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About lukevx

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    S1 K20 SC/CC

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  1. lukevx

    New Elise Owner - What don't I know?

    A motorsport built S2 with a VHPD engine offers a more ‘raw’ experience than the majority of S1s including my own - which is a bit naughty. That engine plays a huge part in the experience - probably the suspense of it detonating behind your back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. lukevx

    De cat or Not

    I ran one for a short period on an Exige S (same engine as yours but Sc’d) with an 8 inch 2bular. It had zero impact on performance, did smell abit and occasional threw an EML despite running 1 and then 2 physical lambda cheaters. It was comically loud though, with the 6 inch it would be mental... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. lukevx

    2019 Exige Purchase

    I guess its all changed now at the time the 350s had been out for around 9 months so there was very little to pick from second hand. Racepack V6S's at the time were around 45-46 and thats where i was looking. B&C Had one of the very first 350s come up SH at 52 but it sold pretty much immediately. Stratton then advertised an 'Ex-Demo' 350 at 54k and out of curiosity alone i enquired about it and it turns out it was unregistered & had 5 miles on the clock. I assume the demo tag was just a way to stop any issues with healthy advertised discounts on new cars... Did a bit more haggling and got the forged wheels i wanted (which took about 5 months to arrive so i ended up with both sets). Taking into account the mortgage savings / and selling the forged wheels - i lost about what it would cost me to lease a Dacia for a year when i sold it. I had it for 14 months and basically raped it for 6000 miles so in my eyes i got my moneys worth. Looking at the prices of new and SH now though there is no way id be as lucky again on the depreciation hit especially after lucking out on the wheels and the price increases. *edit* Infact looking at 350 prices now it would have cost me bugger all extra in depreciation to have kept it for another year. I guess the price hikes on new 350s/380s etc (and the increase in S2s) have actually held the prices quite firm.
  4. lukevx

    LitP 2019 help

    You borrow Russ's and ill take Rozzer's - be good to have both 190s there. @kieranexige wouldn't mind me taking his car for a gentle pootle in the peaks im sure!
  5. lukevx

    2019 Exige Purchase

    When i was looking to buy a V6S i test drove a 350. The box / shift on V6s in general really isn't a strong point but the linkage in the 350 does have a shorter throw (in each direction) and a little more tactile feel. Its still like stirring a pot of jam just so without doing it wearing an oven glove 😂 Was enough to swing me onto a 350 anyway. I bought mine on the 50:50. I had the money to buy outright but the discount they offered me for what they would save on a straight purchase was far less than i would have saved chucking the other half into my offset mortgage for the two years. Based on the saving they offered me on what it cost them the scheme must be subsidised by Lotus - if your after a new one and can utilise the ££ elsewhere then you could well be better off taking it than not.
  6. lukevx

    LitP 2019 help

    I cant commit to leading a group yet this year as ill probably be in a 7 this summer but plans change... ill confirm come spring.
  7. lukevx

    2019 Exige Purchase

    Footrest is a must too.... 😜
  8. Hi Luke, not sure I'm using this site properly so just wanted to ask whether you received my message? Cheers Chris

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