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softsand
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Post by softsand » Sat May 21, 2022 8:12 am

I must say that the Gen 3 4 cylinder felt a lot better from low revs than the earlier models. The Gen 2 I drove was only tolerable in Sport. The improvement with the new one was enough to sway me to order one…

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Post by PaulR » Sat May 21, 2022 7:58 pm

andreas wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 8:12 pm
I can't understand why anyone would pay mid-range car money for a Lotus.
I drove a Lotus Elise for eight years. I wondered why anyone would pay similar money for an Audi TT!
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Post by andreas » Sat May 21, 2022 7:59 pm

PaulR wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 7:58 pm

I drove a Lotus Elise for eight years. I wondered why anyone would pay similar money for an Audi TT!
Because his wife wanted one! How simple is that?
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Post by Tracky » Sun May 22, 2022 5:32 am

as7920 wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 8:44 pm
bennachie wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 7:19 pm
Many, many years ago; almost in a different universe BMW introduced the 3 series Coupe (as it was known in 1989) Money was tight, inflation high (sounds familiar) and we (Mr and Mrs) decided to get a BM. A proper car. All sorts of people pointed to the 318 etc etc.
IF i am going to buy a BMW it has to have 6 cylinders - so a 320 (6 pot then).
Fast forward to first Porsche...... Cayman S, followed by another Cayman S then WTF! the 'new' (718) Cayman is two cylinders short of a proper car.
What is all this about?
If you are going to buy a Porker, (or a BM) get a real one. One with the appropriate number of cylinders. Six (or more).


Nothing wrong with 4 cylinder motors (or three) I have owned a lot and enjoyed virtually all of them. However, there are certain marques of vehicle which MUST have multi-cylinder (more than 4) motors. Would you really consider an Audi UR Quattro with a 4 pot?

Here endeth the first lesson...........................
What’s your thoughts on Lotus?

I went for the AMG i4 DCT version of the Emira instead of the V6. Been told it arrives in December.
I heard an A45 pull away at speed the other day - the sound was not endearing !

When the V6 was put in the exige it became a proper grown up mini super car - I had a 4 cylinder before so am qualified to say that
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Post by Tracky » Sun May 22, 2022 5:34 am

bennachie wrote:
Fri May 20, 2022 7:57 pm
LOTS OF TROUBLE USUALLY SERIOUS.

Original Elan with BDA fantastic. Europa amazing despite a renault engine. Esprit? Needed the V8 BUT you could have any of them as Lotus did not/ has not a history/legacy of multi cylinder motors. The later Loti with 6 cylinder toyota engines were not a defining development.....
I’ve had a lotus in one shape or another for 16 years - been more reliable than my 992…
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Post by softsand » Fri May 27, 2022 3:42 pm

Not the conclusion expected but there you go…

https://blog.dupontregistry.com/reviews ... &fs=e&s=cl

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Post by Jon A » Fri May 27, 2022 4:07 pm

You don’t need validation to buy a T, it’s a good car full stop.
Having said that let’s get some perspective on “handling”, all these cars are two ton SUV’s and my wife’s M240i would lap a Macan GTS on a twisty circuit with her driving it!!
I do very occasionally push mine around some twisties for fun but it’s not something you can do often or safely on todays roads - most of the time I enjoy the extra turn of pace I can get when overtaking or accelerating up a slip road and I enjoy the sound it makes too.
The base engines won’t be quite so dramatic in this regard but still a brisk car if not a fast one, and of course it will always look good and be beautifully built.
Enjoy your Macan (whatever flavour) they are all great cars. 😊
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Post by softsand » Tue May 31, 2022 8:30 am

It’s getting closer. The 356 arrived today…

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Post by Tracky » Tue May 31, 2022 8:43 am

That’s cool

Will probably be better built too! 😂
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Post by as7920 » Tue May 31, 2022 8:43 am

softsand wrote:
Tue May 31, 2022 8:30 am
It’s getting closer. The 356 arrived today…CFED133D-F4BE-4160-843B-A47726593844.jpeg
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Very nice. As a Lego fan, I'm envious! Do all Australian orders get that?

Due to collect mine Saturday but I'm not very hopeful.
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