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Am I mad to consider a Lotus Esprit?

Having owned several Lotus Elans in the 1970s and 1980s I am aware that they are 'Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious', but am nevertheless tempted at the thought of owning an Esprit. Am I barking mad? What models are the best and what should I look out for in particular?

Asked on 3 October 2012 by CH, Hosforth, Leeds

Answered by Honest John
Completely nuts. But join the club, talk to the people who know, ponder what you hear, and make a decision on that basis. I have actually driven the V8 Esprit on a circuit and I loved it. Or did you accidentally type ‘Esprit’ when you meant ‘Elise’?
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