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Kier last won the day on October 3 2015

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    Evora S
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  1. Yeah I guess it's some sort of aftermarket warranty, as there's a limit to what they can offer with an older car. But I was given the impression they want the car to be as close to Lotus standard as it can be if they are going to sell it for me and they want to sell it with some sort of guarantee to whoever buys it (this was with Lotus Silverstone). The other thing they mentioned (as I told them the stitching on the dash was coming apart down near the centre of the window, as happens frequently with some of the older Evoras) is they ideally wanted to replace the dash as well (an item which I
  2. What are thoughts around having Lotus exhausts v's aftermarket exhausts these days? When I bought my 2011 Evora S back in 2012 I had a Larini exhaust & decat pipe fitted. I was recently talking to a Lotus dealership about selling the car and they mentioned that they would want to fit a Lotus exhaust on it, so they could sell it as standard with a Lotus warranty. I get their thinking (and I do still have the exhaust it came with) but I can't helping feeling like I'm going to be paying to re-fit the old exhaust, only for a new owner to potentially then want to put something more sporty (l
  3. I still take my Evora to official Lotus places, which is ironic really as I've had some terrible experiences at two different Lotus dealerships. In fact I now do a 400 mile round trip to Hanger 111 because I trust them there, as opposed to Westover Lotus which is about 3 miles from where I live, or Wllliams in Bristol, both of which have been terrible in my experiences with them. I often wonder if it's worth the extra effort V's just going somewhere smaller and local.
  4. Yep, these guys are the best!!!! I have Westover Lotus in Poole just 3.8 miles up the road from me and they're terriable. (They tried to get me to part with £1300 to replace something that wasn't even broken). I've tried Williams Lotus near Bristol (that was an absolutely rediculous experience and i'd never go near them again). In the past couple of years I've been taking my Evora to Hanger 111. It's a 400 mile round trip, but I'd rather do that because i have total confidence in them, their abilities and their integrity!
  5. The Evora was in the garage last week whilst they try to get to the bottom of why its been having problems starting. When the problem first started happening it seemed to be ok after me putting the battery on charge so I initially thought the issue was battery related, but it kept happening after i replaced the battery (maybe the fact it worked after charging was just a coincidence?)... anyway last week I took it down to Westover. They've confirmed the batter is ok, and all week it started for them every time they tried, until yesterday when they couldn't start it either. They've then s
  6. Thanks. For some reason I thought the 30 was the height measurement rather than a percentage. But yeah, thinking about it, the tyres are a bit higher than 30mm
  7. Out of interest, does anyone know why a slightly wider tyre would change the speedo reading?
  8. Was about to say pretty much the same thing! I can't see my bonnet... it's all just guesswork!!!
  9. I took my Evora to Williams in Bristol and quite honestly it was the worst experience I've ever had with any garage. I keep meaning to write a full review on here and Google when I can spare an hour or so!! They are a nice bunch of blokes in person and I'm sure their longer term customers might get treated better, but I honestly wish they'd turned me away, they're far to busy to provide any decent level of customer service, well certainly to me they seemed to be. I spent thousands of pounds there so it wasn't even like they weren't getting money from me. Their planning of work was shoc
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  11. I was asking about the asymmetric tyre tread going in different directions on this thread last year (still not convinced I got to the bottom of it?). Is this the same thing?
  12. I did think myself when I read it, that winter was an odd time of the year to launch a roadster!
  13. I'm sure it's lovely mate, just ribbing you Dave, don't assume that because Bibs has driven a car it's had an easier life.... he drove my Evora into a deer!!!
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