Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
New here, hoping to buy an Evora in the next year
I wanted to introduce myself since I just joined today. There is a ton of great info on this site and I've learning a lot reading old posts.
I'm 43 and giving some serious thought to buy a used Evora in the next 9 - 12 months. I've been driving a honda civic (bought new) for the last 17 years and have never owned a nice car before. Since my mortgage will be paid off next year I'm considering splurging on a used Evora in the 40 - 50 k range.
I have two small kids (age 6 and 8) and went to the Lotus dealership today to make sure that they'll be able to fix in the back seat of an Evora. (new 400) Fortunately, they had plenty of room (they're sitting on a portable booster seat so when they get taller can sit without it). Here's a picture. My youngest told me that I should buy that car tomorrow!
I'd keep my honda as a backup car (130,000 miles so will still last a while) but would like to use the Evora as my usual car. Never been to a track before but there's one close to my house so would probable try at least 1 or 2 times to see how I like it.
I'm somewhat frugal so will need a few months of thinking and researching before deciding to buy for sure (and also to make sure my wife is on board) so happy to get any tips from the board. Seems like it would take at a few months of searching to find something after making the decision to buy. My practical side may win out and I may end up getting a new honda instead but hopefully not.