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Hi everyone! While searching for a Lotus to buy I came across this site. I actually currently own a 5th Gen Camaro and frequent the camaro5 forums, so finding a similar community for Lotus is pretty cool.

Anyways... on to the topic.

I found a 2010 Evora at a dealership in Quincy, Illinois that I might be interested in. I live near Cleveland, Ohio though so I can't exactly go check it out and test drive it. Even if I could, I'm not 100% confident I would know what to look for. I tried contacting a few nationwide companies that do used car inspections, but they didn't exactly inspire confidence that they would know what to look for either.

Anyone have a suggestion of how to proceed? Or anyone in that area that would check it out for me? All help is greatly appreciated, and hopefully soon I'll be a new Lotus owner and active forum member!
 

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Get the VIN and post here. We might know the car.
 

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Welcome to LT! Gator Motorsport is a bit closer of a drive to Quincy. If we can be of assistance, please consider this an invitation to visit anytime. I will gladly give you a tour and introduce you to everyone at our shop. We are located on the NW side of Indianapolis and as of today, have three new vehicles in stock. If you have any questions or wish for more information, please do not hesitate to send me a PM.

Best of luck in your search!

-Brian
 

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Quick Google shows:

1. No reported accidents.
2. Car went into auction with 29,051 miles, has changed dealer hands a couple times and the new mileage reflects that it probably is being use as a demo car.
3. Photos (current and previous dealer) show clean car with typical wear (seat edges).
4. Has SPORTS, TECH, and PREMIUM package.
5. Rothrock Chevrolet, Springfield, PA - Original Dealer
6. Sold with 6,338 Miles on 1/22/2011 (must have been dealer demo car)
7. Single Owner sold it on 1/20/2013 (still in Pennsylvania)
8. Sold in dealer auction on 4/1/2013 with 29,051 miles to Dene Lambkin Honda, Quincy, IL
9. 05/17/2013 - Moved with 30,477 miles to Bentley St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO
10. 7/25/2013 Vehicle Services by Bentley St. Louis
- Clutch master cylinder replaced
- A/C condenser replaced
11. Moved to current dealer 4/2/2014

Of note is that it probably saw some rough dealer demo driving but that now it has a brand new clutch master cylinder as a result. The A/C condenser being replaced "happened" to some earlier cars so it doesn't indicate anything.

Other's can elaborate on this data better.
 

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Here's more information on the vehicle:

2010 Evora 2+2

Warranty Start Date: 06/30/10

Ardent Red
Oyster Leather

Premium Pack
Backup Camera
Delivery Charge
Premium Pack
Sports Ratio Gearbox
Sport Pack
Star Shield
Tech Pack
 

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I need help buying an evora too!

I could use some help buying an Evora as well.

But I was thinking along the lines of each LT member sending $25 to my PayPal account. Yes? No?
 

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That's what I figured. Guess I just needed someone to confirm.

So it looks good on paper, but I'm still hesitant without seeing it and test driving.

Anybody live close enough to check it out and test drive for me? I'd compensate accordingly of course.
Buy a R/T ticket, test drive it, fly back, make your final decision. What's your peace of mind worth, $200/300?
 

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I know some people up in Quincy. A Doctor that used to work in my office practices there now. I can see if she or her husband can check it out. They will not know much about the feel, but they can tell you about the cosmetics and running condition. I'm about 2 (maybe 3) hours away myself.
Send me the info and I will see what I can do for you
 

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I know some people up in Quincy. A Doctor that used to work in my office practices there now. I can see if she or her husband can check it out. They will not know much about the feel, but they can tell you about the cosmetics and running condition. I'm about 2 (maybe 3) hours away myself.
Send me the info and I will see what I can do for you
Sent email since I can't PM.
 

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Sent my friend up to take a test drive of the car. She said she will call me in the next couple of days and tell me the verdict.
special attention to wheels body and interior finishes.
Told her to drive it like it is meant to be driven making sure clutch feel is good.
Wish I could go up and flog it for you to give you a better feel for condition, but I will not be able to get up that way for a couple of weeks.
Since the car is at a Hyundai dealership I doubt if you will get much useful info from the dealer.
will report back as soon as I hear something.
 

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Sent my friend up to take a test drive of the car. She said she will call me in the next couple of days and tell me the verdict.
special attention to wheels body and interior finishes.
Told her to drive it like it is meant to be driven making sure clutch feel is good.
Wish I could go up and flog it for you to give you a better feel for condition, but I will not be able to get up that way for a couple of weeks.
Since the car is at a Hyundai dealership I doubt if you will get much useful info from the dealer.
will report back as soon as I hear something.
Thanks again for the help. It's nice to see the Lotus community is so welcoming and supportive. Can't wait to hear back!
 

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My friend checked out the car and liked it, sooooo.........
She bought it for herself -eek-
No just kidding :D:D:D:D
She liked the car but did notice some blemishes
some scratches on rims and a chip in the front splitter

She said it drove well but noticed a slight vibration around 80mph which smoothed out at 100mph (-eek- I know, right. she did give it a bit of a flogging)

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She thought the tires were a bit worn which would cause the vibration at speed.

In her defense she never drove my car (she drive a Scion) so not real points of comparison for her.

She said she had a blast and thanked me :D :UK:
 

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Hard to see, but that passenger airbag cover looks as bad as any I've seen.
 
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