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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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all I’ve managed to do yet is drive the family down to Margate and back and love the noise and pull away from the lights and the steering feels great

 

I need to get out in it on my own to try out the late braking and corner speeds

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This seems surprisingly cheap for an S with this service history. 12MY as well, seems to have a 2bular exhaust that the seller (a random trader) doesn’t even know about.

Anyone know the car?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F184502274809

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it looks as if hendy will have something in Southampton in a while...so what will happen to snows, may be hendy will take over their site or open a new dealership???

https://www.hendy.co.uk/lotus/dealers/

Hendy Lotus Poole

West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1JF
Call us
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Hendy Lotus Exeter


Exeter
Devon

Hendy Lotus Southampton


Southampton
Hampshire

may be there will be some good deals to be had.

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20 minutes ago, exeterjeep said:

it looks as if hendy will have something in Southampton in a while...so what will happen to snows, may be hendy will take over their site or open a new dealership???

https://www.hendy.co.uk/lotus/dealers/

Hendy Lotus Poole

West Quay Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1JF
Call us
View on mapFind out more

Hendy Lotus Exeter


Exeter
Devon

Hendy Lotus Southampton


Southampton
Hampshire

may be there will be some good deals to be had.

Looks that way? Have you used snow lotus?

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No I have not used them, I bought my evora s from howards weston 18 mths ago, but when I was thinking of changing my car they had a new gt410 sport it was a goodish price,  but i knew that they would be closing and with a new dealer in Bristol at cribbs causeway - that is a pain to get to but it would have had a 3 yr wtee. So i got a 18 plate gt430 from b&c. but now with a new dealer seeming to be opening in exeter...at least i'll have somewhere to visit locally.

I don't know what is happening in Southampton, snows also have an official service centre in Plymouth.

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I brought a new 250 Cup from snows in 2016 A factory order from a long time Lotus sales representative sorry can not remember the person’s name and it seems he left the company last year. It was a fantastic deal £1000s of pounds that any other dealerships could get near.

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19 hours ago, jerzybondov said:

This seems surprisingly cheap for an S with this service history. 12MY as well, seems to have a 2bular exhaust that the seller (a random trader) doesn’t even know about.

Anyone know the car?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F184502274809

Holy smoke! That's a bargain!

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It sure is - and there’s even an Evora at sub £20k as well currently

Only here once

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Snows lost Ken last year.   Think the new guy is leaving airway.   Ken was good.  Feel that they've lost their way, since

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5 minutes ago, DaveC72 said:

Snows lost Ken last year.   Think the new guy is leaving airway.   Ken was good.  Feel that they've lost their way, since

Ken was the guy I did the deal for my 250 Cup. And like you say was good. Lotus should do more keep sale enthusiast on there books 👍

21 hours ago, jerzybondov said:

This seems surprisingly cheap for an S with this service history. 12MY as well, seems to have a 2bular exhaust that the seller (a random trader) doesn’t even know about.

Anyone know the car?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F184502274809

The cheapest MY12 car I have ever seen 👍

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22 hours ago, jerzybondov said:

This seems surprisingly cheap for an S with this service history. 12MY as well, seems to have a 2bular exhaust that the seller (a random trader) doesn’t even know about.

Anyone know the car?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F184502274809

Just out of interest I googled the reg no and from what I can see it used to belong to a forum member from here (Techyd) but was sold earlier in the year.

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One does wonder why it’s up so cheap when the market value for the car (if sound) is probably £5k more. If it’s a trader that means they got hold of it even cheaper too...

Do manuals of this era command a premium over IPS? That’s the only other thing I can think of.

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I have read the forum posts of the previous owner and he does mention a potential loss of power which he doesn’t mention if it was resolved or not so maybe that might explain it. Maybe when he sees this thread he might chip in?

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13 minutes ago, RHDV8 said:

Maybe when he sees this thread he might chip in?

The easiest way to get his attention is to tag him: @Techyd

(BTW, the car does seem suspiciously cheap. Even if it is an IPS). 😉

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The power of the forums!

Great update for any potential buyers.

I wonder if they've done a small chips away type repair somewhere to the front maybe?

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Hello, have seen an Evora for sale that I'm interested in. I've had an Evora previously. It was a 2 seater NA manual. 

This time I'm after a early IPS Evora with 4 seats in a less shouty colour. I dont mind a bit of a project, but worry that the IPS may have issues or possible problems with the supercharger. Are there any common issues with the IPS or Supercharged cars. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Helebilly said:

Hello, have seen an Evora for sale that I'm interested in. I've had an Evora previously. It was a 2 seater NA manual. 

This time I'm after a early IPS Evora with 4 seats in a less shouty colour. I dont mind a bit of a project, but worry that the IPS may have issues or possible problems with the supercharger. Are there any common issues with the IPS or Supercharged cars. 

 

 

IPS’s aren’t known for any issues, nor the supercharger or engine in general. 
 

Reliability issues with Evoras tend to be itty bitty stuff (electricals, leaks etc) rather than drivetrain. Just have to be aware that manuals need clutches anywhere between 40 and 70k.

Also - on the car above in this thread, get an inspection done to query that issue techyd mentioned about bumper, but otherwise snap it up - as if it’s as techyd left it, it’s a bargain!

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Hi guys, 

 

I’m new here and looking to (hopefully) get into my first Lotus! I’ve decided on an Evora 400, I test drove one at the weekend and it was just incredible! I would like an Exige but I need something a little more liveable day to day. 
 

I have spotted these 2 cars that interest me:

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/9791748?cId=10744725&cId=10974418&cId=10680223&cId=10806533&cId=10189611&cId=10615053&cId=10673264&cId=10966139&cId=10807752&cId=10714528&cId=10123244&cId=10545063&cId=9791748&cId=10720546&cId=10051390

 

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10123244?cId=10744725&cId=10974418&cId=10680223&cId=10806533&cId=10189611&cId=10615053&cId=10673264&cId=10966139&cId=10807752&cId=10714528&cId=10123244&cId=10545063&cId=9791748&cId=10720546&cId=10051390

Does anyone know of these cars? Or have any advice in general? Any advice on a good Lotus dealer to go through? 
 

Thanks, 

 

Alex

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Don't know the car you've posted.  (You've posted the same link twice).  Seems like a decent price, with probably some room to negotiate.  

That looks like the Westover showroom in Poole from the picture, but the ad says Hendy - so probably been taken over.  Bought my first Lotus from Westover, and service was generally good.  

I'm not overly enamoured with Lotus dealerships in general on the South Coast, so I'm the wrong person to ask.  They all seem to be a bolt-on to another brand, with the exception of Bell & Colvill who most rate, but I've tried to buy from twice with no success.

Mediocre service aside, they're pretty bullet-proof and I'm on my second Evora and way past 80K miles across the cars in 6 years.  Was in exactly the same situation as you in that I needed the practicality, but wanted an Exige.  Two Evoras later, I'm still delighted with the car and brand.  

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