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Evora market watch, for discussion and to help those searching!


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6 hours ago, SimonC said:

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Still window shopping for now and have looked at the AMV8 and the F-Type which are around £40-45k. Both have their merits but it does occur to me that the Evora has very low levels of depreciation whereas the F-Type and AMV8 could cost me considerably more in depreciation. That's quite a factor to consider.

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19 minutes ago, Frimley111R said:

Still window shopping for now and have looked at the AMV8 and the F-Type which are around £40-45k. Both have their merits but it does occur to me that the Evora has very low levels of depreciation whereas the F-Type and AMV8 could cost me considerably more in depreciation. That's quite a factor to consider.

Agree - other cars I'd quite fancy are such a depreciation bomb in comparison such that I really wouldn't know what to replace the Evora with, shy of a newer one of course!

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1 hour ago, Frimley111R said:

...and have looked at the AMV8 and the F-Type which are around £40-45k.

Have you driven either/both?

They are both quite different to an Evora. Heavy, front-engined, V8 GT cars vs a relatively light, mid-engined sports car. Also, both ‘common as muck’ vs an Evora. 

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19 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

They are both quite different to an Evora. 

Yep highly agree with this. I've driven an early AMV8V and not saying its not a nice car, it is a very nice car but its a different experience to an Evora.  If you want something smooth, agile and with feedback the AM doesn't offer that well certainly not to the level the Evora does.

It can take a while to find the correct Evora for you as there are not that many on sale.  Hang in there and the right one will eventually come round.  Make sure the dealers near you are aware of your requirements so they can call you as soon as they have something.   Often you'll get a call or email before the car is advertised on their site so you can get a look in before everyone else.

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Yep, I'm aware they are different but currently we have a Z4 35i (convertible) and a 120d M-Sport (daily run around)plus a Megane R26 hoon/track car, so my car options are this:

Ditch Z4 and 120d and buy 240i convertible plus buy Evora

Keep 120d, ditch Z4, buy AMV8 or F-Type as they are also both lovely but have convertible roofs (and we can't not have a convertible)

I do like the Evora, having owned one before of course but then I've never owned an Aston or a Jaguar. I know they are quite different but the Evora will be our 'special occasion' car and I'm not sure I'd spend a lot of time really giving that some stick on the road/track. 

First world problems....😁

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9 hours ago, Frimley111R said:

Still window shopping for now and have looked at the AMV8 and the F-Type which are around £40-45k. Both have their merits but it does occur to me that the Evora has very low levels of depreciation whereas the F-Type and AMV8 could cost me considerably more in depreciation. That's quite a factor to consider.

My MY12 Evora (for sale at Lotus Silverstone) is around that money  - and that is the same as I paid for it 4 years ago. Can't get much better than that.

AMV8 can be a serious money pit, depreciation not the biggest problem, but they can be frightening to maintain. Somebody I know had a £6k MOT recently! Wiper motor wasn't working and it is virtually engine out to fix it. F-Type is a depreciation money pit - Jags depreciate to virtually nothing unlike Lotus and Aston which bottom out at a far higher value.

So for me, Evora is by far the most economic sense and even for a fun third car that is important. Big bills ruin the fun pretty quickly.

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16 hours ago, gregs24 said:

My MY12 Evora (for sale at Lotus Silverstone) is around that money  - and that is the same as I paid for it 4 years ago. Can't get much better than that.

Yep, I lost £1k over 2yrs on mine. Having a car like that for such a low cost is like having your cake and eating it. just need to try a 240i convertible to see if its as quiet and comft as our 120d when you're on a long slog back home after a busy day

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My experience is that the total deal will be what it’ll be. ie if they give you more trade in then they’ll charge you more on the new one. 

For me it’s all about cost to change and the dealers seemed to have the same approach, ie margin on that plus margin on the other is what they want and don’t care what the distribution is.

SOR then order a new one might work well.