Wow, nice deals! What are your opinions on reliability though?

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  1. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    1. 1999 Camaro 70k Miles - $3200
    2. 2002 Suzuki Aerio GS 32k Miles - $4500
    3. 2004 Pontiac Grand AM 72k Miles - $4000
    4. 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer 57k Miles - $4300 -I talked to the guy on the phone and he was really a jerk... maybe something is up here? Bluebook is $7k
    5. 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 60k - $4200
    6. 1973 Monte Carlo newly rebuilt 350 4 bolt main 4-barrel - $4200 -Not good for winter, but SO SEXY :p
    7. 2005 Dodge Neon 98k Miles - $3500
    8. 1976 Triumph Spitfire 55K Miles - $2300 -Not good for winter, but SO SEXY :p

    So yea... something is fishy with that Lancer.... too cheap... But it is a legit guy, i have his address and ##, and pics that were taken yesterday (i can tell from the weather and his word xD)




    But any way.....
    Whats the reliability of each of those cars?
    All of them have 0 mechanical and physical issues (i asked each owner on the phone, i have not driven any of these yet)
     
  2. Micaiah

    Micaiah Notebook Deity

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    It's a little less than normal, but that price isn't too far off. Mitsubishi resale values tends to be pretty terrible in general (Minus the only car they've made that is worth pursuing, the Evolution). The Lancer is not a bad car, but it wasn't a car really worth looking at in its class prior to the 2008 models.

    That Eclipse is a time-bomb waiting to go off. That particular generation's non-turbo models used the Chrysler 420A engine, also found in the Dodge/Plymouth Neon of the same years. Very prone to oil leakage from the head gasket.
     
  3. aan310

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    Thanks inferno!


    P.S. I added some stuff :p
     
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    Thats not entirely true it depends on what kind of GS it is.

    Eclipse: Base FWD model equipped with a 140 hp 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420A engine
    Eclipse RS: Equipment Upgraded FWD model equipped with a 140 hp 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420A engine
    Eclipse GS: Equipment upgraded FWD model equipped with a 140 hp (100 kW) 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Chrysler 420A engine
    Eclipse GS Spyder: Convertible FWD model equipped with a 141 hp (105 kW) 2.4L 16-valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine
    Eclipse GS-T: Hardtop FWD model equipped with a 210 hp (160 kW) turbocharged 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
    Eclipse GS-T Spyder: Convertible FWD model equipped with a 210 hp (160 kW) turbocharged 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
    Eclipse GSX: AWD model equipped with a 210 hp (160 kW) turbocharged 2.0 L 16-valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
    from wikipedia.

    I wouldnt get an eclipse unless it was with a 4g63 honestly because thats a good engine.
     
  5. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    So what about that Suzuki? (idk if i'd even fit actually xD)
     
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    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Well, the Suzuki Sold.


    What do you guys know about 05 neons with 98k?
    and 04 grand ams with 74k?
     
  7. Red_Dragon

    Red_Dragon Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    i'll sell you my infiniti for $5000 if you want :)
     
  8. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Your delivering it to me :D
     
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    stay away from grand ams, most unreliable cars ever, both of my friends have had nothing but problems with theirs.
     
  10. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Don't go with a Neon. Every Neon made has a TERRIBLE reputation and always breaks down. I repeat, NEVER get a Neon, no matter what price it is.

    If anything, I'd get the Lancer. ;) For about $1000 cheaper than the next best (Camaro), you get a nice car. ;) Lower mileage than most of the others, a newer chassis/frame, newer features than the Camaro, nicely equipped air bags, etc.
     
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