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over 3 yrs ownership
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By tim hayden
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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks, sound, interior, exclusitivity (sold 100/yr). Acceleration is eyeball flattening.


Worst Features

Transmission is the weak link but is still very good.


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'02 Esprit
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tim hayden
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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks, Interior, exhaust, acceleration, exclusivity-only imported about 100/yr. I have seen only one on the road in my life.


Worst Features

Hard to improve on. Unfortunately last one rolled of the line in 3/04 after 27 years.


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Esprit is Fabulous!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By std63
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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

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


Best Features

Everything!


Worst Features

Low ground clearance and needs a 6 speed


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Extreme Fun
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By MK
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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Esprit got a Fantastic look and good
performance.It is different,but fun to
drive and giving me so much driving
pleasure.


Best Features

The whole thing (right from getting in the car and feeling the heavy clutch....)Driving experience. It is man's car.


Worst Features

not much.


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A Real Review
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jer
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2002 Lotus Esprit Coupe V8 2dr Coupe (3.5L 8cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

In my opinion as a long-time Porsche
owner I can make an honest comparison.
I feel that from 1998 onwards the
Esprit is a very usable and reliable
car that is even more fun to drive then
then nearly every Porsche, Ferrari 355,
corvette and a viper. I have had
nothing but pleasure without any
headaches. Keep care of the Exclusive
Lotus and it will keep good care of
you. From reading some reviews, it is
painfully obvious that the ratings are
performed by individuals that have
never owned any of the cars but just
had an hour or so of driving.


Best Features

Exclusivity of the V8, ability and ease of upgrading, performance, and all round useability of the car as a daily driver.(Yes it has a trunk..)


Worst Features

The only suggestion I would have to say would be to bring back Brembo brakes, a 6 speed gear box would be a great improvement as well possibly an intercooler but Extreem Esprit can fix this.


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