:screwy: theres a guy down the street from me selling an auto 2.0
eclipse..a 94..its body has no rust and he just re painted it jet blck(so
it looks nice) but the problem is the trany..he said it slips into secound
gear..now i do plan on getting it because hes only askn 800 for the car and
i would plan on swapn the trany to a manual one..but my one buddy said not
to even buy it because when an auto trany is messed up it usually messed up
the engine..the inspection sticker is a 04.but he told me that was the only
thing wrong with it..but i need some info on what i should do..buy it and
swap tranys and go from ther or just buy it and put a hole new engine in
it..it has about 80k miles on it....
Have your buddy explain to you in great detail how the trans slipping in second gear "messes up" the engine. Better yet, have him join this forum and explain it directly to us. I'm sure we could all use the laugh.
alright..well i didnt need a smart remark..im new and i was just looking for an answer because i thought he was full of crap as it is..so thats why i came looking for an answer on here..but thanks
...have your buddy go over and look at the car like he's interested. then when he convinces the seller of the bad tranny=bad engine thing and leaves, you can show up and buy it for $400....
no no no no buy it ... i dont think there would be a very big problem with switching it out .... and its only 800 bucks!
hey! will you give me $800? ......didn't think so......:screwy:
I would definetly pick it up. They may be very unreliable, but thats still a pretty decent price.
mitsubishi's are very reliable if u take care of them...
yeah...... i babied my eclipse and the headgasket blew, go figure, they are so reliable
LMAO! I spat out my drink on the screen when I read that!
my mom had a galant for 12 years before the tranny went bad then we sold it... if you TAKE CARE OF IT... they last. if we wouldve put a new tranny on it i bet it wouldve lasted a lot longer
headgaskets blow on all cars... and with a name like dsmracer i doubt u BABIED u eclipse
I heard when you buy a Mitsubishi, it comes with a mechanic....
$800 bucks for a clipse .. you would have to be an idiot not to go for that
One of my friend's had an Eagle Talon with the 5 speed tranny, and at 160,000 miles his transmission blew before the stock clutch installed from the factory went bad. Go figure.
better snap this one up, then...
Dude, you don't even know what you're talking about. I did baby that car, I made the name just to have a name on here. I can't remember the site but it shows problems people had with their eclipses, dead eclipse or somethn i duno, but the list just goes on and on, on that site
yah i bet i could find a site that lists problems for all cars...
You can, but the fact stands that DSMs are unreliable.
Pick two, thats the rules. Deal with it.
thats the same with ALL cars, not just mitsu's. deal with it.
What he's saying is with the specific car in question, you get fast and cheap. Thats not the same with all cars...
i know... i could rag on his pontiac not being cheap, like he's ragging on the mitsu not being reliable, its a circle.
My car isn't cheap when its in good condition. And DSMs aren't reliable, especially the non-turbo models with the minivan automatic tranny.
thats exactly what im saying, so why are we still talking about it
ok look...any car with over 150,000 miles is going to have it's level of unreliability. It's common sence that the older a car is, the more unrealiable it is. BUT in this case, if he were to buy the car for $800, then put a new tranny in it, replace the clutch, and rebuild the engine, he would have spent about what the car is worth (maybe a little more). But it would be worth it, because it would be like having a new car.