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I'm probably a little premature for posting but would like to hear your thoughts. I'm looking to purchase a 2010 Evora, I have a couple in mind, both very low miles, one black and the other chrome orange. I currently have a Audi 2009 A5 3.2 fully loaded. Is there anyone who has made the switch? Pro's and con's. I know the Audi has all the creature comforts and still has power comparable to the Evora. Guess I'm looking to be pushed over the edge and make the switch.
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First of all, welcome to this board. There is much good information here, and you may have already read the many posts on living with a Lotus. The Audi is a great car, but if you haven't already, try to drive the Evora. They're not really similar. You'll want to be sure you are okay with the difficult ingress and egress, the low ground clearance, and general lack of visability. While it's a huge step up in livability versus the Elise/Exige, it's still not anything like a typical European sedan or sports car (meaning Porsche, BMW, MB, Audi, etc.). Do you live near a dealer? If not, you'll want to have a little bit of technical skill, though you won't need as much with the Evora versus the Eliges.
 

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Thanks Dylan, no dealers close by but the used one I was looking at is in my town. So test driving isn't a problem but i have sat in it , visability is certainly limited and low ground but surprisingly getting in and out wasnt as bad as i thought, being im 6'1" 240. It certainly different than my Audi but its not like going from a sedan or muslce car. I have Owned vettes, porsch and a couple Audis. By tech skill i assume you mean handling and shifting etc. Iv been around for a while so I'm confident I wouldn't have a problem driving it. This looks to be a great forum and look forward to everyones input.
 

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Thanks Dylan, no dealers close by but the used one I was looking at is in my town. So test driving isn't a problem but i have sat in it , visability is certainly limited and low ground but surprisingly getting in and out wasnt as bad as i thought, being im 6'1" 240. It certainly different than my Audi but its not like going from a sedan or muslce car. I have Owned vettes, porsch and a couple Audis. By tech skill i assume you mean handling and shifting etc. Iv been around for a while so I'm confident I wouldn't have a problem driving it. This looks to be a great forum and look forward to everyones input.
Welcome! I'm pretty new here as well. What was meant by "tech skill" wasn't driving ability, it was your skills as a technician. All 2010 Evoras will no longer have a warranty (seeing as how it's only good for 36k miles or 3 years) which means any repairs that need to be performed will have to be out of pocket. To help soften the blow when that happens, doing the job yourself can save a ton of money on labor. My 2013 Evora is still very new with less than 1,500 miles on it but nothing has gone wrong yet. There were some issues with the launch Evora, not sure of all of them, but when I was shopping, it had to be a 2012 or newer (2012 was the refresh where Lotus addressed the majority of issues). There's another post out here about the differences between the 2011 and 2012 Evora and I think you should check it out.

Anyway, if you happen to lack the ability to perform maintenance on the vehicle yourself, I would find a local dealer who is familiar with the brand. Evoras seem to be very reliable from what I can tell, but check out the Evora thread for issues some owners are facing.

I've never owned or ridden in an Audi, but I've always had a high opinion of them. Most Evoras are 2+2 from what I've seen and I recommend that variant for insurance but more importantly for luggage space. If you use this as a daily driver, you'll appreciate the extra room and finished look to the interior of the vehicle. If you go with the Evora, one thing you'll have to get used to that you don't get in the Audi is all the attention you'll receive, both on the road and off. It's hard to imagine until you experience it. That's all part of the fun. Anyway, good luck with your search!
 

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Our family car is an 2012 A4 and our car before that was a 2009 A4. It's a totally different animal than the Evora. The Evora is more comfortable/practical than an Elise/Exige but it's not a typical "luxury" car/sports car. I think the first question you have to ask is, after the novelty has worn off, can you live with that and the quirks that come with Lotus. A few hours looking through the Evora forum will tell you if it's right for you.
 

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Thanks for clarifying the tech comment. I do all my own maintenance on my Audi so I would be willing to tackle it on the Avora. A 2012 would probably put it out of my price range but I will check out other posts to see what the consensus is. Also nice to hear from another Audi owner. I had an A4 prior to my A5.
Thank you both.
 
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