Im in the dallas area with my evora. We have two local shops here and one in Austin that are licensed lotus repair amd sales shops..never had this issue. I have a 2013 thoughCheers cheers cheers lads,
Creating this thread to document an (apparently common) shift/clutch/gear issue that the earlier models have. Opinions welcome.
-Bought Evora in TX yesterday, my cunning plan to drive back to orange county w/out paying transportation costs.
-Drove 750 miles straight (temps ranged from 85 to 65). Whoops.
-Drove into first gas station, car wouldn't physically shift into gear. Oh so naively attributed this to a fluke - willed it out of my consciousness.
-Drove into second gas station, had to coast car into parking spot. Stubborn knob wouldn't shift into any gear, it seemed decidedly comfortable remaining in neutral.
-Parked, I was unable to shift through gears. But when I turned the car off (with clutch engaged) occasionally able to shift through gears.
-Under the pale midnight moon, while sobbing quietly alone in my car in the middle of no where, I fruitlessly tried to shift through gears, engine and wrench lights eventually both turned on, to my delight.
-This morning clutch pedal is completely engaged (maybe a few inches of leeway).
-Getting it shipped back to A1 in California to diagnose.
Been sleuthing through threads and it seems all too typical this will need a $9k+ clutch replacement my dear Watson. Thought I was being cute buying a sports car with Toyota parts.
Car has 30k miles (2011). Thank god for Bitcoin but I'm not completely decided I'll keep the car so if people want to shoot me offers I'm all ears.
Will continue to document...