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Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-10-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,432
Posted By jphoenix
Yes, people look at the car, but only true sports...

Yes, people look at the car, but only true sports car aficionados ubderstand what an Esprit really is - or any Lotus. Most people see a 95 S4 and think it's a Ferrari or Lamborghini, or whatever.
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Forum: Northwest Region   05-14-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By jphoenix
Pacific Raceways

Drove the Esprit to Pacific today to race my FV. The Esprit draws a lot of attention from the large group of racers at the track 😀👍
Forum: Lotus Esprit   12-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,284
Posted By jphoenix
Looks like a great deal on a very well maintained...

Looks like a great deal on a very well maintained S4.

I think it's great when these cars get driven. People looking for a low miles S4 probably will be afraid to drive (and maintain) the car.
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Forum: Lotus Esprit   11-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,874
Posted By jphoenix
Now I have both, getting close to finishing up a...

Now I have both, getting close to finishing up a frame-off on my wife's 73 TR6. Sapphire blue with OD and a hard top. Should look nice, but nothing like the S4 to drive IMO.

Triumph TR6 |...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   11-05-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By jphoenix
Atwell is correct, my S4 leaks a drop or two once...

Atwell is correct, my S4 leaks a drop or two once per month right onto the exhaust and I get a little wisp of smoke. I'm due for a valve adjustment, so probably do that this winter, change the...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-29-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,100
Posted By jphoenix
I find the Esprit to be very well-mannered in the...

I find the Esprit to be very well-mannered in the rain, not that you'll have that problem in San Diego. Up here in Seattle, I drive mine in the rain routinely, Continental Contact Extreme DWS is my...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-20-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By jphoenix
Looks like a race car with those tank fittings -...

Looks like a race car with those tank fittings - minus the roll cage.
Forum: Lotus Cars Wanted   10-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,045
Posted By jphoenix
I have a 1995 S4, 50,900 miles, runs perfect,...

I have a 1995 S4, 50,900 miles, runs perfect, lots of routine maintenance over the past three years I've owned it, I'm the third owner. Lotus racing green, cream interior. PM me or [email protected]
Forum: Lotus Esprit   10-04-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,004
Posted By jphoenix
Ooooooh, Penske's - nice, nice!!

Ooooooh, Penske's - nice, nice!!
Forum: Lotus Esprit   09-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By jphoenix
I bought one for my 95 S4 on Amazon for around...

I bought one for my 95 S4 on Amazon for around $75, maybe it's a different part than this one? Screwed right in, fits perfect, works great. here it is, currently unavailable :-(
...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   08-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By jphoenix
After 3 years, mine gas been trouble-free. Lots...

After 3 years, mine gas been trouble-free. Lots of routine maintenance required, but otherwise has never left me stranded. I've put 15k miles on mine in 3 years.

Why an Esprit? You have to drive...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   08-01-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,612
Posted By jphoenix
I drove my esprit to the track today where I race...

I drove my esprit to the track today where I race my formula Vee, it drew a crowd all day. People really like these cars. I didn't see anyone gathered around the other street cars there and there...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   07-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,612
Posted By jphoenix
UPS guy asked me just this afternoon if my car...

UPS guy asked me just this afternoon if my car was a Ferrari. I said no, it's a Lotus. He said "Wow, really? I've seen them in movies but never in real life - can I look?"

He told me that he's...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-19-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By jphoenix
I installed my Bosch today after yanking the...

I installed my Bosch today after yanking the Valeo (anybody want a good working Valeo, no drips -yet) and used the original bolt. I had to clock the Bosch of course, that was easy, but to get the...
Forum: Lotus Cars Wanted   06-06-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By jphoenix
Forum: Lotus Esprit   05-27-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By jphoenix
I killed my battery in two days after I failed to...

I killed my battery in two days after I failed to get the door completely latched. It leaves the red light on the jamb of the door where you can't see it. This on a car that drives regularly, has a...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-10-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,874
Posted By jphoenix
And yes, the g-body cars are very cool, I want...

And yes, the g-body cars are very cool, I want one - in addition to my Stevens S4. I love the the big fat tires, that style just works somehow.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-10-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,874
Posted By jphoenix
Right on, so let's celebrate the absolute fact...

Right on, so let's celebrate the absolute fact that the Esprit is an excellent sports car, well-mannered on street and track, reliable and relatively inexpensive to own.

I consider if a well-kept...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-10-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
I like it over there, Shelton specifically -...

I like it over there, Shelton specifically - that's where the Ridge Motorsports Park is located. Great track with lots of track days available.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-09-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
Maybe I could test drive one at midnight. ...

Maybe I could test drive one at midnight.

Nightfall Blue is my absolute favorite color, going to paint my TR6 a very similar color.
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-09-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
Indeed, I came from the east - having bought the...

Indeed, I came from the east - having bought the Esprit in Spokane - there are truly fun roads in those mountains - and another great one south to the Columbia,

But I spend most of my weekends in...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-09-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
Yes, so here's my secret - I drive 167 to I-5 via...

Yes, so here's my secret - I drive 167 to I-5 via 516 at 0445 in the morning (to Seatac where I work) and then south on I5 via 18, skip 167 in the afternoon to C street home to Bonney Lake.

So,...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-09-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
More than your Elise? Or the same? They very much...

More than your Elise? Or the same? They very much different?
Forum: Lotus Esprit   04-09-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By jphoenix
I really enjoy driving my S4

Even after two years and 14,000 miles - every day I drive my S4, I really, really enjoy it. The days I have to drive my Volvo, I'm almost asleep at the wheel.

Rain or shine - that Esprit puts a...
Forum: New Member Introductions   03-31-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By jphoenix
Hi and welcome. I used to live in Tervuren. A...

Hi and welcome. I used to live in Tervuren. A wonderful country, enjoyed it immensely! I flew gliders in Kortrijk.
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