Now don't get me wrong. An Esprit is my dream car. However, what is the deal with things breaking on them so frequently? Sure, it's a high performance sports car built for high performance driving, not an everyday commuter, but what is with these posts I'm reading on various sites? "My Esprit has 7000 miles on it and I just replaced the transmission" and "got 12,000 miles on it, new exhaust, new fuel injection system and had all piston heads replaced." So, what's the deal? Are Lotus parts just pure garbage? Why are these things breaking on a cars that have so few miles, that are supposedly being driven by responsible, adult drivers? Does everything eventually have to be replaced on these things regardless of how well they're cared for? Has anyone ever seen a post saying: "Yep, got 45k on the ole gal, done the scheduled maintenance and she's runnin' like a top?" or is always 'just a matter of time' before something pops or leaks or blows up?