Electronics are the weakest link in British vehicles still... not sure why the Brits cant make a wiring harness worth a damn but they cant. 90% of all strange Evora problems are wiring harness related. Mine has been replaced TWICE! The shifting issues the guys are having with the autos, the car stalling at stops, the idle issues, odd throttle response issues. All related to the ECU getting weak signals from the sensors.
Mclarens have electrical gremlins too...almost bought one until a friend talked me out of it. He lives near a dealer so he just deals with the quirks but I do not. I dont live near my Lotus dealer either which has become problematic. Like to get issues fixed while car is under warranty but the dealer is so far away its a nightmare to get it there so unless its something major I just ignore it.
I guess that would be my biggest complaint with owning a Lotus. I understand quirks and issues, all cars have them. But the dealer network is way to small and condensed. Theres 3 dealers within 30min of each other in San Francisco and then no other for 500 miles. Not one in Sacramento, nor Roseville which are large cities with high per capita incomes. They need to spread them out.
Car companies and the people that run them are so confined in thier thinking. I used to work for PCNA and they were the same.
Not sure why but the leaders at the top wont think let alone step outside of the box.
If I ran a small company like Lotus and my goal was to sell more cars, and I'm aware that we have a problem with traditional dealer networking...then its time to step outside of the traditional dealer network model.
You already buy Toyota engines and transmissions so you must have some sort of relationship with Toyota. Make a deal with Toyota to utilize their dealer network for service and repair. You just made owning a Lotus not such a scary proposition for people that dont live near selling dealers.
Possibly silly question - but isn't the wiring also Toyota? If not, is it even English/British? I'm pretty sure my Elise has Toyota electrics (at least that's the impression you get from sticking your head in the engine bay!).
05 Elise, ST, sports, touring, hardtop, DBA 4000 slotted discs, Ferodo DS2500 pads, Sector 111 gpan3, EP Tuning Quickrack, Pro Alloy rad, DS brace, HnT pad, front and rear tow hooks, CG lock, ORE double cup holder (caffeine for track); '86 911 Targa (sold); '68 MGB (being restored)