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I really don’t want to wade into the discussion too much because it’s obviously an emotionally charged one. But I’ve just taken delivery of my third Evora—2010 NA to special ordered 2014 S to 2017 400. The 2010 NA had been sitting in Oman for two years before I bought it. It definitely had some teething pains. But besides sitting for two years, it was also the first year of a brand new model for Lotus. The other two cars came in perfect, as expected condition. It’s tempting to draw broad conclusions from anecdotal experiences . . . but it’s also unfair and often inaccurate. 

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1 hour ago, jonnyboy said:

"...by all means order a new one but inspect it meticulously/forensically or pay someone to do that for you before you accept delivery of it. Do not assume as I did (as a time served indie dealer in the Lotus world if you din't know) that everything will be more or less right with it. 

Hmm, by default you have paid for someone else to inspect it, so really that is where any issue should be identified. Sadly this has not been the case for you.

But more or less right though? Looking at some comments about other cars on this thread some may say yours isn't all that bad, that is to say redeemable such it is acceptable to you. Please keep us posted with updates on any resolution with your lovely car.

I am now going to sit back and wait for troll boy's inevitable contribution :ice:*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*not you Jonny btw :)

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11 minutes ago, tim_marra said:

I am now going to sit back and wait for troll boy's inevitable contribution :ice:*

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Sorry Bibs, I thought I was being sufficiently obtuse, but clearly not. I will step away from the keyboard for now fella :ph34r:

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Obtuse: (of an angle) more than 90° and less than 180°.

Clearly not, that's 45° if I'm a day!

Rules are rules though, play nice  :)

 

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10 hours ago, jonnyboy said:

This may be Stockholm syndrome but even with all the hassles and extended period of  abandonment I have experienced and even my previous advice to "just buy a Porsche" I could still not advise you to completely rule out buying an Evora just purely because it's a very very good car to drive.  Being separated from it for so long has reinforced to me what a truly great car it is. 

My revised advise after many weeks to sit and consider the situation would be to either buy a used one or by all means order a new one but inspect it meticulously/forensically or pay someone to do that for you before you accept delivery of it. Do not assume as I did (as a time served indie dealer in the Lotus world if you din't know) that everything will be more or less right with it. I would treat any new Lotus with the level of caution you would if you were buying it from a bloke you had just met in a pub who may also be selling fresh cuts of meat from a sports holdall. 

Good advice, very fair. 

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That's excellent news @jonnyboy and I'm very glad that Lotus have stepped up here and you will get your faith restored in Lotus and the car. The 410's really are wonderful.

Any news on the seat brackets lol.......

 

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Wonderful news and hopefully a reflection that the "New Era" will be a good one!

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Result mate!

Good on you. Lets hope the new panel is perfect!!! 😎

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

That's excellent news @jonnyboy and I'm very glad that Lotus have stepped up here and you will get your faith restored in Lotus and the car. The 410's really are wonderful.

Any news on the seat brackets lol.......

 

Picking up tomorrow :)

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Well done Jonny.

I have held hope that you would get a suitable outcome such that you can enjoy your amazing car. Great news :thumbup:

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Great news Jon, hope all goes well hereafter :thumbsup:

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Great news just shows what can be achieved when stick to your guns, and bravo to lotus, things are looking great to all you new potential new owners, go out there and buy with with confidence with the new ownership in place.

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@jonnyboy Have they told you any details about the work John? Where’s it being done back at the factory or Williams?

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Great to hear.  Hopefully the new owners will get Lotus on track with customer service 

Great example of how it should be done is here.  Owner picked up a new AM Vantage and posted 

“Few little trim issues which I've reported direct to the factory and they couldn't jump high enough”

 

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This is great news and I am glad logic prevailed.

having been through the mill with my exige (won’t bore you with the details) I can completely agree with the Stockholm analogy.

you become overjoyed at getting the thing back even though it shouldn’t have been gone in the first place! Go figure! 

Enjoy the car.....

 

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Great News - perhaps the front page of this site should have that as the 'Clear Indication A New Era Has Begun' rather than the price re-allignment story 👍

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