Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Jose, California
This thread was started by the PPO (Previous Previous Owner) of my car. Unfortunately, my 87 Esprit is not nearly as trouble free as my late 88.
I certainly enjoy driving it (those of you on the Facebook Esprit group need no explanation). But given I've had it since June 2016 and have about ~7K miles, it's had more than a few hiccups compared to my late 88.
As with the 88, I have full blown Service C and numerous items fixed for full daily driver capability. While I don't daily drive the Esprit anymore, it is ready and willing - most of the time.
Living in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of interesting/exotic cars that overshadow 'legacy' supercars like the Esprit. As 2Many Cars (also a local Northern California Esprit owner) knows, there are certainly older guys like me that know exactly what the Esprit is about - the main difference is that people like us actually are fortunate to own them.
However, I always wanted a Giugiaro Esprit and I literally have been living the dream. Few folks are fortunate to do so and I feel so lucky to fire up my Esprit at lunchtime and go for a drive - anytime, anywhere. While I'm not doing the twisties, there is an immense satisfaction that I'm driving the car of my teenage dreams in and around town just like any other car.
87 Esprit 'SLEEK GT'