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Old 08-14-2003, 02:01 PM   #46
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Been awhile since I've browsed these forums but now that I finally own my dream car, I'll be on more often. Attached should be a pic of mine with my mom trying to see out of it!

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Old 08-14-2003, 11:48 PM   #47
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Been awhile since I've browsed these forums but now that I finally own my dream car, I'll be on more often. Attached should be a pic of mine with my mom trying to see out of it!

holy crap! you've made a big jump since the last time we talked to you! haha.. GREAT car! if you dont mind me askin..how much was it..what year ..miles and all that good stuff!!

congratS!!!
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:39 PM   #48
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holy crap! you've made a big jump since the last time we talked to you! haha.. GREAT car! if you dont mind me askin..how much was it..what year ..miles and all that good stuff!!

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HAHAH. Thanks. Yeah I did do a 180, didn't I? Made the biggest jump possible really as the Lotus is my dream car and, to me, is in a class all it's own. I ended up selling the 1996 Eclipse GSX but I still have the 1992 Talon Tsi AWD. If you want to see the saga of the buying experience I have that on my site.

http://www.databurstpc.com/dsm/lotussagapage.html for the story
http://www.databurstpc.com/dsm for the home page
http://www.databurstpc.com/dsm/lotus.html for the Lotus page

You will find most of the details there. Basically I had to drive from NJ to VA for the car, but it was absolutely worth it. It is a 1994 Esprit S4. I paid $29000 for her. She had 54,000 miles and has all of the major maintenance done - clutch, timing belt, HG, tires, front brakes, chargecooler pump, etc. The PO had put close to $11000 in parts and labor into the car over the last year. He bought it a year ago with some problems at a cheap price and addressed them all (not so cheap), but unfortunately had to sell due to a divorce. At first the extent of the maintenance he had to do worried me some, but once I saw the car and did my complete check, all my worries went away. Car runs like a champ and has no real issues. Only thing it needs now is the temp control cable replaced (which I now have so I just have to set time aside to put it in) and get the AC recharged. I changed the rear brakes, have the SS clutch line to put on and just installed the high TQ chip. Car is just amazing. I still cannot believe I own my dream car.
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:44 AM   #49
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for those New Jerseyans and New Yorkers who kno where the town of Edgewater, NJ and Weehawken and Hoboken, NJ is, i was driving along edgewater and those towns, and it was going reely fast but i swear it was a Lotus Esprit, i had no top, it looked like a targa, it was british racing green. but the lotus esprit i like is a 1999 Lotus Esprit Sport 350
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Old 09-21-2003, 12:17 AM   #50
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Cool Re: Does nobody like the Lotus Esprit?

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this one's a bit funny
Sorry man, but I got something to beat you
(Got the pics today at a car show!!!)
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Old 09-21-2003, 11:18 AM   #51
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*drools at pics*
Is that thing street legal??? (The pic is on page 2)
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Old 09-21-2003, 02:46 PM   #52
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i doubt it... if it was i don't think i'd drive it on the street very much anyway...
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Old 09-25-2004, 04:07 AM   #53
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Re: Does nobody like the Lotus Esprit?

Love the Esprit. own one S4. with modify it now reach 180mhp......

see my gallary for pictures...
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #54
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Re: Does nobody like the Lotus Esprit?

I have a '98 v8 Turbo which I purchased this spring. I have always loved the car, but I NEVER see them here in Philly and have never driven one. I bought mine from a doctor in TX sight unseen. I wasn't sure what to expect. It's black with black powder coated wheels and it looks MEAN. I mean it literally looks like an angry car, a very manly, angry car. I couldn't be happier with it. It is amazing to drive and no one else in Philly has one, that I've seen around. 911's are fun, but this car is insane. I briefly had a yellow 348 TS Ferrari this summer for about 4 weeks and it gets more looks than the Esprit, but it feels slow when I get in it after the Lotus. I think that for the money, the power/performance/exotic-ness can't be beat for a V8 Esprit.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:08 PM   #55
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Re: Does nobody like the Lotus Esprit?

Holy necro thread Batman!
Have an '89 and a 2003.
Yeah, Esprits are rare on the ground in these parts too. Have never seen another one driving down the road since I've had mine-- about 7 years now.
Except for Thailand--- Hahaha!
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