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Got it home but hard to drive it back in the dark and heavy rain    just have to wait for the rain to stop so I can find out what’s it like to drive 

So I only went and did it, I've put a deposit down on an 09 N/A Evora LE , it's already on the list being formed on the LE thread. Ive either slightly over paid or got less than I'd of liked for the E

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2 hours ago, Bibs said:

Congrats Hal! The car is already over-braked, you'll be just fine with the standard pads mate, even on track and I've had no issues with brake dust to be fair :thumbup:

I found that with enthusiastic driving in the mountains that you can suffer with significant brake fade (I am usually gentle on brakes).  If I hadn't sold my car I was going to upgrade the pads and discs

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3 hours ago, Pacederon said:

On the subject of clean calipers - does anyone have any comments on EBC Redstuff pads for road use? I have always used them with success for everyday motoring and hope this might continue on the Evora.

The Evora's brakes are some of the best in the business.  If you're able to get a copy of the 'making of' book there's a really detailed section on their development.  I found them absolutely superb, in fact, coming from that to an Elise, I find the Elises brakes lacking in stopping power, they aren't really but they do not compare the Evoras braking performance.

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100% agree with the above. Evora brakes are immense, particularly in the lightweight NA model. I remember driving mine to an LDA event at Hethel and being very surprised at how ineffective the brakes of the track Elise’s were in comparison. I guess they have no servo, but even with a firm shove, they were not nearly as effective as the Evora. Maybe a bit “worn” too?

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Evora brakes are immense but it does not mean they will not fade under more extreme conditions. Brake fade is sometimes brake fluid temperature related, so if Evora is sensitive to this, it would impact the braking power however good the brakes are in more normal driving.

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Certainly in my first day's driving, yes the brakes appear excellent. 

My only complaint is the evidence of heavy dust on mine. I have taken one wheel off and it is pretty black in there, so I will give it all a good blast and maybe try Redstuff pads that I have found to be clean in the past

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Have you checked to see if the current pads are OEM?  I don’t recall ever having brake dust issues with OEM pads on mine either on road or track.
 

Personally I wouldn’t touch any of the “...........stuff” pads range but maybe it’s just me

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1 hour ago, T350c said:

but it took a further 6 months to get my money back as the dealer was not playing ball.

Why did it take 6 months as the Finance Company were culpable and whether the dealer coughed up or not was not your issue.  The Finance company stiffed you there matey as if the Dealer didn't cough up they would have still had to pay you.

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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4 hours ago, C8RKH said:

Why did it take 6 months as the Finance Company were culpable and whether the dealer coughed up or not was not your issue.  The Finance company stiffed you there matey as if the Dealer didn't cough up they would have still had to pay you.

Completely agree. The finance company was BMW finance as the dealer is a front for a BMW main dealership Chandlers BMW, who the payment went to. BMW finance wouldn't refund the deposit as they obviosuly didnt receive those funds. BmW finance accepted they were 100% liable for it but their senior management decided not to refund me until the dealer agreed to refund me the depaoit5. I had to go to the financial ombudsman and get a judgement in my favour to eventually force the finance company to pay up and even then they took too long.

I ended up getting 11 out of 12 months payments repaid along with deposit and 11 months road fund license and insurance refunded and some compensation.

Lesson learned, get a solicitor straight on it if it happens again. It was a third car for myself as I have a van and a TVR and just wanted seats for my kids so didnt really cause any major hardship and financials arent too tight. Still looking for another Evora.

 

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Thanks for the heads up Kevin and welcome to TLF. I hope you find another one, they really are reliable cars on the whole and as you say, are a hoot to drive!

SN14 EOO - I've added the reg on here so it's easy to find for anyone looking to purchase the car.

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On 27/08/2020 at 12:31, PaulCP said:

Have you checked to see if the current pads are OEM?  I don’t recall ever having brake dust issues with OEM pads on mine either on road or track.
 

Personally I wouldn’t touch any of the “...........stuff” pads range but maybe it’s just me

Yes the pads appear to be originals still (they should be with only 37000kms on the clock) - I think all it is is that the PO kept the visible parts nicely polished, but maybe did not own a Karcher, and it is just three years of dust build up. Anyway, all spotless now albeit calipers a bit stained!

'....stuff' pads are like marmite, some love them and others will not touch them! I have always had a good relationship with redstuff, BUT never tracked them nor I think had to ever use them in real anger.

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Sunday morning run with this and have to admit this McLaren looked beautiful, but after following it felt a bit underwhelmed. How much speed do you need on UK B roads Never once did i lose its tailgate. When it came to sound track the 410 embarrassed it.

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Quite. On practically any road in the UK you are limited by how fast is sensible rather than your car's ability.

 

Even if you look at straight lines unless the acceleration differences are really enormous you won't pull a big gap until silly numbers are starting to appear. Hence why you should get an NA so you can enjoy the experience for longer :)

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This is even more the case on motorbikes - most recent generation of Fireblade doesn’t get even into its power band until past the motorway speed limit *in first gear* 🤣

i.e. it’s impossible to *ever* ride it the way it’s supposed to be ridden, on the public road. 

Had my first proper B-road blast in the Evora S yesterday - arguably the car’s limits are still too high for enjoying the edge of grip on the public road. So any of the current breed of 500bhp supercars are fairly pointless, and on the track you’re better off in an Exige anyway 👍

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1 hour ago, pete said:

Looks great. You fancy that Pete? 

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I looked into this car......it used to belong to a forum member.....theres some nice pictures of it somewhere on here.

Not sure about current ownership and the ad pictures seem to be from two different times judging by the S badge going missing!

 

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