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2001 Lotus Esprit

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V8 3.5L V8 Twin-turbo 5-speed Manual - (4 reviews )
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Purple lotus
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By icccceeeee
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Vehicle

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Power...Power... Power.... This car does it all, power, handles and looks great doing it


Suggested Improvements

Start making them again.


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An Owner's Review: 2003 Lotus Esprit V8
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Owner of 2003 Esprit
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Vehicle

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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 supercar.


Favorite Features

Turbo engines have uninspiring exhaust note, firing up this car, u will forget all that. Opens w/ wonderful ear splitting blast,idles lumpily then reveals a very IRATE V8. Turbo burble on overrun,exhaust rasps,howls like a banshee & causes pedestrians to leap in horror. Oh ya.


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My 2 Mid Life Crises
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By i own 2
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Vehicle

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

only problem is the high amount of maintainence that a lotus needs but if you can afford to buy a decent esprit than you can afford to keep it on the road


Favorite Features

comfortability, style, power, and handling


Suggested Improvements

ALL WHEEL DRIVE


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Esprit V8 is a winner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dirk989
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Vehicle

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Performance, style, flash, and quality build. The quality build is not usually associated with Colin Chapman, but trust me, the Esprit is a quality build.


Suggested Improvements

The interior is cramped if you are much over 6 foot tall. Rear visibility is limited.


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