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post #1 of 9 Old 02-09-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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First car.

I'm looking at a 91 Mitsubishi eclipse. 5 speed, new engine 60k ago, no clutch 10k ago. Interior is good. 2.2 liter 4 cylinder (.2 liters bigger than stock) Cons, headliner needs replaced.( $50 at the most for replacement). Your thoughts?

I can't get my permet for another year, but I could get it in good shape in a year.
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I'm looking at a 91 Mitsubishi eclipse. 5 speed, new engine 60k ago, no clutch 10k ago. Interior is good. 2.2 liter 4 cylinder (.2 liters bigger than stock) Cons, headliner needs replaced.( $50 at the most for replacement). Your thoughts?

I can't get my permet for another year, but I could get it in good shape in a year.
Do you have pics?

That's a nice first car. Especially a manual..

My first car was my mom's hand me down olds cutlass ciera!

(would make a good thread....what is your first car? )

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Ha mine was a hand me down too but it had 70,000 kms on it. It was a Red 1986 T-Bird Elan. It was full equipped with a 3 sceeen computer dash, power everything and a combination key pad over the door handle. It was pretty awesome technology for the mid 80's

Was a sweet ride but it had a 3.8L v6....it was a pos engine.

Both pictures are from the net, not my own. The dash pic was the same as mine but that specific one was the 4cyl turbo model


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Since you included a pic...here is that olds cutlass ciera....my parents bought it brand new, then handed it down to me...a beauty right!

Oh yeah, after only 5k miles new, the ignition starter wouldn't work, then other stuff stopped working on this POS car!!
(not my actual car, but looks very similar to this one)


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Ill try and get pics later.
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It's basically a dodge talon with Mitsubishi stamps on it.
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Bought my first car a age 16 and it was a 1975 Comet GT. Car was 4 years old with 112,000 miles on it. 302 auto on the floor. Bought side pipes, superior Super lugs mag wheels, Flared the rear fenders, molded a front and rear spoiler, a hood scoop. Customizing was popular back then like today with the Hondas.
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Claude- We were all the same way. Spend money on a car like there was not tomorrow and, when you were done, she was not worth one dime more than when you started. Been there, done that.

My first car was a $750 Porsche 356A Normal that got 30 mpg and 30 mpquart. Not in sterling shape.

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My first car was a $750 Porsche 356A Normal that got 30 mpg and 30 mpquart. Not in sterling shape.

How could a 356A ever be worth $750? LOL



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