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14 hours ago, DrRick said:

@Harey, any possibility your 'contact' is still around and could be interested in another ISF?

Probably not.  They are great cars, but so niche, that from a Traders point of view difficult to sell on quickly.

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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

This car is now on my driveway. Search complete! Thank you to everyone for all their help. Really appreciated.

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Later cars didn't have them IIRC.    Chat that in extreme temps they can make the engine cooling worse and the advice was always to remove before going on track. 

It's not a very pretty engine in NA form however so i'm sure you could source one if you wanted.....

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Lotus leadership decided to remove them from the last of the SR's, and also the lower cover on the Exige, much to most people's disappointment as the engine is not the nicest looking and the super charger on the S is not black like the Exige. AFAIK Retro fitting is not that cheap as its not just the engine cover you need to buy.

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From what I read the engine cover actually helped the cooling!  Don't ask me how or why...

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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????.....theyre just the standard later 's' 19" and 20"........

 

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New 400 pricing is crazy!

http://www.hofmanns.co.uk/car-sales/lotus-evora-400-1

£81,950 for a manual 400, with cast wheels not even the forged wheels.

WTF is going on?! Yet second hand 400s are still cheap in comparison.

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@CocoPops I think you and I were fortunate with our timing. Some deals being available coinciding with the lower start point of the Hethel Edition.

Speaking to Martin today when I was at Hofmanns and looking at that car it is nice, but as I said to him, if I'd had to pay that when I got mine I suspect I'd still be in the S1. I was nearly at £80K speccing an alternative to the car I bought back in September and I felt it a step too far then. 

When you now start at c£75K (what is the base these days?) and add black pack at £1500, Alcantara at £2000, Premium paint then you get there very quick. I think there is still a deal to be done, but clearly not to the same degree.

 

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Absolutely @Colin P I don't think their are the same deals to be had now.

Like you, if the Hethel had been £80k I couldn't have done it.

even psychologically speaking a deal starting with a £6.... is £20k better than a deal starting £8.... even if it's £69,999 vs £80,001 :lol:

 

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Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
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Is it my imagination but after that white s was sold and then wasn't has it kept going up £1k each day. At this rate it'll be more expensive than a new 400 before the end of the month ?

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On 5/31/2017 at 21:46, CocoPops said:

New 400 pricing is crazy!

http://www.hofmanns.co.uk/car-sales/lotus-evora-400-1

£81,950 for a manual 400, with cast wheels not even the forged wheels.

WTF is going on?! Yet second hand 400s are still cheap in comparison.

There are a few things going on... All the dealers are being pushed hard by Lotus to advertise at the RRP and I get that and support that as it provides a level playing field.  Over and above that, there are still deals to be done but just not at the same level as 12 months ago.  I'm sure its all part of JMG's plan, first get the market moving and then work on improving the margin and, again, I'm supportive of that as its imperative for all of us, dealers and customers alike, that Lotus make a financial success of this.   Hope people keep buying and understand the value they are getting and what a terrific car the 400 is even if the discounts are quite at the same level.

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@Randy it wasn't a dig at dealers/lotus, more of a comment regarding second hand values.

As in, why are second hand cars selling so low (in comparison). It makes 2nd cars look cheap (yet they're not flying out of the door) or new cars look expensive?

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Might be selling mine in August ? Need to start tucking money away for a house. 

Will be selling the Larini valved system, lotus car cover bought through this site to match the car colour and carbon fibre side intake pods separately. Barge boards and front splitter will remain on the car.

Very sad times but needs must. 

Stu

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2 minutes ago, CocoPops said:

@Randy it wasn't a dig at dealers/lotus, more of a comment regarding second hand values.

As in, why are second hand cars selling so low (in comparison). It makes 2nd cars look cheap (yet they're not flying out of the door) or new cars look expensive?

Thanks for that and it didn't sound like a dig at all... wanted to intimate that its basically worth picking up the phone to talk to the dealers and hopefully deals can be done below the advertised RRP.

We have found that good used Evora's are great news on the forecourt.  Of course there is always depreciation on cars but compared to German cars of equivalent value the residuals are terrific.

 

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:lol:

 

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Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
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9 hours ago, hkp said:

Is anyone thinking of selling their 400 in the £50k's??

I'm. very keen to buy one, or a late S1 at a push.

 

Stratton Motor Co offered me a white 400 in the £50's circa a week ago. You could check and see if it's still there...

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47 minutes ago, Alastair said:

Stratton Motor Co offered me a white 400 in the £50's circa a week ago. You could check and see if it's still there...

I just missed out on it :( and the one at the Porsche centre 

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