by icccceeeee on Mar 10, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)
This is my 2nd Esprit, I LOVE these cars, a blast to drive and own ... but you have to WANT to drive them. They are not for the meek or shy. Maintenance is a must but is not close to other exotic cars.
by Owner of 2003 Esprit on Aug 28, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)
Frightening fast car, difficult to
drive slow. Don't mean b/c u "want" to
drive it fast, I mean b/c IT wants to
drive fast. The gas pedal is either on
or off, as is clutch. Brakes similar,
risk a face plant if not careful to go
gentle on pedal. Not easy to drive,
but has its rewards. Downsides: (there
are several), forget about getting it
if you are shy, everyone WILL react to
it, sometimes positively, sometimes
not. This leads to things that weigh
on your mind. As in, can I just park
this car anywhere?(ans: no). Do I need
to plan my trips? (ans: yes). The car
nose is unbeleivably low. Remember
this is not a Porsche911, it is a
by Dirk989 on Jun 17, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)
While not a well know marque, Lotus has
produced one of the top supercars in
the world. Handling has been described
as the greatest ever. I don't
disagree. Performance is unbelievable,
especially with a few reasonably priced
mods. This car will glue you to your
seat and handle curves at speeds
previously reserved for video games.
The styling is not as outrageous as
otherrs, but this is a car that looks
much better in person than in print.
Beautiful, exotic, good fuel mileage,
unbelievable performance and handling
for a fair price. The only flaw is
that the interior, while very well
made, is that of a typical British car -
small and tight.
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