97s have issues with the cylinder liners from what I have read. You get what you pay for with the Esprit. A lower priced car will probably cost more in maintinence in the near future.New to the forum ...Just sold my Viper Friday....Looking to buy a V8 Esprit now to replace it...What are the major differences of the late 90s cars vs the 2000 & up cars? What should I be looking for as far as things that need replacing, timing belt, clutches, etc...Am I better off with a lower mileage 90s or higher mileage 2000 up...I need to stay in the 30K range as far as price goes, so I dont think I can find a low milege 2000 or so for 30K..Thanks...Any one selling can let me know what they have...looking for Black, Red, Maybe Dark Grey....Al
If you only have 30k, the Esprit might not be the car for you, especially if your not planning on doing your own maintinence work.