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  1. Wow, that's pretty embarrassing for Lotus if it was because of their delivery date mess up
  2. @TomE has made a record Location Engine/trans Colour Interior Suspension Other specs Notes Caffyns Lewes Sussex (demo) V6 manual Seneca Blue Black alcantara (accent tbc) Sports Black wheels Arrived 28 Oct AO72FKP Caffyns Lewes Sussex (showroom) V6 manual Dark Verdant Black alcantara (accent tbc) tbc tbc delivery date tbc Bell & Colvill Surrey (demo) V6 manual Nimbus Grey Red leather Touring + Eagle tbc Arrived 7 Nov AO72FJP Bell & Colvill Surrey (showroom) details tbc Endeavour Colchester (demo) V6 manual Magma Red Ice Grey leather Touring + Eagle Silver wheels Arrived 31 Oct AO72FJF Endeavour Colchester (showroom) V6 manual Seneca Blue tbc Sports tbc delivery date tbc Caffyns Ashford (demo) V6 manual Hethel Yellow Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Cup2 Black Pack, black wheels, black calipers Arrived 28 Oct AO72FJC Caffyns Ashford (showroom) V6 manual Magma Red Ice Grey leather Touring + Eagle Silver wheels, black calipers delivery date tbc Parks Hamilton (demo) V6 manual Magma Red Ice Grey leather Touring Black Pack, silver wheels, black calipers Arrived 1 Nov AO72FLL Parks Hamilton (showroom) V6 manual Seneca Blue Sports details tbc Rybrook Solihull (demo) V6 manual Seneca Blue Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle Black Pack, DC wheels, yellow calipers Arrived 7 Nov AO72FJN Rybrook Solihull (showroom) V6 manual Hethel Yellow Black alcantara, yellow stitch Touring + Eagle Black Pack, DC wheels, black calipers details tbc Rybrook Bristol (demo) V6 manual Nimbus Grey Red leather Touring + Eagle Black Pack, black wheels, red calipers Arrived 29 Oct AO72FJA Rybrook Bristol (showroom) V6 manual Seneca Blue Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle Black Pack, DC wheels, yellow calipers delivery date tbc Silverstone (demo) V6 manual Magma Red Ice Grey leather Touring + Eagle DC wheels, black calipers Arrived 29 Oct AO72FNP Silverstone (showroom) V6 manual Hethel Yellow Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle Black Pack, black wheels delivery date tbc Central Lotus Nottingham (demo) V6 manual Seneca Blue Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle Black wheels, yellow calipers Arrived 29 Oct AO72FKF Central Lotus Nottingham (showroom) V6 manual Dark Verdant Red leather tbc tbc delivery date tbc JCT600 Bradford (demo) V6 manual Hethel Yellow Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle Black Pack, black wheels, black calipers Arrived 28 Oct AO72FJE JCT600 Bradford (showroom) details tbc Hendy Lotus Exeter (demo) V6 manual Nimbus Grey Red leather Touring + Eagle Black pack, black wheels, red calipers Arrived 5 Nov AO72FJX Hendy Lotus Exeter (showroom) details tbc Oakmere Lotus Prestbury (demo) V6 manual Dark Verdant Black alcantara, yellow stitch Sports + Eagle DC wheels, yellow calipers Arrived 1 Nov AO72FLF Oakmere Lotus Prestbury (showroom) details tbc Hendy Lotus Eastleigh (demo) V6 manual Seneca Blue Black alcantara, grey stitch Sports + Eagle Black pack, silver wheels, red calipers Arrived 5 Nov AO72FJK Hendy Lotus Eastleigh (showroom) details tbc
  3. So two cars on our list have been delivered/are imminent. Anybody else had delivery or checkout email? 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 - was June 22 delivery; as at 10 Aug now Oct build/Nov delivery 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual - July 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 - Now Oct build/Nov Delivery 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual - Checkout email received 25th November 2022 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 - Spring/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct ‘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 - Delivered 28th October 2022 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 - October build / November delivery as of 17.08.2022 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 - i4FE - 2nd Deposit and Config link 12 April 22 - Was Jan 23 build, Feb 23 delivery, now just "2023" (list entry updated 11/8/2022) 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - V6 FE Manual - 2nd deposit paid. October production - November Delivery. 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
  4. I received an email today from mail@lotuscars.com about my 7th July deposit "We’re pleased to confirm that your Emira is still scheduled for production in 2022". Last I heard was that my car was a December build January delivery.😄
  5. Checked Lotus customer care's delivery numbers today and was given the scheduled deliveries for December and January. End of December 130 cars End of January another 170 cars Total 300 cars by end of January. Knowing that we should be able to keep an eye as to how on target they are. You would assume these schedules would have made up our estimated delivery emails recently received.
