CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by Dominic » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:47 pm

I recently heard from a reliable source that the seat issue is as a result of Gailes' "weight saving" (actually cost cutting) programme. In PSA saving a few pennies here and there on a car will add up to big savings due to the volumes of cars produced. At lotus, saving a few pennies here and there will make little differnce to the bottom line, but will leave customers hacked off.
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Post by campbell » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:49 pm

And actual losses due to warranty charges via dealers.

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by Rosssco » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Apparently, the Exige will ruin you for all other Lotii...

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/opinio ... other-cars
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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by C7Steve » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:57 pm

Rosssco wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Apparently, the Exige will ruin you for all other Lotii...

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/opinio ... other-cars
“The Exige is the Lotus. Full stop. :thumbsup

I am not sure that the guys who have had clutch problems will agree with the below statement.

“Bang them home as hard as you want; after all, Lotus’s advice was “not to be gentle with the gearbox; if you want a gear, get the gear”.”


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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by scott_e » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:58 pm

C7Steve wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:05 am
The extra width of the V6 Exige is so much more planted, especially in the wet ...
... The engine note in the V6 is awesome and will bring a few smiles to enhance the driving experience.
The SC Elise is a brilliant car and probably the sweet spot of the range, but I preferred the V6 after my test drive of them both ...
Looking forward to hearing your own views and probably a good time to go test driving now and then pick up a good deal at the end of autumn.
Thank you for the write up Steve, really useful info especially knowing the sheer number of miles you have done ! Next summer is my target date.
tonyg wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Before you buy an Elise Cup check the seat - my one moved and creaked continuously and was a total pain.
Thanks Tony. My Exige S2 was back at MMC 12 times IIRC in a year due to MIL light, ECU was swamped out under warranty in the end. I am prepared for some ownership pains again.
Rosssco wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Apparently, the Exige will ruin you for all other Lotii...
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/opinio ... other-cars
Superb article :D , have forward it to the family, they just dont get it ... yet.

That clutch thing really bothers me. 350 and up right ?

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by Dominic » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:45 am

http://www.dsaccountancy.com

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by C7Steve » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:51 am

I was talking with James Hall on Friday on this very subject and also spotted that video at the weekend. :thumbsup



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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by campbell » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:35 am

Interesting comparison certainly.
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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by scott_e » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:55 am

:thumbsup perfect. Thanks for posting ! looking forward to a watch.

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Re: CUP 220 - S CUP or Exige v6

Post by scott_e » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:19 am

Not a bad video, definitely useful. Too much talking about the track though , not enough about the car comparison IMO.

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