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Old September 17th, 2015, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Want to buy this, need opinion, 2000 gt

So I recently checked out a 2000 gt v6 automatic out, drove it, seemed good. Body looka great, mechanically the Srs light is stuck on, I'm assuming this just seems to be a sensor issue? Strut for trunk was broke, no biggy... i asked if he had any transmission issues or motor problems and he said no, he did mention there was an oil leak, and he's had it for a few years bit cant remember back, was told it is the valve cover gasket which I've looked up and is a common issue and doesn't look bad as a diy fix. I'm going to go back out Saturday to open it up and see how it deserves on the highway and see how it drives at a higher speed. He did say when it sits for a day or more of no driving that when you start it up to go it's almost got a delay of the throttle and says he was also told it needs and adjustment of the throttle cable? Or that it is sticking? It seems fine at idle. How was this be as a daily driver? Open to opinions.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old September 17th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, adult owned and never driven hard. We've owned this car since 2002, it's now a third car and we just don't drive it much anymore. It is very clean, inside and out and has always been garage kept, no rust. Leather interior, sliding moon roof, 6 disc Infinity changer, power windows and seat. Decent size trunk and lots of room with rear seats folded down. Front tires have 10k miles, rears 5k. Brakes were done less than 10k ago. A few minor issues but it's a strong runner, run to drive and good gas mileage with the 3.0 engine.
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Old September 17th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old September 18th, 2015, 10:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's a almost 16 year old car with no major issues that the owner claims. The idle thing could just mean it needs a tune up. Has the timing belt been changed? When was the last time the transmission fluid been changed? When was the last time the radiator been flushed? Last time the spark plugs been changed?

These are the questions I would go in wondering. I bought a 2001 spyder with 25k miles back in 2005 and had a handful of issues I didn't expect.

Could be worse, could be better. After having 2 eclipses in different type of make years, I would be hesitant at first.
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Old September 20th, 2015, 05:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice looking Eclipse, but like Alex said, you need to retool the car to be your own. Any used vehicle needs a good look-over, even if its been handled with kit gloves. The timing belt would take top priority, it's the heart of the engine, and car... No engine-No drive. Drain and flush all fluids, including the brake and power steering fluids.

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