Evora - entry and exit

Evora - entry and exit

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skeeterm5

Original Poster:

2,063 posts

145 months

Sunday 21st June
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Hi all,

last summer I ran a S3 Exige as my daily driver, getting in and out was a bit of a pain, although made easier as mine was the roadster so I could roll the roof back.

What is the Evora like for getting in and out? I am not expecting it to be like a normal car, but how do people find it. especially anybody that has gone from and Exige into one.

Thanks

S

p4cks

4,723 posts

156 months

Sunday 21st June
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Coming from a VX220 I find my Evora to be an absolute breeze getting in and out.

The challenges you’ll have had in the Elise/Exige will be a thing of the past

blueg33

24,350 posts

181 months

Sunday 21st June
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Evora much easier to get in and out of than an Elise/Exige.

anonymous-user

11 months

Sunday 21st June
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The original Evora is much better that the Elise/Exige, but obviously still requires a little bit of technique. The biggest issue I find is that you have to open the door quite wide, so you need to give yourself plenty of room and be sure nobody is going to park too close.

The Evora 400 is even better, with narrower sills.

Turn7

18,451 posts

178 months

Sunday 21st June
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Inkyfingers said:
The original Evora is much better that the Elise/Exige, but obviously still requires a little bit of technique. The biggest issue I find is that you have to open the door quite wide, so you need to give yourself plenty of room and be sure nobody is going to park too close.

The Evora 400 is even better, with narrower sills.
Why does it have differnt sills ?

anonymous-user

11 months

Sunday 21st June
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Turn7 said:
Why does it have differnt sills ?
Yes, they are definitely narrower and I think even a bit lower.

Pedal_Loud

837 posts

216 months

Sunday 21st June
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Turn7 said:
Inkyfingers said:
The original Evora is much better that the Elise/Exige, but obviously still requires a little bit of technique. The biggest issue I find is that you have to open the door quite wide, so you need to give yourself plenty of room and be sure nobody is going to park too close.

The Evora 400 is even better, with narrower sills.
Why does it have differnt sills ?
To make it easier to get in and out off.. ;-)

I was always banging my knee on the dash getting in my 2011 Evora. Am 5’10”.

blueg33

24,350 posts

181 months

Monday 22nd June
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Pedal_Loud said:
Turn7 said:
Inkyfingers said:
The original Evora is much better that the Elise/Exige, but obviously still requires a little bit of technique. The biggest issue I find is that you have to open the door quite wide, so you need to give yourself plenty of room and be sure nobody is going to park too close.

The Evora 400 is even better, with narrower sills.
Why does it have differnt sills ?
To make it easier to get in and out off.. ;-)

I was always banging my knee on the dash getting in my 2011 Evora. Am 5’10”.
Conversely, I never bang my knee on the dash and I am 6ft.

In a tight space I do slide the seat right back to make it s big easier.

Lotobear

2,352 posts

85 months

Monday 22nd June
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I've got into the habit of moving the seat back on every exit and then sliding it foward once you get back in.

It also avoids kicking lumps out of the sills and speaker grilles and is a bit kinder on the seat bolster as well.

skeeterm5

Original Poster:

2,063 posts

145 months

Monday 22nd June
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Thanks everybody, very helpful.

Shnozz

22,009 posts

228 months

Monday 22nd June
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I went from S2 Exige to Evora. Same technique to enter and exit car and, as has been said, easier in the evora. Left leg in, hold wheel, arse in, right leg bent at knee over sill and the opposite to get out.

blueg33

24,350 posts

181 months

Monday 22nd June
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Some weird techniques here - I never need to hold the wheel to get in, or catch my knees, or kick the sill. I am 6ft and a bit fat! Basically, I just get in.

p4cks

4,723 posts

156 months

Monday 22nd June
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Yeah me too, it’s just like a normal car.

And I’m 6’2” and built like a daddy long legs

Sumsion

274 posts

129 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Easier to get into a GT410SPORT than a Evora S

giveitfish

3,405 posts

171 months

Wednesday 24th June
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Lotobear said:
I've got into the habit of moving the seat back on every exit and then sliding it foward once you get back in.

It also avoids kicking lumps out of the sills and speaker grilles and is a bit kinder on the seat bolster as well.
This^^^

skeeterm5

Original Poster:

2,063 posts

145 months

Thursday 25th June
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Off to try one at the weekend so can report back.

p4cks

4,723 posts

156 months

Thursday 25th June
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giveitfish said:
Lotobear said:
I've got into the habit of moving the seat back on every exit and then sliding it foward once you get back in.

It also avoids kicking lumps out of the sills and speaker grilles and is a bit kinder on the seat bolster as well.
This^^^
Perfect if you're vertically challenged

Toaster

2,850 posts

150 months

Saturday 4th July
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blueg33 said:
Pedal_Loud said:
Turn7 said:
Inkyfingers said:
The original Evora is much better that the Elise/Exige, but obviously still requires a little bit of technique. The biggest issue I find is that you have to open the door quite wide, so you need to give yourself plenty of room and be sure nobody is going to park too close.

The Evora 400 is even better, with narrower sills.
Why does it have differnt sills ?
To make it easier to get in and out off.. ;-)

I was always banging my knee on the dash getting in my 2011 Evora. Am 5’10”.
Conversely, I never bang my knee on the dash and I am 6ft.

In a tight space I do slide the seat right back to make it s big easier.
Same I am 6'2 never had an issue with the Ever or the Europa, I know im fairly flexible (even though I do not do Yoga)

skeeterm5

Original Poster:

2,063 posts

145 months

Thursday 9th July
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Update following a drive. It is definitely easier to get into and out of than the s3 Exige, so a big plus.

Driving was a positive experience and not a long way from what I was expecting, fast and nimble, it drives smaller than it looks.

The car looks good from some angles but a bit ungainly from others, I think the Exige is a better looking car and better proportioned.

But..... the build quality issues that I easily overlooked in the Exige are not so easily overlooked in the Evora. I was prepared to forgive the Exige as I always thought of it as a stopped out racer but that wasn’t my thinking approaching the Evora. And that is something I couldn’t live with, a compromise too far for me.


Lotobear

2,352 posts

85 months

Thursday 9th July
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Out of interest in which particular areas did you consider the build quality to be lacking?

It's interesting because I swapped my Evora for my pals 2020 A110 a few weeks ago and we each razzed them to the top of Hartside Pass. On getting out of my Lotus my pal's first words were "that feels really well screwed together".

Everyone is aware that the plastics and switchgear aren't up to Porsche levels of tactility but I was genuinely surprised at how solid and well built an Evora feels considering its a hand built very low volume car