Though suffering from quirky ergonomics and borrowed cockpit components, the Panoz offers performance on par with the world's best sports cars and exclusivity that practically guarantees that yours will be the only one at the country club.
by Panoz on Aug 11, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
My thought when my wife wanted a new Jaguar was that the Jags looked a lot like the Ford Tauras at the time. I thought that if we bought a sexy very good looking sports car like the Panoz it not only would not look so common but hopfully hold more of its value. I was wrong. The car's style unargueably is very good. They forgot to put any shocks on it though and therefore it is very, very, very rough to drive. The other thing is the convertible roof of the car is is not well designed and it rattles a lot when driving. The worst part of owning the Panoz is the resale value. There is none. Don't buy one unless you can afford to lose $80,000 really fast.
by jack orbin on Jul 15, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
This is a great car. I have or have had a Mercedes, Jaguar, BMW, Lexus, Triumph and this car beats them hands down in almost every category. My Panoz Esperante is the very best looking car on the road. I love it.
by e1v2a3 on Nov 24, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Panoz Esperante 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)
Just returned from a trip around
Florida in less than a week almost 2k
miles. I could not belive this car was
a hand built sports car made in
America.It drew so much attention and
rode like a dream.It held lots of
luggage and was good on gas, why are
these things not on the front page of
every magazine in America? I love it.
Revisions to the Esperante's rear suspension and interior ergonomics, along with new options that include a carbon-fiber hardtop and Brembo brakes bring this limited production American roadster into its sophomore year.