3rd gen Mitsubishi Eclipse GT -OR- Toyota Celica GTS -OR- ??

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  1. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    I'm looking at getting something "sporty" for less than $15k. I've been looking at the 3rd generation Eclipse GT and the 7th generation Toyota Celica GTS and was wondering what OT thought on the matter, or if you had any other suggestions that may fit the bill.

    Thanks for any advice you may have.
     
  2. Virality

    Virality New Member

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    Call me biased, but I think the 3G eclipse is a better choice.

    It can be made to be pretty powerful supercharged, and it doesn't need to be wrung out to make power and has torque(unlike the Celi)
     
  3. GRiP_DRiVER

    GRiP_DRiVER New Member

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    The eclipse comes with some torque from the start. after the single fact it is sucks. Mitsu's never stay together. I've owned mitsu's and toyota's. Toyota is a much better car.
     
  4. huntz0r

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    Eclipse is a heavy pile of crap.

    Also consider the RSX Type S, the other major competitor in that segment.

    7g Celica is a good car, though. Bit plasticky on the inside.
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I'd honestly pick a lude for that price - it did me well for many years. The GTS, is truly a gutless torqueless wonder, the Eclipse is well a Mitsu.
     
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    huntz0r New Member

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    Second the Prelude, great car... only problem is the last ones made (01) are getting a bit old.

    Oh, and you can also get a Mini Cooper S for under $15k now.
     
  7. FrozenSTi

    FrozenSTi This site WILL get me in trouble......

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    I had the Celica and it's a well built car and it'll last. BUT unfortunately it's all show and no go. It's still better than the mitsu though...
     
  8. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    My 3G is running strong...101xxx miles and absolutely no problems. :)
     
  9. Virality

    Virality New Member

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    Guess I should've pointed out that our mitsu hasn't rattled to shambles either. Pretty solid :dunno:
     
  10. Captain Amazing

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  12. subieworx

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    RSX-s or MINI-s would both be great alternatives as mentioned. I have an 06 RSX-s and 07 MINI-s and really like both.
     
  13. sub9lulu

    sub9lulu LSx RX-7 in progress krew

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    lol @ toyota vs mitsubishi
    not even close
     
  14. Virality

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    true :ugh:

    public viewpoint ftl
     
  15. Tht1GyHuSezStuf

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    7th gen. celicas look like crap.
     

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