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Hi there,

I recently rented a base IPS Evora and absolutely fell in love with the car. I'm currently in the market for a weekend car and the Evora totally fits the bill for me.

My budget is really closer to the $40K mark at the moment which likely means I would be looking at base model Evoras.

I have (3) big questions on my end.

I honestly feel like the power range of the Evora S is really the jump to make the base Evora a bit more exciting (not that it isn't already awesome to begin with). Is supercharging the base Evora remotely feasible for around $8-$10K? It's not something I would do immediately in ownership, but something I would like the potential to do down the road.

Likewise, I really love the exhaust sound of the Evora 400. Is it possible to have the base Evora sound somewhat similar with an aftermarket system? Not expecting apples to apples, just something a bit more on the aggressive said than the base Evora (which isn't bad by any means).

When I do purchase an Evora I plan on it being my "fun" car for a fairly long time (like 10ish years at least). I had an old C5 Corvette at one point in my life that had lots of electrical gremlins, but the nice thing is that parts were always available and it was fairly easy to service. I've read some horror stories of certain parts not being available for the 400's and I assume they are on the harder side to work on. So I was just curious what serviceability was like with these. The good news is that as a weekend car small things probably wouldn't bug me as much as they would on a daily driver. With a used car I'm always worried about it turning into a money pit once I start discovering its problems.

Of course I could very well just hold off until I can afford a 400 or an Evora S but the $60K-$80K range that those models are fetching at the moment is just too high for me.

Appreciate all thoughts and feedback!
 

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Do not mess with upgrading the car, the S has more than just the Supercharger... hold out and save your money up. With all that's going on, the used car market will take a dive soon enough.
 
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These cars are not hard to work on if you have lots of tools, a lift and some experience. But a lot of disassembly is required so everything takes a long time. I sounds like you really want a 400 which should be attainable at or close to your price point if you keep looking. Wire Wheel sports cars have sold a few rebuilt 400s so that might be another way to get closer to your budget.
 

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Ss are now not much above your budget, so supercharging a base one will cost a lot more than buying an S. The extra power of the S is nice but for most back road driving the base model has plenty of power. The extra umph of the S is really only off the line. The S has other enhancements so it would be worth saving another $10k and get a nice S. And there’s always that bit where in a few years you may regret not having “the better one”.

As for the sound, add a plack and it will get close sound wise to a 400. The only issue is you can’t turn it off so it can be annoying on long journeys. Not much of an issue if it’s purely a weekend car but if you want to use it more that may be an issue.
 

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Do not mess with upgrading the car, the S has more than just the Supercharger... hold out and save your money up. With all that's going on, the used car market will take a dive soon enough.
Thank you, that is what my gut was telling me but I was curious since I've been seeing base Evoras on the cheaper end.
 

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These cars are not hard to work on if you have lots of tools, a lift and some experience. But a lot of disassembly is required so everything takes a long time. I sounds like you really want a 400 which should be attainable at or close to your price point if you keep looking. Wire Wheel sports cars have sold a few rebuilt 400s so that might be another way to get closer to your budget.
Thank you for the feedback. In addition to Wire Wheel and the classifieds here, any other places that I should be browsing for Evoras? I've been checking eBay and Cargurus frequently as well but the listings never quite seem as good on those two sites.
 

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Ss are now not much above your budget, so supercharging a base one will cost a lot more than buying an S. The extra power of the S is nice but for most back road driving the base model has plenty of power. The extra umph of the S is really only off the line. The S has other enhancements so it would be worth saving another $10k and get a nice S. And there’s always that bit where in a few years you may regret not having “the better one”.

As for the sound, add a plack and it will get close sound wise to a 400. The only issue is you can’t turn it off so it can be annoying on long journeys. Not much of an issue if it’s purely a weekend car but if you want to use it more that may be an issue.
Thank you! Really appreciate your insights. The nice thing with a weekend car is I think a lot small things that would typically drive me crazy on a daily will likely be much easier to gloss over.
 

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I would do as others suggested, save up a bit longer and get the car you really want.

$40k for a base evora then $10k for A supercharger... bring it really close to just getting a 400, I saw a 400 last week for sale for $62k asking price. i Have been saving up for a while so I can afford one....

when I look for evora’s for sale (which seems to be a daily occurrence) I visit

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Thank you for the feedback. In addition to Wire Wheel and the classifieds here, any other places that I should be browsing for Evoras? I've been checking eBay and Cargurus frequently as well but the listings never quite seem as good on those two sites.
If I was currently in the market, I would be watching classifieds here. There is a chance that a LT seller may also be a long time member, which may give you a more accurate history of the car.
 

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Thank you! Really appreciate your insights. The nice thing with a weekend car is I think a lot small things that would typically drive me crazy on a daily will likely be much easier to gloss over.

This is very true, although saying that I did sell my Elise 18 months ago as the little things started to annoy me. Then again after 11 years maybe it was time.... The Evora is much better than an Elise as a car and better than the 987 Boxster I just picked up to scratch the convertible itch.

There are always a few on Hemmings for sale also, but as mentioned here is a good place as the cars generally will have better histories. Putting up a good (ie realistic price) wanted ad on here might not hurt also as you may get some interest from people who are on the fence about selling (like me - I really want a 400 or GT).
 

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I would do as others suggested, save up a bit longer and get the car you really want.

$40k for a base evora then $10k for A supercharger... bring it really close to just getting a 400, I saw a 400 last week for sale for $62k asking price. i Have been saving up for a while so I can afford one....

when I look for evora’s for sale (which seems to be a daily occurrence) I visit

cars.com
autotrader
oodle
dupontregistry
I would add Autotempest.com to this list. It will allow you to do a nationwide search on Craigslist.
Good luck with the search! Be patient as it might take some time but wait for the car that truly speaks to you. I almost pulled the trigger a couple of times but was glad I waited for the right one.
 

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With a simple intake and exhaust, you can get an NA car in the 300HP zone. Having had both, on the street, the difference is negligible. At the track, it makes a bit more difference. You see a sweet deal, buy it! Handling wise, they are 99% the same. I believe it only has ~17000 miles!!
 

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Not sure of your location, but my 2010 is at Ridgefield BMW in CT. Asking 40990. I bet in this economy you can walk away with it for 33-35K. It has Larini exhaust and Radium CAI so it is close to that 300HP. It was a launch edition fully loaded car in Persian Blue FYI.
 
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Sad to say but you would have to think that with the present economy if you have the funds available and are willing to walk away if the seller doesn't bite there are going to be some very good deals on these kinds of cars in the next few months.
 

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YUP!
 

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I have a 2014 Evora NA Laser Blue with Suede-Tex interior. I installed a BOE CAI, Decat pipe, and Larini exhaust. I notice a big difference in throttle response. Haven't done the ECU time and not sure if I will. I upgraded the fluid to my IPS and noticed an improvement in shifting. Yes, a "S" has more power but when am I ever at full throttle.
 

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Watch out for CHIPS! Guess you folks are going a bit stir crazy on the highways!!
 

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I have an NA with BOE CAI and headers. Stock exhaust atm and not done the Fastworks remap just yet. Almost S territory for less $. A much better drive now even without the ECU change.
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