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Lotus Evora Test Drive

I just received an invite in the mail to view/test-drive the new Lotus Evora from Criswell Chevy, did anyone else get one?

"Intruducing the all-new 2010 Lotus Evora, the world's only mid-engine 2+2 vehicle and the only car in the world capable of accelerating from 0-60 in under 5 seconds...".

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I received this about a week ago. I'm scheduling my test for 1/30. i'm sure i received this as a former criswell lotus customer/owner. are you also a current/former lotus owner? just wondering if they're sending these to only lotus owners or all criswell customers.
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I got one too. BST1 and I will probably be over there the 30th

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In pictures, the styling has a mini-458nish about it.

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the only car in the world capable of accelerating from 0-60 in under 5 seconds...".

False advertising or am I missing something? Anyone like to place a bet on that statement?
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I checked my invitation and here's the entire claim (which includes a mpg stipulation)...
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I received this about a week ago. I'm scheduling my test for 1/30. i'm sure i received this as a former criswell lotus customer/owner. are you also a current/former lotus owner? just wondering if they're sending these to only lotus owners or all criswell customers.
I've never owned a Lotus although I test drove an Esprit Turbo several years ago and it didn't feel quite right to me at the time, I test drove the new C6 at Criswell awhile back too.... I've RSVP'd for Friday night, Jan. 29, it should be interesting. Is anyone else planning on going Fri. night?
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It looks like the copied style from a Tesla?

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It looks like the copied style from a Tesla?
The Tesla was uniquely developed from the Lotus frame. It only shares 7% of its components with the Elise.

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I was just trying to be funny.

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I was just trying to be funny.
I was trying to be stupid. mission accomplished

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They had a test drive thing going on last summer for Tesla. I wanted to get down there but had something going on that day. I'd like to drive one just for fun one day.

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test drive

Anyone drive the Lotus? Didn't go due to snow storm. Didn't want to go and NOT drive!

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I stopped by there after work and checked out the new Lotus Evora, so here goes, (which was good because it snowed a lot the next day and the wussy's cancelled everything):

Styling
It is a pretty car, even though its' billed as a 2+2, the only way 2 people could possibly sit back there is if Mini-Me was driving and Gary Coleman was in the passenger seat. The engine is visible through glass but oddly its covered with a plastic cover, (I guess they don't want to make it too obvious that a Camry V6 lives under there). The interior is nicely finished but you get the feeling that everything is miniature and a little claustrophobic.

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It handled very well and I was allowed to push it as much as I'd like and I did - it seemed very peppy, the pedals were nicely spaced apart, the brake pedal is very sensitive. There was a lot of road noise as if there was little or no insulation in the a car. The engine note was very disappointing although he said a performance exhaust would become available....

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After getting out of the car I asked the salesman; what's the sticker and I was staggered to get the reply $85 large plus shipping, tax etc., (I would have guessed 40-50K), spending this kind of money for a sports car I fully expect the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up - sadly not the case here..., I was not feeling it although I'm sure many Lotus diehards will love it.
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Good review! They are smoking some good shit though asking $85K for it. I see it being $40-50K a year from now on the used car market.

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yeah, you gotta wonder who their market is. that's a weird price point.



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...the only way 2 people could possibly sit back there is if Mini-Me was driving and Gary Coleman was in the passenger seat.

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Good review! They are smoking some good shit though asking $85K for it. I see it being $40-50K a year from now on the used car market.
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yeah, you gotta wonder who their market is. that's a weird price point.

Strange price point and way too high. I'd rather buy a vintage 355

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Let me preface this by saying that we have always worshipped Lotus and Colin Chapman in our household. We also restored Lotus Europa twin-cams back in the day.

Ok, 85k???????? why would they doom themselves like this?? It's beyond comprehension. If it were me, I'd go for THIS for a lot less than an Evora. And the price difference pays for several years of service.
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