  6. Genuinely baffled by this all. I'm new to Lotus and a young potential long term customer for them. I have stuck to this forum as I'm of the opinion you are the original Lotus owners and the real long term customers of the brand. It's really aggravating me seeing the many pre-reveal depositors and loyal customers being shoved to one side. It's so obvious this company is operating in the dark ages, I don't care how up to date their factory is. If you want to compete with premium brands you need to be making each customer feel like they're the only one buying the car and the business knows who you are. They should have in the very least taken all of the pre-reveal deposit holders and existing customers and given them a real VIP treatment which would have been totally justifiable, someone like myself (new customer and early deposit) wouldn't have minded, if anything It would have encouraged me to become a long serving customer after seeing the brand treating it's existing customers with respect. Instead the opposite has happened. It wouldn't have even been that hard to do! Give them all the first factory tour on the house and give them first test drives. Job done and you maintain a real foundation of heritage fans. Without that your brand is dead and the history goes with it. I am no longer excited about this purchase
  7. God knows, but they're not in deposit order that's for sure 😂
  8. Sorry Greg but we're talking about different things. Pre reveal deposits with dealerships have not been entered on the lotus order system in front of the website orders. Meaning people who pre ordered months and even years in advanced have January deliveries whilst the first website orders are being delivered this week. Which is wrong in my opinion and what I refer to
  9. I'm surprised the dealerships who took the deposits for the pre revealers haven't stuck their necks out to sort this out. Surely they have some pull on this, it's pretty embarrassing for them ultimately and jeopardizes very long serving customer relationships. If I was at B&C for Tom I'd be livid. I think this is the single most telling thing about the ethos at the head office now. Busy and complicated or not, that only needed a conversation between senior management to fix, and there is no way they aren't aware of the problem to their most loyal customers.
  10. It’s a complete shambles, the fact the dealer cars have consistently been 2 weeks away every 2 weeks… how can you not even accurately advise this whilst also delivering customer cars to Czech republic to people who put a deposit down in December.
  11. I jumped onto customer care chat and the news is that my Oct build/Nov delivery is now December build/January delivery 😂 They're doing a good job of getting my hopes up for a delivery to then drop a 2 month delay
  12. I got both of these emails today too, 7th July deposit. Wondering if it means checkout soon or delay again
  13. Has anybody been contacted by Bell & Colvill yet?
  14. 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 - was June 22 delivery; as at 10 Aug now Oct build/Nov delivery 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual - July 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 - Now Oct build/Nov Delivery 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual - Now Oct build/Nov Delivery 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 - Spring/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct ‘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 - October build / November delivery as of 17.08.2022 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 - i4FE - 2nd Deposit and Config link 12 April 22 - Was Jan 23 build, Feb 23 delivery, now just "2023" (list entry updated 11/8/2022) 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - V6 FE Manual - 2nd deposit paid. October production - November Delivery. 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
  15. Same email for me, I have always been batch 1 and my email reads production October which to mean means November delivery based on what they're said previously. First feeling is that I would delay if not cancel at this point unfortunately. Timings are out for me now
  16. I asked Antonia at B&C and sounds like their demo won't arrive until late August/early September in line with customer deliveries starting. She said "we" will be in touch when they are able to organise test drives, so sounds like the dealer will contact you
  17. Has there been any news from dealerships like bell and colvill as to when their demonstrator car turns up? And any news as to the order of who test drives them or the arrangement of this. You'd hope it's offered in order of deposits and we are going to be contacted
  18. Called this yesterday, I can only imagine this is a case of out of touch old boys behind the business who just don't understand today's world. It's not hard, you leave social media and your customers to do your advertisement for you. Not having dark verdant here was a mistake.
  19. I wonder what the chances are of a dark verdant car being on show at Goodwood. That would probably make too much sense, if anyone is there tomorrow be sure to send a pic if it's there!
  20. Hi Everyone, I thought perhaps this could have it's own topic for everyone to share their own experiences and photographs. Customer services latest update on test drives: "The latest information we have received advised test drives will be available at Lotus Centres coinciding with first deliveries and that all customers will have an opportunity to test drive prior to committing. We have been chasing for further updates as we approach July and have been informed all customers will be contacted within the next week." Looking forward to hearing about your test drives!
  21. Long story short, he couldn't pick between the two but went with the Porsche as the gearstick isn't as stiff and it has a front boot. Doesn't mention road presence or how common a cayman is, does anyone care if a Cayman goes by? Pretty sure the Lotus blows the Porsche out of the water when you add that into the mix.
  22. oh for sure I don't disagree, I'm using the test drive as an example. I am aware of being a first delivery, I've been through it before and the test drive isn't crucial for me. I'm not touching on new ground here, we all know the customer engagement has been terrible, they've had time to sort this out. Don't tell me you're desperate to find a way to provide a test drive to those in July that want one then sell 40 minute test drives for £720 to people at the back at the queue. Offering the first customers the 20 minute drive would have resolved the problem of it being a lacklustre experience and would have given something back to those who were first whilst providing a test drive. It's not rocket science and just another mistake which was obvious to me
  23. Thanks for being the middle man still Tom. Do we have any idea what this could be, how or when they will announce it? I can let the absence of any communication to us actual customers (not shmee etc) slip since at the end of the day I would still have the car at the end of it and that will no longer matter. But what I can't stand is feeling rubbed up the wrong way. We are theoretically 5 weeks before a first delivery and 1 week away from commitment to purchase and they can't offer me a test drive before my delivery for less than £720 for 40 minutes!😂Where was our email offering the July people the 20 minute test drive as a priority? It's not rocket science to have offered this. There wasn't one and now it's fully booked before my delivery date. When I phone to ask what the crack is surrounding a test drive for July they read from a script saying "we're desperate to give the early deposit holders a test drive, we can't figure out how to but we will let you know soon" When I pressed more and asked whether that was going to be this week, next week, 3 weeks? She said she had no idea. Well how can you say soon then if you have no idea. As above they have less than 1 week to offer the first deposit holder a test drive, when you look at it like that It is just hilariously appalling. There is not a lot more frustrating than feeling helpless and unable to communicate with a company when you have a problem and the only person you can talk to is a minor employee who has no authority or ability to provide a solution, If this is the way it's going to be when trying to get hold of Lotus after they've had my £80,000 it is seriously worrying and I don't want to be involved with Lotus at all.
  24. 99% of the order dates on that list will have had to have confirmed which engine they were having by now
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