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It is :)

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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It is.....

And I can confirm it was built in 95 but only registered in 96.


It actually made me feel very strange seeing it again.... an actual physical jolt. very strange. 

At least I know its still alive 

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Does that include the Hertz 'rent a racer' 1966 Shelby Mustang? ;)




Yes, it applies, sort of.  But instead of 1 out of 10, it was probably 9 out of 10 that beat the piss out of them.  Some even replaced the engines. Don't believe me, read about it here:

A significantly large percentage of the used car stock in the UK is either ex rental, or ex lease. wirhour them thoug, we'd not have enough used stock to service the demand.

Car search over here doesn't differentiate.

Would you prefer an ex-rental Esprit which has been meticulously maintained, or an ex-privately owned car that's been kept going on a shoe string and despite looking shiny, due to the amount of regular polishing, has had its dirty bits neglected significantly.


Sucks that you guys don't know the more about the history of the cars when you buy them.


I prefer to do my homework and make sure the car has been serviced, but if I had to buy a rental or a car without a good service history, I would expect to pay well below one that has the good history and few owners.  A rental car in essence has had 10's or 100's of owners.  Yikes!

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at least it has been driven which a lot of garage queens haven`t.Depends which you think is worse.Know which i would prefer

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As regards treatment by hirers, they are car enthusiasts and treat the cars accordingly. I know there’s always one, but they are the exception not the rule. We had one customer who took our Morgan for a weekend, and according to his wife, washed and polished it twice!


Anyone renting an Esprit for the weekend is going to give it the nuts.  It's a supercar and they're supposed to go fast.  A while back I rented a Ferrari 348 and I didn't drive it like a Granny.  So this Esprit is going to get the same treatment.

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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You didn't have a problem letting me have a go on her Rick. In fact we've done a bit of swapping from memory! ;)

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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