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Old 07-04-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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hmm

I am looking to make a domestic tuner car, i already have a MX3 that i put countless hours and $$$ into and now im lookin for a domestic. anyone have any ideas on any cars.
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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Thought about a 93 mustang GT or LX, the LX is a perfect sleeper because it has the 5.0 that the GT does but it doesn't have a body kit and a spoiler on it

93 LX- try to picture it w/o the mods


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Old 07-05-2005, 01:05 AM   #3
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i was thinkin about the domestic cousin of the eclipse...Talon, a 96 maybe. dunno i havent delt with them much anything i should kno about them?
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Old 07-05-2005, 01:07 AM   #4
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i was thinkin about the domestic cousin of the eclipse...Talon, a 96 maybe. dunno i havent delt with them much anything i should kno about them?

Wait until Kristi a.k.a 97Talonchik to answer that one
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:32 AM   #5
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i was thinkin about the domestic cousin of the eclipse...Talon, a 96 maybe. dunno i havent delt with them much anything i should kno about them?




Too much idiocy for me to deal with right now.

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Okay im better now

Domestic cousin of the Eclipse? Domestic? As if the 1st and 2nd gen Eclipses arent Domestic?

Cousin? Cousin implys they come from the same, yet different family. The Talon and Eclipse are more like, twin brothers.
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Old 07-05-2005, 04:56 AM   #6
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Too much idiocy for me to deal with right now.

*Takes Deep Breath*

Okay im better now

Domestic cousin of the Eclipse? Domestic? As if the 1st and 2nd gen Eclipses arent Domestic?

Cousin? Cousin implys they come from the same, yet different family. The Talon and Eclipse are more like, twin brothers.

My god dude i kno that talons are made by Mitsubishi... i'm not stupid. I ment that i was thinkin about a talon instead of an eclipse because around here there are soo many ricer eclipses it isnt even funny. i guess im sorry for not lookin up the official definition of "cousin".. my bad.
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:10 AM   #7
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My old standby answer to this type of question is always a Pontiac Fiero… No one ever suspects a Fiero (evil grin).

I my self have an 84 with a 350TPI pushing 230HP and 330ft/lb… there are Fieros out there pushing 1000HP… its just a matter of what you put in them… and as far as personalization there are littlerly hundreds of vendors making custom body parts, and body kits for the Fiero… if you thought you could make a Honda your own… wait till you see what you can do to a Fiero.

Just offering up an option you might not have known was there…
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:15 AM   #8
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My old standby answer to this type of question is always a Pontiac Fiero… No one ever suspects a Fiero (evil grin).

I my self have an 84 with a 350TPI pushing 230HP and 330ft/lb… there are Fieros out there pushing 1000HP… its just a matter of what you put in them… and as far as personalization there are littlerly hundreds of vendors making custom body parts, and body kits for the Fiero… if you thought you could make a Honda your own… wait till you see what you can do to a Fiero.

Just offering up an option you might not have known was there…

Never really considered one, alil old for me tho. ill prolly get one just to thro extra money at and see what comes outa it.
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:44 AM   #9
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Why not just get a civic?
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Old 07-05-2005, 02:46 PM   #10
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Never really considered one, alil old for me tho. ill prolly get one just to thro extra money at and see what comes outa it.

If that’s the route you’d go... Id consider buying one with a V-8 conversion already done… that alone will cost you 8k, already done… between 3k and 5k depending on what year and if you went with a fast back or notch back (mines a notchback)
Edit: by this time (20 years later) most of the interior parts are going to have been replaced. The frames like never rust, and the body is made out of plastic and never rust.

Why not a Honda civic?
Well its obvious when he asked what are American made tuner cars... he didn’t want something everyone has... and the civic falls under that category.

To me picking a car that no one else has is what makes a tuner so exciting. When you roll up to 32 black Honda civics with green neon lights... and you’re the only red Fiero... well they look at you differently... then when you beat them they look at you with respect...
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:10 PM   #11
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Why not just get a civic?

Well, given that his whole point was to find a domestic vehicle... I'd say that might not be the direction he's looking for.
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Old 07-05-2005, 05:16 PM   #12
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Mustang. If you want to get a domestic car, then make sure its domestic. The Eagle Talon is stil a Mitsubishi Eclipse, just with some different body lines and markings.
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:32 PM   #13
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Mustang. If you want to get a domestic car, then make sure its domestic. The Eagle Talon is stil a Mitsubishi Eclipse, just with some different body lines and markings.

A Mitsubishi Eclipse is a Domestic manufactured vehicle, always has been. Most parts are manufactured in the U.S. and the assembly is in the U.S.
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:42 PM   #14
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My god dude i kno that talons are made by Mitsubishi... i'm not stupid. I ment that i was thinkin about a talon instead of an eclipse because around here there are soo many ricer eclipses it isnt even funny. i guess im sorry for not lookin up the official definition of "cousin".. my bad.

Wrong again. Talons and Eclipses were made by DSM. A partnership between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. The RS-GS/Esi versions of the Eclipse/Talon use the 420a engine from the Dodge Neon. The turbo/AWD models use Mitsu's 4G63 engine. All assembled and designed in America.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:44 PM   #15
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Wrong again. Talons and Eclipses were made by DSM. A partnership between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. The RS-GS/Esi versions of the Eclipse/Talon use the 420a engine from the Dodge Neon. The turbo/AWD models use Mitsu's 4G63 engine. All assembled and designed in America.

My god i was being general about it, lay off man. and i wouldnt want a talon/eclipse with anything less than turbo/awd, unless i was swappin.
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