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Offline twilightprotege


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Drives: 2007 Lotus Europa S
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Andrew
except her car is a hos 1991 mazda protege. gotta love what she drives considering the divorce settlement payment. then again, i think her overpriced brisbane cbd based lawyers took most of that if not all the money lmao
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2007 Lotus Europa S



Offline twilightprotege


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Drives: 2007 Lotus Europa S
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Andrew
well i'm definitely set on a lotus now. this number plate is mine :D

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2007 Lotus Europa S



Offline allanuber


  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al
funny you say vinyl wrap, i had thought of that. i'd never re-colour any car i buy as i'd want to keep it as original as possible. your car isnt completely off the wish list just yet

Why not recolour?
C'mon, do it!



Offline twilightprotege


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Drives: 2007 Lotus Europa S
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Andrew
3 reasons really, firstly it would take a real lot of effort time and $$$ to recolour everything that can be seen, ie engine bay etc. secondly keeping the original colour of the car generally means better value long term. lastly, i'd want to show the car and an original car generally gives better scores
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2007 Lotus Europa S



Offline allanuber


  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al
3 reasons really, firstly it would take a real lot of effort time and $$$ to recolour everything that can be seen, ie engine bay etc. secondly keeping the original colour of the car generally means better value long term. lastly, i'd want to show the car and an original car generally gives better scores

In the big scheme of things a full respray top to bottom is probably a 10K spend. It's big, but you'd have something perfect and with a better finish than factory.

If you're keeping it long term - then it's probably a neither here nor there in terms of actual value - buying a Europa for collectibility is a bit ambitious regardless.

In terms of showing it... again if the job is a good one then you'll pick up more points than you'll lose..
C'mon, do it!



Offline twilightprotege


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Drives: 2007 Lotus Europa S
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Name: Andrew
not looking for a europa anymore

coz i bought one!

that black one at belcar in adelaide is now mine
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2007 Lotus Europa S



Offline allanuber


  • Joined: Aug 2007

  • Location: Sydney
  • Name: Al



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
not looking for a europa anymore

coz i bought one!

that black one at belcar in adelaide is now mine

 :thumbsup:



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
not looking for a europa anymore
coz i bought one!
that black one at belcar in adelaide is now mine

Wel done, enjoy :thumbsup:



Offline anotherforumuser

  • AE's voice of reason
  • Choose to take risks or settle for ordinary.

  • Joined: Sep 2010

  • Drives: A red car.
  • Location: Downunder
Congrats, great looking car at a bargain price...... did you come down and test drive it or were you their ideal customer?
They love buy before you try. ;)




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