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BTW, TJ and Todd told me what color you ordered....

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Really Ralphy? Are you kidding or did they actually tell you? I asked them to keep their traps shut. SO EXCITED for April!

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turn-offs

The junk stereo that comes with the car.
Being blinded by tailgaitors at night.
Hundreds of small pebbles/glass fragments falling down when I remove underpanel for maintenance work.

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That I don't have one.
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Swing, THIS mod truly works! (but it will cost a few drops of blood.... that is me, bleeding out, in post 250)


Increase the range of your remote

I did that mod a long time ago. Better but still not great.

And yes, I lost a quart of blood in the process!

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Not having one :/



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The fact that it makes me want to buy more stuff for it.

If I die, my biggest fear is that my wife sells all my toys for the price I told her I bought them for...
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Having to feed it 93 octane fuel. As the Lotus developed V8 engine was detuned from 500 hp to 350 hp as the French gearbox couldn't handle more than that, I don't understand why premium fuel is needed.

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There are some legitimate gripes listed, but none more black than these:

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That I don't have one.
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Not having one :/

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That my Evora is sitting in my Garage in ( relatively) sunny Maryland as I am in Rochester N.Y. For the Holiday with 12 inches of new fallen snow. But be back home soon!
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That my Evora is sitting in my Garage in ( relatively) sunny Maryland as I am in Rochester N.Y. For the Holiday with 12 inches of new fallen snow. But be back home soon!
Man we got hammered! There were snowflakes the size of silver dollars.


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That I only have one....and it's really low mileage so driving it feels like I'm abusing it.

I LOVE this car!!!!!
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Owning one is just not enough.

In the famous words of Oliver Twist....

" please sir, I want some more "
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Ugly, fat key and fob.
Stereo with no aux in or USB/SD slot.

It's silly, but I'd rather have the newer interior with the push to start button...
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Ugly, fat key and fob.
Easily solved: http://lotusfob.com/
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the alarm system. The first few weeks I had it I had the battery die, and the immobilizer was setting the alarm off constantly, didn't have a clue how to reprogram it, and it was an act of god I ever fixed it. And then just the other day I had my key fob get out of sync. I get pretty irate about those things, other than that its the best vehicle I've ever owned
I agree about the fob. I am so sick of the alarm and key fob that I am considering going back to a Porsche.
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.....thinking the transmission will blow up every time
I redline 3rd gear

Other than that....the 2zz in general...needed a Honda 4CYL + sc = 350+ EASY, w/o trans mods, etc

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Getting in and out with the top on.
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"downsides" to owning a Lotus

Only one for me at the moment....

- Not enough chances to drive it the way it wants to be driven! Trackdays, autoX, time trials, etc.... all seem to be on the weekends. I need some in the evenings, maybe my lunch break, maybe right now! It's a problem.

I have to agree with some earlier comments about wanting another one. Mine seems perfect for me and I still find myself "shopping" for another one. I think if I had my arctic silver Elise with chrome orange stripes and a chrome orange Exige with arctic silver stripes the world might be in balance (at least my world).

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That it generates so much hate towards me. People around here believe that's a $200k car...
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1.) The amount of jealousy towards it.
2.) How fragile it is.

Other than that, it's perfect.

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