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Old 02-04-2005, 02:16 AM   #1
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Mustang V6 or Eclipse GT?

Hi I'm Edward and this is my first post here. Currently I have a 99' Mustang V6 and is having some mechanical problems. The car has 122k miles so I am thinking of getting rid of this one and buying a new car. I thinking of getting somthing more reliable and better performance. If I sell this one I'll have about 10K to spend so I came up with a 2000 Eclipse GT. I love the looks of it, but I'm not sure if its better in terms of reliability and performance. Pleaze give me some advise.
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Old 02-04-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
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I advise against it. My friend had one and the power steering died in the middle of I-75.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:31 AM   #3
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Hi I'm Edward and this is my first post here. Currently I have a 99' Mustang V6 and is having some mechanical problems. The car has 122k miles so I am thinking of getting rid of this one and buying a new car. I thinking of getting somthing more reliable and better performance. If I sell this one I'll have about 10K to spend so I came up with a 2000 Eclipse GT. I love the looks of it, but I'm not sure if its better in terms of reliability and performance. Pleaze give me some advise.

The 3g Eclipses arent that great, very bad on reliability (like the Mustang) and quality control issues. Any other cars you have in mind?
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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Damn, you have 122K on your '99 Stang! I am a Ford fan so my suggestion would to buy an older SVT Cobra/GT or something along those lines. Good luck with your selection!
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:19 AM   #5
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I was thinking of Eclipse GT because it looks nicer and has slightly more power than the Mustang. But, yes I have to buy something reliable because I can't keep on spending money repairing stuff. But I also want a reasoneble looks and power (prefer 6 or more cylinders). and I don't think I want another Ford because they are not good in reliability. Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:55 AM   #6
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I was thinking of Eclipse GT because it looks nicer and has slightly more power than the Mustang. But, yes I have to buy something reliable because I can't keep on spending money repairing stuff. But I also want a reasoneble looks and power (prefer 6 or more cylinders). and I don't think I want another Ford because they are not good in reliability. Any other suggestions?

Are you planning to use that 10k to buy a car at a buy here, pay here place? If not, start looking at new cars. 10k can get you alot now adays.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:55 AM   #7
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Are you planning to use that 10k to buy a car at a buy here, pay here place? If not, start looking at new cars. 10k can get you alot now adays.

with 10k I would get a car with VTECH and NOS so I can beat all the american cars that are weak. Watch FAST AND THE FURIOUS, my favorite movie, and see the supra beat all the cars. I like that supra because it has NOS and NOS will beat any car.
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:53 AM   #8
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Doesn't NOS kill your engine though? Hondas are reliable cars but after installing NOS, it will no longer be reliable. Hondas also have expensive insurance rate and repair so I'm not considering of getting one. From what I read Eclipse has decent reliability? With 10K it's not bad for thatt looks and performance it gets.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:00 AM   #9
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Don't listen to a damn thing carNOVICE says. He doesn't even have his liscense yet, and all he ever contributes to a thread is flaming someone to telling them to put NOS in their car or buy a car with a VTEC engine

And another thing, carNOVICE, in case you haven't been told it's VTEC, not VTECH.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:25 AM   #10
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what about a bmw e36 or a nissan 200sx? there's so much you can get for 10k??
don't know much about the eclipse but mitsu's are usually reliable
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Doesn't NOS kill your engine though? Hondas are reliable cars but after installing NOS, it will no longer be reliable. Hondas also have expensive insurance rate and repair so I'm not considering of getting one. From what I read Eclipse has decent reliability? With 10K it's not bad for thatt looks and performance it gets.

NO Nitrous Oxide does not kill your engine if you do the right mods such as increasing the fuel(the most important thing to do if running nitorus). How does after installing nitrous make it not reliable anymore. You dont have to use it after you install it, its there for you when you want it. So if your just crusing or goin to work dont use it and it will be just as not runnin Nitrous. Hondas are I4 engines which mean they have LOW insurance rates. Hondas are also very slow from the factory which makes their insurance low. Hondas are also cheap which makes their insurance low(I think).
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Don't take CarEXPERT seriously. He's just kidding around.

Hondas are nice and reliable. Well in general most Japanese cars are reliable.
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Old 02-06-2005, 06:08 PM   #13
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I pretty sure he read my thread and is just posting it everywhere else like he came up with it by himself.

http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=7890
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I pretty sure he read my thread and is just posting it everywhere else like he came up with it by himself.

http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=7890

NOOOO!! I dont read old posts and I didnt take you thing. I didnt even read it and still I didnt read it yet cuz its probably a waste of time. I came up wit that by myself because people were thinking I was hella stupid but I was just pretending to be earlier. Comeon godlaus you believe me I dont lie anymore.
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NOOOO!! I dont read old posts and I didnt take you thing. I didnt even read it and still I didnt read it yet cuz its probably a waste of time. I came up wit that by myself because people were thinking I was hella stupid but I was just pretending to be earlier. Comeon godlaus you believe me I dont lie anymore.


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