27: 1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo
Lotus has always been a company that you equate with fast driving and excitement. The Esprit Turbo was notable for its 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. Most in the automotive press turned their nose up at the Esprit because of this. The four-cylinder was also a tough engine to work on and that caused a lot of frustration with buyers. The Lotus Esprit had a wedge design that didn’t resonate with everyone’s taste, although the car was in line with the styling at the time. The wide stance of the car didn’t help in the twists and turns on the road.
Nevertheless, the car managed to sell quite well for the company. But if you are in the market for a used exotic, this is probably one that you should avoid. This particular exotic car is missing a lot of the aspects that make a sports car notable. The high cost of maintenance and the fairly limited scope of replacement parts only hampers the deal.