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.