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    simon bates
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  1. I bet that gets people making assumptions in a blue badge spot
  2. or press cars will now come out when first customer cars were intended; and there is a hope that positive press reviews will dampen disappointment with another 3 month delay (into winter)
  3. I suspect they are right I also suspect that will make deliveries slip out of the summer window Am reluctant to ask for deposit back without driving an i4, but the magic is draining out of the wait I cannot imagine customer cars coming out at the same time as press / dealer cars
  4. test drove at a dealer in January, and they were expecting i4 demonstrator in April I am sat on a July build / August delivery, and expect that to slip as the demonstrators slip
  5. I am sure CEO made a statement that was endorsed at the time; but it is not "his" money, and ultimately not a guarantee he could warrant personally
  6. It is a £6K increase Lotus stubbornly are not releasing a "base" price (for the car coming Q3 '23!) but if that is the increase, then £66K plus the options you want (rather than "all in") probably hits £73k, the old LE price
  7. I think I will sit in there for now Was a pre-reveal depositor, so should be right near the top of the i4 list It is currently still quoting july build august delivery. If delivery slips back to october (ie winter) then I will take my chances with either the base waiting list or a one owner car. Was not fussed when November 22 slipped through to March 23, August 23 is the limit of my patience, particularly when I also have topay an 8% premium for this fuckwhitery
  8. the MD statement was I commit to you that these costs will not be passed on to you, the price you are being quoted will be the price you pay for your emira. That is a promise
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    Emira Key Box

    keyless is easy and convenient the hateful one is the half measure (have it with the morgan) = get in car, put key in ignition, turn key 2 positions, then press starter button - Why?
  10. Held firm on July production (UK i4), however I think the test will be whether dealer demos appear in April, and I suspect they will remain (at least) 3 months ahead of customer cars
  11. trouble with grafting elite bits on a working Excel seem to be where you cut You would need to be on an early excel, to avoid the "widebody" wheelarches, as the back section would need arches to fit the elite bodywork. You would also need elite doors to fit, otherwise the door to rear quarter glass lines wont work I am after Excel SE running gear in a car that looks like a 70s elite, so think I am cutting and glassing the underside of the elite bodyshell to fit
  12. I get the impression with McLaren (as opposed to the pushchair manufacturer maclaren) there is a badge of honour if you get through ownership without significant a 5 figure bill. Unfortunately you have to have sold to get the badge. I would worry if always looking over my shoulder for an expensive flatbed
  13. for something like the Ctek, would be really good to have a "factory recommended" connection points for the eyelet connectors, so you can simply plug in the charger to a wire that hangs out the battery box On to battery clamps would be normal, but then so would having a couple of connector points remote from the battery and convenient to clamp to
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