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USA/Canada Delivery Thread

My car was on the 5/13 boat, arrived 6/7 so about 4 weeks to delivery and ready for pickup.

Off to get PPF and ceramic now.
Can I ask why? I have a 1998 Lexus ES300 with 71k miles and still looks showroom new. Just washed and waxed, all I am going to do with this car.
 
Have there been any dealer delivers or anything scheduled from the 5/26 boat?
Also wondering if anyone on this 5/26 shipment have gotten delivery, I'm in Salt Lake so I'm assuming 3-4 weeks for delivery for mine? Anyone else from this shipment get their cars there were a ton on that boat.
 
Can I ask why? I have a 1998 Lexus ES300 with 71k miles and still looks showroom new. Just washed and waxed, all I am going to do with this car.
Ceramic coating is for shine and ease of cleaning. It’s super hydrophobic and very easy to wash. I mostly run it through touchless car wash, drive on the freeway and I’m done.

PPF is to protect from rock chips. Especially if doing track time or general freeway time I think it’s worth it. Not necessary at all. I had small chips on my other car and it doesn’t drive me crazy. However, it might bother me on the emira.
 
Has anybody had their PPF done at Lotus North Jersey? Trying to get a read on the quality of the work?
I have the car PPF’d at the Lotus of North Jersey.
I know it’s a pretty difficult car to PPF flawlessly. That said there are a couple of items I will bring to Lotus of North Jersey at the 1000 mile service - the front hood thing has a finger that will not stick to the panel, there are front bumper fingers by the Lotus badge, a top edge on the passenger door by the mirror is not tucked in and is starting to gather dust and dirt. There also appears to be an actual dent on the passenger door right below the mirror, so I’m buffed how that happened - I might eat that as I didn’t notice that upon delivery.
 
This is correct haha. I did pick up my car this Saturday and I am in love! Already put on ~75 miles. Just dropped off for ppf today.

My biggest concern when purchasing the car was the touring vs sport debate. I'm very happy i chose the sport chassis with the goodyear eagle F1. I do not think it is too stiff by any means and I'm very surprised by the dampening over isolated bumps and irregular pavement. The only time I really notice the sport being pretty stiff is when you are going down a road that has continuous/consecutive pavement irregularities (bumps, ditchs, repair,etc) in close proximity to each other for some distance. That being said, going down roads like that don't feel pleasant in most cars i have owned.
All about perspective. My first Lotus and Im coming from an F-Type and chose Touring. If you told me it was Sport Id say boy did I make a mistake - this is stiffer than I wanted. As it is Touring beats me up on our rough roads and where I would always look for an excuse to hop in the Jag to pick up some milk I'm not as anxious to take the Lotus (I still do though...)
 
Yea, the total number of cars is in my tracking sheet. I am missing 51 cars from the total because I can only see a limited number of vins from the very first shipment.
I see, I see, thank you very much! So about 1200 Emiras shipped to the U.S. so far...unknown how many have actually been delivered though. Thanks again for doing this!
 
Definitely all about perspective!

I have touring suspension on mine and it is *firm enough*. The suspension does an admirable job of feeling rather plush by filtering out the smaller high frequency bumps. But if the roads have medium frequency to undulating imperfections, the car feels firm and transmits those motions to the passenger.

That said, I love taking it out and does so every chance I get. Dropping off packages at UPS, getting milk, late night taco runs, etc. It's a completely different experience from the other fun cars I've had in the past.
 
Some lucky winner got a car delivered on 6/8 in Baltimore. Just one car. They are messing with us.

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Anyone on here with a car that was on the 4/6 boat that still doesn't have the car even at the dealership?

That's the unfortunate "boat" I'm in. Challenged my dealer to ask Lotus WTF, since cars on 5/13 boats are showing up to dealerships on the west coast... so the Lotus logistics excuse has worn thin with me. I'm thinking there was/is an issue with my particular car maybe that Lotus PDI in Baltimore identified, but i'm just guessing. Can't understand now over 2 months sitting in Baltimore and not getting trucked to the dealer unless there is an issue.
 
I see, I see, thank you very much! So about 1200 Emiras shipped to the U.S. so far...unknown how many have actually been delivered though. Thanks again for doing this!
What is the expected total number of v6 MT FE 1 & FE 2 for the US market?
 
Anyone on here with a car that was on the 4/6 boat that still doesn't have the car even at the dealership?

That's the unfortunate "boat" I'm in. Challenged my dealer to ask Lotus WTF, since cars on 5/13 boats are showing up to dealerships on the west coast... so the Lotus logistics excuse has worn thin with me. I'm thinking there was/is an issue with my particular car maybe that Lotus PDI in Baltimore identified, but i'm just guessing. Can't understand now over 2 months sitting in Baltimore and not getting trucked to the dealer unless there is an issue.
Sorry to hear about that. It's always a possibility. But If it is something important, you definitely want Lotus taking care of it versus your dealer. So out of a bad situation, Lotus working on it directly is the less-bad option.

They could also have just left it at the back of the lot. Ask your dealer to inquire about it with Lotus USA.
 
Sorry to hear about that. It's always a possibility. But If it is something important, you definitely want Lotus taking care of it versus your dealer. So out of a bad situation, Lotus working on it directly is the less-bad option.

They could also have just left it at the back of the lot. Ask your dealer to inquire about it with Lotus USA.
Yeah, I asked the dealer to ask Lotus USA about it yesterday... waiting to hear back at this point.
 
What is the expected total number of v6 MT FE 1 & FE 2 for the US market?

I don't think anyone knows... I would have guessed 1500-2000 cars total for MY2024. Looks like they are probably getting close to 1500 cars already. They should be switching over to I4 and V6 auto production soon for MY2025.

I have no idea if Lotus plans to continue making FE cars until the car is discontinued.
 

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