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Bought "Torque" and it works a treat; cheers. Going to have a play with it over the weekend and also have a play with this :thumbsup:....

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I think it's the Evora's closest competitor, just wish it was 2+2.

This is a good thread. Great to hear your happy after 4 years ;-) I'm approaching a year and couldn't be happier :-D

That Jag is a dangerous thing to do! If my suspicions are right.... A natural successor I fear might be apart from the lack of kids seats.. They may weigh more and yup the engines in the wrong place but I bet she's a beaut. All that modern know how in the engine bay, gearbox and ergonomics departments might start to show our Evora's age.

Which one is it? V6 S Coupe is going to be the sweet spot ??!! That car will hurt any further Vantage sales badly.

It's the E-Type for our generation but I'm hoping you say it's great but still no Evora to drive. A Great GT but not a real sports car...

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A

P.S I can really see that as my next car too, only problem is I too need & want a 2+2... Maser GT, 997 are M3 are the only alternatives... I then come back to "nahh I'll stick with the Evora" :-)

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Just cool. I've been a bit of a car whore over the years until I found my Evora... Funnily enough went in for an Exige and fell for the Evora straight away!

Can't see me ever selling it, it's the start of a collection :-)

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Glad you're enjoying Jason and do so for at least the next 4 years. The matt black does look really good.

I'm just putting a few more on mine as I'm at Spa watching the WEC Le Mans Series. It is very comfortable for doing long distances.post-10092-0-95107100-1399180917.jpg

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I thought I'd update this. Racked up another 3k miles doing a few more road trips; Spa, Nurburgring, Ypres, tour of Wales, Lotus Festivals/meets etc. Although the season is nearly over and nothing organised til next year :(.

No issues to report, so all great. Had it's 4th service which included a gearbox oil change that I feel has improved the cold gear selection.

A few more photos of the journey...

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Another win at Brands, my family are so proud, not...post-10092-0-76668200-1411195146.jpg

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I am coming up to 1 month ownership and just love my little red Evora. It feels like a really special place to be when you're sat behind the drivers wheel and I don't think I will ever get tired of the view from the side mirror over the those swooping hips and air vent!

 

I feel very privileged to own such a beautiful car and others seem to appreciate it to with plenty of thumbs up, smiles and waves, including a flash of the headlights and wave from a passing bright yellow McLaren MP4 coming the other way up near Ballater.

 

Only one instance where I've  been given the finger / shaking coffee beans treatment but then that was a van driver who was being a tw@t anyway!

 

Not sure I would feel so good behind the wheel of a Rosso Ferrari, as would suspect many people would think I was good at winking or something. Which in itself is a shame as, just like many Ferrari drivers, I've worked hard all my life to get what I have. But hey ho, people who don't feel compelled to work hard seem quite compelled to loathe those that enjoy what hard work can bring. That will never change.

 

Already thinking of my next purchase, but I'm pleased to say it WILL be another Evora. I just love the car and like the brand - a real enthusiasts brand as opposed to a poseurs one.  

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I came into this world screaming and covered in someone elses blood. I'll probably leave it in the same way. 

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It's great to see how much people are enjoying their Evoras.

 

I'm three months in to the ownership experience, but regrettably have been without my car for nearly a month now while some issues are being resolved.  

 

Even though it's only been a few months I feel genuinely lost without the Evora.  Hopefully the car should be back with me this week end, just in time for the Supercar Siege at Leeds Castle.  

 

I intend to spend all day Saturday cleaning the car. although it looks like I am going to have to spend some considerable effort to getting it even close to your standard Jaws!

 

Just like auRouge, there was a large part of me that was seriously tempted by the Exige, but the Evora just completely took my head and heart.

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Can we not ban Jaws after that last piccies post? Those pictures are just plain filthy dirty porn and have no reason to be on this sweet forum! :) :) ;)

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I came into this world screaming and covered in someone elses blood. I'll probably leave it in the same way. 

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I love that last shot.

 

Looks ace!

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You can keep your superchargers and even your CR gearboxes. An N/A with standard box and sports exhaust is perfect for the Alps.

We've been pushing the cars pretty hard to cover the all the roads/passes on my list and the Evora has been fabulous. A couple of mates with me have suffered a bit of brake fade but the Evora's brakes have just soaked it up with ease.

The Alpine 920r has also been fantastic too and its timing accuracy is spot on. Thankfully, as 6 cars are depending on me, as I take the lead!

First time my car has seen snow, didn't now it had a chime on the dash for cold weather :)

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This was the morning, we then had 30 degree heat at Lake Como in the afternoon.

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Looks like an epic trip :thumbsup:

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Okay Jimbo. How the hell do you manage to get your car to look cleaner half way through a road trip than I manage striaght after a wash?

What's your secret?

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H Jimbo - Great shot, many thanks for sharing!

 

(If I would not not have an Evora already I think after reading the whole thread I would be v e r y tempted....a Long satisfying ownership is another think as buying the car, having it for just a short time an looking for the next one. I have my Evora for 3 years now, will keep it) 

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It seems the photos hide how dirty it actually is, it certainly deserves a good clean. However, it does have quite a few coats of wax and sealant which probably helps.

Bibs, it's been a phenomenal trip, the months of planning and preparation were certainly worth it. It also seems to have helped my recovery (even if a lot of friends and family thought I was mad going in my condition! - nothing was going to stop me from going).

It's great that we managed to do all 2k miles without incident with any of the cars. I must say the Evora might not have been the quickest in the group or the most comfortable/spacious but we agreed that it was the most complete package. A glass or removable roof would make it perfect. We all swapped passengers over the trip and they all loved being in the Evora and they all remarked on how much attention it got. I even got asked a few times by strangers to take their photo with it :)

Having Matt Monroe - "On days like these" playing perfected the journey

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Now preparing to plan another trip, but it'll be hard to top this one. Even the weather seemed to be on our side.

Willi - I don't think I'll ever get rid of the Evora either, there's nothing else out there that could replace it.

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So after this trip I decided that I'd do an oil and air filter change myself. I know the Evora better than anyone but had never done the servicing on it myself so thought what the hell; it can't be that hard? Famous last words :)

It wasn't easy but it was certainly enjoyable having a tinker, especially as my dad helped out. We just took our time and double checked everything. I'd recommend others giving it a go.

Put it on the ramps and undid 17 bolts holding the undertray on, the rest was pretty straight forward...

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Decided that I'd treat it to a K&N Air Filter, lots of fiddling required to get to the air box though!!..

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It's now ready for a big tour of Wales that I've got planned in a month.

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