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What does Insurance/Maintenance look like for Evoras?

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I'm going to be saving up for a used Evora that's sub-$40k USD in the Indiana region, and I've got a few questions since there's no straight answers online.

Question is obviously the title topic: Cost of Insurance and Maintenance. It looks like a standard rate is about $2k a year in my area for exotics like Evoras, but there is merit to asking those with one of these beauties.

Maintenance is a more broad question. On a car powered by presumably reliable parts (like the Toyota V6), how well would an Evora perform as a daily driver?

Luckily, I'm fortunate to live close to Gator Motorsports, Indianapolis' Lotus Dealer. I'm going to be entering the high-end of sports cars with this beauty, so I want to be prepared with the knowledge to properly care for it.

 

Thanks for your Time,

J. Reed.

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s1 n/a

insurance for me 46y=old    was £300 fully comp, 10k miles/year

maintenance, i had the 'big' service last year, at main dealer, spark plugs, transmission oil, etc etc that that ran at £570 (that included  a £100 full  alignment check & set up)   normal year servicing were about 350-ish looking back..  really very good i think..

s1 /na are cheaper to maintain than S versions, mainly due to the tyre costs when needed , a set of 19 & 20" tyres are significantly more than 18 & 19" set.. from memory when i was looking,  plus the annual road tax is cheaper on an s1 over here... 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, andyj007 said:

insurance for me 46y=old    was £300 fully comp, 10k miles/year

The OP is in the USA so I doubt if the cost of your insurance has much relevance to him!

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Hi and welcome Jacob. Maintenance is cheaper than many 'standard' cars in the UK, I'd imagine it's not much different in the USA and Gator seem very well thought of so you're lucky they're nearby. It would be an idea and call them and ask for the costs for each annual service then the larger services which occur every couple of years and that way you'll know for sure :)

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54 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

The OP is in the USA so I doubt if the cost of your insurance has much relevance to him!

That would be a fair statement. My 60-something parents in the US pay more to insure their Prius than I do my Evora :lol:

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A daily driver, you say?  Used my S1 and now my 400 for this, no issues whatsoever.  Due to a change in job, I'm not putting on the miles in the same way I did in my S1, but I still do lengthy journeys and short commutes on a semi-regular basis.  This might help :)

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For me, in the US (Boston, MA area), I pay about $1200 USD for insurance.  A set of 19/20's (Michelin PS4S) is about $1600 installed from my research (will get a set in the Spring).

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Even within the UK it's irrelevant to compare insurance premiums as they are so dependent on postcode.  The cheapest I could find for my renewal last month was £600 but I'm sure I could get much lower if I lived in a lower-risk postcode.


As for maintenance, not sure about the US situation but in the UK I don't think you'll get much better value for money than an Evora for regular servicing...I paid £500 last year for the big six-year service and £400 this year including brake fluid at Lotus franchised specialists, which compared with cars of equivalent performance/prestige is frankly a steal.  My S has 19"/18" wheels  (which to my eyes I prefer to the larger ones not to mention tyres are cheaper).

 

The thing you have to worry about is bodywork and trim - for example my sail panel (a plastic panel that covers the engine compartment) has cracked and will cost £500+ to replace, while the stitching has split on the leather at the front edge of the dash and I'm looking at a £1k+ bill to remove the dash and repair.  Not to mention you could be in for a long wait for S1 body parts which could be a problem for a daily...

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Thanks for the info, everyone. Definitely has eased my worries about owning an exotic car. Was worried that maintenance and repairs would be through the roof if anything broke, like a Jaguar, Aston Martin, or Lamborghini.

 

I think choosing Lotus is a good choice after seeing everything you nice folks have to say about them. Already was my dream car, but I am rapidly approaching being able to own one of these beauties. Hopefully I can find a good one with the tan interior, and Lotus Green on the outside... (Maroon also gorgeous)

Again, thanks for the help, you folks have my gratitude.

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