Lotus Esprit V8 – Review – V8 – maybe just too much?

26 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Lotus Esprit V8 – Review – V8 – maybe just too much?
Lotus Esprit


Advantages: It is a cool Lotus

Disadvantages: still just a Lotus

My 4th last) Esprit cost me far and the most and with hindsight me the least pleasure.

May be I should run it on the track. May be the Ј60k price tag led me to too much. Mat be it could never up to its fantastic looks and jaw-dropping

The 4-pot Turbo Esprit I had prior to the V8 served well for 3 and gave me few hassles after an problem with the clutch. I p-ex#39;d it for the V8 I had high hopes. 1000 miles I started problems. The cat#39;s were so much by the engine that fell apart and blocked the Max speed 30mph until the AA the car away to the dealer.

Next the exhuast cracked. were various modifiactions and parts fitted by Lotus, but the car really settled down.

For the viewer the V8 was the best. As an owner, I got to enjoy it. So much power. 3 gear 80 mph was hardly pushing the

And the engine management only through full power in top So every time I pulled I was left frustrated that was so much power left to with that never got

Servicing is certainly something I leave to a dealer. That is not I rate the dealers particularly, but that even changing the involves removing protective covers.

If you like your then the V8 may fail to impress. All my suffered from inadequate systems. Ironically, the best set up I had was in my S3 with a bass speaker under a seat.

Even after I fitted speakers to the V8 things did not sound better.

I have always the driving position suited me (medium-heavy build, 5#39;8). The pedals never gave any The cockpit of the V8 was a good balance luxury and function.

Service were acceptable, but I was always about possible continued failu

re outside warranty. That contributed to the eventual sale 2-3 years of ownership.

Now I have my I realise just how much the V8 had from enjoying driving. The pa depreciation I suffered didn#39;t either!

I think the V8 had a tough job cut out to up to my expectations, but where it failed was that it was just not reliable. to sell it through a dealer was depressing, as all I got to hear was about all the with V8#39;s.

Do I miss the car? Yes.

I buy another? Maybe one day, someone else has paid for the and if my wife will let me!

Should you buy Make sure you get to know it before hand, and that pockets are deap enough!

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