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  1. This is great news. I was one of the moaners, so I am delighted it’s been resolved. Let’s hope the showroom and facilities are fitting of the brand. Parks deal with some pretty prestigious marques so I don’t have any doubts it will be nothing other than very professional. 
    Gutted it’s not in Edinburgh, but that’s my very selfish view point! At least we have Craig Moncreieff as a brilliant independent. 

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  2. Hello,

    I have recently acquired a SVA sport 160 to accompany my Exige 350. 
    it’s a great low mileage example, but needs a little work to make it perfect. It’s a little project and I hope a keeper. 

    as with any 20 year old Lotus, it has a fair amount of stone chips on the front clam and the lower sills. I am looking for a lotus friendly body shop in Edinburgh or Midlothian. Does anyone have any recommendations? 

  3. Now I would be impressed if you can get the logos on there. 
    I checked with Dan at divine handcraft and he couldn’t help, but hadn’t considered laser engraving. 
    the OEM stalks are just awful, would be great if you can make this solution work ... then I can copy you ! 😂

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  4. My understanding is that this can’t be done by dealers. 
    Many folks who have suffered faulty dash’s in the past got a new one from Lotus. The new one came with 0 miles and paperwork to state the mileage at the point of swap out. This was a few years ago, it may have changed but I would be doubtful. 
    I am sure some companies will be able to change the dash for you, but it would cost money and is staying in to a dodgy area. 

    I think the best way around this would be to sell the dash with car and therefore all the mileage will link up. 

    regarding your point on insurance and legality, I too think you are over thinking this one. 

  5. @Andy Norman

    make sure you also apply the 3M adhesion promoter. This will really boost the effectiveness of the tape. I applied it to mine, it sticks like crazy with this. I don’t even need the screws with the tape and adhesion promoter. Also clean all surfaces first with IPA before you apply. 
    I have some adhesion promoter if you don’t have any. Tricky to fine the right type for rubber and it’s also not cheap!

  6. As you say, there is no bad answer. The Elise is a great car, but the Exige being the same Chassis but with a totally different and far better power train may want you wishing for more quite quickly. 

    I have owned several Elises and also a 350. For me there it’s a no brainer, Exige every time. It looks and performs like a mini supercar. The V6 powertrain is so addictive. Torque and power throughout the range and you don’t need to rev it hard to get instant performance. 

    Good luck with your choice. There isn’t a wrong one and I am confident that you’ll love Lotus ownership of these brilliant little cars. 

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  7. I agree with others. A dealership in Ayr would absolutely kill the brand in Scotland. Ayr is so far remote even for me in Edinburgh. I feel sorry for the folks in Aberdeen and even further north. It has to be in the central belt for it to work. If this is indeed the case I think it will be the last straw for a few owners, who’s loyalty has really been tested of late with the slow response to deal with this problem (COVID aside but this has been an issue long before COVID)


    thankfully we have Craig Moncrief in Edinburgh, but buying a new car and promoting brand following will not be achieved by having the main dealer based in Ayr. Servicing in Hamilton is great, but new car sales will plummet. If true, what a sad situation.  

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