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Has your situation changed since August?
Last I heard, my car is now March delivery? Going to see how those who have cars feel about them before making a final decision. I am hopeful that the experience improves and the cars prove out to be as good as I hope they are. So in short, just laying in wait for now.
 

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I'm new around here and changed my early deposit to an i4, so don't have an expectation of a delivery in the near future. There was talk of i4s delivered in December at one point, but my current guess is summer next year, but whenever it is I'll take a view then of whether I want it or not having at least test-driven the V6,

I get that people are very frustrated, but talk of fraud is a bit silly in my view. Lotus are struggling with the dire supply situation, the difficulty of getting a new car to market and their own internal issues and challenges. In the UK at least they have also been contractually explicit that the "order" is not a commitment for Lotus to sell or the customer to buy.

I was amused about the tale of buying a Caterham in 2004, can't quite see the relevance! Although I can vouch for the fact that if you don't have the roof and doors fitted, they can't be accused of leaking.

I think we should chill about it really. Real first world problem, it's just a car and it'll be worth the wait!
 

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I'm new around here and changed my early deposit to an i4, so don't have an expectation of a delivery in the near future. There was talk of i4s delivered in December at one point, but my current guess is summer next year, but whenever it is I'll take a view then of whether I want it or not having at least test-driven the V6,

I get that people are very frustrated, but talk of fraud is a bit silly in my view. Lotus are struggling with the dire supply situation, the difficulty of getting a new car to market and their own internal issues and challenges. In the UK at least they have also been contractually explicit that the "order" is not a commitment for Lotus to sell or the customer to buy.

I was amused about the tale of buying a Caterham in 2004, can't quite see the relevance! Although I can vouch for the fact that if you don't have the roof and doors fitted, they can't be accused of leaking.

I think we should chill about it really. Real first world problem, it's just a car and it'll be worth the wait!
All fair comment, although not sure reviews so far have excited me that much, but I’ll await my own test drive in due course…
 

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Despite the forum being a huge source of Emira-related information, not all customers are on here. Some are even using Facebook still ;)
Do you know if the international buyers had notification that their car had gone into build or did it just turn up at the dealer ready for collection?
 

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All fair comment, although not sure reviews so far have excited me that much, but I’ll await my own test drive in due course…
That is a good point. I love how it looks, but I'm less convinced than I used to be that I want one, but I have plenty of time to make up my mind!
 
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I just called CS, why not?

I spoke to a girl, cant recall her name, never been good with names.... as Leonardo and Tim can confirm..
She said still on for Oct production and Nov delivery, nothing new there>. However, when she added thats confirmed and wont change, I then dag / digged / dug a little deeper.
"okay, so just to confirm, you are saying that all the parts are 100% there, ready to make the car, there is no risk of a supplier delaying again and hence delaying the build, since all the parts are physically there?"
She understood my politely made, but annoying question and confirmed production say 100%, that all the parts are there, and my car, as someone who is "right up there" (haven't heard that said about me in a while), will be produced in October and wont slip (Gerrard....terrible shame).
She said they dont have any production info for 2023 and so could not confirm to any customer who was "right down below somewhere, in the middle of no mans land, looking for a land mine with no body armour", when their delivery would be, but for me... supposedly, confirmed.

I should be getting the encrypted email ....... maybe she said soon.... so on...... maybe not.
So, I still will believe it when I see it, but for those in similar positions for Oct / Nov build, it would "seem" as if we are full steam, or warm water, ahead.
In any case, and not too unrelated but, I paid the 3000 pound deposit to get my position in the Caterham build queue today! I can only assume the large fat heavy Emira will arrive before the super model, anorexic Caterham (10-12 month waiting list).

you're welcome.....
 

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I just called CS, why not?

I spoke to a girl, cant recall her name, never been good with names.... as Leonardo and Tim can confirm..
She said still on for Oct production and Nov delivery, nothing new there>. However, when she added thats confirmed and wont change, I then dag / digged / dug a little deeper.
"okay, so just to confirm, you are saying that all the parts are 100% there, ready to make the car, there is no risk of a supplier delaying again and hence delaying the build, since all the parts are physically there?"
She understood my politely made, but annoying question and confirmed production say 100%, that all the parts are there, and my car, as someone who is "right up there" (haven't heard that said about me in a while), will be produced in October and wont slip (Gerrard....terrible shame).
She said they dont have any production info for 2023 and so could not confirm to any customer who was "right down below somewhere, in the middle of no mans land, looking for a land mine with no body armour", when their delivery would be, but for me... supposedly, confirmed.

