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Thinking about grabbing an Evora to have until the Emira is in.
I've done some research but have some questions for you:

1. Should I get an Evora that is easiest to sell like “most popular” to make the flip or trade-in easy?

2. Would that be manual or auto?

3. Should I go ‘20/‘21 or “older” like ‘17?

4. New or used?

5. What mileage should I stay under?

Lots to consider, mostly around determining if my Emira build should be manual or auto, based on my driving and use - auto is likely. BUT I could use this as an opportunity to go manual and see if it would work…

Thoughts? Questions?
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Interesting question.

I’d say a big part would be “whatever is available”! Evora was sold in low volumes in US and the Emira launch has drawn more attention to previous models, so supply is short and demand seems to be up.

I can’t be sure but think newer Evoras priced in a similar bracket to new Emira V6 FE price could take a slight price hit once Emiras are available. But that may be more obvious in UK with more cars out there.

I think the older cars will hold their value as they aren’t competing price-wise with Emira. Plus people who don’t know Lotus will see an Emira, then realise the Evora is a similar driving experience but cheaper to buy.

Going for an older model would give you the option to trade in or sell privately. I’m not as familiar with the US market so don’t know if that has pros and cons. In the UK there would be differences around pricing and warranty for a trade in versus private sale.

Your other questions depend on budget, personal preference and availability.

In your shoes I think I’d be looking for an older car at 75% of Emira V6 FE price or less, enthusiast-owned with average mileage (low mileage isn’t necessarily a good thing on these cars). I’d consider talking to the dealer holding my Emira deposit and tasking them with sourcing something, with some kind of deal about trading it back in later.

Just my two cents and US-based owners are better placed to advise. You might want to ask in the Evora section on LotusTalk.
 
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Interesting question.

I’d say a big part would be “whatever is available”! Evora was sold in low volumes in US and the Emira launch has drawn more attention to previous models, so supply is short and demand seems to be up.

I can’t be sure but think newer Evoras priced in a similar bracket to new Emira V6 FE price could take a slight price hit once Emiras are available. But that may be more obvious in UK with more cars out there.

I think the older cars will hold their value as they aren’t competing price-wise with Emira. Plus people who don’t know Lotus will see an Emira, then realise the Evora is a similar driving experience but cheaper to buy.

Going for an older model would give you the option to trade in or sell privately. I’m not as familiar with the US market so don’t know if that has pros and cons. In the UK there would be differences around pricing and warranty for a trade in versus private sale.

Your other questions depend on budget, personal preference and availability.

In your shoes I think I’d be looking for an older car at 75% of Emira V6 FE price or less, enthusiast-owned with average mileage (low mileage isn’t necessarily a good thing on these cars). I’d consider talking to the dealer holding my Emira deposit and tasking them with sourcing something, with some kind of deal about trading it back in later.

Just my two cents and US-based owners are better placed to advise. You might want to ask in the Evora section on LotusTalk.
Thanks man!
 

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I'd like to add that there are many Evora owners feel the 400's were a big step up from the original Evora, both technically and quality of build. They are all fun though. Just my thoughts.
 
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I'd like to add that there are many Evora owners feel the 400's were a big step up from the original Evora, both technically and quality of build. They are all fun though. Just my thoughts.
Yes. In reaching out to one dealer contact “2017 400, manual, white” was the quick response.

Sounds like not too much risk and it’ll be a fun “purgatory” car during these winter months until the Emira arrives.
 

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Yes. In reaching out to one dealer contact “2017 400, manual, white” was the quick response.

Sounds like not too much risk and it’ll be a fun “purgatory” car during these winter months until the Emira arrives.
I concur with Tom, buy an older Evora and you probably won't go wrong. Buy something within 10% of Emira money and you make take a bit of a bath...
 

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I’d also suggest jumping in before Christmas. When the Emira press reviews come out in Feb/Mar I think it’ll prompt renewed interest in used Evoras.

I can picture a closing paragraph saying “….or for half the price you can get an Evora that drives 90% as well, has the same epic V6 noise and Toyota reliability but just lacks the junior supercar looks and modern gadgets”.
 
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Well. I’m doing it. Inspection ordered.
 

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Pre-owned supercharged Evoras are all going to be $80-105k+ in the US with clean titles. New GTs can be had for $100-1105k. The used car market is high still. You'll likely take a hit if you buy one and try to flip it when you get an Emira. You can pick up an older NA Evora in the $50s.
 
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Pre-owned supercharged Evoras are all going to be $80-105k+ in the US with clean titles. New GTs can be had for $100-1105k. The used car market is high still. You'll likely take a hit if you buy one and try to flip it when you get an Emira. You can pick up an older NA Evora in the $50s.
Going ‘18 400 with low miles.
Wish me luck!
 
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OK. You may have seen this one for sale online (a couple times).
What exact “lotus color” is this?
Green?
Empire Green?
British Race Green?
 

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Looks like Racing Green, which would fit with a US-spec 400. Some dealers in the US call it Metallic Green. It's very similar to Motorsport Green.

British Racing Green is usually solid not metallic. Empire Green is much darker, more like the Emira Verdant Green.
 
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Looks like Racing Green, which would fit with a US-spec 400. Some dealers in the US call it Metallic Green. It's very similar to Motorsport Green.

British Racing Green is usually solid not metallic. Empire Green is much darker, more like the Emira Verdant Green.
So “racing green” then. Cool.
Now I can answer that when someone asks. (After delivery Saturday.)
 

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OK. You may have seen this one for sale online (a couple times).
What exact “lotus color” is this?
Green?
Empire Green?
British Race Green?
Definitely much lighter than Verdant green.
Similar to my Aston metallic green, although I have to say mine in the shade looks as dark as Verdant Green under the Sun. Here you kind of see
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the difference.
Verdant Green was my first preference, but I went so far with nimbus for a change. Might change my mind again 😂😂
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Fantastic choice. Take some other pictures in the sun if can, would love to see the green. A friend just got a GT and the green is outstanding! Love it.
 
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Yeah. She’s a beaut.
 

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