Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

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jpf

Original Poster:

1,294 posts

243 months

Monday 28th July 2008
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Looks like it is coming to the USA--Park Place just sent out a promotional e-mail.

Looks right, hope it is more of a daily driver and it is priced between a Boxster and a Carrera.

jpf

Original Poster:

1,294 posts

243 months

Friday 21st November 2008
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When can orders be taken?

LotusACBC

2,591 posts

251 months

Tuesday 3rd March 2009
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1-800-24 LOTUS is the central number to Lotus HQ in Atlanta. Call them and ask, they should know.

jpf

Original Poster:

1,294 posts

243 months

Thursday 12th March 2009
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$80,000 for the base Evora?

They should have priced it in the low $60's.

BMW and Porsche (and frankly GM with the Camaro) won't have much to worry about at this price point.

abrussich

106 posts

222 months

Thursday 12th March 2009
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According to discussions with the Houston dealer and the present value of dollar to pound, the car should be going out the door in the low 70's. Watch for dealer mark-ups.

jpf

Original Poster:

1,294 posts

243 months

Wednesday 26th December 2012
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Any comments from US PHers about why the Evora hasn't been more of a success?

What needs to be done to make it compete with Porsche?

CTE

1,395 posts

207 months

Monday 24th June 2013
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Try driving one!

IsItACatInAHat

73 posts

132 months

Tuesday 25th June 2013
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I quite like that it isn't as popular as a Porsche - I see at least 10 of them in Seattle on the way to work every day, yet I've only ever seen other Evoras at exotics meets.

Pretty much all the cars my dealership gets are sold pretty quickly.

jpf

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1,294 posts

243 months

Sunday 5th January 2014
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Thoughts about used evora's?

Are the 2011's the ones to purchase?

IsItACatInAHat

73 posts

132 months

Sunday 5th January 2014
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My 2010 launch edition has had a fair few problems, and a few other guys around the Seattle area with them have had issues too. I don't know of anyone with a 2011+ car, but apparently they're a lot better.

jpf

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1,294 posts

243 months

Tuesday 27th January 2015
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Waiting for the used Evora's with 20,000+ miles to go on sale in the $30K range.

I peek at ebay and don't see anything quite there yet.

jpf

Original Poster:

1,294 posts

243 months

Monday 29th October 2018
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I was quoted $10,000 to replace a clutch at 25,000 miles.

Why so expensive and why don't clutches last longer?

olineo

1 posts

31 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Yes, probably the best car ever

jpf

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1,294 posts

243 months

Wednesday 8th January 2020
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Why is the clutch life of a MT Evora so short and so expensive to replace?

CABC

4,281 posts

68 months

Saturday 11th January 2020
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jpf said:
Why is the clutch life of a MT Evora so short and so expensive to replace?
maybe the early parts were quite so good?
a (good) dealer suggested that, at least in part, maybe some people had been launching too enthusiastically too often.
combination of both?
400 series is putting a lot through the drivetrain.
i opted for a later S1. better parts all round. 2014+ plus cars looking much better, esp if 'only' 350bhp

it's around £2k in uk. tight bay back there, it's not front engined rear drive simplicity.