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Picked up my new car a couple weeks ago...

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by JamieO, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. JamieO

    JamieO Karting

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    I was looking at a white/tan 1990 348ts w/ 19k miles but decided to go with the Lotus instead. The Lotus is a '99 Esprit w/ 3k miles on it.

    I had looked at the Ferrari a few times and although the car is in excellent condition and all the services have been done I just felt the Esprit was a better car for me right now. I figured I was looking at the 348 mostly because I wanted a Ferrari, not a 348. I guess I'll wait until I can buy the Ferrari that I want, not the one that I can afford right now. It just seemed like a better idea for me now to get the newer car that would have lower repair bills (I hope!).

    Anyways, I picked the car up at Baystate Motorsports in MA, what do you guys think?
     
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  3. 308nut

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  4. ghost

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    Congratulations Jamie. Car looks nice. I thought Lotus' were as expensive to maintain as Ferrari's. You've obviously done the research -- I would be curious to know the conclusion?

    BTW, have we completely forgotten about the Off Topic forum on this board?? :D
     
  5. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    Yellow........mmmmmm........yellow !!!

    Great choice....I like the Esprit...I just do not fit comfortably.
     
  6. JamieO

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    I'm 5'10" and I barely fit comfortably. I did fit better in the 348 but I've always loved the looks of the Lotus and yellow is definitely the perfect color for this car.

    I'm good friends with the guys down at the dealership and they knew I was looking to get out of my Corvette and into something more exotic. They called and told me to come down after work and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it.

    I think my girlfriend is starting to get jealous of the car, I keep going down to the garage just to look at it!!
     
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  8. Mark(study)

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    I like the black and yellow seats. Do you have a photo of the interior?
     
  9. JamieO

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    I don't have any pics of the interior yet but I'll be taking some over the weekend and I'll post them then.
     
  10. thecarreaper

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    super nice car. you are better off waiting to get the exact fcar you want when its the right time, rather than getting what you can afford now. i love the color too!!! congrats!
     
  11. Ricambi America

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    Were you considering the white 348 at Naples Motorosports/BayState ?
     
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  13. lotustt

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    Excellent choice! Looks great in yellow as well. Enjoy it.
     
  14. JamieO

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    yes, it was the white '90 348 at Baystate.
     
  15. Chiaro_Slag

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  16. enjoythemusic

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    Yummmmmmmmmmy :)

    Love the color combo too.

    Perrrrrrrfect :)

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  17. ChuckEBaby

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    Very Nice... Love the color!
     
  18. allanlambo

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    Thats the exact twin of my 00 Lotus. Great cars. Dump the exhaust system. Does nothing. You can run exhaust pipes directly off the cats. Id get straight pipes and air filters. not too noisy as the turbos muffle the sound. Add some Redline Water Wetter.
     
  19. Auraraptor

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    Awesome car! Congrads! I love the Lotus Esprit, and always praise them.

    PS Sorry but offtopic.
     
  20. dwhite

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    Beautiful car. That yellow is spectacular, enjoy it. Can't imagine it was a real hard choice.
     

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