I should be getting the encrypted email ....... maybe she said soon.... so on...... maybe not.
So, I still will believe it when I see it, but for those in similar positions for Oct / Nov build, it would "seem" as if we are full steam, or warm water, ahead.
In any case, and not too unrelated but, I paid the 3000 pound deposit to get my position in the Caterham build queue today! I can only assume the large fat heavy Emira will arrive before the super model, anorexic Caterham (10-12 month waiting list).

you're welcome.....
i personally take what CS say with a pinch of salt nowadays.

So many times have they confirmed there wont be any further delays, this is it, you're one of the earliest orders etc and you'll be "right up there"... etc and yet , further delays came and they cant answer why.....

The left hand doesnt speak to the right hand at Lotus (as in most places) , CS are in the dark and shouldnt be making any forecasts or promises
 

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i personally take what CS say with a pinch of salt nowadays.

So many times have they confirmed there wont be any further delays, this is it, you're one of the earliest orders etc and you'll be "right up there"... etc and yet , further delays came and they cant answer why.....

The left hand doesnt speak to the right hand at Lotus (as in most places) , CS are in the dark and shouldnt be making any forecasts or promises
of course..salt and indeed pepper....
 

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i personally take what CS say with a pinch of salt nowadays.

So many times have they confirmed there wont be any further delays, this is it, you're one of the earliest orders etc and you'll be "right up there"... etc and yet , further delays came and they cant answer why.....

The left hand doesnt speak to the right hand at Lotus (as in most places) , CS are in the dark and shouldnt be making any forecasts or promises
she did seem quite certain and had perhaps been asked before how definite it was... so while I am in full agreement, I think its now 60.40 rather than 50.50
 

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By the way, I believe someone said... could have been on here or some youtuber, Jayemmm, that new allocations for 718 spyder or GT4's were going unsold in UK, untrue. A typical dealer gets about 10 a year and they are invite only.
Also, wait time for the soon to be released 992.2 in the UK will be around 2 years. So when we think that the Emira is a success, which it is so far, its not really troubling the other guys.
I have to say, a 992 hybrid which could do about 30/40 miles on full electric, if it were the case, would indeed make a strong case for already the best daily to become the best ever daily. Did lotus miss a trick by not getting an electric motor to increase power to 500 and reduce emissions, but increase weight....
Didnt have time or inclination I know, would have been a good challenge!
 

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She said they dont have any production info for 2023 and so could not confirm to any customer who was "right down below somewhere, in the middle of no mans land, looking for a land mine with no body armour", when their delivery would be, but for me... supposedly, confirmed.

I'll lose my mind if my FE build gets delayed again. North America production is supposed to start in Jan with deliveries in March-May. This will be officially 1 year later than originally expected when making my deposit in July 2021. o_O
 

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By the way, I believe someone said... could have been on here or some youtuber, Jayemmm, that new allocations for 718 spyder or GT4's were going unsold in UK, untrue. A typical dealer gets about 10 a year and they are invite only.
Also, wait time for the soon to be released 992.2 in the UK will be around 2 years. So when we think that the Emira is a success, which it is so far, its not really troubling the other guys.
I have to say, a 992 hybrid which could do about 30/40 miles on full electric, if it were the case, would indeed make a strong case for already the best daily to become the best ever daily. Did lotus miss a trick by not getting an electric motor to increase power to 500 and reduce emissions, but increase weight....
Didnt have time or inclination I know, would have been a good challenge!
My super cool mate Leonard said that they think the Hybrid version of the 992.2 May only be in the turbo version which is a little disappointing.

But yes your right a very lengthy queue when the eventually open it.
 

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By the way, I believe someone said... could have been on here or some youtuber, Jayemmm, that new allocations for 718 spyder or GT4's were going unsold in UK, untrue. A typical dealer gets about 10 a year and they are invite only.
Also, wait time for the soon to be released 992.2 in the UK will be around 2 years. So when we think that the Emira is a success, which it is so far, its not really troubling the other guys.
I have to say, a 992 hybrid which could do about 30/40 miles on full electric, if it were the case, would indeed make a strong case for already the best daily to become the best ever daily. Did lotus miss a trick by not getting an electric motor to increase power to 500 and reduce emissions, but increase weight....
Didnt have time or inclination I know, would have been a good challenge!
992.2 is going to be Hybrid… I have a deposit for Turbo S. expected delivery Q3 2024.
Porsche has a huge list for all 911’s & GT cars you need to have a strong history of previous purchases to get a look in…
 

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By the way, I believe someone said... could have been on here or some youtuber, Jayemmm, that new allocations for 718 spyder or GT4's were going unsold in UK, untrue. A typical dealer gets about 10 a year and they are invite only.
Also, wait time for the soon to be released 992.2 in the UK will be around 2 years. So when we think that the Emira is a success, which it is so far, its not really troubling the other guys.
I have to say, a 992 hybrid which could do about 30/40 miles on full electric, if it were the case, would indeed make a strong case for already the best daily to become the best ever daily. Did lotus miss a trick by not getting an electric motor to increase power to 500 and reduce emissions, but increase weight....
Didnt have time or inclination I know, would have been a good challenge!
I think adding more weight/electric motor would have been to miss the USP of a Lotus - I want Lotus to challenge Porsche, not to replicate ….
 

