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New Evora 400 Observations
The speedometer is close to accurate for the 1st time ever, about 1-to-3 mph too high. Had to subtract 8% from the analog speedometer on the Elise and í12 Evora. Digital mph readout is nice. Why no 12 hour clock?
Getting better with the clutch when starting in 1st gear (the clutch grabs quickly) - do not like over revving or stalling. Iíll blame it on sometimes hard to hear the engine revs. It has been a while since I drove the Elise for 6 years. Shifting the other gears is very smooth.
Still do not like a starter button (the Elise had one) - seems like an unnecessary step when starting the car.
No need to fiddle with the gas peddle on startup. The car starts with a roar every time. If you like a car that sounds nice, this is the one.
Now past the 600 mile break-in period. I assume it is the supercharger that kicks in at higher revs for an additional boost? Reminded me of the Elise with its variable valve timing.
Cabin noise level seems higher than the í12. At times a fair amount of tire noise depending on the road surface.
No auxiliary power outlet in the center under the dash is not good. Still no glove box big enough to hold the ownerís manual? There was no tool kit. Iíve asked for one. No need for a tow hook? Just the lug nut torx tool. The cup holders seem not useful for front seat passengers. I reinstalled the front passenger seat bar cup holder from the previous Evora.
Was surprised how quickly the heater cranked out hot air soon after starting. The AC is also nice. The climate controls are top notch.
Mainly everything is much better designed. The pull straps to tilt the front seats for access to the rear are nice. Was hoping for a 2+0, none available.
An online 114 page (ridiculous) userís manual for the radio, but nothing about the Nav. The screen is very bright and easy to see in sunlight. A friend has a Ford Taurus - over 500 page user's manual!
1st tank ≈ 26 mpg
Seats not as plush as the í12 Evora, but OK. I Like the tilt adjustment.
Excellent dealer. Complimentary service included for the 1st 3 years. Delivered to my doorstep, and loaded the old one up as a trade in.
An awesome car.
SOLD-2005 Elise Starlight Black, hardtop, touring pack (36K+miles). SOLD 2012 Evora IPS 2+0 Starlight Black Larini Sport Valved (40K+miles). 2018 Evora 400 Starlight Black 2+2, purchased June 2018. 2012 Elantra, 2005 Astro Van.