I'm interested in this thread as I'd like to get an Evora in the medium term.
A question about IPS (which the OP may be interested in the answer to) - what years had the problem with the wiring harness (IIRC, that was an IPS specific problem)?
Also, apart from the CMC, presumably having an IPS would save you from the massive bill to replace the 6MT clutch? Though as the poster just above said, slush boxes can be expensive to fix too.
05 Elise, ST, sports, touring, hardtop, DBA 4000 slotted discs, Ferodo DS2500 pads, Sector 111 gpan3, DS brace, HnT pad, front and rear tow hooks, CG lock, ORE double cup holder (caffeine for track); 86 911 Targa (sold); 68 MGB (future vintage racer)