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2000 miles in about 3 months of ownership. It is not my daily driver. I had a check engine light come on because I didn't crank the gas cap 3 or 4 times after it clicks. You can feel the cap turning after the cap clicks, totally my mistake, just a Lotus thing ha ha. Other than that no issues. Extremely happy with it. I don't want to put it away for the winter like my 300ZX TT, I want to keep driving it!
 

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Well, not sure where you live, but... swap the tires and keep driving it.

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me: living in Northern CA where I dailied my Exige, and now daily my Evora.
 

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I am in the process of buying a new Evora GT from a dealer out-of-state. Super excited, but do not want to jinx it yet. Since I cannot inspect the car before it is shipped to me, any items that I should have their service team inspect before it's put on the truck?
 

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I am in the process of buying a new Evora GT from a dealer out-of-state. Super excited, but do not want to jinx it yet. Since I cannot inspect the car before it is shipped to me, any items that I should have their service team inspect before it's put on the truck?
Depending on build/ship date, I'd at least make sure they load test the battery. Some cars sit on lots for months and the batteries drain down. Dealers typically charge the battery to get it out the door but don't care if it craps out on you a few months down the road. Especially if you are out of state.

Also, I'd see if they would FaceTime you while opening/ operating the hatch latch as several owners had issues with them opening. You can ask them to pop it open with the remote and see how many attempts it takes.
 

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Depending on build/ship date, I'd at least make sure they load test the battery. Some cars sit on lots for months and the batteries drain down. Dealers typically charge the battery to get it out the door but don't care if it craps out on you a few months down the road. Especially if you are out of state.

Also, I'd see if they would FaceTime you while opening/ operating the hatch latch as several owners had issues with them opening. You can ask them to pop it open with the remote and see how many attempts it takes.
My hatch works fine but it takes at least three attempts to open it with the remote in order to hit the button in the right sequence for it to pop.
 

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The dealership i purchased my GT from is 2-2.5 hrs away, another dealership 1-1.5 hr away.

I have no issues making the 2+ hr drive. In the 7,600 miles of ownership, I took a trip there for the 1k service and I had one warranty repair for a failed window regulator. This next spring I will make another trip there to have a window replaced, my hope is to coordinate that trip on the way to or from a track weekend,

for non warranty work and normal maintenance most will be done at a local Indy shop. They did the winter oil change, first evora at their shop and they were impressed,
 

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Had my 21 GT for about 4 months. Rock solid so far except trunk latch issue where it wouldn’t open. That got resolved during my 1k service with an updated part.
Aside from that, no issues whatsoever
Do I regret changing from a 991 Turbo S? Not at all.
so you dont regret switching from 991 turbo s? care to expand ? as i was looking at ~6 year 991 turbo s before narrowing down to gt, granted i havent driven the 991 t , but owned a 997 t, thanks
 

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You're going to be fine. I've had BMWs (just about all of them) treat me far worse than the Evora ever has. VWs too, including leaking sunroofs that were endemic and took multiple trips to fix, a bad flywheel (factory defect on the run) oil burning, coking, you name it. Likely you will have some minor issues related to trim details, the battery condition (almost guaranteed.....heed Chrome's advice to be skeptical of the battery condition) and any other niggles can usually be managed at your leisure. These are simple cars but being essentially handmade, they may exhibit idiosyncrasies that standard high volume production cars don't. Once sorted (mine was pretty easy but had several usual trim issues) they are rocks. The latest cars are the most refined but once into 400 and GT territory, you're getting the best builds they can provide.

Not hard to own at all.
 

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so you dont regret switching from 991 turbo s? care to expand ? as i was looking at ~6 year 991 turbo s before narrowing down to gt, granted i havent driven the 991 t , but owned a 997 t, thanks
I did like the 911, but I didn’t love it. Car felt too distant. Electronic steering doesn’t help either.
Engine sound is terrible. Sounded like a Dyson vacuum. Too many electronic nannies numb the driving experience. Don’t get me wrong, its a nice car, but not what I expected.
I always regretted not buying a GT3 instead.

Although the Evora is nowhere near as fast, it just feels fun. The hydraulic steering feel is far better than the Turbo S as the feedback from the road is superb.
The Porsche excitement only lasted a couple weeks for me.
Ever since I bought the Evora 6 months ago, I smile ever time I fire it up.
 

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I did like the 911, but I didn’t love it. Car felt too distant. Electronic steering doesn’t help either.
Engine sound is terrible. Sounded like a Dyson vacuum. Too many electronic nannies numb the driving experience. Don’t get me wrong, its a nice car, but not what I expected.
I always regretted not buying a GT3 instead.

Although the Evora is nowhere near as fast, it just feels fun. The hydraulic steering feel is far better than the Turbo S as the feedback from the road is superb.
The Porsche excitement only lasted a couple weeks for me.
Ever since I bought the Evora 6 months ago, I smile ever time I fire it up.
the reason I asked as i was looking at 991 turbo s, never drove it though but the used prices were ridiculous so decided not to, i did have a 997 turbo manual long time ago , thats the one i regret selling
 

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the reason I asked as i was looking at 991 turbo s, never drove it though but the used prices were ridiculous so decided not to, i did have a 997 turbo manual long time ago , thats the one i regret selling
everyone that I spoken to swears that the 997 was the last true 911. I never driven a 997 but I assume its more analog.
 
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