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Offline rodders

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I want to get into an Esprit (in particular a S3) but I live in WA.

Is there much support for Esprit owners in Perth?

I can afford one... but I am not 100% sure if I can afford to run one as I am hearing some interesting stories.

Offline S4Simon

  • The Rubber King of Adelaide

  • Joined: Jul 2006

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To get you started here's a current list I've made of Oz owners.  You'll find these guys on the UK Lotus Forum.


Not sure on S3 running costs.  Wouldn't be too high.  I've had my S4 now for 10 years and repair costs have been very low.  Possibly a couple of hundred dollars in the last 10 years. Maintenance costs around $4k in 10 years.
I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better

Offline rodders

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Cheers Simon,

Your maintenance costs look comforting. 

Can you tell me what forums are you talking about? There are several out there.

I do have my heart set on an S3. I have heard of stories where by people have spent the total value of their car on repairs and upgrades. And horror stories of the car being out of action for months due to lack of parts and experienced mechanics.

Are people just preparing me for the worst?

Offline Goldacre

  • Joined: Aug 2012

  • Drives: Merc 450 SEL
  • Location: WM WA
  • Name: G
Hey Rodders. great to see you on the forum :) Hope Christmas went well and all your wishes come true (you know the old saying '...be careful what you wish for...' BUT this will make life easier...


see Andecorps post, looks like  Francois will have a workshop up and running in OConnor Western Australia in March 2013! Amen :D

Darling, look at what Q brought for us, isn't it nice!?

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