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Yes, it looks fine. It may work as long as the mounting base fits Esprit 30 degree door-outer skin surface. Otherwise, an adapter may be required.
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2000-2003 Honda S2000 mirrors look pretty interesting... Looks like they may work.
Anyone tried those?
My mate Karl has them on his car, I believe... I'll ask him to link some pics...

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Maybe able to get some close-ups if required.

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hi guys

thats mine in the previous post, a friend of mine did all the mods and the s2000 mittors do look a little big to some but they do need an adapter making for them to be fitted at the right angle.
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COOOOOOL!!! Very cool car!
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Good grief Karl, you just dont know when to stop.:lol:

Its looking like a Test Mule now, just needs some duct tape to finish

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check out the dodge challenger mirrors
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Pontiac Solstice mirrors look nice and base angle seems to be right.
DD required.
FYI, Esprit outer door surface incline = 30-32 deg off plumb, as measured
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Last weekend, I saw a red S2000 "in person".
Boy, these mirrors are growing on me.
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On X180, Lotus used some Ford mirrors. Their convex is wrong making view angle too narrow! Besides, styling of the Stevens car is "rounded off" and mirrors are square!
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here is a Chrysler Crossfire mirror, for comparison.
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I haven't been able to keep my driver's side mirror from vibrating too much despite trying a lot of things over the years...so I've thought about what I could use instead.

Today, I parked next to BMW Z3. The mirrors looked about right for size, shape, and angle. I don't have any pics, but thought I'd throw if out there for folks to consider.
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Here is an older Honda (?) mirror. Just very interesting shape...
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I like that. which Honda mirror is that?
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It escapes my memory, it was a convertible, for sure.

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Main question I have for you guys that have actually had the S2000 mirrors in hand, do the base fit the curvature of the Esprit? Looks very minimal but wanted to ask.

My passenger's mirror droops so I had to put a screw in it so that it stays. Have been looking to replace for a while now.

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Main question I have for you guys that have actually had the S2000 mirrors in hand, do the base fit the curvature of the Esprit? Looks very minimal but wanted to ask.

My passenger's mirror droops so I had to put a screw in it so that it stays. Have been looking to replace for a while now.

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Crossfire door has the same door outer skin surface incline as our cars, I checked it.
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Thanks Mr. D.

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I think the split post mirrors are called M3 by aftermarket. google "M3 mirrors" gives a ton of selections that would look sweet on the Esprit
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You should check out my thread that shows the Honda S2000 on my '88. They were relatively easy to install......I did not make any reference to my mother during the entire process!

When the mechanic's dufus broke my OEM mirror, I began the search for a rightside replacement, and found some which most people were somewhat proud of them with pricing from $254US to $285US.

Since the driverside mirror had many issues, I decided to replace both mirrors and found a set thru MRDANGERSOULY - the Honda S2000. The cost for his two were nearly the same as the one OEM replacement.

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