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@MadMick - yes, higher mileage like this does affect the price but then I do not see depreciation accelerating as you put more miles on it.

I am aware of at least 1 Evora S1 that was used as a daily with over 100k miles on it - no major issues at all though it did have a clutch replacement, iirc around 65k miles.  Several others have done a similar mileage to this ebay one as well.

Generally, the cars survive well. After all it is a relatively under stressed Toyota V6 engine that Camry owners would I suspect expect to get 200, 250k miles+ from.  The gearbox is generally rock solid (some early cars had teeth hardening issues but I suspect any issues like that for this one would have shown up by 85k miles). The weakness is the clutch, not that it is a bad clutch, just that it is usually a clam off/engine out job so around 30 hours of labour with a price for a clutch change being around £1800 - £2200 from a good independent Lotus specialist, to around £3-£3.5k from a dealer. So I would ask about clutch change and also test the clutch thoroughly on a test drive - the clutch pedal should not be overly heavy, if it is, it may be a sign of wear (I think that is the right way round, someone will correct me if I am wrong).

Generally, the S1 interior wears extremely well, two issues to look out for though - Recaro used a soft leather on the early S1 cars and so the side bolster cushions can show a lot of wear. Secondly, the passenger airbag cover has a tendency to lift at the corners. It does not affect the operation of the airbag, however it can look unsightly. I guess the third issue re the trim is the leather dash top. It can stretch/shrink if the car has been left in very cold / direct sunlight areas and so the centre stitch join (where the dash meets the windscreen) can start to pull open.  Again, nothing to worry about functionally, just looks unsightly.

The final thing to look for, as this affecting my 2010 NA too, is the air conditioning. The condensers etc are mounted low down and can catch a lot of water spray, eventually they rust and seize.  The units are from a US spec Rav4 and can be sourced as OEM from ebay for around £200-£300, however, if you use Lotus parts and a Lotus dealer the bill could be nearer to £700-900 for parts and Labour.

Not trying to scare you off, but these are the key areas I would check as they are the likely future big bills. Everything else should be 100% ok.  Hope this helps. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, MadMick said:

@C8RKH Great and comprehensive reply, thanks.

Not looking to buy as already have mine.  Was just wondering if I put miles on mine what it would do to depreciation.

M.

Ah OK, sorry.  It would depreciate your car but then you would have more smiles in the "smile bank"!  However, given that many of the early cars are now approaching 10 years old, 70,80 even 90k miles is not a lot really annually.  What would people say the average would be - 4-5k miles a year?  

That car with 25k miles less would be I reckon about £26-27k max, the whole front bumper needs a respray, and the time of year is wrong. Put the miles on :)

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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22 minutes ago, MadMick said:

@C8RKH Great and comprehensive reply, thanks.

Not looking to buy as already have mine.  Was just wondering if I put miles on mine what it would do to depreciation.

M.

Smack the miles on. Magic thing about these is they are sublime to drive.

stuff the depreciation - you only need to worry about that if you’ve say bought a 410 and realise you need two more seats

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3 minutes ago, MadMick said:

@Barrykearley  You didn't do that did you?  (where in Worcs are you ?)

Lol, no he didn't, but I did!  Just an in joke between Bazza and me....

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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1 minute ago, MadMick said:

@C8RKH  Ooops!!  😆

But I don't need the extra 2 seats, but don't get me started on that.

Or cupholders.

Or Climtae control.

Or armrests!  :blobfire:

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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But I don't need the extra 2 seats, but don't get me started on that.

Or cupholders.

Or Climtae control.

Or armrests!  :blobfire:

So why did you

Needed for the whisky bottle to calm the nerves.

You not green then?

better when slouching due to going toooo slow!

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I've got a thing about +2 sports cars. Generally, I don't like them and think the Evora should have been made a tinch shorter, the rear seats deleted, and the engine brought down and more to the middle.  I'm also a selfish git and don't want kids in the back to spoil my driving enjoyment - it's my time, not theirs!  I traded in my 2+0 Evora NA for the Evora Sport410 and have never looked back - though several times I have looked forward to an GT430!!!

I'm not green at all to be honest. Hard to see how any petrolhead could be and as I take about 40 flights a year for work, then holidays on top, and long drives for the fun of it, I doubt I could ever classify myself as green (unless I had drunk too much of your whisky, then I would be green.... 🤮 )

I'd rather slouch than add that useless extra weight. I have enough around my midrift without adding more.

Anyway, back on track.  It's cheaper because of the mileage but still a good buy for someone who was going to put say 3-4k miles a year on it which I bet is the average for an Evora anyway. I doubt you'd lose any money on it for a few years.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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8 hours ago, MadMick said:

 

@Barrykearley  You didn't do that did you?  (where in Worcs are you ?)

Just outside Bromyard - which if you are local is in fact the very centre of the universe. 

 

8 hours ago, C8RKH said:

But I don't need the extra 2 seats, but don't get me started on that.

Or cupholders.

Or Climtae control.

Or armrests!  :blobfire:

Door pulls work just fine for coke cans or cider bottles. Agree on the climate control - defo an unnecessary thing - but the air con does help to keep the screen demisted in the rain. Arm rests?? Ah yes I think I’ve got them - more a thing for the Porsche enthusiast to be fair

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