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Is anyone actually buying these cars? It seems like a big risk given the manufacturer's uncertain future.

Can anyone vouch for any improvements in quality for MY2012? Are they at least water tight?
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Is anyone actually buying these cars? It seems like a big risk given the manufacturer's uncertain future.

Can anyone vouch for any improvements in quality for MY2012? Are they at least water tight?
They did a much better job on the interior on the 2012 and also the new auto tranny
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My 2011 is perfectly water tight - that was a 2010 issue.
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Same here. Have driven in substantial rain with no problem atoll.

The 2012 interior is very nice. Well, so is the 2011, but there are definite desirable improvements to a MY2012

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My 2011 is perfectly water tight - that was a 2010 issue.
yup. I got the revised seals in 2011 and my car has not had any leaks since. Also the 2011+ models have drain holes in strategic locations on the body shell that prevents leaks also.
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Actually EVERY time I have driven to Dallas to the dealership and back I have come back in heavy to insane rain that caused a 70mph highway (read this average traffic moving at 90) to go under 40. No water inside.

Great cars and the 12's are only that much better. It was not just a little improvement - it is substantial.
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Just saw a MY12 at FVMC.

The interior is stunning. The leather has some woven/piped accents and the steering wheel/console aluminum area has this textured blacked out material Looks fantastic.
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It's going to take more of these types of comments to change my mind about Lotus and I certainly welcome them
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They did a much better job on the interior on the 2012 and also the new auto tranny
Have you bought it?If you are using this car, you must have well knowledge about its performance.. do share it !!
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Yes the interior finish is amazing with the contrast stitch and piping! Black with red piping and stitch...stunning.
The transmission is a really nice blend of sporty and smooth, the car feels snappy. It doesn't feel like a comprimise driving the automatic. I love it, especially with the button selectors instead of a lever...looks cool too!!
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Yes the interior finish is amazing with the contrast stitch and piping! Black with red piping and stitch...stunning.
The transmission is a really nice blend of sporty and smooth, the car feels snappy. It doesn't feel like a comprimise driving the automatic. I love it, especially with the button selectors instead of a lever...looks cool too!!
Okay....its all looking really cool ..Specially the interior finish as described by you..When I will get it I will share my experience with you.
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MY 12's are fine, surprised on delayed timing of this thread other than recent Lotus announcement, car has been in states for 6 months, I got the first one on the road back in February.

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