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  1. If you don't mind I'm interested in your thoughts on the harness? I'd like one in mine - is it a good setup?
  2. That was quick! Do you know how many there were? Hopefully mine made the cut, I ordered it through B&C last night.
  3. I have ordered mine. What fitting hardware have you ordered please? I have bought the tailgate itself in case they sell out, but I now need to put in a follow up order for a few other spares I need and any fitting items. EDIT: 🤦‍♂️ it's on the news page isn't it...
  4. I moved from a Westfield to an Evora as my 'weekend' car (the Westfield would be a 340 in Caterham terms and the Evora is an NA). I think it depends on your intended use case. For me, I wasn't getting the miles in in my Westfield. 10% of the time it was the best thing I could be driving - e.g. heading to a country pub on a sunny Sunday. 90% of the time it wasn't an option as the weather wasn't great or I was going to need to move children/luggage or might have to leave it in a car park overnight etc... The Evora is SO much more usable and now, 90% of the time, I can use it for a journey if I wish to do so. The performance isn't as 'raw' but I feel a lot safer. I have driven my Westfield on track and felt very exposed. I now have a different car I race/do track days in so that itch is scratched. To summarise, I think '7' type cars are excellent and I loved mine - but it taught me they need to be a third or even fourth car, not a second, if you are to enjoy them without begrudging the impracticality. I am very glad I made the move.
  5. Well on what must have genuinely been the 300th try of applying differing pressure in all places and directions, it opened. So now to work out what has gone wrong, fix it, and importantly, install the backup option! So if anyone finds this in the future and has the same problem, I would KEEP trying whilst "massaging" the boot lid in every direction and with varying pressure... I assume the 'hammer' was missing by a fraction and I managed to get it to line up.
  6. Unfortunately not, I've been driving the car since and have probably tried opening it in ten different locations now, including the driveway, garage and my parking space at work - no problems at those places before.
  7. Thanks @EuropaSman! Very useful. @Doug Ashleybattery is good for sure, it's pretty new and I've been driving the car since - never any battery problems and even after a long drive it's no better. The backup option is definitely number one on the list when I get it open!!! I have seen another thread where the owner managed to get access to the cable further rearward by removing the filler neck. May try that as a 'non destructive' option before the vents come out...
  8. Hi all, 2009 2+2. Parked up this afternoon and the boot wouldn't open. Never had a problem before. When I press the button on the fob I can hear the boot release mechanism move like normal, but the boot does not pop up. I went for the emergency handle but it looks like someone has pulled it too hard previously - the conduit is exposed and damaged and no matter how hard I pull (in the correct direction, across the car), nothing happens. I have tried both manual release and fob release with someone else lightly pressing and lifting on the left, right and centre. I have not tried putting 12V to the relay on the basis it's already actuating, just not releasing. Any ideas?! Thank you!
  9. Yep, can't see any photos yet - but this is a bargain. I can't think it'll still be there on Monday!
  10. Great find. I spent a long time looking at cars and prices for that part of the market and found mine a couple of weeks ago with almost the same spec, less the 2bular exhaust, and on 31k miles for the same price. I would be going to see that one with a view to buying if I were still in the market! A few seem to be offered for unrealistic prices which makes it hard to gauge what a good deal is, but I think from my very recent experience that looks perfect for someone in my position.
  11. Great, thank you. I'll probably just take the back pad out of the seat and have a play around with it in the garage before heading back to Halfords to try again with a couple of seats. I think if that tether was sorted though, the Halfords 1 2 3 seat fits very well!
  12. Anyone got any advice on the top tether bar? I tried a Halfords 123 seat today which seems decent (not too big), but I think it needs the top tether to make it feel secure. I just can't see for the life of me how you thread a strap behind the bar! I can see that behind the drivers seat there's a cutout portion - I can feed it through there but it won't then slide across to the passenger side... Very early NA car (pre LE demonstrator) if that makes a difference; it didn't come with ISOFIX but I have fitted the brackets using the adapter kit.
  13. I now own GX09 KRZ(Black) which was first registered 8 July 2009 and the last four are 0758. I take it this was perhaps an early demonstrator or something? It has had no number plate changes. It has all three packs but does not have a Launch Edition plaque.
  14. Thanks Rambo! I have indeed and I messaged for some more info. They don't know a lot though... I asked a few questions and they couldn't answer a single one... they just said "Best option is to ring Silverstone Lotus as they can tell you about the spec, it has a sport button on it ??" Intriguing....
  15. Thanks guys. Sound advice. @jepwhy did you prefer the NA? I think the difference is I'm not going to keep it for years - I am progressing my way through a long list of cars I want to own and need to minimise the loss on each one.
  16. Hi all, Looking at buying my first Evora (thank you to all those who have helped or messaged me with details of cars they are thinking of selling; there's a few). My budget means either a high mileage (60-80k) S or a lower mileage (30-50k) LE. I will probably put another 20k on before I come to sell in maybe three or four years. Whilst I would rather own an S, and as a BUYER mileage doesn't concern me as I know these are bulletproof engines and it would be taken care of, I am concerned about resale... it'd be pushing, or maybe even over, 100k miles and I don't think we have seen many sell north of 100k so far. So what's, financially, the smart choice? Buy a LE that will still be under 75k when I sell? Or an S which may be more desirable now but could be pushing 100k when I sell? Also aware that the S would cost me around £500 per year extra in tax/fuel based on my use. I know people often say 'stop worrying about selling it, just get out and enjoy it', but I save a few £k per year toward a 'better' weekend car and it would be a shame for this to undo all that work and set me back a couple of years on my path to an eventual supercar 😀
  17. Now listed with all work being done - so that makes it a much better deal than had been anticipated.
  18. Unfortunately I need a 2+2! This looks a good avenue for someone to investigate though...
  19. Yeah, it was on the last MOT and the seller has mentioned it as an upcoming job.
  20. I know what you mean - but the price is now on par with cars that HAVE had a lot of that work carried out. No one expects a factory fresh car at 12 years, but as far as LEs go it seems to me to be a 'less sorted' example than others at the same price point. I will be watching with great interest to see if it sells quickly at the new price!
  21. Cancel that! He's put the price up by £4k. It's had none of the major work done yet (cables, clutch - of course, they don't need doing but it is all cost that could hit soon), suspension and tyres need doing now, and two damaged nearside wheels concerns me... I will leave it. Been offered a 70k mile Evora S IPS for £35k which looks a good car - I worry about selling it @ 100k miles in a few years time though...
  22. Thanks, great tips. It hasn't had the gear cables done (seller confirmed). He doesn't know how the wheels were damaged, but both nearside ones are and as forged wheels it isn't so easy to get them repaired... I will go and have a look at it.
  23. I'm on the lookout, will contact the seller for more info. Thank you for sharing. It's what I'm after but slightly concerning that it has MOT advisories for suspension and damaged wheels and comes with new rear suspension arms - almost as if it has hit a curb very hard at some point - though it's ball joints and not anything more significant. Also could be due a clutch very soon which effectively whacks the purchase price up a bit.
  24. I spoke to them - it's not quite sold. Someone put a deposit on it a while ago but hasn't actually followed through with anything further... So they are a little unsure. I will keep an eye on it...
  25. Yep, seen, thank you. This is the one with questionable prep (e.g. destroyed wheels...)? I am thinking perhaps increasing my budget to £35k might get me a whole lot more. It just means taking out some finance (probably personal loan) to cover the gap. Something like this seems a world better than the Atherstone NA car:
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