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2013 Lotus Evora IPS - Carbon Grey
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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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