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Up until recently I had been shopping for a 987.2 cayman S until I realized you could get a used Evora in the same price range (think mid to high 40's).

I thought about and considered I might be able to save up and get a used Evora S, but looking at it for a same model year car it looks like the S models are on average about $20k more than their N/A counterparts.

I don't think I've ever seen a used Evora S for less than $60k. Is this the norm? Can you not find a decent Evora S in the $50k range? Why not?
 

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Up until recently I had been shopping for a 987.2 cayman S until I realized you could get a used Evora in the same price range (think mid to high 40's).

I thought about and considered I might be able to save up and get a used Evora S, but looking at it for a same model year car it looks like the S models are on average about $20k more than their N/A counterparts.

I don't think I've ever seen a used Evora S for less than $60k. Is this the norm? Can you not find a decent Evora S in the $50k range? Why not?
Really its because people dont want to go through the effort to add the supercharger to an NA car. It can be done and it wouldnt cost $20k to do either. The NA car does need the extra power but its completely worth going for the evora over the porsche if cup holders arent a priority rotfl the additional upgrades to the S are bushings and slightly changed spring rates but both these things are pretty easily upgraded on a NA car as well. The biggest thing is to make sure your shift cable assembly is upgraded to the 2012+ prior to taking ownership
 

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Up until recently I had been shopping for a 987.2 cayman S until I realized you could get a used Evora in the same price range (think mid to high 40's).

I thought about and considered I might be able to save up and get a used Evora S, but looking at it for a same model year car it looks like the S models are on average about $20k more than their N/A counterparts.

I don't think I've ever seen a used Evora S for less than $60k. Is this the norm? Can you not find a decent Evora S in the $50k range? Why not?
Most of the cars you see in the mid 40's are 2010s I'd bet. There aren't any 2010 S's - starts with 2011. I have seen a 2011 S in the high 50's, which to me sounds about right....
 

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What's the price difference between a new NA and new S? Around $15-20K on the sticker for the same year models, depending on options.
 

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I think its supply and demands. There are many more NAs than S on the market. There is no S in 2010 and a lot of Evora owners upgrade to the S. Most S comes fully loaded. Also, buyers prefer the newer years than the 2010.
 

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Up until recently I had been shopping for a 987.2 cayman S until I realized you could get a used Evora in the same price range (think mid to high 40's).

I thought about and considered I might be able to save up and get a used Evora S, but looking at it for a same model year car it looks like the S models are on average about $20k more than their N/A counterparts.

I don't think I've ever seen a used Evora S for less than $60k. Is this the norm? Can you not find a decent Evora S in the $50k range? Why not?
In addition to what other folks have said above, I think rarity has something to do with it as well. Through the '13 model year, only 249 out of 935 Evoras shipped to date to the US market were supercharged (S or GP edition). Out of those 249, only 173 were manual. I would incorporate the 2014 data, but I have not seen anybody report their Certificate of Provenance info for 2014s, so I don't think anybody other than Lotus knows how many more were shipped in 2014 to date.

Also, there is a premium for '12+ Evoras, as there were numerous updates incorporated into the build process (updated shift cables, revised interior/materials, revised door latches, etc), some of which ironed out some of the issues the early adopter owners had to deal with.
 

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RARITY! THAT'S ALL. +THEY COST 10-20+K MORE TO START.
 

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and finally, don't confuse asking prices with selling prices. we've all watched mis-priced cars have multiple price drops. The people here naturally tend to be enthusiastic , but in the real world, it's not uncommon to find prior year models still on dealer lots. There is no shortage of Elises, Exiges or Evoras (read the thread on production), except when the buyer says I only want a 2012 manual in unicorn yellow with gloss green wheels , in Minnesota.
 

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Some of us lucky folk got their loaded 2011"S"'s (Suedetex, diamond wheels etc) for 59980.....:crazyeyes. They're out there, look at each dealership, play hardball and plan on ~$1500-1800 to ship it.
 

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Isn't this the norm? Shop a base Carrera and Carrera S. Similar, maybe even wider differential.
 

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Why does the escort with large breasts cost more than the one with small breasts?:scratchhead:
 

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Thanks for all the input everyone. Yesterday I drove an early N/A 2010. Drove great, but I was frightened at first by the drive train growl in first and second gear. After reading it sounds like that is a fairly common problem and not something to worry about. I wasn't disappointed by the power it felt very 'adequate'.

The next big question is, if looking at an N/A should I hold out for a 2011+ to avoid launch year teething issues?

I was satisfied by the test drive to feel like the Evora would give me what I would want. I am pretty handy, I've done an entire transmission replacement on my subaru by myself, so I'm fine with a car that needs some tinkering. The looks are so much better on the lotus.
 

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This^^^ Really more like 15 to 20k more so yes on a used one you will pay a good chunk more. NAs are still a good deal.

I had a 978.2 S and went to an NA Evora. The Porsches are better built but I still like the Evora better.
Have you seen much difference in reliability? This won't be my only car, but I would like to drive it more often than not.
 

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Have you seen much difference in reliability? This won't be my only car, but I would like to drive it more often than not.
most of the people I have seen that have had issues being "stranded" had the automatic IPS cars which seem to have the occasional software issue. Other than that there are very few mechanical issues to worry about with the evora drivetrain just small issues that can be worked out in warranty work that are mostly cosmetic.
 

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Teething issues should be sorted out by know so for you get whatever you can at your best price. They are 99+% the same.
 

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Glad to see at least one other person has a sense of humor. :clap:
 

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Teething issues should be sorted out by know so for you get whatever you can at your best price. They are 99+% the same.

What are 99% the same? Evoras from different years?

If that's what you meant, I have to disagree. The 2012+ models are significantly different.
 

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I think he means the issues would have been sorted out by now as in, if you bought a used 2010, the previous owner would have sorted out the issue under warranty.
 
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