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Offline brent_crude


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I'm in market for an Esprit and leaning towards a V8 (at the moment). From everything I have read so far this seems to be an idea that is fraught with pit-falls. However, I haven't managed to talk myself out of it yet.

Apart from carsales and this forum is there anywhere else I should be keeping an eye out for vehicles for sale?

I was also wondering if anyone had any experience with the current batch that are on carsales.

Cheers, BC



Offline mondi

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Here is some reading.

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EBuying/which.html



Can't comment on the ones on Carsales at the moment, I stopped looking as I have mine......   :p



Offline andecorp

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I'm in market for an Esprit and leaning towards a V8 (at the moment). From everything I have read so far this seems to be an idea that is fraught with pit-falls. However, I haven't managed to talk myself out of it yet.

Apart from carsales and this forum is there anywhere else I should be keeping an eye out for vehicles for sale?

I was also wondering if anyone had any experience with the current batch that are on carsales.

Cheers, BC
All the cars on carsales are well known. Just do a search on the forum here.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline mad_m3


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Here is some reading.

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EBuying/which.html



Can't comment on the ones on Carsales at the moment, I stopped looking as I have mine......   :p


Wow, some of them are so cheap.. I thought the Esprit is an investment car...
M3 E46 2002  |  M3 E92 2009  |  X6M E71 2010
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Offline andecorp

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Wow, some of them are so cheap.. I thought the Esprit is an investment car...
Because usually the garbage ends up on the open market.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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Offline westyexotic


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Brent,
You have to be patient and wait for a good one to come up ( possibly years like I had to wait) And then having the access to the cash to act quickly when one does pop up

Putting your Feelers out here is a good starting point. As is listing a ad on somewhere like club lotus.

like I stated above, it took a long time to find our v8.



Good luck
Ben



Offline S4Simon

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I looked at around a dozen esprits over a 12 month period before i found mine. - and that was in the uk. To buy one in oz you're going to have to travel. And yes they are a good investment, you just have to choose wisely.
I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better



Offline andecorp

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Brent,
You have to be patient and wait for a good one to come up ( possibly years like I had to wait) And then having the access to the cash to act quickly when one does pop up

Putting your Feelers out here is a good starting point. As is listing a ad on somewhere like club lotus.

like I stated above, it took a long time to find our v8.



Good luck
Ben
And you've got a spectacular one Ben.But like you said, it took a long time.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



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