Bob Booker Posted October 9, 2018 Report Share Posted October 9, 2018 Hello all, I am after some advice from any Lotus Evora owners on this forum. Sorry if this goes on a bit. I have only been driving German cars for the past 20 years an know virtually nothing about Lotus, except for what I have read on this forum and watched Youtube videos. I have more or less set my sights on buying an Evora. I have owned an E92 M3 DCT for 5 years and am looking for a change. I have loved every minute of it and the V8 in the M3 along with the DCT gearbox has been superb. So, replacing my current car, I need something different. I only drive about 4000 mile pa and my daily commute is about 8 miles. I did look at an F-type V6S, but I keep seeing so many on the road. I have a budget of £45K max. I think I would be able to get a half decent manual Evora S for that money. I want the car to feel as fast as my M3, so probably the S is what I need to look at. So far I have seen Evora S' sort of 2013/14 with 15-25K on the clock. I want the car to last me about 5-8 years and still have some value when I come to replace it. A bit like the 911, you see 10 year old ones still going for £45K. With the M3, value is very susceptible to colour/year/options. E.g. silver and white ones are worth less as they built so many. From 2011 there was an update to the lights and other bits, which increases the value. Cars without Electronic Damper Controls are worth less too. Are there any models/options does anybody think, that will have an effect on value in the future? I have been caught out in the past not getting a car with this or that for the sake of a few hundred quid, ending up with the car being hard to sell later. I have read that not having the sport pack makes the car harder to sell. Also, I have seen people talking about Sportsracers, are these more desirable? I know the SR versions are all 3 packs with some black bits, but this brings me to the M3 V8 competition pack. The CP is just a bundle of EDC, some different styles wheels and 10mm lower with some suspension software tweaks, that cost about another £500 over EDC at the time. I have driven CP and non-CP and there is no difference whatsoever, but people with CP have built it up like it's a 100% improvement and people have bought into this nonsense and now the CP is worth about £5K more! Are there any potential problems that I need to look out for when test driving an Evora? Will more cars become available over the winter? Could anyone please give me an opinion on these cars? This one has been for sale for a while. The garage have confirmed that it needs a service now, hence the price (I think). Also, it has had 4 owners in it's 5 years, should that be worrying? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808219711091?logcode=visc&fromSA=true Just as a comparison, is this way over priced for a non-S? https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-v6-sports-racer-solar-yellow/9097302 Apologies for all of the questions, but it's a lot of money for me and I want to get it right. Thanks 😊 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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