Vanya Posted May 7, 2015 Report Share Posted May 7, 2015 It sucks, but if its any comfort I've probably spent as much on my Turbo SE - and I've still got a suspension rebuild and respray to get out of the way. It's no joke that there's no such thing as a cheap Esprit. On the other hand, sometimes buying even a top-end car can yield unwelcome surprises. If you're not a wizard at DIY like some on here, that's a lot expenses right there, and even if you are, parts aren't free. I know a guy who bought a pretty nice Turbo SE for probably 16-17,000 GBP not too long ago. It turned out to have leaking petrol tanks (rusted through as usual), and now the sump has revealed the car was mixing oil and water prior to engine removal with the cause and consequence yet to be assessed. The owner quoted a figure (thus far) that isn't quite up where you're at Stimpy, but not all too far off either considering the initial cost of the car. And that's a Turbo SE (cheaper and more available than the S4s). Does the S4s make you happy? If yes, enjoy. Does it give you a heart problem and anxiety when you need to work on it? If so, sell it and don't regret it. Oh and another Silver lining: The more you learn about the 910 engine and the Esprit, the less hassle it will be should you ever dump this example and find yourself a sorted car (after all, you'll REALLY know what to look for in the future, right?) Quote Vanya Stanisavljevic '91 Esprit SE | '97 XK8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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