Lotus Esprit Buyer's Guide

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Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
2.0

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1996 Lotus Esprit - Reliability not a strong point

Chad
Los Angeles, California
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
2.0
The Lotus Esprit has been a car that I have sought after for a very long time. When I found one that I thought was worthy enough for me to consider I jumped at it. After owning the Esprit for a short period, I realized that I had made a mistake. I had no history of maintenance and quickly realized that my dream car was going to need extensive repairs (V8 Twin Turbo). The gearbox was useless, and one of the turbo seals was on its way out. If you don't have someone that can repair a Lotus or is knowledgeable, I would steer clear. If you find a well maintained Esprit, then I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
Story
Driving around the coast and meeting new people in the Lotus community. The car turns heads everywhere I go.
Pros
Beautiful styling, Very quick and fun to drive.
Cons
Tough to repair, not very comfortable, very tight small car.

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