How long till the Β£20k Evora?

How long till the Β£20k Evora?

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TdM-GTV

114 posts

175 months

Thursday 6th August
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Reindeer said:
Thanks for that one....looking now...

Is anyone familiar with this grey one?

Would the higher mileage put anyone off?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114275700395
Depends how much you intend to drive it! With most cars if you don't drive much you expect other cars to 'catch up' but that's probably not the case with the Evora so as mentioned it could mean a slow sell, however, if you are intending to drive it often and or far then I'd argue you are better buying a high miler as you get it for a good price and don't have to worry about whether you are turning it into a high miler!

RobM77

34,725 posts

192 months

Thursday 6th August
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TdM-GTV said:
Reindeer said:
Thanks for that one....looking now...

Is anyone familiar with this grey one?

Would the higher mileage put anyone off?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114275700395
Depends how much you intend to drive it! With most cars if you don't drive much you expect other cars to 'catch up' but that's probably not the case with the Evora so as mentioned it could mean a slow sell, however, if you are intending to drive it often and or far then I'd argue you are better buying a high miler as you get it for a good price and don't have to worry about whether you are turning it into a high miler!
Well I'm confident that a well cared for Evora would be fine at that mileage. However, you need to think about resale. If you plan to own it for three years and 30k miles then sell it, you're going to have a job selling a 93k mile Evora. Let's just say this thread might get busy.... If however you intend to keep it for ten years, doing all the necessary work, then you'll have got your money's worth and you'll have to work out the saving compared to buying a fresher £45-£50k car now.

It's interesting that a car dealer is using E-Bay - it may be to stop test pilots, particularly given the added hassle with Covid now. It would wind me up as a dealer if I was giving test drives to people not serious if there was a risk of catching and passing on the virus.

Edited by RobM77 on Thursday 6th August 19:00

blueg33

24,361 posts

182 months

Thursday 6th August
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I sold my 53k mile 2014 sports racer last week for a couple of k more than the price on that one linked above. I do know though, that mine was a rare and sought after colour, was pristine, just had new brakes and a £1000 service.


Reindeer

295 posts

127 months

Thursday 6th August
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Thanks for the insight all! Its really appreciated.

I think, for now, the search for a slightly lower mileage one continues.....

If anyone is thinking of selling please get in touch!

Thank you.

saaby93

26,956 posts

136 months

Thursday 6th August
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RobM77 said:
TdM-GTV said:
Reindeer said:
Thanks for that one....looking now...

Is anyone familiar with this grey one?

Would the higher mileage put anyone off?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114275700395
Depends how much you intend to drive it! With most cars if you don't drive much you expect other cars to 'catch up' but that's probably not the case with the Evora so as mentioned it could mean a slow sell, however, if you are intending to drive it often and or far then I'd argue you are better buying a high miler as you get it for a good price and don't have to worry about whether you are turning it into a high miler!
Well I'm confident that a well cared for Evora would be fine at that mileage. However, you need to think about resale. If you plan to own it for three years and 30k miles then sell it, you're going to have a job selling a 93k mile Evora. Let's just say this thread might get busy.... If however you intend to keep it for ten years, doing all the necessary work, then you'll have got your money's worth and you'll have to work out the saving compared to buying a fresher £45-£50k car now.

It's interesting that a car dealer is using E-Bay - it may be to stop test pilots, particularly given the added hassle with Covid now. It would wind me up as a dealer if I was giving test drives to people not serious if there was a risk of catching and passing on the virus.
is 63k miles high?? Where's the high miles car thread
ok so you add 30k miles in 3 years and its 93k - would that be worth less than this £20k thread?


TdM-GTV

114 posts

175 months

Friday 7th August
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Not high for most cars but there is a touch of garage queenery in Evora land... A lot of cars 40k or below really.

blueg33

24,361 posts

182 months

Friday 7th August
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TdM-GTV said:
Not high for most cars but there is a touch of garage queenery in Evora land... A lot of cars 40k or below really.
Like many exotic cars, Evoras can show wear a bit more than say a high spec Audi at the same mileage. Dash leather is thin and easily nicked, seat bolsters can suffer unless well looked after, airbag cover can pop up but things like paint are usually excellent.

Its all about how well they are cared for, I have seen low mileage cars that were no where near as good as my 50k car, even things like how carefully you get in and out can have an impact on leather door sills, the door card and under the dash.

In terms of mechanicals, I think that they are fine for high mileages if properly maintained, again my 50k car felt just as tight and powerful when I sold it as when I bought it.

I am on my way to look at the Evoras replacement, a 20 year old 40k mile Ferrari, that scares me much more than any high mileage Evora......

Venisonpie

1,033 posts

40 months

Friday 7th August
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blueg33 said:
I am on my way to look at the Evoras replacement, a 20 year old 40k mile Ferrari, that scares me much more than any high mileage Evora......
Rightly so I think.

