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2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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Base 4.6L V8 5-speed Manual - (8 reviews )

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With a Panoz You Get a Poke in the Nose
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2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

The best part of the car is the styling and how fun it is to drive with the top down.


Worst Features

Since most people will drive the car on the road and not on the track please put shocks on the car. Have more dealers that will be in business two years after the car is purchased. When the top is up the roar of the engine is too loud. Provide some resale value garantee so that after driving the car 10,000 miles the value doesn't drop by $60,000.


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Panoz is the absolute best
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By jack orbin
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2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

The exterior looks.


Worst Features

Raise front end ride a bit and make it smoother.


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This should be top rated
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By e1v2a3
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2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

It looks so good and turns so many heads.


Worst Features

Better radio


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Panoz Esperante
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By Steve Robinson
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Vehicle

2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

This is the very best value in exotic
sports cars - period. Construction
materials, workmanship, safety, power,
handling, comfort, fuel economy and
design - this vehicle has it all. It
beats the competition hands down.
There is no close 2nd for value when
considering price & performance. One
of the finest designs ever in a
thoroughbred sports car. Made in
Americn has returned to all its former
glory.


Best Features

Design has to be #1. Driving pleasure is unequaled.


Worst Features

Parking break needs more "finger room".


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It's Al Good
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By Brittney
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2003 Panoz Esperante Convertible 2dr Convertible (4.6L 8cyl 5M)


Review

The Experience driving on the road was
amazing. It rides smooth it drives
fast. And it is so comfortable. I felt
like I was laying on my Bed but
upwards. I havn't drove it that much
because it's a very expensive car. I
use it for special occasions like
going to weddings, taking my kids some
where thay want to be recognized!


Best Features

I love the way it's designed. This car is a work of art. One of many. When you feel the wind blowing in your face you feel sooo good. I love the seats and the stick shift. I feel very comfortable with them


Worst Features

I think that the car is just fine the way it is and I am not going to buy another!


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