in the US, what are your experiences? As their last ICE car, how far into the future will Lotus support the car? Do any of you share the same concerns? Your opinions and experience are greatly appreciated. Cheers!
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