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North America, let’s give the Emira some love!

nickorette

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Love mine!

-Engaging
-Loads of Feedback
-Fun at low speeds
-Looks
-Design
-Sound
-6 Speed
-Exotic
-Compact
-Confidence inspiring

I feel like there's so much negativity on these forums, or even the feeling like the Emira is somehow inferior to other choices. With a stable full of other supercars, GT's etc, this gives me just as much joy as anything else, and has a permanent place in the stable for me.
 

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@Life411

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I've been looking for the best place to share this and I think this thread is it! One of the questions I asked in the USA/CAD Customer Delivery Tracker (see my signature below) was "First impression of your Emira" and here's what I've captured so far (please take a minute to complete if you haven't already). Enjoy!

First impression of your Emira
  1. Perfect end-of-an-era daily sportscar.
  2. It is worth the wait!
  3. "It looks stunning in pictures, and looks gorgeous in real life. I hit a few snags after the delivery - A/C issues and EVAP system throwing a CEL - hope these get addressed soon.
  4. Looking forward to taking it to the local cars and coffee events and taking it to the tweeties in the north east. It might see some track time too."
  5. In love! Can't wait to hit 1000 miles to start ripping her. A/C issue and fused brake issue, other than that smooth sailing (so far)
  6. Can't really comment since it's been 15 years since I last drove a stick, still getting back in sync.
  7. An absolutely sublime driver's car that doesn't sacrifice comfort to get chassis performance. Outstanding to drive.
  8. giving stunning looks and exhilarating engagement. Roads have never been so enjoyable.
  9. Love
  10. Great looking, easy to drive and sounds great.
  11. Beautiful. Suprizingly comfortable ride
  12. Awesome
  13. Awesome looking, excellent driving experience
  14. Stunning
  15. Amazing
  16. Amazing
  17. love
  18. Fabulous
  19. Everything I wanted it to be
  20. Love the car
  21. Awesome handling, very fun at low speed
  22. Beautiful and absolutely loved my 1st drive home
  23. Awesome
  24. Too early to tell!
  25. Pros: stunning, exciting to drive, responsive. A lot more refined and "tight" than the preproduction car I drove a year or so ago. Cons: could use more power, would like more supportive sport seats, some build quality issues with interior creaks or tiny rattles.
  26. Disbelief that it’s finally here!
  27. 🥰
  28. Spectacular, worth the wait
  29. Amazing! But sound system stinks
  30. Gets tons of attention and drives very well.
  31. Amazed
  32. First CEL at 69 miles but I absolutely love it!
  33. Awesome
  34. Everything I hoped and expected it to be. Love it.
  35. Very pleased
  36. Love it.
  37. Gorgeous
  38. So far it been great!
  39. Great value for the money. Best looking car < $250k.
  40. 10/10. Absolutely love everything about it.
  41. Mindblowing design inside and outside. Decent build quality. Several problems I will need to fix to truly enjoy the cars.
  42. Much love
  43. Absolutely LOVE it
  44. Love it
  45. Amazing!
  46. Very impressed. Very well built car. Great styling and engine sound. Handles like a go-kart.
  47. Great fun
  48. No fun when the transmission cooling lines blow!!
  49. Over the moon happy
  50. Incredible and well worth the wait. Special car.
  51. Great interior, great inputs, poor trunk space
  52. Love
  53. Love it, not as sharp as Elise, but more livable.
  54. Love it, it is a Lotus!
  55. Emotionally stunningly beautiful, steering stunning, incredible front end. My perfect spec
  56. Awesome
  57. Wonderful vehicle
  58. Love it
  59. Better looking in person.
  60. Build quality much better than expected. Driving experience wonderful.
  61. Love it!!!
  62. Absolutely perfect (except the broken AC)
  63. Spectacular
  64. Better than expected
  65. positive
  66. Fabulous!
  67. Feels great, not as raw as an Elige, but still has enough of the "rawness" that makes it feel like a sports car.
 

Maurice R

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I've been looking for the best place to share this and I think this thread is it! One of the questions I asked in the USA/CAD Customer Delivery Tracker (see my signature below) was "First impression of your Emira" and here's what I've captured so far (please take a minute to complete if you haven't already). Enjoy!

