Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Back in Gilbert, AZ(formerly Montrose, CA)
People are stalking me when driving the Evora.
I live in Gilbert, Arizona which is about 30 miles east of downtown Phoenix. Itís not a small city. Itís predominantly middle class, upper middle class, and upper class. Cars are usually domestic cars, pick trucks, and SUVs. Recently, I think I may have attracted a stalker or stalkers whoíve tried to follow me home. Not being born yesterday, I tend to be aware of whatís going on around me and:
On Friday, January 25th around 4:00 p.m., I notice a red Mustang GT following me but keeping way back. Usually, far back given the 45 mph speed limit. Instead of going home, I had to another housing community opposite of where I live. About 300 yards after I turn, I see the Mustang turn. So, I make another right turn off the semi-main street into some housing communities. A cul-de-sac actually. I make a U-turn and wait. Sure enough the Mustang turns into the cul-de-sac as I start to leave. (Basically, faked him out). I pull right next to him and he doesnít look my way but appears to be on a cell phone. I cross the semi-main street into another housing community and wait again. He never passed by. I figure he knows he was caught and left.
On Saturday, February 2nd, a white pickup truck is following me. Again, instead of heading into my own housing community, I go towards another. Again, I see him following me. I lose him but as I come up to another street. A white pickup truck either blocks the street or is trying to make a bad 3 point turn. It didnít occur to me this was the same person (I mean, how many white pickup trucks are there in Arizona). So, after about 5 seconds with him standing there, I squeeze around him. I see him following me so I turn into the same housing community here the Mustang incident happened. Pick up speed, pull into more housing communities, and loose him permenantly.
Turns out exclusivity is a double edged sword. Ironically, I was one of the first Lotus Elise owners in Arizona in 2004 and lived about 2 miles from where I do now and never had a problem like this. Since the Evora came out, Iíve only seen one which was near Galpin (probably for a test ride). So, my concern is that the local community knows the routes Iím traveling and when. My Evoraís usually my daily driver. Itís one thing to admire a car but Iím going to draw the line with people following me to see where I liveÖand probably throw rocks or something.
Call me paranoid but now I NEVER pull into my garage if thereís a car thatís driving by.
So, if anything ever happens to me, avenge me my Lotus brothers.
2005 Lotus Elise- SOLD 6/9/07
2011 Lotus Evora - SOLD 4/18/13
2011 Lotus Evora S - SOLD - 10/7/14
2014 Lotus Evora S IPS
Last edited by Allan Gibbs; 02-04-2013 at 12:21 PM.