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2005 Panoz Esperante Consumer Reviews

Unique car - american car so easy to maintain

By on Saturday, May 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

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Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great value, fun to drive, mechanically reliable"

Cons: "rattles, loud, terrible turning radius."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have a 2005 Esperante GTLM roadster. And unlike the site statement, it is an automatic, is supercharged and has 525 horsepower from a handmade ford svt 4.6 liter V8. The car is cool ... fun to drive and mechanically reliable. The car, being hand made outside of Atlanta, needs to have its screws and bolts tightened regularly. It is really fun to drive and it's uniqueness makes this a looker. It has rattles .... but is very reliable. They made 170 esperantes, 33 GTLMs, 9 supercharged and 1 automatic."

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