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New owner ... Exige Sport 380


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That's stunning, what a car! Welcome :welcome:

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Thanks for the welcome!

Yes - Owen with the Esprit. R920 DVW.

The Exige has been fabulous so far, everything that I loved about the Esprit, and a little more.

(Edit) It is difficult to explain the emotional connection to these products. It would be a lot easier to buy German and use it every day ... I might even be able to see where I'm going at night! I grappled long and hard with the Lotus vs. Porsche argument, head firmly going for Porsche but the Lotus drives gave me such a grin. It's childish, stupid, and utterly wonderful. Not an easy choice to make but I'm glad I went with heart. The more I drive the car, the more I'm impressed (well, with the exception of new rattles with each 1C change in temperature!) What surprises me more than anything else - hailing from Norfolk, as I do - is how few people know what the car is.

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Hi and welcome......

What a lovely colour of blue.....

Crackin motor hope you're enjoying it 

Cheers

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Yes, that's right (Williams). They'd had it for a while, I'm not quite sure how the colour came to be.

The blue is interesting: I almost didn't go to look at the car because it does not photograph well in daylight (it washes out in images, which I think this is true of several of the vivid colours).

But does look good in 'real life' ;)

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Welcome to TLF James. :welcome: 

Car looks great. Hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

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17 hours ago, X4 XGE said:


Thanks for the welcome!

Yes - Owen with the Esprit. R920 DVW.

The Exige has been fabulous so far, everything that I loved about the Esprit, and a little more.

(Edit) It is difficult to explain the emotional connection to these products. It would be a lot easier to buy German and use it every day ... I might even be able to see where I'm going at night! I grappled long and hard with the Lotus vs. Porsche argument, head firmly going for Porsche but the Lotus drives gave me such a grin. It's childish, stupid, and utterly wonderful. Not an easy choice to make but I'm glad I went with heart. The more I drive the car, the more I'm impressed (well, with the exception of new rattles with each 1C change in temperature!) What surprises me more than anything else - hailing from Norfolk, as I do - is how few people know what the car is.

Car is absolutely stunning - ad the spec is bang on. 

 

I know what you mean with the Porsche head vs heart dilemma. My heart won out too - I chose an Exige over a GT4 - more giggles per gallon, and a significant amount of cash in my back pocket. Happy days! 

Unless you go for a GT product with Porsche I think they are very underwhelming (GTS products possibly excluded)

Would love to see some more pics.

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Stunning. Great colour choice!

Welcome James.

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Yeah ... it was certainly the 380 that did it for me. I thought that I wanted an Evora but when I saw the 380 and all that carbon, I knew I was in trouble. Drove a lot of cars (Elise Cup cars, Evora, Sport 350 and 380), this just put the biggest smile on my face but they're all fabulous and I would have been close to just as happy in my old Esprit. I don't know if I got a great deal but it seemed like a fair deal and I was happy to buy it. Time will tell if it is the right choice. Everybody seems to like the car, I suppose that's one of the great things about Lotus' products. My wife generally disapproves of such financially ruinous behaviour but even she approved of it when she saw it ;)

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Welcome James. Coming to the 70th next weekend?

 

 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Pop your name in that thread and we can have your car on our stand :)

 

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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