It's superb! So much so, that I need to up my limited mileage policy, only agreed to 2000 for the year, did 1500 in the first two months ... very annoyingly, it's going to cost me almost the annual premium again to up it to 5000!
I haven't had any mechanical problems, a few electronic niggles as mentioned, got the temperamental door sorted under warranty, the mirror switches were cleaned and sorted but are temperamental again, but nothing major. My main complaint is the paint is like soft cheese - the paint was immaculate other than a small mark on the rear quarter when I got it, but it has already attracted quite a few stone chips, a few scratches from a window cleaners hose which was mostly polished out, and a few chips near the passenger side door (cause unknown, I am blaming my better half ...). Shame it has to live outside, albeit under a carport.
Oh and it drinks super unleaded like nothing I've ever driven ...
In terms of driving, my concerns about it being a handful are unfounded. The steering rack is quick and I am sure I could bin it if I didn't modulate the accelerator pedal, but you would have to be driving like a bit of an idiot to lose it at sensible speeds. On rough bumpy b roads it is not a fast car (and roads in Kent are frankly appalling) - it just bumps about the road and I inevitably hold back to keep it a bit smoother and more in control. On a smooth road in a straight line it is supremely quick (though I don't get to experience this all so often as if my girlfriend is in the car and I go above 3000 RPM she screams like a child and scolds me for hours after...).
It continues to get frankly astonishing amounts of attention everywhere we go. Just driving along the motorway it seems every other cars stares at it in awe driving past. Children waving, people taking photos, leaning out of windows at traffic lights, pointing and staring, talking to you when stopped - great fun if you're an extrovert, but not a car for an introvert. I came back to it one day to see a guy taking a fully blown photo shoot of it with his DSLR - got into a good chat with him, Lotus enthusiast. Looking forward to hopefully taking it to a few car meets etc (was going to go the Retro Rides weekender, but it is a few years too new for the event!).
I was nervous before I got the car, but nerves have eased as I have driven it - I'd have to be driving like a bit of a berk to bin it.
Str8Six explained to me that a well-set up car today is much better than they came out of the factory (and badly set up ones with old tyres and worn suspension can be outright dangerous). Mine had a full electronic alignment just before I bought it and had new suspension in 2018 so hopefully is pretty well sorted.
I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to take it on a track, would be expensive if it went wrong ...