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    My Esprit '04 last year at the dealership for its first service.
    It's an old design but I love it dearly , it drives very sporty and nice. A keeper. I know it is not an "it" car and it probably never was but this car just "does" it for me.

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    The Esprit is such a classic design, it never gets enough credit. That Turbo V8 must be something.

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    will always be a classic.

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    993S said:
    My Esprit '04 last year at the dealership for its first service.
    It's an old design but I love it dearly , it drives very sporty and nice. A keeper. I know it is not an "it" car and it probably never was but this car just "does" it for me.



    A mid-80's example of the same name that I drove was positively scary at the limit (weird over-steer).

    How does your edition compare?

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    993S said:
    My Esprit '04 last year at the dealership for its first service.
    It's an old design but I love it dearly , it drives very sporty and nice. A keeper. I know it is not an "it" car and it probably never was but this car just "does" it for me.



    It may be an old car, but its design is just drop-dead-gorgeous. And with the fantastic V8 it's really a hell of a car.

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    993S said:
    My Esprit '04 last year at the dealership for its first service.
    It's an old design but I love it dearly , it drives very sporty and nice. A keeper. I know it is not an "it" car and it probably never was but this car just "does" it for me.



    Old design? Yes, but still impressive, and timeless.
    Great car!!!

    Back in 1999 I nearly bought the Sport 350 and still sometimes ask myself why I didn't.

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    agree on the design... timeless...

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    Very nice indeed! Always loved the esperit although was never really happy with the changes they made to the rear lights for the last edition....

    Looking forward to seeing what they do with the new versions thats coming soon.

    Anyone have any pics of it?

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    agree on the design... timeless...



    Compare the Esprit to any other car from 1972 , ( when the Esprit was first shown in concept form and whose basic lines remained throughout it's near thirty year production ) ,other than a 911, that can still look " modern " today !

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    A mid-80's example of the same name that I drove was positively scary at the limit (weird over-steer).

    How does your edition compare?



    This yellow one is one of the "final edition" cars , these came with a new suspension set-up with new Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks. It drives very comfortable for such an exotic car. I haven't driven the car beyond 100mph , I am still breaking it in. Have 1450 miles so far. It is now 2 years old so you could say it is a garage queen.
    I have never reached the limit of the car as I hardly drive it but I know It drives very different compared to an 80's Esprit.
    This specific car is the very last to come down the line so I treat it with great care as it is unique.

     
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