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I'm guessing those earlier estimates were based on what they were being told by their suppliers, which unfortunately didn't happen, so their promises didn't happen. They need to stop doing that. Wait until you actually have all the parts, THEN issue a statement when a car will be built and delivered. No more promises based on promises you were given.
 

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Also got mine so feel like mins slipped further as production now not until October so if this means I’m getting in November think I’ll kick it back as it’s just going to be sat in garage all winter - so disappointing May as well get a base model ???
Was thinking the same,they can kiss my arse for it being locked in for production
 

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11th July 2021 Deposit and now a November build slot. Same spec as launch car with manual, sports, Cup 2's
 

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I think this e-mail was fairly definitive on your build month. If they gave a specific month written confirmation, 95% chance it should not slip further. However, for anyone that got a vague "2023" build. Well.... that is a different story. Production planning is planned for at least 6 months into the future. They should have a very clear understanding of what suppliers can supply and when. Meaning they should know and have a clear production plan going into Feb 2023. If early depositors are saying you car will be produced in 2023 sometime, I can only assume they moving those production slots to other places ( N/A or China or Australia?)
Agreed they have waited for a reason.
If these dates slipped then it would be brand suicide
 

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I think a lot of people will be reflecting on things based on this news and possible concerns this may not be the last of the delays, despite what Lotus are saying in this email about their level of confidence. Seems a similar level of confidence to when senior Lotus people looked me in the eye at Goodwood and said they had a high level of confidence I'd get my car in September or possibly late August.

I'm wondering whether I'll really get the use of my Emira in November and over the winter, so maybe defer until the Spring and run the Evora as my weekend fun car on nice days.

Part of the excitement was getting one of the very early cars and it now looks like I'm pushed into Month 2. Still early but not what I'd hoped for when I demonstrated my faith and loyalty by putting a deposit down before the car even had a name.

I'd recommend everyone do what I'm doing, which is to think about what to do but not act in haste.
I'm thinking just this , Tom, the excitement which was once there has now almost gone,I'm seriously considering delaying myself now and having something else in between, they can work to my terms for once
 

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Was thinking the same,they can kiss my arse for it being locked in for production
Yes ‘firmly’ irked me. Even when they get round to communicating the words are a bit off. I still love the car but this is more corporate tosh IMO.

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Could be that no one sees a car much before Christmas

But if they are tweaking the car and improving things, then it may be a blessing. It’s just a crappy time of the year to take possession of a sports car
 

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Could be that no one sees a car much before Christmas

But if they are tweaking the car and improving things, then it may be a blessing. It’s just a crappy time of the year to take possession of a sports
I agree, but at least it’s tucked up in the garage ready for Spring or the odd blast on a crisp dry winters day 😃
 

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I've looked on autotrader for the past hour,nothing for the proce range tickles my fancy,Lotus have got us by the balls....

Boxster spyder is the only possible option,with a pushback my end to the emira delivery. The only thing I can see keeping it's value in the interim...
 

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I've looked on autotrader for the past hour,nothing for the proce range tickles my fancy,Lotus have got us by the balls....

Boxster spyder is the only possible option,with a pushback my end to the emira delivery. The only thing I can see keeping it's value in the interim...
I think there is loads for the money! But depends what you want. 911s, AMG GT, Aston, McLaren, Maserati, other Lotus.....
 

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I now have a vague "produced in 2023" whereas the last email stated October delivery. My initial deposit was on 15th July 2021. I've been pretty relaxed until now but to say I'm not impressed by this update would be an understatement.
Same as you 14/7/21 although I elected for a deferred build to spring 23. Last email said oct 22.
 

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If people can still change spec for November builds or even have recently changed spec on cars with a September build then great for them but for those with an October build who were unexpectedly locked into a provisional spec at 2nd deposit time (now 12 months before build month) and then told they could not change it without incurring a significant delay it doesn’t come across
I've looked on autotrader for the past hour,nothing for the proce range tickles my fancy,Lotus have got us by the balls....

Boxster spyder is the only possible option,with a pushback my end to the emira delivery. The only thing I can see keeping it's value in the interim...
That’s the problem nothing else really floating my boat - as I certainly wouldn’t get a Porsche
 

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I think there is loads for the money! But depends what you want. 911s, AMG GT, Aston, McLaren, Maserati, other Lotus.....
The problem is I've had most of them 🤣
Ferrari is the one left to tick the box,Mclaren I'd love but avoiding like the plague with potential issues and costs.

Ideally I'd want something that would hold its value whilst being a toy for 6-9 months if I was to switch to an i4 delivery next year for example....

Again,will sleep on it,just sick of these delays and don't trust that this will be the last either
 

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I must say I'm surprised at the September emails - we received a bulletin email at work including the variations of emails being sent to customers (I.e. October, November & 2023). Was no mention of September ones at all 🤔

And sadly for me, no mention of any demonstrator arrivals either...
 
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