Car Forums  

Go Back   Car Forums > Vehicle Specific > Asian Imports
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-16-2005, 04:31 AM   #1
kai4271
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ma
Posts: 7
2nd or 3rd Gen Eclipse?

Hey, I am getting ready to get a new car. I was wondering which one would be better. A 97-99 Eclipse or a 00+ Eclipse. Performance and Exterior Styling ... Can any1 help me?

Last edited by kai4271 : 02-16-2005 at 04:40 AM.
kai4271 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
Zalight
Who's house? Runs house.
 
Zalight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 2,264
I wouldn't get either, I would get the first gen.

but If I had to choose, I would probably go with a second gen.
__________________
1999 BMW ///M3
Zalight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
SunDown13X VR4
CF Enthusiast
 
SunDown13X VR4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by kai4271
Hey, I am getting ready to get a new car. I was wondering which one would be better. A 97-99 Eclipse or a 00+ Eclipse. Performance and Exterior Styling ... Can any1 help me?

2nd gen GSX!!!
__________________
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (Skull One - 001)


Click Here for Mod List
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 "Turning ordinary people into mechanics since 1991"
"VTEC - All the lag, but without the turbos... Its like waiting for bad sex..." - Sean K./CTECH
SunDown13X VR4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 07:29 AM   #4
NISSANSPDR
and the Revolution
 
NISSANSPDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 591
I also must say 1st Gen...although it's harder to find ones that arent beat on
__________________
Yours truly,
Gabriel
NISSANSPDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 04:33 PM   #5
slvracurarsx03
CF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 114
i would go for 97-99 gsx they better looking too
__________________
RSX 2003 vtec dohc k20a 25000 miles
Greddy Evo II Catback Exhaust-Stainless Steel
AEM V2 Cold Air Intake System
DC Sport Headers-Stainless Steel
Skunk 2 Coilover-Adjustable
35% Tint-All Around
Optimus Amp-400 Watts
slvracurarsx03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
DSMDriver
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Columbia Missouri
Posts: 56
First gen but if you must, second.
DSMDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 05:07 PM   #7
slvracurarsx03
CF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 114
does anyone like the new ones that are comin out 2006???
__________________
RSX 2003 vtec dohc k20a 25000 miles
Greddy Evo II Catback Exhaust-Stainless Steel
AEM V2 Cold Air Intake System
DC Sport Headers-Stainless Steel
Skunk 2 Coilover-Adjustable
35% Tint-All Around
Optimus Amp-400 Watts
slvracurarsx03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 05:33 PM   #8
SunDown13X VR4
CF Enthusiast
 
SunDown13X VR4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvracurarsx03
does anyone like the new ones that are comin out 2006???

looks ok... bottom line is not going to win any races... since the moment that car goes near the track mitsu is gonna void their warranty! lol
__________________
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (Skull One - 001)


Click Here for Mod List
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 "Turning ordinary people into mechanics since 1991"
"VTEC - All the lag, but without the turbos... Its like waiting for bad sex..." - Sean K./CTECH
SunDown13X VR4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 07:25 PM   #9
NISSANSPDR
and the Revolution
 
NISSANSPDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 591
The '06 ones are butt ugly...

2nd Gen's to me look bloated in the rear and they have J.Lo asses...plus they are a bit heavier than the 1st Gen's...I'd rather take a 1st gen w/a good motor (haha...oxymoron)
__________________
Yours truly,
Gabriel
NISSANSPDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 08:30 PM   #10
kai4271
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ma
Posts: 7
Talking

thnx for the input guys, I was planning on turning one of them into a tuner. I was thinking of a GSX. But I found a GS-T
kai4271 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 10:49 PM   #11
SunDown13X VR4
CF Enthusiast
 
SunDown13X VR4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Bordentown, NJ
Posts: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by kai4271
thnx for the input guys, I was planning on turning one of them into a tuner. I was thinking of a GSX. But I found a GS-T

GS-Ts have no traction... (FWD) so look for the GSX or if not you will be bitching later... (my friend John, made that mistake)
__________________
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 (Skull One - 001)


Click Here for Mod List
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 "Turning ordinary people into mechanics since 1991"
"VTEC - All the lag, but without the turbos... Its like waiting for bad sex..." - Sean K./CTECH
SunDown13X VR4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 11:17 PM   #12
DSMer
CF Extraordinaire
 
DSMer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by kai4271
Hey, I am getting ready to get a new car. I was wondering which one would be better. A 97-99 Eclipse or a 00+ Eclipse. Performance and Exterior Styling ... Can any1 help me?
BAHH. Theres no such thing as a 3rd generation Eclipse. Theres a 1st and 2nd. Then a 2000+ Eclipse... but no 3rd gen. I don't care what you say it does'nt exist and I don't wanna hear about it *covers ears*.

Anywhos go with a 99 GSX, can't go wrong. AWD, strong 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual or autmatic, launches like fat women at a pile of free donuts.
__________________

...Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid...
DSMer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 11:57 PM   #13
Zenith
CF Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 57
1st things 1st, go with the 1st gen! They look, feel, smell a whole lot more then 2nd gen. Maybe goin a bit over board, but I loved 1st gen's, always wanted to get one, but couldn't coz of money, now i can go out and buy 10 of them...


Quote:
Originally Posted by DSMer
launches like fat women at a pile of free donuts.

Hahahahahahaha! Nice, and yet, somewhat terrifyingly true...

Last edited by Zenith : 02-17-2005 at 12:01 AM.
Zenith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 01:16 AM   #14
CarEXPERT
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,117
excuse my ignorance but what does generation mean? Do generations mean how the model change as in looks? Like when you say 1st generation is it mean that it was the first models made???
CarEXPERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2005, 01:29 AM   #15
NISSANSPDR
and the Revolution
 
NISSANSPDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by CarEXPERT
excuse my ignorance but what does generation mean?

I think we are used to your ignorance by now

Generation is when you can group together all the same years of the same body style...

Like Z31 was the 1st generation 300ZX...spanned from 84 to 88.5 (there really wasnt an 89)...90-96 was Z32, which was the 2nd generation.
__________________
Yours truly,
Gabriel
NISSANSPDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2011 Car Forums. All rights reserved.