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I think I'm looking at NA cars rather than S, due to budget (30k ish) to replace a VX220 that is supercharged (260bhp).

Am I right in thinking S cars automatically have 19/20 wheels?

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Coco; one thing to emphasise if you're looking at NA over the S... it's cheaper to buy an S now than it will be buying an NA and supercharging it later. So if that's your potential gameplan, stack a bit more beforehand and get an S. You also then get the better quality parts more often than not. That said, I had a VXT and i'm perfectly chuffed with my NA :) 

 

To my knowledge there are very few NA IPS out there due to the IPS being released at the same time as the S (i believe). It also doesnt have the torque that the S has to truly make the IPS shine. But that's from other peoples statements, rather than my own! Just be mindful also of the inherent extra costs of an S when it comes to tyres etc over the standard Evora 18/19's and the lower MPG figures!

 

On the flipside theres a benefit for the IPS against manuals. 3k for a clutch change. Due to the design, the entire engine needs to be dropped for a clutch change. Apparently some places have managed to do it quicker and cheaper, but I dont think any of us have had to change a clutch yet outside of warranty.

 

Definitely have a read of Bib's long term tests. They're pretty much the bible for all of us during our purchasing. 

 

What region are you from again?

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Welcome to TLF Lee. :welcome: You should duck over to the Introductions section and say hi as well. :)

 

Best of luck looking for an Evora.

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Just starting to find out where the Evora owners hide... they don't appear to use Seloc (is that a banned word around here?).

 

So I think it's an NA I'm looking for, don't fancy 19/20 tyre replacement.

Ideally, Tech+Sport+Premium Packs and no preference on gearbox (CR or normal).

 

Would prefer a bright colour and an "spordee" exhaust to give it a little noise.

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Yeah there are quite a few on here, scottish elises also has a good few threads on the subject - albeit with an accent :P

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Hi Lee,

From Martins comment does that make you Jockenese based? If so we have lots of Evoras and experience in the LEGS section and maybe people will offer to show you theirs. Come over to LEGS section and say hi a different you are Weegie or Jock based we will add you to our PM list as well

Cheers,

Al.

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No but he's an englander but he's on a couple of the VX boards i'm on and i've been encouraging him to go for it :D

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Nope, I know Martin from his VX days.

 

I'm a southern softy! (Berkshire, so not sure which area that falls into)

 

-edit-

Beaten to it.

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Exhaust wise, it's a similar VX story :) Sounds fine, but doesnt suit the cars sporty nature. A little too tame. That said, i've got the standard exhaust and i've never been in a rush to change it. But it's definitely on the list. Budget an extra £1k if you find one without the exhaust you're after. 

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Just starting to find out where the Evora owners hide... they don't appear to use Seloc (is that a banned word around here?).

 

It's a bit of a joke in retaliation for them registering thelotusforum.com and redirecting it to their site a couple of years back. Always make me giggle :D

 

We used to have a forum just for Evora owners (evoraforum.com) which had over 1,000 members before we merged into TLF 3/4 years ago. I think the bulk of internet using Evora owners are on here now. I've had 5 myself, all on loan from Lotus and I'm quite a fan of the car. Can't wait to see the 400 tomorrow in Geneva and drive it in a couple of months too :D

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I may be selling my Evora shortly (assuming I can secure the car I have seen)

 

Its an n/a with all 3 packs, a tubular (sporty sounding) exhaust, also has homelink, standard gearbox (i have seen 41mpg on a motorway run).  It has the 18 and 19 inch wheels, full dealer service history etc.

 

Colour is storm titanium

 

pm me if you are interested

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Interesting, that's the second car I've had details of :thumbsup:

 

I'll drop you a PM, but I can't move on anything until the VX goes.

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/vauxhall/vx220/supercharged-vauxhall-vx220-2003/3737921

 

I will drop you a PM as it could be of interest, right spec, right location (ie not Scotland!)

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Just to clarify; the Evora S actually came with Stealth Grey 18"/19" wheels as standard (Silver being a non cost option) but most went for the 19"/20" Forged Wheels.

Like Bibs, I think the N/A IPS might be the pick of the bunch. I found the gear ratios to be spot on.

Bibs - I didn't know there was an evoraforum.com. Did I miss out?

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Just to clarify; the Evora S actually came with Stealth Grey 18"/19" wheels as standard (Silver being a non cost option) 

 

This. I have the 18/19" wheels on my S :)

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/waves :lol:

 

(also from VX220 land looking for more seats)

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JG; Am I right in thinking you had the multiple VXs, including a VX220R that you were trying to sell about 2 years ago?

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Nope, JG is a long time owner, had his black one since 2005.

But yes, there goes the neighbourhood LD.

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Yea I recall the posts now; detailing tips and the like :) Well both of you; Lazy is up north, i'm down south. If you're in the neighborhood and fancy a poke around a manual NA, you're more than welcome!

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Large post count there Rob!

Over a year registered and 2 posts, way to go :D

 

Wonder where you hang out still.... ;)

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JG; Am I right in thinking you had the multiple VXs, including a VX220R that you were trying to sell about 2 years ago?

 

Nope, I've had this one for 10 years this year. 

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No intention at the moment of selling it, i'm planning on compromising the everyday car (by giving the company car back) and finding an Evora to go along side something much cheaper. 

 

I'm going to see this one tomorrow (which is pretty much the spec i would go for)

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-3-5-2-2-sport-and-tech-packs/3117061

 

Really need to try both long and short gearboxes, it sounds like there is quite a difference. 

 

I did have my eye on a C63 but maybe chassis is more important than engine...

Yea I recall the posts now; detailing tips and the like :) Well both of you; Lazy is up north, i'm down south. If you're in the neighborhood and fancy a poke around a manual NA, you're more than welcome!

 

That would be great! :)

Yea I recall the posts now; detailing tips and the like :) Well both of you; Lazy is up north, i'm down south. If you're in the neighborhood and fancy a poke around a manual NA, you're more than welcome!

 

Yes, I'm afraid that reputation does follow me around a bit. This year I have actually kept the VX on the road for the winter so maybe i can reclaim a few man points...

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