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Old 08-09-2005, 02:53 AM   #31
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"Chunky" - That's the thing I don't love about it.


It sure was shiny in person though.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:27 AM   #32
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i have nothing against imports i just would never buy an eclipse unless it was a gsx or gst. I actually prefer imports over domestic.

The Eclipse is not an import.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:30 AM   #33
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"Chunky" - That's the thing I don't love about it.


It sure was shiny in person though.

Its not really a big car, just the way the curves are make it look like it.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:31 AM   #34
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Its not really a big car, just the way the curves are make it look like it.

The new Eclipses are pushing the weight of the 3000GT though... the new ones are pigs.
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:34 AM   #35
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The new Eclipses are pushing the weight of the 3000GT though... the new ones are pigs.

Yeah they are heavy, but what do you expect from a sport compact built on a Galant frame?
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:13 AM   #36
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Exclamation GSX way to go

You might just go for the gsx. even though more cash its worth its weight in gold after the correction in crank walk. not enough money then go to the GS version because it is the best to modify. you can convert the GS to GST to GSX with a little more money but works just as well.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:35 PM   #37
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You might just go for the gsx. even though more cash its worth its weight in gold after the correction in crank walk. not enough money then go to the GS version because it is the best to modify. you can convert the GS to GST to GSX with a little more money but works just as well.

No, you can convert a GS to a GST or a GSX with a crap load of money. Given that the motor in the GS and the GST/GSX isn't the same, doesn't use the same motor mounts, doesn't use the same computer, and isn't even oriented the same direction.

But thanks for resurrecting a dead thread.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:40 PM   #38
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You could also get a GST Spyder... just a thought.

I have not driven a 2.4L Spyder, but the extra 25% displacement should amount to some very nice low-end torque.
20% my friend.

and the 2.4L engines were non turbos(141hp), whereas the 2.0L engines had the turbos(210hp).

in other words... dont get the 2.4L engine. unless you want to put a turbo on it yourself... in which case go for it.
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #39
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I'd say if you're gonna get an eclipse, get a GST or GSX. They're great looking cars, and pretty quick. My friend has a 96 talon TSi AWD (same thing as the GSX) and its fun to drive.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:25 PM   #40
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20% my friend.

Good catch.

But the bottom line on an increase in displacement isn't the hp. It's the usable torque at the lower portion of the RPM range.

But, having said that, I'd definitely go with the GST over the 2.4L.
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