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Beady

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  1. Prefer the outgoing font and the fact that the LOTUS text 'smiles' rather than being straight. Be interesting to see the new font in a curved style to compare. Also most modern designs are all very simple so this is probably in keeping with current trends. I suspect most people wouldn't even notice it
  2. did I hear correct....10 mins to a full charge? if that is reality then the goalposts have surely been moved massively
  3. Looks great what is holding the coke can ? am I missing something in mine?
  4. according to the various press releases I have read the 400 Hethel Ed should have some sort of plaque to confirm it is a H Ed. If this is correct then mine seemsto be missing....can anyone shed any light on this - is there a plaque and if so where ? thanks Pail
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    Morgans (lots)

    In Norwich last weekend to do the LDA Silver level on Saturday, so stayed over Friday and sat night with Mrs B. On the way we spotted several Morgans, turned out to be their annual gathering somewhere nearby. Quite a few were in our hotel car park that eve.....
  6. Did the Silver Level last weekend - xmas treat from Mrs B. Brilliant - booked to go back and do Gold in August - anyone in 2 minds about this, just do it.
  7. get a compression check done on each cylinder just in case the piston fail problem
  8. I never did discover the root cause. however a new short motor from lotus is circa £10k supplied but the identical item from Toyota is under £3k Didn't put me off .....now in a 400
  9. The Stormtrooper has finally graduated to become Vader...… 400 Hethel Edition in motorsport black...collected today......love it ! 😎
  10. all in good time...man maths in full force.....
  11. Quick questions regarding a car I am looking at ahead of possible purchase (an MY11 Evora S). 1. Any idea of a budget to get back seats retrimmed in leather (currently cloth)? 2. is it possible to retrofit TPMS to a car that does not have it and if so any idea of budget 3. Ditto - cruise control thanks
  12. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201903135852728?radius=1501&advertising-location=at_cars&make=LOTUS&postcode=ox331nx&model=EVORA&transmission=Manual&price-to=45000&sort=sponsored&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&page=1 help - whats wrong with this one ? something doesn't quite look right.. the interior seems to be a mix of SR and early pre MY12 cars...very confusing. shame about the corroded wheel nuts too lovely colour though
  13. David - YES the 111R is in fact for sale although not advertised yet....it is booked in for a front clam respray to get rid of the stone chips etc then it will be advertised after Easter, when I get back from hols - pm me if you are interested, it had new shocks all round pre-winter.
  14. I am pretty sure it was owned for a short time by a guy on here who may speak up. He is a serial lotus owner with a couple of elises, and an early NA evora - he sold the 400 about 12-15 mths ago when he bought my S IPS. He had only owned it a few months but found it a bit harder / less comfortable ? than his earlier NA so wanted to go back to an earlier model. Pretty high spec from what I recall
  15. so we all should buy a 911 then ?
  16. I had a warranty from Auto Protect on car bought from a main dealer. Needed to claim and they refused to pay out. In the end I referred to matter to the FSA who investigated and decided in my favour....but it took well over 6 months to eventually get resolved. Read the small print in the warranty and make sure you do everything it says (service dates, reporting the fault etc)
  17. Lee, Like many I have watched your thread with sadness over the last week. My deepest condolences and stay strong for yourself and the girls.
  18. Idiot question - can they be sprayed to match body colour or do they have to be replaced with new ones (that are presumably then sprayed the right colour) thanks
  19. we are an LLP, so we are Partners (Members) and yes VAT registered. if we lease a car through the business, we can claim back 50% of the vat anyway, the rest of the costs (lease and remaining vat) are tax deductible subject to the total amount being reduced by 15% if the car is over the set emissions figure (which our chosen cars will be) and deducted by an appropriate % based on how much personal use we use (likely around 15-20%).
  20. We have deceived to lease a couple of cars via our Company (an LLP). due to apparent tax benefits for the partners. likely a Range Rover sport plus either a discovery sport or a Macan. 3 year lease ideally and happy to pay a hefty intial payment with circa 12k miles pa does anyone have any experience of leasing cars through a company / things to look out for ? Can you recommend any leasing companys to try or ones to avoid any help much appreciated to prevent potential schoolboy errors.
  21. Agree 100%. Took my new 111r out for a blast at the weekend. It has possibly taken over the mantle as my favourite car ever. The rush when it opens up at high revs is addictive.
  22. Magnetic blue. Hope all goes well for you Lee
  23. After looking for another Evora S for a while I recently decided on a change of plan. So the lotus history so far has been: Elise S2 111s Evora LE Evora S IPS and now this:
  24. Collecting new toy today all being well ... will post on intros later
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