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  1. Andy - 20,569 posts - flippin 'eck you should get a real job !!. Great to hear from you. Paul - you'd better be joking about at least 1 of those !! All is well here, replaced the Esprit with two boys, one is 3.5 and the other 1 year. Both are into their driving and have already got the electric cars !. Love watching the F1 with Dad and getting their go-karts for their 4th on !! Cheers David
  2. Hey !!!!!!!!!!! WoW, how has this forum developed since I had my GT3. Owen..........have you still got her ? So, now I live in Berkshire, nr Reading. No Lotus on the drive but wondering if someone with a spare seat wants to pick me up on the next hoon. Just for old times sake but be good to catch up with you lot again....and see the cars. [email protected] or will check back in here.......... When is the next meet ? Cheers David (the one that put the red race chip in a Norfolk Mustard GT3)
  3. I know, how scary eh ? And she's had to get herself an Esprit just to think I'd be interested too !!
  4. Same old clever witted Bibs :-) Katie - just seen your post and your location - you'll never guess where I live now ? - Burghfield Common too !! You wouldn't happen to have a blue V8 would you ?
  5. That's your Mum's car Bibs ! I know 'cos she picked me up in it last weekend B)
  6. You cheeky buggers !!! :-) I miss you lot - need to get another car to keep you company. I've currently got an RS6 in the garage and a Brabus Merc on the drive. RS6 is fast as hell but far too safe, not much fun and never breaks down. That said it's only got 150hp less than an F1 car, is 1.4 seconds slower to 60 than an F1 car and still get's the family, dog etc in the back whilst your watching TV. Am now selling it. The Brabus is a diesel ! - 45mpg and 0-60 in 6.4 seconds - slow by Esprit/RS6 standards but does 900 miles on a tank which is nice. Am seeing Jon and Red this weekend for
  7. I know it's been two years since I sold my Esprit and was probably last on here. Still miss the car but going back through some old photos just found this that made me laugh so thought I'd share it. Kind of sums up the Esprit life....
  8. It was a very fast car with #11 fitted - and really flew but did cause some additional servicing problems of course and made the car not as reliable as it had been previously. Still miss her :-(
  9. The last time the manifold was replaced on this car to my knowledge was in 2005 by Steve Williams, that was a brand new one but nothing to say the 'inbetween' owner hadn't had a problem and had it repaired/replaced too
  10. That's my baby !!! - I can remember the smell of that engine bay now !!! - Glad to hear she's in good hands and back in the home county too ! She looks great Owen, there were quite a few of owners before I that only kept her for a few months at a time - I had her for about 3 years and had some fantastic fun during that time - she's got to be 10 years old now - wowow ! Are you still running the famed #11 chip ? It went through two turbos but was good (and fast) fun. Here's a pic of her with the old wheels on - the plane couldn't keep up and then had to cheat with the afterburners - unfair
  11. PMSL Where did THAT come from !! - Brilliant - here's another to remind you of the good times
  12. haha - still waiting for the new one to come out mate. Things are good though - baby on way - now got an audi estate ! Owen !!! - How is she ?? - I still miss her loads - how long you had her ? tell me more....
  13. :crybaby: Just thought I'd sign back in - don't have the GT3 anymore but good to see everyone is still hooning along !!
  14. Doug, I've just seen this thread by fluke after looking at the piccies for the Factory visit (which look great btw). I've got to say how shocked I am and deeply sorry that you've got this problem. I feel guilty as although everyone experiences various probs with the Esprit, you're still in the honeymoon period and should not be having this grief. As you're aware the car was maintained to a high level and of course had various bits done on her that gave the performance that others have talked about. That said, as you know increased performance does result in decreased reliability.
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