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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Re: Lotus Evora
Uncool, just. I agonised which side of the line it sits for a bit.
Why the uncool side?
It is bit "margarine" to paraphrase symonh2000. It is borderline bland for its segment, and as HST suggests it is a bit derivative looking with a couple of Lotus styling cues but not much originality or verve.
What it doesn't do is make me think "Cor! I want one of those!" It doesn't even make me think it wouldn't it be great to drive one of those? Although it probably is a superb chassis.
If a sports car makes me feel that ambivalent when it is just launched it must be uncool.
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