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1983 Lotus EspritReview
Michael writes:
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Stunning — Performance - fast, OK braking, handling? It's a lotus. Build Quality - It's a classic car and needs reasonable TLC Appearance - interior like a 70s lounge, exterior styling by giugiaro and feels like driving a sculpture... Cost of Ownership - good but it's an 80s sypercar and you need to know this vis-a-vis maintenance. not as expensive as a TVR, Ferrari or Lamborghini Fun Factor - brilliant: and it breathes fire on the down-rev! Quick, turbo, fun! Delightful handling and very very eager to go as fast as it can... An absolute classic.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Presence, design, speed and it breathes fire...: it's amazing.

Cons: Well, it's not a modern car...it's a classic car from the 80s with much that cars since then have added and improved missing. You need to know mechanicals.

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1983 Lotus EspritReview
Jonathan3166 writes:

Classic 80's Exotic — I've loved the 80's Esprits since... well the 80's. When I was able to procure one of my own I didn't hesitate (much) before purchasing.

Pros: Unique style, exotic, will out-corner just about anything else on the

Cons: Expensive to repair & maintain.

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