OK, so I've thought long and hard about posting this, not sure if it's a good idea. But here goes. So I'm looking for some genuine advice or recommendations, and I guess it equates to a comparison of the 420 R vs 620 R.
As many of you will know my feelings about Caterham have been mixed. That said, having done around 3500 miles in my 420 this year I've had a hoot. Driving it has been above all else fun. More fun than any car I've owned. If you compare this to my Exige, bought 2014, only done 6k miles!
At the end of the month I'm over to the UK to service the Exige and take part in a Lotus on Track trackday at Oulton Park. I have to say I wish I was using the 7. I'm also at the point of saying to hell with the service, just take the 7. Plus whenever the sun is out I'm grabbing the keys to the 7! I think you get the idea.
So I'm toying with the idea of swapping both my 420R and Exige for an upgrade to a 620R. Is this a dumb idea? Should I just sell the Exige and keep the cash, maybe buy a sequential box for the 420R which I do fancy etc.
I guess it comes down to just how much more fun a 620 is over my 420, or are there better options for my 420. Please consider access to specialists, when commenting.
There are some other factors too, the Exige costs around 1100GBP per year for tax and insurance. Plus around 500 for a ferry boat and servicing at Oakmere. Tyres are horrific! I've driven it 3 times this year, so it's not exactly fantastic value at present.
I'm not trolling here, I know a swap will cost me, but if I don't do something I suspect the Exige will just sit there. In another year, I'll be saying it's been driven 6 times in 2 years!