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The Lancer Evo VII features an opening hood, doors and trunk. The hood opens to reveal a very finely detailed engine compartment with a plumbed and wired engine. Autoart's engines are usually very detailed anyway but here, I guess it's the color or something, but it just screams realism to me. There are markings all over the place and paint is fine and of the same quality as the exterior paint. Doors use tiny, almost unnoticeable hinges and finally come with side windows. I'm glad that Autoart finally reverted to side windows for its models, as Kyosho has been doing for a while now. It really augments the overall realism of the model. The trunk, though it opens, does not hold in its open position. This really bugs me because this is a common flaw on almost all Autoart models now. Why it has to be so, I don't know. The trunk is textured but not carpeted, but it is saddening that such a fine model gas to have such a pointless flaw. This could have been fixed easily. Anyone else have this problem?
I would like to highlight this comment from 118MOTORS that it is not true that the trunk and the hood does not hold. I have bought this earlier and founds that if you push the hood and trunk upwards until it extented position, it really holds and it has a bolt at the end of the hinge which hold it stills. We found that out because we did managed to dissemble the part of it re-assembled back.

But it is true that earlier AutoArt have these kind of problem that their hood and trunk does not hold just as the EVO VI.
 

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i think this is subjective...
Yours might hold up but no all of the cars will...

Kinda like the Skylines..some of them hav engine covers which hold up (like mine) and some don't
My Nismo's engine cover can't hold up but i;ve seen some which can...
 
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My White Skyline V-Spec II's hood did stay up, as with the trunk, but after opening the hood and 'locking' it in position in the hinge, it got stuck and I almost broke it off attempting to lower it back :confused It took a bit of working to get it back down, and it now works fine, but im not going to try to keep the hood in the open position again with AUTOart models :scared
 

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The newer AUTOart Millennium models do have prop rods, like my Toyota 2000GT (prop rod for the trunk, engine cover stays up easily by itself) and the Audi Sport quattro. It's really effective and it's a thin rod of metal so it looks really good and realistic :happy
 

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Max Power said:
It really does seem to vary from car to car.
The prop rods are a big help :cheers
I've seen the same thing on my son's Beanstalk GT40s. The engine cover on the yellow cannot stay up no matter what I do. But the red GT40s cover stays up without trouble. It's likely a manufacturing tolerance issue.
 

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That sounds like a perfectly plausible reason. The hood on my AUTOart Nissan Skyline GT-R used to stay up on its own but it doesn't any more. I think that you should have worded your comment better, Hacken and said that the fault with Eug's model isn't always the case with other models - you seemed to make him sound like a liar.
 

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castrol_supra_gt said:
That sounds like a perfectly plausible reason. The hood on my AUTOart Nissan Skyline GT-R used to stay up on its own but it doesn't any more. I think that you should have worded your comment better, Hacken and said that the fault with Eug's model isn't always the case with other models - you seemed to make him sound like a liar.
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After I read your whole post I understood what you were saying, but at a 1st glance someone can understand it as Darren points out. in my opinion Eug writes some of the best reviews on the web.
 
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