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Old 08 Oct 2009, 08:01 pm
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Default Is a 1999 honda civic SI quick little car?

Would i notice a huge difference between a 99 eclipse ''GS'' and a 99 honda civic si?
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 09:01 pm
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Hands Down. YES.

Your eclipse has torque but you haven't experienced the awesome power of the VTEC.

Its like a f***in roller coaster ride bro.

Test drive the car, find an open strip and floor it. Open it up and after you hit the 3100 rpm mark your tach will jump. its awesome.

VTEC = Variable valve Timing and Electronic lift Control.

Changes your camshaft profile entirely to open your valves for longer and raises them higher, optimizing them for the higher rpms producing awesomeness.

the Si's engine is a sought after engine for honda enthusiasts and so is that car.

BUY IT, i guarantee you'll like it.
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 09:46 pm
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yes you will. very much so.

you see, honda and mitsubishi, though both originally from japan, are bot different car companies. mitsubishis are created for a more sporty type of look and feel, whereas a civic is for commuting.

however, you do have a 1999 honda civic si you are looking at. the dohc vtec engine performs much better than the sohc does. also a sportier coupe look makes you look hot cruising down the street.

sure you do not have a larger, powerful eclipse, but now you have a quick, nimble and hot looking honda, with a rare si badge i might add.
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 10:01 pm
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Yes, there will be a big difference between the Si and a GS Eclipse.

The only Eclipse capable of keeping up with the Si and possibly beating it is the turbocharged GS-T and GSX. But as soon as a turbo is thrown into that Si it will blow the GS-T and GSX away.

The Si also does 0-60 in 7.2 seconds (non-turbo'd) while the Eclipse GS-T/GSX (Turbo'd) have a 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. That Civic is right behind it and it doesn't even have a turbo yet. Your GS (Depending on if it's the Spyder or not-Spyder being slower) is rated 0-60 in 8.7, thats barely faster than the 91-95 Civic EX which was 0-60 in 8.8 sec.

IMO: That Civic is a good choice.
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 10:16 pm
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no u wouldn't

the guy above me says with a turbo it will go a second faster. but why spend around 3k gettin a turbo just cause ur car goes a second slower.
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