Hi ya all,
I am new to the Lotus world but not to cars. I fell in love with the Lotus look and 1st started looking for an Elise...but the Elise was a bit too stripped down for me & I think the Evora is a smokin hot looking set of wheels...& it better fits my old tired worn out frame.
I live in Mass and figured it was a good time to buy the hot looking Evora...winter & all .
I am looking at four right now.
This is a new 2011 chrome(burnt?) orange NA vehicle at a dealership within an hr from me. It is a base model as noted below...it has the life style paint, Premium pkg, sport pkg, star shield, sport shift plus the following listed below...I'll list all the vehicle ptions as I am not sure if there is anything special in this list that affects the price.
Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM Stereo Radio,Anti-Lock Braking System,Carpeting,CD Player,Clock,Console,Driver Side Air Bag,Driver Side Remote Mirror,Dual Sport Mirrors,Fog Lights,Front Bucket Seats,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Upholstery,Maintenance Free Battery,Map Lights,Passengers Front Airbag,Power Brakes,Power Door Locks,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rear Defroster,Rear Spoiler,Reclining Seats,Remote Fuel Door,Security System,Side Air Bags,Tachometer,Tilt Steering Wheel,Tinted Glass,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Trip Odometer,18' front wheels,19' rear wheels,Aerodynamic rear diffuser,Aerodynamic rear spoiler,Bi-xenon headlights w/headlight washing system,Chrome-colored door handles,Front air dam,Intermittent windshield wiper,LED taillights,Lotus Evora chrome ornamentation,Sculpted roof,Side scoops,Solar glass windows,12V pwr outlets -inc: (1) interior, (1) trunk-mounted,Air conditioning,Door storage bins,Dual front seat adjustment -inc: recline, tilt, slide,Illuminated knobs & switches w/aluminum trim,Instrumentation -inc: high definition LCD message panel, customizable display options, progressive shift lights, tachometer (Lotus command center),Integrated cup holders,Leather-trimmed shift knob & handbrake sleeve,Magnesium flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel,Pwr windows,Rear black cloth-trimmed seating area,Rear window defroster,Remote release glovebox,Tilt & telescoping steering column,Trip computer,3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i mid-mounted transverse V6 engine,4-wheel vented disc brakes,AP racing 4-piston calipers,Bonded modular lightweight aluminum & steel chassis,Dual polished exhaust,Forged aluminum double wishbone suspension w/integral joint,Front & rear Bilstein gas shock absorbers,Front & rear Eibach coaxial coil springs,Front & rear stabilizer bars,Hydraulic-assist pwr steering,Rear wheel drive,Safety-sheltered stainless steel fuel tank,Bosch 4-wheel servo anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: hydraulic brake assist, electronic brake distribution,Daytime running lights,Deforming impact-absorbing front & rear subframes,Dual stage driver & front passenger air bags,Front & rear seat belt harness anti-roll bars,Front outboard 3-point seat belts,Insulated double glazed rear window filled w/Argon gas,Rear central high-mount stop light,Side impact safety structure
I believe he was asking $62,900 or $63,900 (it is hell getting old...can't remember crap). I test drove it a week ago just before we got slammed with 10" snow...preliminary talks lead to his offering the car to me for $60,000...without any real negotiations. He has another 2011 Evora that is a sister car to the orange one...silver over Paparika. Asking about the same price. He also has a three 2013's. He is a Lotus dealership.
This one is the same spec vehicle...chrome orange NA base model. It is in SC and was the local Lotus dealership's demo car (I don't think he is a full service Lotus dealership...sells out of a Range Rover dealership all by himself...has space in the dealeership???
He sold the car after he was through with it & bought it back on a trade-in...it has a ugly Gulf blue stripe down the middle and 5k miles on it. He did add a Pioneer Nav system, back up camera and it has the upgraded alloy wheels. I don't care about the wheels or the stripe...he has another white over Papareka 2011 Evora with stock wheels that he will exchange & also will remove the blue stripe.
He says he needs to get $56K. I haven't seen this car...just photos.
is the 2011 Evora on eBay with the Lemon & Manufacturer Buyback title at Motorcars of Georgia...at a price of $46,500 ( eBay item number:
131071300778). Any thoughts on going down this route??
Is the Lotus mfg warranty still valid with this type title??
THE RED 2012 EVORA ON EBAY that is in Texas....2012 Lotus Evora REARVIEW CAM. At $59,800 seems like a real good deal....why hasn't this sold???
It's not my favorite color combo but it is a nice looking vehicle & I do like the red piping and stitching on the interior and for the price...it bears consideration.
Is the 2012 that much better than the 2011???
I sure would appreciate any feedback and recommendations on the above 3 options...especially with the knowledge base of people on LotusTalk.
It is winter here in New England & I suspect not too many people will be looking to buy a Lotus just to have it sit until spring...
Thanks in advance,,,
FOLLOW UP ........12/20/2012
Thanks for all the quick responses & support...sorry for the delay getting back to all...I've been sick with this bloody flue from hell for almost 2 wks....but it hasn't dampened my spirits to find an Evora.