RobM77

34,725 posts

192 months

Friday 7th August
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TdM-GTV said:
Not high for most cars but there is a touch of garage queenery in Evora land... A lot of cars 40k or below really.
And of course the main problem with this is that if someone's considering trying to sell on an 80-90k mile Evora in a few years, there are always plenty of examples with very low miles on them. Ferraris, Caterhams, and any weekend cars have long suffered from this problem - there are always 10k mile examples up for sale that have gathered dust in a rich person's barn and that adversely affects prices of higher mileage ones, along with how hard they are to sell. My 2-Eleven had 22k miles on the clock when I sold it and it took ages to sell because all the others on the market had under 5k miles on them. The fact those other cars were £10k more didn't seem to bother people, presumably because people with the money to keep and run cars like this (especially Ferraris, as parts and servicing is are expensive), don't mind paying £10k more to buy the car in the first place.

blueg33

24,361 posts

182 months

Friday 7th August
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Venisonpie said:
Rightly so I think.
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But, the Ferrari engine cloud9



TdM-GTV

114 posts

175 months

Friday 7th August
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RobM77 said:
TdM-GTV said:
Not high for most cars but there is a touch of garage queenery in Evora land... A lot of cars 40k or below really.
And of course the main problem with this is that if someone's considering trying to sell on an 80-90k mile Evora in a few years, there are always plenty of examples with very low miles on them. Ferraris, Caterhams, and any weekend cars have long suffered from this problem - there are always 10k mile examples up for sale that have gathered dust in a rich person's barn and that adversely affects prices of higher mileage ones, along with how hard they are to sell. My 2-Eleven had 22k miles on the clock when I sold it and it took ages to sell because all the others on the market had under 5k miles on them. The fact those other cars were £10k more didn't seem to bother people, presumably because people with the money to keep and run cars like this (especially Ferraris, as parts and servicing is are expensive), don't mind paying £10k more to buy the car in the first place.
There is no way I'm not driving mine. There will be miles added. I haven't bought a car to sit doing nothing! Seems a waste to leave it in a garage all pampered just to look at. It's made to be driven.

plenty

3,007 posts

144 months

Friday 7th August
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Many Evoras are second or third cars.

blueg33

24,361 posts

182 months

Friday 7th August
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plenty said:
Many Evoras are second or third cars.
Only did 5k miles in mine last year. I have a different car for the station and a family wagon. Over 2k of the miles were a euro road trip.

saaby93

26,956 posts

136 months

Saturday 8th August
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The red 2+2 on 84500miles for £23k at Stones
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Evora-V6-3-5-Coup...
Not far off the thread title with some haggling

paul n

131 posts

127 months

Sunday 9th August
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saaby93 said:
The red 2+2 on 84500miles for £23k at Stones
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Evora-V6-3-5-Coup...
Not far off the thread title with some haggling
yes i just saw this

tempted but put 15-20k on it and what will it be worth?

will anybody want a 100k evora?

not that i think miles is an issue but there is this weird 100k barrier in peoples mind with mileage!

always thought that a little strange with modern engines being fine way past 100 k




saaby93

26,956 posts

136 months

Sunday 9th August
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paul n said:
saaby93 said:
The red 2+2 on 84500miles for £23k at Stones
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Evora-V6-3-5-Coup...
Not far off the thread title with some haggling
yes i just saw this
tempted but put 15-20k on it and what will it be worth?
will anybody want a 100k evora?
not that i think miles is an issue but there is this weird 100k barrier in peoples mind with mileage!
always thought that a little strange with modern engines being fine way past 100 k
It's what's missing from the thread title
If there was a 100k mile red evora 2+2 for sale for £20k from a dealer how many would buy it?
What price privately?

TdM-GTV

114 posts

175 months

Monday 10th August
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saaby93 said:
It's what's missing from the thread title
If there was a 100k mile red evora 2+2 for sale for £20k from a dealer how many would buy it?
What price privately?
You'd need to buy with an intention to keep. If you are willing to hold onto it then the mileage will be less of a concern as it heads into classic territory, but that's a commitment and a half!

Alternatively, you buy it knowing that you will need to either chop it in at a dealer or sell it on a forum to someone who knows you've looked after it and is looking for a bargain. It's still going to be less painful than depreciation on a similar new car over 3 years to be fair.

plenty

3,007 posts

144 months

Monday 10th August
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Ker-ching! We've answered the question in the thread title: 44 pages and 5.5 years.

(Of course there may have been cars sold for £20k, but all we have to go on are asking prices.)

hyphen

16,889 posts

48 months

Monday 10th August
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hang on, is the plate optional or mandatory? As its confusing

"To complete the pack I will be leaving the plate on the car and want £2k plus the asking price so for under £21995 it's a great package and way cheaper than anything else you'll see on the market."


https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10744725?c...

plenty

3,007 posts

144 months

Monday 10th August
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Wait. I take back what I said earlier. The asking price is £22k. Putting it up for £20k then in the body text saying it’s actually £22k is just sketchy.

That’s like me advertising my car for £10k but I want £12k because it’s got these amazing wheels which would sell separately for £2k.