1985 Lotus Esprit Review Rankings
How users ranked the 1985 Lotus Esprit against other cars they have driven.
1985 Lotus Esprit Review
1985 Lotus Esprit — Excellent performance, especially for a mid 80's car. Decent build quality with a few minor rattles. Beautiful timeless lines, not overdone.Interior is snug & functional. Hard to find knowledgeable mechanics...Absolute blast to drive and very rare. It attracts a crowd everywhere it goes (unfortunately that includes law enforcement...)
Pros: Unique,beautiful,fun to drive,dependable & affordable (for an exotic car)
Cons: Hard to find a good tech who knows these cars, especially carb. versions (76-86)
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