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post #101 of 4722 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 07:06 AM
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Thanks guys, these are great cars. Not cheap to purchase or keep up sometimes (they are sub BMW's after all). But if you order your car new, it can be fun to spec it out. My wife also has a 2012 Countryman, that we ordered new as well.
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All I did to my Evora today is think about it while it's having repairs done & engine cover painted. Now I'm sporting a Fiat 500 as my loaner car, & I must say I'm not in the least bit impressed. Timed 0-60 runs & the fastest time I could get was 14.5 seconds in Sport mode. Pretty pathetic.

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What size cup, haha
Ha,you are the surgeon what size are they? My wife did buy some D/DD's last spring.

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All I did to my Evora today is think about it while it's having repairs done & engine cover painted. Now I'm sporting a Fiat 500 as my loaner car, & I must say I'm not in the least bit impressed. Timed 0-60 runs & the fastest time I could get was 14.5 seconds in Sport mode. Pretty pathetic.
What is this you speak of "loaner car"

My dealer will offer to call Enterprise for me when I'm having service. of course on my dime.
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What is this you speak of "loaner car"

My dealer will offer to call Enterprise for me when I'm having service. of course on my dime.
It's actually part of my towing/rental coverage with USAA while my car is at the body shop.

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I finally got around to fixing the GPS which had frozen and had me parked at home no matter where I was. Amazingly, the fix took about 4 seconds and then another 30 seconds to put all my options back the way I had them before I reset the whole thing. Best part was seeing that the last time I tracked a satellite was March 7th. Feel like an idiot for waiting 6 months to do a 34 second job.

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Haven't done squat to my Evora all week, which perplexes my girlfriend. Why, she asked after I started driving the Mini to work, would you buy such an expensive car only to have it sit in the garage? Why, of course, I responded, because it's a guy thing and car thing to love knowing it's preserved and in pristine condition when I get home. She sort of got it.

I'd add the crazy emote for emphasis if only I could find it.

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Washed the track grime off her and cleaned the inside so she's ready for exotics at Redmond tomorrow.

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I'm always curious to read about what people did to there Evora. Now I read about what in my view is an example of good marketing, ok looks but probably the most overrated handling I know. Hard suspension does not mean good handling (as most Lotus drivers know), it under steers like mad and, in a different department, let's not talk about the logic of its navsat system. Maybe we can get back on topic and the Mini drivers open a new discussion...

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... Now I read about what in my view is an example of good marketing, ok looks but probably the most overrated handling I know. Hard suspension does not mean good handling (as most Lotus drivers know), it under steers like mad ...
If you have bad understeer then you have an alignment, tire problem or broken rear ARB link or bracket. From skid pad to track this is a very neutral balanced car out of the box.

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If you have bad understeer then you have an alignment, tire problem or broken rear ARB link or bracket. From skid pad to track this is a very neutral balanced car out of the box.
I think he was referring to the Minis.

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I think he was referring to the Minis.
Now that makes sense .. lol

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Washed the track off today. The heavens opened and cast a light of approval on it.
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Back roads though the countryside to a Birthday dinner for a friend. Just love the GPS system in this car.

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Back roads though the countryside to a Birthday dinner for a friend. Just love the GPS system in this car.
so was it a rare rainy day there? i drove one on a sunny day in montreal and wow, was it ever hard to see anything on that screen

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Took her out for a photo shoot this morning. Photos courtesy of Jim King Photography, Longview TX
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Took her out for a photo shoot this morning. Photos courtesy of Jim King Photography, Longview TX
Very nicely done. That car must turn heads wherever you go.

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