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Another new arrival - Seneca for Christmas

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Today was a very good day.

I picked up the car from lotus Sussex just after it finished raining and have already put 100 miles on it driving round avoiding the flooded roads.

The car feels great. I’ve got the tour suspension but it felt surprisingly similar to the sport I test drove - I’m sure they are tour however I’m going to have a good look at the springs and dampers tomorrow just to be sure. Still felt firm but nice and composed and “sporty”.

The paint looks great to me, I’m fussy although I’m far from being a paint pro.

The doors seals were almost completely wrinkle free - so happy with those.

The gear-knob was smooth a perfectly machined.

Car sounds great as well. I mostly kept it in sport and it felt like a good balance between noise and being obnoxious!

Played with the stereo settings and found a good balance. Sound was ok for my simple tastes and more than loud / punchy enough. I turned it off after a bit to enjoy the mechanical sounds coming from behind my head.

Gear shift was perfect - lovely and precise. Didn’t miss a single shift all afternoon.

Seats were good, perhaps a little hard to begin with but there’s a decent amount of adjustment so I’m sure I’ll find the right setup.

The brakes did feel grabbier than in the test drive but I very soon got used to them.

I’d like the throttle response to be a little quicker but I believe that can be tweaked with an aftermarket part?

Everything so far has worked as expected with the only possible glitch being the auto wiper settings being a little sensitive.

It feels fantastic to be finally driving around in a Lotus… something I’ve wanted to say for years! Even when I was stuck in town in traffic I didn’t at any point feel like a dick!

So far, I love love love it… and I’ve come from a 991.2 GT3 😘

I hope the love affair continues.

(My daughter wanted to be in the pic after accompanying me on my maiden voyage)
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Today was a very good day.

I picked up the car from lotus Sussex just after it finished raining and have already put 100 miles on it driving round avoiding the flooded roads.

The car feels great. I’ve got the tour suspension but it felt surprisingly similar to the sport I test drove - I’m sure they are tour however I’m going to have a good look at the springs and dampers tomorrow just to be sure. Still felt firm but nice and composed and “sporty”.

The paint looks great to me, I’m fussy although I’m far from being a paint pro.

The doors seals were almost completely wrinkle free - so happy with those.

The gear-knob was smooth a perfectly machined.

Car sounds great as well. I mostly kept it in sport and it felt like a good balance between noise and being obnoxious!

Played with the stereo settings and found a good balance. Sound was ok for my simple tastes and more than loud / punchy enough. I turned it off after a bit to enjoy the mechanical sounds coming from behind my head.

Gear shift was perfect - lovely and precise. Didn’t miss a single shift all afternoon.

Seats were good, perhaps a little hard to begin with but there’s a decent amount of adjustment so I’m sure I’ll find the right setup.

The brakes did feel grabbier than in the test drive but I very soon got used to them.

I’d like the throttle response to be a little quicker but I believe that can be tweaked with an aftermarket part?

Everything so far has worked as expected with the only possible glitch being the auto wiper settings being a little sensitive.

It feels fantastic to be finally driving around in a Lotus… something I’ve wanted to say for years! Even when I was stuck in town in traffic I didn’t at any point feel like a dick!

So far, I love love love it… and I’ve come from a 991.2 GT3 😘

I hope the love affair continues.

(My daughter wanted to be in the pic after accompanying me on my maiden voyage)
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Awesome!! So excited for you. Can't wait to have my Seneca Emira in my own garage.
 

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Awesome! What color wheels? If silver, would you mind grabbing a side view pic?
 

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Congratulations and thanks for the first day summary! Merry Christmas indeed!
 

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Very jealous from across the pond. Great you were able to share experience with daughter. Looks awesome!🤤
 
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Pic 1. Gear knob.

Pic 2. Condensation pattern on the bonnet in the damp.

Pic 3. My dream garage.
 
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Congratulations!! More pictures please 😁
 

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Congrats !! Happy Motoring & Merry Christmas
 

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Wonderful to see, and I loved that your daughter wanted to be in the picture! Merry Christmas to you and all yours!
 
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