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I thought it might be interesting to see what sorts of cars people had before purchasing the Evora.

I am sure this must also be part of the Lotus marketing strategy too.

Are we all hardened Lotus devotees?

Or is it a new experience - and if so,what are your thoughts now that you have experienced Lotus

For my part, I had an Eilse 111s for 3 years. I love the cars, handling and distinction of being just a little bit different.

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My history went..

Clio Sport 182

Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

Lotus Exige S2 NA

TVR T350

Lamborghini Gallardo

Range Rover Sport (me trying to be sensible)

Now have the Evora on order :whistle:

Any excuse for a pic or two :lol:

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Lovely pics, did you take them?

I take it your middle name is Matthew! :lol:

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Thanks :lol:

Matthew indeed! How'd ya guess?!

Yeah I took them all apart from the track one at Knockhill, and the T350 close up one.. I'm quite into my camera stuff so will probably post plenty of the Evora when it arrives!

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My car insanity included:

Ford Falcon

Triumph GT6+

Triumph TR7

Jaguar XJ6 (bleh)

Lotus Elan +2

Lotus Esprit

Lotus Elan M100

Lotus Elise

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Not any more Piggy, pics can be any size as I found a setting which automatically makes them fit better.

Sell the porker, get an Evora instead then you can vote in the poll :lol:

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Oh really. Best i get some BIG pickys then. Think i will keep the porker, its quicker than the Evora and better looking :D:lol:

I voted anyway :whistle:

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I was Boxster S for previous 5 years.

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For the 20 years prior to that nothing too exotic as family cars had to rule despite them being sportier models. There was an original Quattro way back and even a Mexico before that even further back in my 'youf'. Oh yes, a Celica during the kids early teens phase.

Does having a TT-S on order count when the Evora was launched. It never happened after the BMS 08 launch. Before that there was an AMG 55 SLK on order but Merc pulled out of a signed deal on price as a facelift came along and they wouldn't honour deal.

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oh dear.

Mini

Ford fiesta

Fiat Uno

Fiat punto x 2

Golf

1973 911 2.4s

BMW Z3 M Roadster

TVR Cerbera speed 6

Mini Cooper S

BMW Z3 M Coupe

Nissan 350Z

Jaguar S-type R

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG

Lamborghini Gallardo

BMW 335d

alongside Caterham 1.8k supersport, Lotus 340r, Porsche 968 CS, Exige 240r as track day cars

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Allan that can't be your Boxster....it's shining :thumbsup::hrhr:

My cars since 1970

Ford Anglia 100E

Ford Anglia 105E

Ford Cortina 1600E ( almost bought a Europa Twin Cam in JPS colours but insurance prohibitive)

2x Mazda 323's

3x Ford Sierra Sapphires

Renault 25

Citroen XM (fabulous car, no electrical problems and 160,000 miles in 4 years)

Renault Laguna 3.0

3 x BMW 530d's

2 x Audi A8 3.0 tdi Sport (Couch spec)

Evora

From Mazda 323's onwards and including the Evora all are high mileage company cars

Also

Elise Type 72 (sold)

Esprit V8

Elise SC

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Hello @ all,

the Evora I will get in the next 10 to 14 days is my first sports car.

Since 1986 I owned/used:

Nissan Laurel 2.8D

Mazda 626 2.2i coupé

VW Passat D

Audi A4 1.8i

VW Passat TDI

Audi A6 TDI

BMW 320D touring

BMW 520D

BMW 520D

For all daily purpose (job and family excursions) I will continue to use the BMW 520D the enterprise I work for gave me.

And for fun trips, shorter family excursions etc. I will use the Evora....

Greetings from Germany,

Alexander

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Allan that can't be your Boxster....it's shining :thumbsup::hrhr:

Maybe just after a service or when it was new then! whistle.gif

My full list since 1974 is:

Mini 850

Hillman Imp California (x3 for bits to keep one running)

Ford Capri 1300L

Ford Capri 1600GL

Ford Escort 1600 Sport (a very rare 4door)

Ford Escort Mexico

Ford Capri 2000GL

Cavalier Coupe (same as an Opel Manta but different badge)

Opel Manta hatchback (Ex UK press car and in all the car adverts of the time)

Ford Capri 2.8i

Audi Quattro

(Then wife & inevitable family arrived in early 80's so cars started lasting longer)

Cavalier Sri hatch

Cavalier Sri 130 Saloon

Audi 100 Quattro

Toyota Celica GT (the last of the pop up headlight generation)

Ford Sierra 1800 something or other as a fill in car for 8 weeks to save my old man trading it in

Audi A4 1800 Avant

(Kids bu66er off to Uni so)

Porsche Boxster S

Evora

Meanwhile the other-halfs cars - well all joint cars really in my job as we jump in and out of either we ran simultaneously from Capri 2.8 days onwards were:

Vauxhall Viva

Fiat Panda (original brilliant little thing)

Peugeot 205XS

Vauxhall Astra 1300 (Had to buy something to use up GM credit card points - remember them!!)

Toyota RAV4

Nissan Murano

We also had following for the kids before they are weaned financially

Renault Clio for 1st son which didn't last too long before the damage!

then 2 Puntos now currently 1 for sale as he's off my hands yipee!!

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Vauxhall Viva HB

Triumph TR7

Vw Scirocco Mk2

VW Passat GL5

Volvo 740

Volvo V70R

Mercedes V220 Van (Still have)

Honda S2000 (Supercharged 330HP) Sold when Evora delivered

Honda Civic 2.2 CDTI (Still have)

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Here we go... never really thought about it before...!

Ford Fiesta Poplar 900cc called Dave

Vauxhall Astra

Citroen Saxo VTR (un-chavved!)

Honda CBR600

Mercedes CLK320

Toyota MR2

Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

Ford Fiesta (shed)

2nd VX220 Turbo

Citroen Saxo VTR (shed)

Porsche Boxster S

Lotus Elise 111R

Peugeot 206 GTi (shed)

Renault Clio 172 Cup (shed)

Subaru Impreza WRX

Evora coming soon!

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