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Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:36 am
by kennyh
Picked it up yesterday and had a great drive home from Northwich. A big thanks to Tom and all the guys for the nice way they go about business.

Hope to now at last get to some Lotus meets after a few years without one. Have to say, driving through that heavy sleet shower was a pleasure, I'd have been crying my eyes out in the Caterham :P

Crap pic of it in the garage after the journey.

Cheers lads.

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Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:54 pm
by Nathan
That's a great choice, well done! The perfect track/weekend hoon car I'd say. Hope to see it soon in the flesh.. (Sunday at the Whipping Stocks?)

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:27 pm
by ImpactUK
Congrats, lovely car and sounds incredible

I've been looking at it every other day for the past few months on Pistonheads and was hoping to go down next month to finally have a test drive. Bugger!

Anyway, hope you enjoy it

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:02 pm
by Dave C
Very, very nice. Is that the one I saw at Oakmere at weekend??

Look forward to seeing you on a run or at a meet soon

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:24 pm
by kennyh
Many thanks lads, appreciated. Yes it was at Oakmere last weekend, it was on the ramp waiting for it's first service.

Weird isn't it, I tried to buy private for 3 months then went to a dealer and bought that day.

Never even went to see a CUP.........just saw it and that was that.

Again cheers for that.

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:53 pm
by oggy
That looks superb, great choice and :fantastic: colour. Meet this weekend if you fancy it.

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:33 pm
by kennyh
Thanks for that oggy, appreciated. Is the meeting you mention the whipping stocks one that Nathan posted above?

Cheers

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:35 pm
by RichEuropaS
Very nice, I've seen it at Oakermere

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:51 pm
by Paul
I'd choose that colour, looks great on the CUP.

Look forward to hearing how you get on with it.

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm
by oggy
kennyh wrote:Thanks for that oggy, appreciated. Is the meeting you mention the whipping stocks one that Nathan posted above?

Cheers

Yes that's the one, we usually go upto the cat an fiddle but it's temporary shut (hopefully) so we're muscling in on another lotus meet at the whipping stocks. Hope they don't mind to much :unsure:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:36 pm
by cdco2
That looks very bonny, can't wait to see it out n about

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:37 pm
by brooke bond
Lovely car, very nice & fab colour

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:47 pm
by whitergb
Nice one, good looking car saw it on the ramp at the weekend hope you enjoy it!

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:15 am
by Rob P
My that didn't take long Kenny, glad to see you found a nice car quickly and hope you have lots of fun with it
:driving:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:52 am
by S1OWO
Stunning looking Elise. Congrats!

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:33 am
by forge197
I didn't see you had posted here too :) Looks nice hear as it does on the "other" forum :)

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:30 am
by kennyh
Many thanks lads, I'd like very much to get to Sunday's meeting then if this weather bucks up a bit, hasn't stopped chucking it down since I brought the thing home

forge197 wrote:I didn't see you had posted here too :) Looks nice hear as it does on the "other" forum :)


Ha ha, yes one of the guys told me to join up here, I didn't know about it until recently.
Hopefully I'll get to know a few local owners and find out were the local meets are for a good few outings this year...SELOC is great but like the Caterham club everyone is darn sarf :Drink:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:56 am
by chrisdb
That looks :fantastic:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:39 pm
by ANWAG
Love the colour. Saw it at CNs last Sunday. See you at Oulton?
Andy :fantastic:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:48 pm
by sam355
Kenny!!

I've just read the post and have to say the car looks awesome!! I've just bought a Daytona blue Elise S from CN and literally a week prior was toying with buying a green Cup S from down south but the wife got in the way!! Thoroughly looking forward to seeing it.

Congrats and enjoy!

Sam

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:43 pm
by duncx
sam355 wrote:Kenny!!

I've just read the post and have to say the car looks awesome!! I've just bought a Daytona blue Elise S from CN and literally a week prior was toying with buying a green Cup S from down south but the wife got in the way!! Thoroughly looking forward to seeing it.

Congrats and enjoy!

Sam


Aha! So it's you who has bought that lovely blue Club Racer - I have checked out that car more than once and the colour really grew on me! I too have been sniffing around various Cups (Elise variant) but have hesitated to take the plunge when I've realised that for just a bit more I can have a V6 Exige. Made a couple of offers but the dealers just are NOT budging on price :(

Anyway, enjoy your new car :)

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:51 pm
by sam355
Haha, thanks Dunc, it's a joy but the only issue is that my old 1.6 club racer had a full sports decat 2bular exhaust so it sounded menacing to say the least! This is one sounds like a Prius in comparison so might have to do something about that soon.

I had the same thought re Cup, for a little more I could have been in a V6 Exige like you say, trouble is all the costs go up with Exige ownership.......I enjoy having the option of at least being able to get 30ish mpg. Not sure the Exige touches that in the real world...unless anyone can enlighten me??

So what are you driving now Dunc?

Sam

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:58 am
by duncx
Hey Sam,
I've had a 111R Sports Racer (red) for 6 years, ready for a change but ordinary Elises look a bit boring in comparison :(
I hear what you're saying about running costs for the V6, I started a thread on seloc asking for real world information on mpg etc. Sadly I didn't get many informative replies! I reckon if you are thrashing the thing it will be pretty thirsty but I'm happy to bumble along for most of the time so i guess it would probably be mid 20s. You should be able to get mid 30s out of yours easy - at road legal pace :D

Still thinking about a Cup Elise as well, I've had an early sniff of one that might be coming up soon so maybe I will end up playing safe :)

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:23 am
by ANWAG
I have the same engine in the Evora S. I bought it new last May and was getting 19.5 MPG urban without hammering it through the gears. Its now done 5300 miles and I get around 21.0 urban and 23 on longer runs. Its a big engine so you can expect big fuel costs. On track I was getting 9.5 MPG repeat 9.5 MPG. I use regular fuel. Have tried the other stuff but I can't detect any improvement in either performance of MPG. The Exige S is a lighter vehicle than mine and I know from experience it does go a bit quicker. There may be a slight improvement in MPG but don't hold your breath!
Andy - Is it a :D or a :jaw:

Re: Got the car. Over the moon with it.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:08 pm
by sam355
:driving: Dunc if you get a cup I need to see it !!

Andy I was told by a salesman...none Lotus specialist should i add, that the evora can get 40mpg. I was pretty shocked when I heard that.

Your reports seem far more real world. I will happily tell the wife that because she keeps meithering me for one but I love the elise/exige style and the idea of sub 20mpg hurts my feelings somewhat when pootling around town or even a long distance run. Who's the guy on here with the crazy looking Evora..I think his plate is 21cc or GG. Is that a custom kit or straight from factory?? It looks pretty evil!

Sam