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11 minutes ago, Colin G said:

My dog is ten years old now, in the first six months I had him he racked up £3.5k in vets bills, if he'd have been a car I'd have taken him back or scrapped him. He's one of the family though!

Thats what I told my wife... we have invested in the meantime probably 5 times the "purchase price" in maintenance of the dog... economically not the best deal... but... she is part of the family ;-) ... and by the way sometimes the only one that is excited when I get home ;-) ... 

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Our horses are more expensive than I care to admit.  They certainly lack for nothing.

It does help in justifying bits and pieces, but I've not managed to persuade the 5'1" of terror that is my other half that it justifies a 410, despite my best efforts...

... I know, MTFU.

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2 days a horse makes you happy, the say you buy it and the day you sell it, I'm told! 

Keep chipping away on the 410, you'll get there :D

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It's times like this that I like the fact that my wife is allergic to anything larger than a hamster. £15 for a vet visit*, £15 I ask you :sofa:

 

 

 

*After which they always die, without exception.

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8 minutes ago, TheKevlarKid said:

same goes for children... 1x child = 2 x Lotus!!

This means 2 x child = 4 x Lotus?!? ... wow... I should have learned that maths before... 

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Grass and leaves is food for animals and animals is food for us. End of. Pets are just a fresh meal ready to be prepared and savoured.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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We've certainly drifted a bit off topic here, but while we're comparing senseless expenses I might ad a sailing boat. Better known as tearing up 100 Dollar bills in a cold shower.

 

Glad we sold ours last year.

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2 hours ago, Bibs said:

2 days a horse makes you happy, the say you buy it and the day you sell it, I'm told!

As Thomas says's its the same with a boat...

they do say if it floats, flies or f***s its usually cheaper to hire!!

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same goes for children... 1x child = 2 x Lotus!!

 

 

Read some time ago that some statistics institute had calculated that the cost of a child from pampers to college is, on average, 178.000€ (The title was "a son costs like a Ferrari"). I don't have children and I guess I've spent almost that amount of money on my two Evoras (including services, insurance, taxes and gas) so... I fit that stat!

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Did a lot of country lane driving today. Several times when catching up to slower vehicles, yet still a safe distance behind I had the old 'indicate left, practically pull over, arm out window waving me on' routine. It's only ever seemed to happen to me when I've owned Evora's. When I had my 911 it often felt more like people would do whatever they could rather than let me pass. I think the sight of the 400 appearing in the rear view must just make people go "what the **** is that? I need to let it pass so I can get a look at it!".

 

Yes, I have the same "problem", maybe is the red colour!? They usually get out of the way so fast that I guess they get scared.

The 400 has also another nice feature: its back isn't a magnet for Minis (the new BMW not the real one) like the Carbon Gray S1 used to be (I was considering to replace the internal review mirror with a pic of the front of a Mini when I was owning it). Maybe it looks so more aggressive that they don't even pretend they can race it.

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Out and about filming today, putting some miles on the car ahead of its running in service. A few highlights

Pulled up to make some camera adjustments, guy comes out of the house to go to his car (parked behind me) and says "what a fantastic car, that is the nicest car I have EVER seen". Amazing compliment, considering he lives in a reasonably affluent Suffolk village that I know is regularly full of Ferraris, Astons etc..

Stopped off in my local town for a bite to eat, putting cameras away in boot. Notice group of about five or six young boys with father in tow, they walked past car. As I shut the boot lid, I saw three of them with mobile phones taking pictures. Not sure if I was more shocked at them taking photos or them having mobile phones at what looked like seven or eight years old.

Finally, after food came back to it to find a guy just staring at it, apparently his brother helps out with the Lotus European cup so I got a free life story on that one. Always nice to talk to people passionate about it though.

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Why were you embarrassed! :)

I'd have wound down the window and got her to get in the jump seat!

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Pics or it didn't happen :lol:

 

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30 minutes ago, DaveC72 said:

Well, that's a first :o

Slow moving traffic and a car full of young ladies went past.  One decided to "flash her assets".  

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6 minutes ago, DaveC72 said:

I only have enough blood to run a single thinking organ at any one time.  Photo's were the last thing on my mind.

Sorry!

Time to invest in a dash cam for such situations then I think ?

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I was just outside Christchurch this morning and I had stopped at a light. Guy next to me in an R8 lowered his window and said he'd followed me and thought it was a Ferrari. He was disappointed when I told him it was a Lotus and he then challenged me to a race down the bypass!  I declined his kind offer as he clearly knew so little about cars and I have to avoid any more points to keep my licence. Shame as I'd have loved to see he face as I left him in my wake.

Hope everyone's enjoying the bank holiday weekend in England!

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