How long till the Β£20k Evora?

How long till the Β£20k Evora?

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stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Friday 23rd January 2015
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Just need to see what depreciatin is on the 2012 models over the next few years.

Gravel

116 posts

78 months

Saturday 24th January 2015
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stuno1 said:
It would have to be the 's' model.

Stu
If I'm reading How Many Left right, 2012 was a bad year for registrations - 46 2+2 Evora S's vs 159 in 2011, so there is going to be a lot of competition if you're looking for 2012 cars rather than 2011 and earlier...

Do these cars have a little depreciation blip when they fall out of the 3-year warranty zone?




stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Saturday 24th January 2015
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Gravel said:
If I'm reading How Many Left right, 2012 was a bad year for registrations - 46 2+2 Evora S's vs 159 in 2011, so there is going to be a lot of competition if you're looking for 2012 cars rather than 2011 and earlier...

Do these cars have a little depreciation blip when they fall out of the 3-year warranty zone?

That's not ideal! The 2012 was the year with a whole host of improvements to the evora.

Stu

Thorburn

2,364 posts

151 months

Sunday 25th January 2015
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stuno1 said:
That's not ideal! The 2012 was the year with a whole host of improvements to the evora.

Stu
2012 was a bad year in general for Lotus with the DRB takeover of Proton, uncertainty after they sacked Bahar and factory shutdown while they tried to work on process improvements, supplier payments, etc.

stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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Is the jump from 2011 to 2012 worth waiting for a later model?

Stu

Lazydonkey

171 posts

181 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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There are differences but IMHO you wouldn't miss them if you didn't have them.

They are nice to have and if you can afford it go for the later cars but it's not a deal breaker, or in my opinion it shouldn't be.

Plenty on here like me with MY10 evora's using them everyday without an issue and wouldn't pay (or couldn't justify) the extra to get into a later car.

Frimley111R

10,904 posts

192 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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Its all about the interior tbh, the rest is the same (there are other changes but you won't se/notice them). Despite claims of improved build I don't think my car is any better than a pre MY12 car.

The Wookie

12,278 posts

186 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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Frimley111R said:
Its all about the interior tbh, the rest is the same (there are other changes but you won't se/notice them). Despite claims of improved build I don't think my car is any better than a pre MY12 car.
I'd agree with that, although I'd also add the gearshift as it is significantly better in my experience of them. Aside from the doors clunking shut a bit more authoritatively it hasn't been any better for minor rattles and fiddly faults. Neither car (touch wood) had any major reliability concerns apart from the pre-recall oil leak.

The interior does look nicer and has worn much better though.

stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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Good input folks. Only major change seems to be the gear shifting.

Stu

CTE

1,354 posts

198 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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You can get this upgraded as part of the deal...I did.

stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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CTE said:
You can get this upgraded as part of the deal...I did.
That good info! Is it only the leather seats other than this that really make a difference between the models? Any software or hardware differences in engine map, infotainment system etc?

Stu

blueg33

24,545 posts

182 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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stuno1 said:
CTE said:
You can get this upgraded as part of the deal...I did.
That good info! Is it only the leather seats other than this that really make a difference between the models? Any software or hardware differences in engine map, infotainment system etc?

Stu
Sport Pack - adds sport button for inproved throttle response, drilled brake discs
Tech Pack - satnav/bluetooth/cd/radio, cruise control
Premium Pack - full leather front and rear, more leather on dash/sills, body coloured door handles

Other extras are:

reversing cameras - useful
garage door opener (homelink) - depends on whether you have electric gates

Then there are the motorsport options/add ons eg barge boards, GT4 wing etc etc

The Wookie

12,278 posts

186 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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stuno1 said:
CTE said:
You can get this upgraded as part of the deal...I did.
That good info! Is it only the leather seats other than this that really make a difference between the models? Any software or hardware differences in engine map, infotainment system etc?

Stu
I had the cables updated on my 2011 as a condition of purchase, but while the shift was improved it did still baulk at high revs which the 2013 doesn't at all. I suspect because of the aforementioned clutch dragging issue so may not be widespread.

Infotainment systems are more or less all as crap as eachother, the later ones are more user friendly but once you've adapted to the old one I wouldn't call it a deal breaker!

Lazydonkey

171 posts

181 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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Believe it or not changing to a sport racer gearknob helps the gearshift quality.

blueg33

24,545 posts

182 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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^^^^^ really!

Mine is a 2010 car with 2012 gearchange cables and its fine, I have no issues with high rev changes, but I do take care to rev match/heel and toe

stuno1

1,130 posts

153 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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blueg33 said:
Sport Pack - adds sport button for inproved throttle response, drilled brake discs
Tech Pack - satnav/bluetooth/cd/radio, cruise control
Premium Pack - full leather front and rear, more leather on dash/sills, body coloured door handles

Other extras are:

reversing cameras - useful
garage door opener (homelink) - depends on whether you have electric gates

Then there are the motorsport options/add ons eg barge boards, GT4 wing etc etc
Based on this it would have to be 2012 or later for me.

blueg33

24,545 posts

182 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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stuno1 said:
blueg33 said:
Sport Pack - adds sport button for inproved throttle response, drilled brake discs
Tech Pack - satnav/bluetooth/cd/radio, cruise control
Premium Pack - full leather front and rear, more leather on dash/sills, body coloured door handles

Other extras are:

reversing cameras - useful
garage door opener (homelink) - depends on whether you have electric gates

Then there are the motorsport options/add ons eg barge boards, GT4 wing etc etc
Based on this it would have to be 2012 or later for me.
The point is that you can get all this on any model year car. The thing is to check the specs carefully

Toaster

2,857 posts

151 months

Monday 26th January 2015
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blueg33 said:
The point is that you can get all this on any model year car. The thing is to check the specs carefully
Indeed you are correct, id also like to add that earlier cars, performance wise are excellent not all had problems with gear linkage cables, the main difference on the standard models tend to be just trim levels but other than that you would be hard pushed to tell the difference they all provide stonking performance

Edited by Toaster on Tuesday 27th January 09:10

Lazydonkey

171 posts

181 months

Tuesday 27th January 2015
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blueg33 said:
^^^^^ really!

Mine is a 2010 car with 2012 gearchange cables and its fine, I have no issues with high rev changes, but I do take care to rev match/heel and toe
It's a £40 mod or something and i find it much nicer than the standard gear knob. It's fooking cold in the mornings though blah

superdave

935 posts

214 months

Friday 30th January 2015
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Do you have a part number for this by any chance? I would love to change my gear knob as I think it's too small.

Lazydonkey said:
Believe it or not changing to a sport racer gearknob helps the gearshift quality.