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    Test Drives

    I would recommend phoning Lotus Customer Care after my experience today. 03300 948 047 and I used option 2 then 1. I have to write to them now about another matter and she did warn me that emails can take 48+ hours to be responded to.
  2. Well just in case others in same position here is a story. I decided to call rather than write to LCC which was a worthwhile exercise. I am showing a May 23 build according to them but they still have me down for a LE V6 despite the fact that I have never at any point indicated I wanted a V6. I've checked every email. In fact about 2 months again I reconfirmed in writing I was looking for an i4 customer spec. Following an earlier post saying I was effectively thinking spring 24 before I saw it she agreed with me. I am now going to change to a FE i4 but they can't say I will maintain my place in the queue for them as I'm changing spec. in their eyes! Good catch. It was this post that made me phone. Another post that made me give up on colour choice and accept a FE I'd check with them! See my story above
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    Test Drives

    Well another disappointed fairly early deposit holder (10th July) and long term 5 Lotus owner here with 2 still in garage. I was on an 8 hour flight to work when e-mail came in and was in transit in a lounge some 4 hours after e-mail arrived and couldn't get a single slot in Lotus Glasgow (nee Parks) in Nov or Dec. I'm working away until 7th Dec anyway but there were no slots. Another LEGS member said it showed he was 308 in the queue to book when he first logged on soon after e-mail arrival. Just been speaking to Customer Care and more slots have become available in the new year and you just need to follow the link - as only for deposit holders - I have just followed her advice and although I'm away all Jan I have now got 3rd Feb booked. Mixed feelings about that! As my job has prevented me evening seeing one to touch yet I'm pretty peeved overall to be honest although excited to know I at least have a date now. I think I'll try Glasgow directly to when next home in December to just see the car in showroom even without a drive. It will be a start.
  4. Didn't want to read that! ๐Ÿ˜ญ I was 10th July 21 deposit and I have repeatedly told them in writing as well as on the one call I have had that I was waiting for an i4 owner spec not even FE as not keen on colours. My holding update e-mail yesterday said May 23 build and I naively thought they may have read something from me but obviously not! Why would they do that! Question now is do I give up on my principals and just order a LE i4 of a colour I don't want, or do I wait for my own spec, or do I just walk as this is becoming a joke. I was out in 2 different mates F-types this last few weeks, not driving but they were pushing on and have to say the V8 is lovely sounding and had some grunt. Enough around 2nd hand to solve that problem and I've still got the Elise for Summer days and track days. Wife loved the looks so job half done. Aaaargh! ๐Ÿค”
  5. So? Wrong reason to be buying IMHO and this is supposed to be a Lotus Enthusiast forum not a finance forum. Iโ€™m still waiting for the new colours and base spec i4 to come along although a large price increase might dull my enthusiasm!
  6. Well I got the email stating October build also but the laugh of it is I have never been wanting a V6 and have said i4 all along and even probably wait for better colour choice own spec car! I was a 2nd day of Goodwood deposit or so. I was expecting late spring so this was a bit of a shock today! Mind you I'm warming to accepting a i4 First Edition and compromise on the limited colour palette.
  7. Yet! I'm waiting for the full colour palette being available after 1st Editions before I finalise my i4 Base Spec car
  8. Good thought if I have to start hunting colour charts.๐Ÿ‘
  9. Hmmmmmm Thanks for the info.
  10. Will you be doing your usual supplier ones as well or just Lotus original? I preferred their look and options/choices
  11. Does anybody know what the official colour is or RAL number is for the gold used here. Some golds can look so washed out and other too dark but this is about right IMO and needless to say I'm asking for a reason.
  12. That is a nice black spray job! No way did she put them on.
  13. That would be great David if you could as the pair of us don't do FB
  14. Yep one of the F1 editions and owner lives in same village as me. He has had a number of Ferrari most recently before that and further back he was an Esprit man. Hi David, nice catching up again but where did you see the photos? Nothing on the website I could see.