First impression of your Emira
  1. Perfect end-of-an-era daily sportscar.
  2. It is worth the wait!
  3. "It looks stunning in pictures, and looks gorgeous in real life. I hit a few snags after the delivery - A/C issues and EVAP system throwing a CEL - hope these get addressed soon.
  4. Looking forward to taking it to the local cars and coffee events and taking it to the tweeties in the north east. It might see some track time too."
  5. In love! Can't wait to hit 1000 miles to start ripping her. A/C issue and fused brake issue, other than that smooth sailing (so far)
  6. Can't really comment since it's been 15 years since I last drove a stick, still getting back in sync.
  7. An absolutely sublime driver's car that doesn't sacrifice comfort to get chassis performance. Outstanding to drive.
  8. giving stunning looks and exhilarating engagement. Roads have never been so enjoyable.
  9. Love
  10. Great looking, easy to drive and sounds great.
  11. Beautiful. Suprizingly comfortable ride
  12. Awesome
  13. Awesome looking, excellent driving experience
  14. Stunning
  15. Amazing
  16. Amazing
  17. love
  18. Fabulous
  19. Everything I wanted it to be
  20. Love the car
  21. Awesome handling, very fun at low speed
  22. Beautiful and absolutely loved my 1st drive home
  23. Awesome
  24. Too early to tell!
  25. Pros: stunning, exciting to drive, responsive. A lot more refined and "tight" than the preproduction car I drove a year or so ago. Cons: could use more power, would like more supportive sport seats, some build quality issues with interior creaks or tiny rattles.
  26. Disbelief that it’s finally here!
  27. 🥰
  28. Spectacular, worth the wait
  29. Amazing! But sound system stinks
  30. Gets tons of attention and drives very well.
  31. Amazed
  32. First CEL at 69 miles but I absolutely love it!
  33. Awesome
  34. Everything I hoped and expected it to be. Love it.
  35. Very pleased
  36. Love it.
  37. Gorgeous
  38. So far it been great!
  39. Great value for the money. Best looking car < $250k.
  40. 10/10. Absolutely love everything about it.
  41. Mindblowing design inside and outside. Decent build quality. Several problems I will need to fix to truly enjoy the cars.
  42. Much love
  43. Absolutely LOVE it
  44. Love it
  45. Amazing!
  46. Very impressed. Very well built car. Great styling and engine sound. Handles like a go-kart.
  47. Great fun
  48. No fun when the transmission cooling lines blow!!
  49. Over the moon happy
  50. Incredible and well worth the wait. Special car.
  51. Great interior, great inputs, poor trunk space
  52. Love
  53. Love it, not as sharp as Elise, but more livable.
  54. Love it, it is a Lotus!
  55. Emotionally stunningly beautiful, steering stunning, incredible front end. My perfect spec
  56. Awesome
  57. Wonderful vehicle
  58. Love it
  59. Better looking in person.
  60. Build quality much better than expected. Driving experience wonderful.
  61. Love it!!!
  62. Absolutely perfect (except the broken AC)
  63. Spectacular
  64. Better than expected
  65. positive
  66. Fabulous!
  67. Feels great, not as raw as an Elige, but still has enough of the "rawness" that makes it feel like a sports car.
68. Great fun at any speed. Especially at high speeds.
69. Once run in sound is fantastic at 5500 to 6500rpm
 

Blackthought_

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So I’ve owned the Emira for about a month now. Drove it home over 12 hours and it performed perfectly. In the next 2 weeks, I started to get minor annoyances like the trunk warning light, the SOS light, and the check engine light light due to faulty o2 sensors (per the dealer). All will be fixed soon and the car is still drivable.

The car now sits at 1300 miles so it’s past its break in period and I decided to take the Emira to Vermont from NJ, about a 6 hour ride. On these rural Vermont roads, all I can say is WOW. Before this, I didn’t really push it but on this trip, I really decided to push the car and it was truly amazing. The sport suspension was perfectly firm for mountain carving yet soft enough to hit a few potholes along the way.

The way the steering feels - simply amazing. Every ripple in the road you feel through the steering wheel. The car is nimble on its feet and cuts through the roads like a surgeons knife.
As you approach red line it screams and wails; as you shift gears, it is reminiscent of an action bolt rifle. When you lift off the throttle the exhaust gives you a few burbles that sound intoxicating.

I used to think my Evora GT was top dog but man is this thing giving it a run for its money. Loving it!
 
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Maurice R

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So I’ve owned the Emira for about a month now. Drove it home over 12 hours and it performed perfectly. In the next 2 weeks, I started to get minor annoyances like the trunk warning light, the SOS light, and the check engine light light due to faulty o2 sensors (per the dealer). All will be fixed soon and the car is still drivable.

The car now sits at 1300 miles so it’s past its break in period and I decided to take the Emira to Vermont from NJ, about a 6 hour ride. On these rural Vermont roads, all I can say is WOW. Before this, I didn’t really push it but on this trip, I really decided to push the car and it was truly amazing. The sport suspension was perfectly firm for mountain carving yet soft enough to hit a few potholes along the way.

The way the steering feels - simply amazing. Every ripple in the road you feel through the steering wheel. The car is nimble on its feet and cuts through the roads like a surgeons knife.
As you approach red line it screams and wails; as you shift gears, it is reminiscent of an action bolt rifle. When you lift off the throttle the exhaust gives you a few burbles that sound intoxicating.

I used to think my Evora GT was top dog but man is this thing giving it a run for its money. Loving it!
Cannot agree with you more on what you posted. WOW Just did an 850 mile to Arkansas. Left Dallas Friday morning arrive home Saturday 6.30 pm
Will post my experience tomorrow.
Agree absolutely with your last paragraph.
 

Genosite

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I’ve been fortunate enough to have had probably 40 cars and my interest is in beautiful driver’s cars. The range goes from 1950’s Triumphs and MGs, Miatas, BMWs, Ferraris, McLarens, Alfas and Porsches. My love affair with Lotus began with an Elise and has progressed to the Emira. This is hands down one of, if not the best, cars I’ve ever owned. It’s daily driven which is impossible for many of my cars and yet is as exotic as the best of them. The stereo is very good, the air conditioning actually works well, the sat/nav/carplay is generally very reliable, the handling is 10/10, the manual is 10/10 (more Ferrari gated feel than the Japanese snick snick of a Miata or S2000) the sounds are the perfect blend of not annoying on a road trip and open up in sport modes for a satisfying bark, stunning interior, good long distance comfort, surprisingly good visibility and the exterior is perfect from every angle. I’ve driven or owned everything that the magazines compare it to and honestly I don’t get many of the reviews or the general complaints. The car has been very reliable, with only one easily fixed issue with the steering wheel lock. I just think this car needs a positive rant because it is the waning swan song of a tremendous type of car and it’s bold because of that. More amazing is that it actually delivers on the promise! If possible, it has truly been worth the three year wait. Kudos to Lotus
 

robrmon

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I’ve got a lot of attention in my car today. I had it parked near where I live, and loads of people were stopping by and admiring it, taking photos… talking to their friends and family members about how beautiful it was.

There was this old guy seemed to be there a while. So I went outside from the store I was in to see if he had any questions… at which point I realized I was getting a parking ticket!! 🤣
 

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