Used 2017 Lotus Evora 400 Consumer Reviews

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Lotus Evora 400 Red with Black pack

Steve Meeks, 01/14/2018
2+2 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl S/C 6M)
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The 2017 Lotus is not only an eye catcher but it has complete drivers feel. The car is larger and more roomy than other Lotus models. I have the manual transmission I wanted back to drive a true sports car. I have owned Porsche's and the new Porsche's have lost the fell of the road and the fun of driving the same as the new McLaren. The McLaren is beautiful and fun but the new models take away again that sports car feel. I have 3000 miles on the car and use it as a daily driver I have only had the car for 2 months , no problems. The Toyota supercharged engine has plenty of power and the shiftier is very easy to use . The clutch has a very soft feel I prefer a clutch to be a little stiffer but you have to look at the general public. There are very few autos today who give you driving pleasure and the true feel of the road that is why I went back to Lotus, driving excitement and simplicity in a great sports car. Update review I now have 15673 miles on the car and it has been trouble free . My wife likes riding in this car rather than the Porsche she feels more comfortable riding in the Evora 400. This spring we took a trip to Idaho 2600 miles round trip and no problems, everyone we met on the road asked about the Lotus due to its limited production. Last week a 911 wanted to race us and the Porsche was no match for the Lotus. The Porsche has 370 hp and 285 lbs of torque at the crank where the lotus has 407 hp with 350 torque at the wheels from a dyno machine. If you are looking for a true sports car with precision and balance then go with the Lotus. If you just want to be seen in a Porsche and pay more money for less handling and higher service costs then buy the Porsche. This car is great on country roads where driving sport cars are fun if you just drive around town then the Lotus is not for you. Up date the car is still magnificent,. Drove the car to twin falls Idaho and so many people commented about the car and no problems a more comfortable ride than the Porsche 911. I just traded this car in for a new lotus gt. The car held its value on the trade and the new lotus gt is incredible

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Players special 410 Lotus

steve m, 01/16/2019
2+2 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl S/C 6M)
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This car is my second Evora this one has the IPS automatic due to my wife wanting to drive the car. The handling and performance of this car is amazing. We have friends who have Porsche's and corvettes and they can't believe the cars power, handling, and a lot less price. The Lotus looks good and gets a lot of questions since this car is not produced in large numbers. If you are thinking about a pure drivers car then you should drive a Lotus before other sport cars. The new Porsche is not he same it handles like a puffed Buick. Service costs are less than my Mustang and Porsche 3 years free maintenance. Alpine stereo system is better and more responsive than the corvettes. Save money 84k have fun and better driving enjoyment drive a Lotus. Yearly update still love this car if you are looking for a street and track car combination then look at the Lotus.The Lotus has more horsepower than a carerra,and better handling and performance. People will have to get used to the IPS transmission in that there is no hesitation in down shifting or up shifting.You get instant results unlike most automatics where the consumer wants smoothness you lose rpm the Lotus keeps the rpm's up and you don't lose performance. This car is my daily driver and pure driving enjoyment.If you are a true driving enthusiast you will love the Lotus if you don't want to improve your driving skills and experience then buy a corvette or a Porsche where the electronics and computers are there for you. Lotus cars are meant to be driven not, 55 in a 70 like corvette owners. I recently sold this car for more than I paid for it .

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5th Lotus since 2006

Ringo, 07/12/2019
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I always buy used, and never a new model year, problems are taken care of, deprecation is gone.

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RacingGreen, 08/13/2019
2+2 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl S/C 6M)
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I've owned this car for 2 years. Everything you've heard or read about how much fun this car is to drive is true. I didn't find a better driver's car for my money when I bought mine and now they are coming to the used market. In the long run the 400 has proven to be a good buy for me because I like driving it so much. The 17s look like the good deal My car has not cost a penny in repairs although I have had to use the warranty. Not much different than other cars I have owned, and better than any BMW I've had. I wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere and have done three 1500 mile road trips, two with my wife. Very comfortable, works far better than you'd think on the slab and knocks it out of the park on fun roads. I pretend it doesn't have a rear seat and just enjoy the extra cargo space. Features? I don't need a complicated car, just the usual. Nav, proper HVAC, comfortable seats, tight construction, no shakes or rattles, supple ride, great steering and handling. You have to really enjoy driving something unique more than you do auto dimming lights, power seats, the latest tech, and a sumptuous interior. The interior suits the car's purpose but it is not sumptuous, although I like the generous use of leather and everything does what it is supposed to do. The interior looks like it was indeed hand stitched in England in another era. It charms me and it is a pleasant place to be by any measure. Keeper. My spec: manual, racing green over tan leather, forged rims, std. Alpine, rear view camera and subwoofer and factory ppf. It's all I need

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Lotus Evora 400 is #forthedrivers

Chris Waggett, 09/23/2020
2+2 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl S/C 6M)
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I have a 2017, white over red Evora 400 & it’s a simply brilliant car that is my daily driver during the Spring-Summer-early Fall; I absolutely luv driving it. Placid below 3000 rpm, it comes alive above 4500 rpm, with sensational steering and incredible handling. Nothing comes close to it as a drivers car. Nothing! The engine note is delightful, the seats, controls & stereo work as required, but nothing distracts from the total driving experience. Every drive puts a smile on your face. A Lotus spoils you and no other car comes close, irrespective of the price. If you want to pose, go a Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren or Lamborghini. If you want an involved drive in an utterly absorbing car, go Lotus. Reliability is better than my BMW X5, servicing is cheaper too, as are the running costs. It’s the best kept secret on the market and is rarer than anything, being known only to drivers who know and they acknowledge you with thumbs up and smiles wherever you go. If you don’t test drive one you’ll never know how much your missing out! Lotus #forthedrivers

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