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About StokieAfro

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    111R Sports Racer

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  1. Dilema

    So I've been to Carlisle today and driven the V6. They scored a bit of a home goal from the outset as the car had a flat battery, they knew I was coming and I would have expected they have ensured the car had sufficient charge. As a result, none of the gauges worked for the duration of the test drive. Low charge mode apparently, both needles just bounced back and forth. I don't know if this is BS or whether the car has a genuine problem hopefully you guys can help me out with this. First impression following the drive... I didn't boot the car too hard and yes the torque delivery impressed but didn't blow me away. Yes the car was more refined than my old girl but that's not what I'm necessarily looking for in a Lotus, It's clear Lotus have tried to refine the car but it's not quite there it's neither refined nor raw its struggling for an identity in my view. The burnt orange is nice but on a dull day doesn't wow you either. I'd say its different as opposed to special. It certainty doesn't warrant the premium they're asking for the car. I need to see and get a feel for more cars. All sounds a little bit negative but that's not the case it's still a bloody nice machine and a contender at the right price. Q? For you V6 coupe owners do you drive them with the roof out also.
  2. Dilema

    Looks well I quite like the red detail rims.
  3. Dilema

    Top info thank you, may I ask why you didn't take the plunge?
  4. Dilema

    Yes it's the car a David Hayton with 1500miles. I've had my eye on it for a couple of months and made an initial enquiry. For me buying a Lotus is an emotive purchase not a rational one and I have been trying to rationalise it for the last couple of months. Buying the SR was easy I knew what I wanted and searched for 12months or more to find the right car. I still love it every time I take her out she makes me smile. Six years on (seems like the magic numnber) I just find myself wanting and the Exige is beautiful. The colours right for me, imo you don't buy a car like this to blend in. Think I'll give then a call in the morning with a view to test driving next weekend.
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  6. Dilema

    No cash has changed hands.. My SR has a special place in my heart as she's my first affair with Lotus
  7. Dilema

    Do I give up on my beloved Sports Racer for this; I'm in turmoil aarrghhh?
  8. Repairs in Derby

    So where did you go after all?
  9. Paint Cracks

    Evening Gents, Apologies for not getting back, I've not been online for a couple of days. @Jonathan E CN certainly invoiced for a new clam. @Duncx Thanks for making the effort it's a pity I missed this, i would have appreciated a knowledgeable opinion.
  10. Paint Cracks

    The front clam was replaced "For new" and painted at Christopee Neils18 months ago or so, worth my while paying them a visit do you think?
  11. Paint Cracks

  12. Detailer

    Barry at Auto detox in Rugley worked wonders on my Elise. I'll be heading back with my winter daily this year.p
  13. Paint Cracks

    Thanks I'll drop Steve a line. I've been trying to find out a bit more on the topic, the closest I 've found is spider cracks or stress cracks in the gel coat of the fibre glass sometimes found on older boats. Proper gutted.
  14. Paint Cracks

    Embarked on my weekly cleaning routine this morning and found this arrrggghhh... Would anybody know what causes this kind of phenomena, is it a paint defect or has my car taken an impact which I have been oblivious to? I wouldn't mind but I had the whole front end resprayed a couple of years ago
  15. http://selectcar.me/top-10-expensive-police-cars-world.html/2 Anybody ever seen one of these on the Road?