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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:30 pm
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i have a 93 honda civic dx. it is completley stock, and my friend has a 98 eclipse twin turbo. he told me he would give me his car for my car and two grand. his car has a lot more after market parts than mine and a brand new transmision. should i do it. and do you think a car like that will give me problems? my car has 73,000 on it his car has 61,000. please help
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:34 pm
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Take the money and run.The Mitsubishi is a very competent car, but (unfortunately) is under-rated by the consumer market, and suffers from low resale value. You may be making an economically bad choice, but it sounds like his ride is definitely nicer, newer, lower miles, and a better performer.I'd do it.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:36 pm
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It sounds like a good deal if the eclipse is in good condition. The bad part is that your insurance will be more expensive (and even more if it is a coupe). If you decide to take the deal you will probably get many more miles on the eclipse. Eclipses are good cars, and you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:40 pm
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i think, but again this is my opinon, you should definetly do it . The eclipse twin turbo is 40 times fater than the civic dx and especially if the eclipse only has 73000 miles on it ... it would be a great deal and you would recive a nicer and faster car , my cousin has an eclipse and they are very reliable and has caused him no trouble. i think that you should do the trade
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:44 pm
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How good of a friend is this guy?Are you sure something isn't horribly wrong with the Eclipse?If you're sure that it is mechanically sound, then I say go for it.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:46 pm
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96 Honda Civic DX!!!!
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:48 pm
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This sounds like BS to me, Why would he want to trade something to lose money then give you more money ontop of it. If it was upto me I would trade for the eclipse that is worth more then your car now, take the other 2 grand and buy a CRX for around 1200 bucks, Put the eclipse up for sale, 5,500 dollars at least, After you sell the eclipse, take 1000 dollars and buy an LS integra swap. Then take another 450 to 500 and buy a Nitrous kit, then spend another 1000 on a turbo, You will be left with 3,800 if you do the work yourself, a Garage mechanic will do all that work for around 2 grand. But you will have a ten second car. and 1800 in your pocket, you can buy another Civic DX with that.The eclipse is worth alot more then your car if it isnt ragged out, Was he street racing with it? Does the motor knock or tap at all? At 61,000 miles it seems odd that he already had to replace the transmission, he must have been beating that poor thing, to bad eclipses are junk or I would say keep it, the motor is next to go. Arent those motors famous for crank walk?If your looking for reliability and fuel mileage keep the honda. Other wise you dont know how your friend treated the machine.If you want speed, get an integra swap and a turbo kit, swap it into a CRX that twin turbo eclipse will look like a snail.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 01:54 pm
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You better run a carfax on the VIN or something because this deal doesn't seem right. A 98 Eclipse TT is worth far more than just 2k more than a 93 civic unless there is something seriously wrong with it.
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 02:00 pm
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stick to the civic, trust me cause u can do a lot of good with it then u can to an eclipse. (even if its a twin turbo) he probly wants the civic since he cant find one so he can hook it up and all. well u know the deal...
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 02:06 pm
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I think you should go with the eclipse, it is a lot better looking and is in better condition than yours, it has better street credit than a civic...and its a twin turbo!!! and that girl above me is f*cking stupid.... why would your friend want to "hook up" a civic when he has an eclipse??? yea that one makes no since to me, and if those are his intentions...then he is f*cking crazy.well i hope i some what help you, man I can get over how stupid that girl is, she must have a modified civic, god that's gay!
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