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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Coupe, Hatchback
#179 of 502 Re: 2002 GS white... [infinitiboi]
Jan 13, 2005 (5:19 pm)
Chris, during my search for my new Mitsu the 2.4L they have used for years seems like a solid proven engine, Be careful with a repo, you stated wells-fargo, my guess is it would have been a Mitsubishi Credit repo, not an independent bank, considering the millions of dollars Mitsu swallowed for bad loans, seems like a fair price thats what the '02 Galants are going for here, and Eclipses generally sold for about 1,000 more than the same year galant here anyways, By all means spend $100 to get It looked over, if nothing more than piece of mind,not to sound paranoid but just be carefull with especially a repo unit, my friend knew he was going to get his truck repoed a a couple weeks in advance and drove the hell outa it, besides a hard impact on the underside, im sure the motor aged quickly those couple weeks. Deffinetly Run a Carfax on it for $15.00 very cheap re assurance, I'm sure the bank has a certain Level of care when re-selling a repo unit, but who knows..Have fun, good luck mitsus are fun
#180 of 502 thanks for the reply...
Jan 15, 2005 (12:38 pm)
i got the car checked out on carfax and it had 11 things on there few accidents a broken windshield and such so naturally i declind the car and so thats that ill prolly just take some time and save up for a new car or a more reputable seller who will be upfront about problems with it so again thanks for the idea about carfax
#182 of 502 So what will the clearance prices be???
Jan 29, 2005 (10:19 pm)
Anyone care to guess as to how low the i4 and V6 versions of the Eclipse will go? I see that the TMV price is around $22K now as listed on Edmunds. The new Mustang V6 sells for less than that as listed price. Before the new 2006 Eclipse hits the sales floor, will we see $4000 off on those instock? I can see $18k for a v6 and maybe as high as $17k for an i4 with some options, but over $20k for a front wheel drive and a company so near to going bust, I can not believe those prices will hold. If the all new ones start under $20k, then just maybe a year older design, with consideration of the resale value is worth around $16K ? Anyone out there getting super deals yet???
#183 of 502 Broken condenser in less than 4 months
Feb 14, 2005 (9:50 am)
Hi guys and gals,
I purchased a 2004 RS model last September. In less than 4 months the condenser had a leak. Dealer service dept. claimed that a piece of rock or metal might have got in and damaged the condenser during driving. I had to pay 800 to repair the condenser of a brand new car. Really upset. Anyone had the same piece of bad luck or it is just me? Any advise? Thanks.
#184 of 502 re: broken condenser
Feb 15, 2005 (11:23 pm)
It happens. Stroke of bad luck on your part, but I have heard this complaint once before on this board. Large grill openings increase the chance flying objects can damage the condenser and radiator. The Eclipse has a pretty big opening. I would suggest buying some metal mesh from your local hardware store and install it behind the bumper cover so that it covers the large center opening. This should keep it from occuring again.
#185 of 502 the Miata does not come with a grill
Feb 18, 2005 (2:40 pm)
Ah, yes, the no grill problem. A Miata does not have a grill, but there are aftermarket inexpensive ones to be have for say $20. I added one to my car. Sorry to hear of the damage done to your car. There must be a way to put a protective grill in the opening. Better luck ahead to ya!
#186 of 502 '91 Eclipse won't start
Mar 15, 2005 (9:35 am)
I'm working with my son on his '91 Eclipse, 1.8l, manual trans, non-turbo. The darn thing just won't start. He has replaced the TPS, the ECM (it was bad), plugs, wires, throttle control relay (it tested bad), and tested many more components than have been replaced, including the IATC & motor. The engine cranks but won't start. The distributor is putting out just over 12 volts. The fuel pump is putting fuel to the injector rails, the injectors have been cleaned and checked. The #3 plug is not sparking as strongly as the others, could this be a distributor problem? We're stumped. Has anyone else had this problem and how did it get resolved.