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Have any Arizona Evora owners on the board been in touch with Brighton Motorsports lately? I’m trying to get my car in for repair of pack rat damage. I tried contacting them back in January the week before I flew away to Dubai for 4 months but they didn’t respond to phone messages or emails. Tried calling last week and left another message. Just went to the Lotus USA website which still has them listed as an authorized service center, but when I clicked on their website link it led to an error page. I’m starting to wonder if they went out of business. I hope I don’t have to drive to Las Vegas or Los Angeles to get the repair work done.

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They are not a Lotus Dealer anyone. This email was sent August 10th, 2016. See the below li k for the letter.

https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=...a&e=7287dd9801

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Yeah, they aren’t a dealer but they were an official Lotus service center. They did warranty work on my car after I purchased it last year. They also were open and evaluated the pack rat damage to my car just after the new year. Then two weeks later they stopped responding to my calls and emails.

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Their Twitter account is gone as well.

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Thatís ominous. So much for the Geely improvement of the dealer network. So no Lotus certified service in Arizona.

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Lotus needs models to sell before the dealerships come back. Is your Evora still under warranty?

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Lotus needs models to sell before the dealerships come back. Is your Evora still under warranty?

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Yeah, itís less than a year into the warranty.

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I would call Shinoo at InoKinetic. They might be able to do the work. They do a ton of Lotus stuff there.


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Take her to Vault Motorsports. Corey was the Lotus tech when they were here in AZ. He has diagnosed and solved issues for me that Brighton couldn't in the past. Knows the Evora inside and out.
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Take her to Vault Motorsports. Corey was the Lotus tech when they were here in AZ. He has diagnosed and solved issues for me that Brighton couldn't in the past. Knows the Evora inside and out.
My car is going need a new wiring harness among other things. It needs to be done by a Lotus certified service center to maintain the warranty. If it were out of warranty Iíd be happy to do that. So it looks like Iíll have to take a 6 hour drive to LA or Vegas then fly home. Then fly back when itís repaired and drive home. Lotus, if youíre listening . . . it takes a rare idiot like me to be ok with this. You arenít ever going to sell cars outside of the tiny enthusiast circle until you fix this.

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My car is going need a new wiring harness among other things. It needs to be done by a Lotus certified service center to maintain the warranty. If it were out of warranty I’d be happy to do that. So it looks like I’ll have to take a 6 hour drive to LA or Vegas then fly home. Then fly back when it’s repaired and drive home. Lotus, if you’re listening . . . it takes a rare idiot like me to be ok with this. You aren’t ever going to sell cars outside of the tiny enthusiast circle until you fix this.
Understood. It's quite the headache to put hundreds of miles on the car and the cost of a plane ticket for each warranty repair. I'd visit Brighton Motorsports at their new location if I were you. I was just there last year so I hope they haven't closed shop.
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Understood. It's quite the headache to put hundreds of miles on the car and the cost of a plane ticket for each warranty repair. I'd visit Brighton Motorsports at their new location if I were you. I was just there last year so I hope they haven't closed shop.
Iím down in Tucson, so not so easy to make a quick visit. But the fact that they havenít responded to multiple messages (phone and email) over 4 months and their website and twitter presences are gone doesnít give me much hope. And now this will mean even basic servicing of Arizona cars under warranty will require putting 1000 miles and two days to deal with it. Not a great situation to say the least.

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Iím down in Tucson, so not so easy to make a quick visit. But the fact that they havenít responded to multiple messages (phone and email) over 4 months and their website and twitter presences are gone doesnít give me much hope. And now this will mean even basic servicing of Arizona cars under warranty will require putting 1000 miles and two days to deal with it. Not a great situation to say the least.
I'll drive by their shop this weekend to confirm.
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For out of warranty Lotus work, I met a guy in Scottsdale who works on exotics and seems competent. If things continue to go well Iíll recommend him.

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Brighton is shutdown

I just talked to Simon who ran the service department for Brighton Motorsports. He said the owners did close down the store/shop, so they are out of business of doing any repairs.
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I just talked to Simon who ran the service department for Brighton Motorsports. He said the owners did close down the store/shop, so they are out of business of doing any repairs.
Thanks for finding out for me. Very disappointing, but time to move on and figure out how to handle this. Cheers.

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That sucks. Sorry to hear you are going to need to travel for warranty work. As for out of warranty, Corey at Vault is really good. Gregory with British Automotive Repair is a really good guy with a good shop. I take my Jag there and he says he’s worked on several Evoras, although I haven’t taken my Lotus there. He’s great and honest with my Jag though.
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Just a thought: does anybody know the contact info of the relevant person at Lotus USA I can speak to about this? Maybe they would allow Vault to do the work and not void the warranty given Corey’s background as a Lotus technician.

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Maybe Dave Simkin can help?

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Maybe Dave Simkin can help?
Thanks. Iíll give it a shot.

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