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Discussion in 'Australia' started by au-yt, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. simon klein

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    Well don't buy a 360 then.
     
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  2. S4Simon

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    I'm a Lotus owner. I don't scare easily.
     
  3. Ferraridoc

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    Similar performance, but the Lotus was the ultimate iteration of a 20 year old design (I think the V8 was a backward step), and although the 360 was only 5 or so years later, it was from a clean sheet of paper and is still considered a modern car. The Lotus is a classic. I think the 360 will be easier to live with (get a manual).
     
  4. knocker

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    #29 knocker, Sep 23, 2017
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    have never driven a manual 360 or Been lucky enough to drive a lotus but I would try both manual and F1 trans 360 at Full chat on a country rd if you get the chance ,I'm not shure if id want to take any hand off the steering wheel of a 360 on a B road post 6000 rpm I'm no expert but its hairy on the thick end of that Tacho.
     
  5. S4Simon

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    I’ve line up a drive in a F1 360 next week. I’m sure it’ll be more comfortable than the Esprit for starters.
     
  6. knocker

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    #31 knocker, Sep 23, 2017
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    Good for you s4simon my wife and I picked ours up from Melbourne 9 hours drive from Sydney,very comfortable and the F1 easy,make shure you go through gears especially listen to 3rd and 4th,the PPI check done in Melbourne didn't pick up worn syncros in these gears not the end of the world but eventually will need done,sounds like your running over a manhole cover when you change gear, and when the cars cold just stick your finger in the coolant reservoir (black box back of engine bay)make shure no slime present (heat exchanger fail coolant mix with trans oil)if it has failed and been fixed it can leave residue for months Check paperwork if job done ,it can knacker the trans .but if you already know all this cool and good luck
     
  7. S4Simon

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    Yes, still have much to learn. It's a friends 360, which he's had for a while so will take some advice from him. And will most probably buy from the Eastern states, as that's where most are, get it PPI'd, and drive back to SA. I currently drive the Esprit every week and will hopefully do the same with the 360 as life is too short.
     
  8. knocker

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    Compleatly agree best of luck they are an amazing car so interesting never get bored
     
  9. au-yt

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  10. Horse

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  11. greg246

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    Or a NoOneGivesAShitChat? :p


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  12. Horse

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    You are always picking on Wes!


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  13. au-yt

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  15. greg246

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    Yeah, I’m sure the Chinese owners of Lotus are a caring bunch :rolleyes:
     
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  16. au-yt

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    Like Audi did to Lambo
     
  17. greg246

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    Lamborghini survived as a result and continue to make magnificent cars. Same for Bentley, new Continental GT is an amazing car, beautiful interiors, mind boggling performance, 900nm of torque
     
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  19. moretti

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    And comes with it's own elevator and doorman :p
     
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  21. au-yt

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    At one point JDD’s collection was the biggest collection out side the factory.
     
  22. IanB

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    poor Greg
     
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  23. FazzerPorscheman

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    You do realise Greg wears them for pleasure, not just for convenience. ;)
     
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  24. au-yt

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    As Geely own Lotus, Volvo and 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz the new Esprit announced yesterday my thinking is it will use a Mercedes engine with Volvo tech, not unlike the new Astons who use Mercedes engines
     
  25. David Lind

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    "LOL, lotus, a NOTHING brand now and forever, owned by Chinese now...lol"

    Seriously, Nintendo64? Lotus started in F-1 long after Ferrari, yet they (Lotus) were the 1st team to get to 50 GP wins. I think that when Colin Chapman died in December, 1982 Lotus still had more GP wins than Maranello, but I'm trying to verify that.

    BTW: Lotus completely revolutionized the Indy 500, which Ferrari has never won. ;)
     

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