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Right on the money. Excellent well balanced review I would say. Also picked upon all the important facts as well. unworthy.gif

Not only that but us lucky right hand drivers don't even suffer from one of the negatives mentioned! thumbsup.gif (Even if you do suffer a sore spot on left leg from bracing against the consul)

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It's down to the rubbish way EPA test for fuel economy.

It's tested in a lab on a dynometer and they measure tailpipe emmissions to calculate the actual fuel burned.

I suspect the LR gearbox is too long for this test and if you use 6th to do any accelerating it'll cripple the economy.

As a driver you may drop to 5th to significant'y change speed and then return to 6th when finished which is far better.

I think the problme with the evora is the launch edition - releasing a car with every option ticked for 15k over it's base list price has permenantley set the perception the Evora is a 62k car.

It's not - it's a 47k car *with a lot of options*. You can spec a reasonable Cayman up from 45k to well over 70k very easily - is the cayman a 70k car? Hell no.

Hopefully this image will get better now the launch editions have dropped in the second hand market (some cropping up for under 50k now with less than a few k miles - I reckon you can get a sept 2009 for 45k from a dealer if you haggle well).

Also non launch editions are hitting the 2nd hand market and even new they are lurking around 50-55k as most have only 2 of the 3 pricey option packs.

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I think that also depends on the country you drive in...

In France, at 140 kph, the LR gearbox is perfect: you sit at 2500 revs on the motorway in 6th, yet if you need acceleration, 3rd or 4th are always good.

In the USA I guess they never need this kind of gear around 110 kph.

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I think the problme with the evora is the launch edition - releasing a car with every option ticked for 15k over it's base list price has permenantley set the perception the Evora is a 62k car.

It's not - it's a 47k car *with a lot of options*. You can spec a reasonable Cayman up from 45k to well over 70k very easily - is the cayman a 70k car? Hell no.

Totally agree with this part. Its getting a bit annoying reading '£60k is far too expensive' on the other forums.

Lotus should have launched them fully spec'd but at a knock down price, boosting sales, then made it clear its a £47k car, plus options.

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Its really good to see the possitive reviews keep on comming in. If all they can really complain about is the lack of a "dead pedal" Id say leave it out and give em at least one thing to complain about!

Buddsy :thumbsup:

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