#1
ok pit, heres the deal. i have an auto 96 eclipse gs (fwd non-turbo) . it only had one owner before me, and neither of us drive/drove it like a race car. now i have an opporotunity to get rid of my car and gain a 98 eclipse gsx (awd turbo). the only drawback i can think of on it is that its owned by a hs senior who i know hangs out w/ the ricer crowd, so it may have been pushed a few times. based off of this information alone, does it seem like i win here?
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#2
You're trading a 2g eclipse for another 2g eclipse?

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You're trading a 3g eclipse for another 3g eclipse?

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nah those are 2g. 3 g starts in 99/00. and im not actually "trading". when i make up my mind im selling my car to another person and using that money to purchase the gsx, if i choose to do so.
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#4
Hmm..if my memory serves me correctly, the gs model eclipse is a 6 cylinder? The gsx has probably been pushed more than a couple of times..
First off, how many miles does yours/his car have?
If his is over 100k or so, the turbo is probably worn out. its up to you though. I wouldn't.
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make sure the turbo isnt blown/boost leak or any other surprizes. Ricers ruin cars more often than not.
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#6
Trade it for an old school eclipse or eagle talon.
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#7
I caught that, I thought to myself "No one saw it! I don't look like a retard about my favorite car!"

Sigh...

I have my eye on a 95 Eclipse GS. God, I love that car. Either that or 2002 Eclipse some teacher at the school drives, both are going to be on sale by the time I can get a car.

Anyways, the awd is worth it if you live somewhere with actual seasons. If his is a manual, do it. It's a much more rewarding drive.

I'm assuming you're in high school, right? Even if he pushed it, any damage done won't be a factor unless you'll be driving it through college. That's my guess. Do a thorough inspection and you'll be fine, ESPECIALLY make sure the compression is good in all the cylinders.
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I caught that, I thought to myself "No one saw it! I don't look like a retard about my favorite car!"

Sigh...

I have my eye on a 95 Eclipse GS. God, I love that car. Either that or 2002 Eclipse some teacher at the school drives, both are going to be on sale by the time I can get a car.

Anyways, the awd is worth it if you live somewhere with actual seasons. If his is a manual, do it. It's a much more rewarding drive.

I'm assuming you're in high school, right? Even if he pushed it, any damage done won't be a factor unless you'll be driving it through college. That's my guess. Do a thorough inspection and you'll be fine, ESPECIALLY make sure the compression is good in all the cylinders.

awd turbo car? DEFF manual tranny. and im a freshman in college.

and to the people above me, my car has 170K on it, and idk how much is on his, i just saw the car for sale today, called the nubmer, and left him a message.

one more thing, to the 4 or 5 poster, the GS has a 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC Chrysler 420A under the hood.
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My friend you to have a Talon...but then the engine lit on fire when we were on our way to play basketball one day. Funniest car related incident of my life.
#10
http://columbia.craigslist.org/cto/1050950773.html

im pretty sure thats the same car i looked at. its in the same area and the description is very close to what i saw of the car i looked at. he didnt have the price on the car though, just a number.
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