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  1. Any chance they could provide a speed v distance chart, so as to line up the corner speeds?
  2. looks like I can hope for 1 September reg then, thanks. It's a pity that no-one mentioned the new brake option, (wasnt on original list) but I'm pretty sure the standard brakes are up to the job.
  3. Did they tell you the latest estimated date for first customer cars? I was told June a few weeks ago, and then it became September according to the playground. Also, what is the "brake upgrade"? I didn't see that on options lists. Thanks
  4. And I've been ripped off by nearly £400.... Won't happen again, at least!
  5. Same here - look for end space, and have found that sliding seats right back before exiting makes it easier if in a tight one. It is definitely easier than an elise though.
  6. I just changed rears, to keep matched with fronts (basically illegal at 6k miles). Will definitely try something else assuming that I need 4 next time. I really can't see that a slightly different tread pattern is going to make a difference 95%+ of the time, on the road. I am not looking for the last tenth of a second (most of the time...), and IMO there is going to be a barely discernable impact on damping, handling and balance below the ultimate tyre limit, which is where the Evora stands out on a day-to-day basis anyway.
  7. The best quality "carbon-look" is called 3M DI-NOC Carbon vinyl wrap Dug up a thread on it here: http://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?t=294316 In general seems good, but you will see near the end of thread, there may be issues with appearance paint removal, thickness on roof, stretching on door mirrors etc. Probably enough to put me off the idea! Not sure about the gloss black, would be good to see some pics?
  8. So, is my £320+ VAT quote over the top, even allowing for Lotus premium? It would seem so if you paid £330 incl from your dealer.
  9. Yes, have had it quoted/confirmed at £320+VAT+ fitting = c£400/tyre, which is ridiculous, IMO. I have had all sorts of cars from R8s to Range Rovers, and that is the most expensive tyre by some distance. Not really a small price to pay, especially as they seem to last c7-8k miles
  10. So, are they (rears) different from other P-Zero assimetrico 255/35 ZR19s ? You can buy them from Merrits, for example for £276 inc VAT. If they have to come from Lotus, what is lead time - my rears are worn out now, and will need new ones by end of the week. Al, my rears have done 6500 and are finished, but car was demo so probably thrashed! Fronts look fine, but don't know if they are original. Thanks
  11. Are these still only available from Lotus? Looking at a trackday this week which will hopefully finish off a set, and didn't realise there may be a problem replacing at short notice. Also happy to look at alternative (but as good or better than p-zeros) tyres for summer only if any suggestions?
  12. We all know the radio reception is terrible (my 8 year old Impreza has much better range). What is the problem? I seem to remember reading it was a lack of antenna, or is it just a poor head unit? Does anyone know if anything can be done to sort, aftermarket or otherwise? Also, does anyone else have a problem with screen randomly changing views between radio and navigation while on the move? Not a major problem, but can get v. annoying, and is one of those issues which disappears within 5 miles of a dealership! Thanks
  13. It was me on Pistonheads, and that's pretty much what I was told. It wasn't an "official" upgrade (ie factory), but one which dealer is working on with local expert which will be warranty friendly. I will be talking to them in next few days, and will let you know if any more detail.
  14. I had one fitted last week, and very happy with it. I think the engine has a good, tuned note to it anyway, and the exhaust helps you hear it! It should have been standard of course... I fitted a Milltek exhaust to my old Europa and then took it off, because it was too obtrusive as it popped and banged everywhere. This is much better and I'd recommend it for those with no patience to wait for aftermarket alternatives (eg me!)
  15. I'm thinking about getting one - have heard it in garage, but wondered if it will be annoying during day-to-day use? Sounds good at high revs, but will it bug me when using it every day, sadly sometimes spent cruising on motorway etc..? Cheers
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