2001 Lotus Esprit Consumer Review: An Owner's Review: 2003 Lotus

2001 Lotus Esprit - Consumer Review

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V8 Coupe (3.5L V8 Twin-turbo 5-speed Manual)

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An Owner's Review: 2003 Lotus Esprit V8
By Owner of 2003 Esprit on


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


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

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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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