Spinney Posted July 7, 2019 Report Share Posted July 7, 2019 My previous 2 Lotus have been supremely reliable cars apart from a couple of very minor glitches, so I had no reason to expect anything less with the purchase of my Evora last September. However, it’s beginning to look as though every time I use the car now, a new problem rears it’s head. ☹️ After two attempts, my failed aircon is now fixed but then on a recent trip to France, I had the window drop fault and unexplained gearbox and cruise control faults. Then yesterday, after a very enjoyable run to the Goodwood FOS, on the way home I noticed the engine will not rev above 4K. I was in Sport mode and as I pulled out to overtake a car, changed down using the paddles and floored it. At 4K rpm it was like hitting a hard limiter, forcing me to change up much sooner than was ideal, or safe. Given how the previous gearbox problem is still unexplained, I’m starting to become nervous about this car and what the longer term reliability will be like after the warranty expires. When it’s running well, I love this car, but I’m losing confidence that I can take it on a decent run without finding yet another problem. I’ve been a committed Lotus fanboy for 60 years, so have had my share of ‘niggles’ with various cars over the years, but after my 2 most recent Lotus cars, I’d really hoped that was a thing of the past. So, yet another trip to B & C coming up. I do hope they won’t be getting sick of the sight of me. ☹️ 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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