1989 Lotus Esprit 2.2


GREAT CAR - Lots of trouble though


Top end engine rebuild due to cross threaded spark plug.

New clutch master cylinder.

New clutch slave cylinder.

New windscreen.

New A/C compressor.

New radiator fans.

New radiator fan supports.

Driver and passenger side electric windows faulty.

Car repainted.

Rusty engine cover holding thingy!!! (not sure of the name)

New alloy water bottle.

New alloy wheels and tyres.

New water hoses.

New fuel lines.

Stainless steel clutch hose.

Underbody clips - Pclips holding gearbox surround.

New UJ steering joint.

New suspension - adjustable.

New ball joints.

New engine mounts.

New Larini stainless steel exhaust.

General Comments:

Lovely car overall.

Just make sure that you bear in mind that the cost of ownership is astronomical. I have calculated that I ended up paying 10,000 Euro in just 10 months of ownership, and only covered about 1000 miles.

Ownership in Cyprus can be a NIGHTMARE due to the lack of support.

I love the Lotus, and even though it has tortured me, I will not sell the car. It drives great, and sounds just amazing with a Larini exhaust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2011