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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe

 
 

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Lotus Esprit Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 350 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2002 Lotus Esprit

  • The hyper Esprit is not as easy to live with as an Acura NSX or Porsche 911, but it's not as common, either.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp steering, blinding acceleration, people on the street think it's twice as expensive as it really is.

  • Cons

    Dated chassis, minimal outward visibility, cramped cockpit, resale value drops like a stone.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Esprit enters this year unchanged.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (13 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Over 3 yrs ownership

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Vehicle: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)

I have driven it daily for over 3 yrs and has been extremely reliable. I am so use to people making double takes when they see it on the road that it feels strange on the rare occasion when it does not occur. The performance is way beyond what I can explore and the exhaust note with the center exit U.S. exhaust is phenomenal and sounds only like exotic european cars can. The interior is very intimate and memorable and feels very nice once settled in. I think the exterior is one of the most beautiful, exotic shapes to date and still looks modern after all these years. I have owned Porsches and Ferraris and this is the most satisfying car yet. Don't be scared to take the plunge and get one.



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'02 esprit

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Vehicle: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)

Bought it 2 weeks ago. Have owned a Boxster, 911, Ferrari 308 Quattrovalve and a Testarossa and I go out to the garage at night just to look at this one more than the others. The interior is gourgeous in tan and the wheels are the most beautiful I have ever seen. The twin turbo acceleration is the best I've ever driven and the exhaust is pleasantly loud. Major service is maybe $1200 and was $5000 on the Testarossa. Other accessories and parts much more reasonable also. I am using as everyday driver and I fully expect it to be reliable.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Esprit is fabulous!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)

After having both a Ferrari 355 and 360, I can say that the esprit is the best car out there for the money!! This thing just goes and is much more exclusive than a Ferrari



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2002 Lotus Esprit Review

What's New for 2002

The Esprit enters this year unchanged.

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