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  1. I haven't has a starter motor fail on anything since about 1973! Company cars I owned went to 80K miles before I moved them on. Company vans 200K miles.
  2. I expect its to decide what colour to repaint the unsold ones.
  3. Wooden blocks are just as effective. Jack one side, put a block under the wheels, jack other side.
  4. There is no Lotus motorsport facility any longer.
  5. TBF the Evora was meant to be an Elise plus 2 - a basic sports car. Along the way it morphed into something with a bit of comfort with air con and a soft interior for launch and then eventually almost an Esprit replacement with the latest models. I bought the plus 2 initially because I thought I could take my friends to a pub lunch. When I realised I don't have any friends I swapped it for a plus 0. 🥺
  6. I wish it were so Bibs but a used Evora doesn't have the same cache as a carefully stored GT4 as much as you and I would both like it to. You are correct though re it's worth what a buyer will pay. On finance most people will pay the few extra pounds per mth for new rather than even a year old let alone a few mths. I have always found deals to be done on dealer 'as new; or ex demo stock.
  7. New car at 80K loses 16K VAT as soon as you drive it out of the showroom. Add in on the road costs and you've dropped another 2-3K. Depreciation in the first two years is horrific on all cars but more noticeab;e on higher value cars obviously. @C8RKH, you got a good deal if you can trade in at 60K but I suspect that may be against a full cost more expensive car. Private selling a car at 60K. Most struggle to find buyers much lower than that without dealer warranty. finance, perceived benefits of someone to shout at, etc.
  8. I like your thinking but an 80K Lotus trade in value of 60K after 2 years?
  9. So its costing you 20k a year?
  10. As its a wish list 450bhp- where it should always have been-, white dials, adjustable Ohlin's, back to Recaro seats. Oh and a working air con/heating system , but then I'm in to the land of fantasy.
  11. So what is it they think they are selling. SC or NA?
  12. There may be a moderator on here that has the first home designed black pack Evora.
  13. Unfortunately all second hand Evora's are under priced. It's a cracking car and for the money is a steal. There is nothing else comparable available?
  14. grey 2013 a few upgrades, 14K km (lhd), service history, one careful owner, obviously. The question really is around what a 40K evora will be worth in 2 years time.
  15. As it's that time of year what are the predictions for the future value of my car? Probably worth around 40K now on its best day, how much will it be worth in two years time? (Mileage unchanged due to Covid)
  16. I'm liking that interior but the outside not so much.
  17. err Lotus sold it because it was no use to them. It's also of no use as a road car unless you are an electronics/energy engineer. No one is going to service it for you. Worth every penny of " insert static display worth here"
  18. Ah, not a standard set up. If you have only found the problem after the xx installation it is likely related to that. However it is a relatively simple adjustment to make at the gearbox end that allows for take up of any cable stretching that has occurred over time. Grab a copy of the instructions from the Lotus site - a small charge for as much as you want to download is made. I'd be looking to make any adjustment there first even if it isn't enough as it turns out.
  19. Someone is worried, I may have rolled more than one reply in together so apologies. I just get a little fed up with some of the negative comments about the Evora. They have had problems and continuous upgrades and fixes as any car does but cup holders? Really? Having to pay car tax on a 80k and upwards car? Really?
  20. Before you go ripping out the interior just check what it is that you need to adjust. There is adjustment available at the gearbox end in the engine compartment on the cables themselves.
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