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Old 01 Jun 2009, 08:01 am
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Default 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt vs. 2005 Acura TL?

Which of these do you like more? The eclipse has 47k miles on it, and the TL has around 70k on it. The eclipse is 06 and the tl an 05. Both are 13,990. Based on miles and knowledge of reliability, repair, and maintenance costs, which would be the better buy for a single guy? Space is not really an issue as the eclipse would have enough. They both have similar hp, (eclipse - 265, tl - 270) and are both fwd and both have 6-speeds in them, so which would you think is better for a 20 year old guy who wants a good looking somewhat fast car, that is also reliable and not expensive to maintain that gets good mpg?Here are the links:Acura TLhttp://ga-import-auto.ebizautos.com/deta...Mitsubishi Eclipsehttp://www.netlook.com/vehicle/detail/pr...
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 08:31 am
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I agree with the other guy... TL, no contest!He didn't mention though that mitsubishi's are notorious for being unreliable and very expensive to repair.
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 08:46 am
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I would have to agree with the other comments and say the TL is a better buy. My friend had a 2004 GT and that thing was a piece of S%&! The trans went out on it and it was I think around $4000. I don't know how much he looked around but the Eclipse is wildly unstable and unreliable. Well lets face it, the last comment was right on the money with the women comment. The TL will allow you to pull more women, I have been with my friend who currently has this car as well and it is way more of a head turner, Men and Women alike. They also have more options compared to the GT. Either way you go good luck with your decision.
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 09:01 am
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idk but the tl is staring to be a soccermom car(sedan) coupes are less functional but are more "sporty" looking especially for the younger crowd and they are both fwd so torque steer & understeer, which the eclipse has shown to neutral handling(more hp more steering issues). the tl is safer cause its a bigger, heavier car, i would go eclipse but again acuras have higher retail values
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 09:16 am
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Dumb question.Only one answer,you want the best for your money. The Accura TL,the only way to go.The best for less,plus you get huge reliability factor,so long as you don't red line it in the lower gears,you will get great mileage.. Enjoy your TL all the best.
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Def. go for the TL. Mitsubishi have horrible reliability (even though it's an import), and personally, I don't like the way they look. Acuras are nearly bulletproof, and the TL is both faster and way better looking, as well as more luxurious.Definitely go for TL. My cousin has one and loves it!
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Here's one more vote for the TL. I drive an '06, but with the automatic transmission...wish I had bought the 6 speed manual; for ever MT, there's probably at least 10 ATs. What I'm saying is that the 6 speed is a more desirable car, and it's one that will hold its value especially well, particularly for anyone in the 'tuner' market. Example: stock 5 speed AT = 0-60 in ~ 6.4 sec., stock 6 speed MT = 0-60 ~ 5.9 sec...a whole 1/2 second faster.My TL has 35k miles on it. I also have an '00 V6 Accord with 100K miles. The Accord drive like it was new and so does the TL. Honda makes these cars to last. So if the TL has been well cared for (request service records), 70K miles is no big deal. Best of success!
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Old 01 Jun 2009, 10:01 am
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TL... My roommate owns a 04 Eclipse Gt (bought new), and I owned 02 Mitsubishi Mirage (Bought almost new w/8k miles), we both agree not to buy Mitsubishi again... we both had so many problems, one day the engine over heats, next day spark plugs go bad, next day the battery doesn't hold a charge, next day the AC doesn't work, next day doesn't pass emission due to bad Cadillac converter, and more...I finally gave up, and bought a used 03 TL with 40K miles on it. Now I've had it for two years, and I am at 85k miles. Besides regular oil change, there has been no major maintenance issues (once, one of the headlight did go out)...Yes, it is fast. I would def. buy another Acura and highly recommend it.
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