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Ed Gomes' 2000

Ed Gomes from Hanford, US owns a 2000 V8 in Aluminum, with a black interior.


Year: 2000
Colour: Aluminum
Interior: Black
Driving Style: Normal
Miles per year: 4,000 - 8,000
Owned Since: December 2001
Purchase from: Private Sale
Serviced at: Lotus of Orange County
Other Cars: Toyota Tacoma
Previous Lotus': 1989 SE (see below)
Why an Esprit: "Had a poster of one when I was younger and told myself that one day I would own one.. the rest is history.."
Upgrades: *Esprit Sills
*ESPRIT logo on rear
*Alloy button rings
*Valentine 1 Radar Detector (WOW! Works great)
Problems: *Some back-firing during acceleration but was resolved by reseting the ECM
*Leaking block gasket (replaced w/Warranty)

It rides very smooth and the torque is amazing. It is a MUCH more derivable car than my 89SE along with a more trouble free driving experience. It is becoming my daily driver because it rides so well on these California streets.
The aluminum color looks classy and does not receive as much attention as my old 89SE in Calypso Red.
I do my own oil changes, brake work and other simple maintenance work. I removed the greater part of the dash to install my radar detector nicely. I'll be purchasing a scanning tool to help diagnose the engine management system.

My dog Guinness sure Loves the Lotus."



My Old 1989 Esprit SE


*Clutch slave cylinder leak ($80)
*New Parking light switch ($8)



*Duel Magnaflo exhaust
*SS Clutch hose
*S4 Chip
*Azev custom 17/18 wheels
*Adjustable shocks
*10 speaker ABS/Blaupunkt stereo system
*2002 Aluminum Brake sleeve/Door Sills/foot pedals



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