The V8 Lotus Esprits, 1997 and newer, are reletively trouble-free if maintained properly. Here's my 1999. It is a great car.
One of the reasons I like it, is that it is totally unique. There were only 97 Esprits brought into the US for 1999. Everywhere you go it attracts a group of interested people asking what is it and how fast will it go (180 mph). Not too difrerent from a fast boat!