  15. Well I was a 10th July deposit. Have already told them I do not want a LE V6 as want a test drive first and probably not even a LE i4 as don't particularly like any of the 6 colours. What do I get today from Lotus? E-mail stating need to lock in my V6 spec by 1st May and by 6th May no changes. Car will be finished Sept. and delivered October! Well that must be good news for somebody! Just not me. I contacted somebody who is wanting a LE i4 (not on our list) who's deposit was a few days ahead of me and he has heard nothing to date! Passed the info on to him and he phoned them to get his i4 Link sent out for speccing. Seemed a bit of confusion today. Who would have guessed. However a final paragraph did say "News around test drives will be shared in the coming weeks."
  16. I ordered car mats recently from Bibs (not sure I got any discount tho') as they were listed in the shop but didn't realise you could order anything Lotus! Is that still the case Bibs with this bright new world?
  17. This arrived on 10th March from Lotus Cars. I tried to order the fins then and got all the way to the card authentication section and it kept failing. I had picked Bell & Covill as only 3 dealers, sorry Agents, were listed at the time but I see more are now. In true Lotus fashion it didn't actually go live until 14th so so much for the offer if I'd been interested! This is the link Dear Allan Matheson Introducing Lotus Parts Online The new and easy way to order parts online, directly from your nearest Lotus retailer. Pick from thousands of genuine Lotus parts designed specifically for your car. MARCH 2022 PROMOTION FREE SHIPPING On orders over ยฃ100 made between March 12th โ€“ 13th 2022 FREE GIFT A Lotus Wordmark lapel badge on all orders made during March Visit now Lotus Cars Most importantly did you find a suitable venue? Happy Wife to be = Happy life to be! Both my sons have been through this mill in Scotland looking anywhere/everywhere between Borders and Inverness in last 5 years last one being 2021. If you would like any feed back on your chosen one or want some suggestions, then PM me with thoughts and I'll see if they can help. Youngest and most recent is a 3rd time Lotus man as well so will be pleased to help.
  18. I've just fitted the shark fins myself to an Arden Red S (Sports Racer look) car and put on top of the PPF. Used a bit of T Cut (because it was the first product I found in the cupboard that would do the trick - not necessarily as it was the best thing!) carefully where I was going to fit to remove any unwanted surface contaminants and it was an easy fit. Bought the 2 bits via that recent e-mail about Lotus Parts. They come on a template larger than the fin itself cut to the wheel arch profile and the lower/upper clam line so any idiot can do it - as I have proved ๐Ÿ˜
  19. What do we all know that the Lotus suspension guru's don't? I find it all slightly amusing that after all this time and not having even driven one yet we are modding it to probably/possibly reduce its abilities!
  20. Well I suppose you have to be in it to win it. Never tried. Good effort though. Does that mean nobody won it? Suiting them as they can't hand one over.........
  21. Oh dear, however I guess I shouldn't be surprised as a mate has just taken delivery of a new A6 Allroad after a 5 month or so order time and was surprised to find some of the toys like centre console phone charging pad was now no longer fitted (which they had wanted) and wasn't even mentioned at handover and then when they asked were told it was the chip shortage so we have fitted USB-C ports in the centre armrest for you instead.
  22. Just a bump up for this. At least 3 of us will be there now as David above, myself and my son in his Exige 350 Sport are signed up. You can't turn up on the day and have to make contact in advance if anybody thinking about it and numbers are limited. ยฃ10 for a car and 1 person which gets you a coffee and a bacon or whatever buttie.
  23. Came in to post exactly the same thing. In fact I hadn't even worked out what the delay was for for sure.
  24. For those who get EVO mag as subscribers the new mag arrived Saturday with me and has great editorial by Stuart Gallagher about the Emira and then a Hethel track drive by Richard Meaden in VP007 like everybody else (on p106 if you are newsstand flicking). All very positive and already said elsewhere. He does seem to get it more sideways than all the others however.
  25. Well up here in Scotland I get 3 English options. ๐Ÿ˜ก B&C, Silverstone and I can't remember the last one but all the same 300+ miles away. Anyway I chose B&C and 2 items I wanted and it kept coming up in US $ prices. Marvellous. After giving up and going back in and starting from scratch I got ยฃ okay and even got all the way to the checkout and when it came to the credit card authorisation it failed completely despite no block on card etc. Gave up and walked away in frustration. Jeesh! Can't they even get this right? What chance ordering a whole car over the internet? ๐Ÿคจ
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