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Brief update on the process

‘‘Once your vehicle is in production you will be invited via email to our checkout process. You will receive an encrypted link to be able to view your order. During the checkout process you will be guided through your final agreement, any PCP if you wish to apply, ID checks and great range of optional extras such as paint protection. You will also be offered delivery or collection options. Once this is completed and verified we will be in touch to arrange delivery of your Emira!

There is nothing for you to action at present, and we will keep you updated with the next steps to finalise your checkout. This will be your 30-day notification to complete the checkout process.’’
 

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SOOOOoooooo
I just called CS, why not?

I spoke to a girl, cant recall her name, never been good with names.... as Leonardo and Tim can confirm..
She said still on for Oct production and Nov delivery, nothing new there>. However, when she added thats confirmed and wont change, I then dag / digged / dug a little deeper.
"okay, so just to confirm, you are saying that all the parts are 100% there, ready to make the car, there is no risk of a supplier delaying again and hence delaying the build, since all the parts are physically there?"
She understood my politely made, but annoying question and confirmed production say 100%, that all the parts are there, and my car, as someone who is "right up there" (haven't heard that said about me in a while), will be produced in October and wont slip (Gerrard....terrible shame).
She said they dont have any production info for 2023 and so could not confirm to any customer who was "right down below somewhere, in the middle of no mans land, looking for a land mine with no body armour", when their delivery would be, but for me... supposedly, confirmed.

I should be getting the encrypted email ....... maybe she said soon.... so on...... maybe not.
So, I still will believe it when I see it, but for those in similar positions for Oct / Nov build, it would "seem" as if we are full steam, or warm water, ahead.
In any case, and not too unrelated but, I paid the 3000 pound deposit to get my position in the Caterham build queue today! I can only assume the large fat heavy Emira will arrive before the super model, anorexic Caterham (10-12 month waiting list).

you're welcome.....
I shouldn't say this, but I bet you enjoy speccing, waiting for and then driving your Caterham more than the Emira.... Keep us updated on spec choices. Damn I may even place a deposit myself 😅
 

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By the way, I believe someone said... could have been on here or some youtuber, Jayemmm, that new allocations for 718 spyder or GT4's were going unsold in UK, untrue. A typical dealer gets about 10 a year and they are invite only.
Also, wait time for the soon to be released 992.2 in the UK will be around 2 years. So when we think that the Emira is a success, which it is so far, its not really troubling the other guys.
I have to say, a 992 hybrid which could do about 30/40 miles on full electric, if it were the case, would indeed make a strong case for already the best daily to become the best ever daily. Did lotus miss a trick by not getting an electric motor to increase power to 500 and reduce emissions, but increase weight....
Didnt have time or inclination I know, would have been a good challenge!
Good shout on the hybrid drivetrain in the Emira, that could have taken it to the next level and I still don't really know what they're doing with all that space up front that should really be a frunk 🤷
 

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I think adding more weight/electric motor would have been to miss the USP of a Lotus - I want Lotus to challenge Porsche, not to replicate ….
You could argue though that adding a hybrid element would possibly have been more on 'new Lotus' brand than not and in turn create a newer better Lotus to challenge Porsche
 

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You could argue though that adding a hybrid element would possibly have been more on 'new Lotus' brand than not and in turn create a newer better Lotus to challenge Porsche
also they would have made it to market before porsche as porsche are still 2 years away perhaps from hybriding... so would not be replicating, but leading the way ;)
 

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I shouldn't say this, but I bet you enjoy speccing, waiting for and then driving your Caterham more than the Emira.... Keep us updated on spec choices. Damn I may even place a deposit myself 😅
Yes, you bet I do... because I have 95% confidence that they will deliver within a month of when they say they will. There are more options to spec and far more colours to choose from.
The dealer will know far more than a lotus dealer does along the way and..... its almost half the price, more fun to drive, easier to park, harder to get door dings and the air con works a treat!
 
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