what is the best year eclipse? and why

Posted by SoulLinguist, Jun 19, 2003
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  1. SoulLinguist

    SoulLinguist Proven Member

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    hey everyone im looking into getting an eclipse used, i dont want the 2003 nor can i afford them so im looking into something older. what would be the best year? i see alota 97 eclipses selling but i heard those are prone 2 crankwalk so whats up?
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  2. XTurboSpYderX

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    any 92' AWD DSM produced before June... it has a 6-bolt engine, and a 4-bolt rear end...
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  3. DSM Stang-Eater

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    ya 92 is the best as he said, but if u want a second gen i think 99 is the best??:confused: well its all ur preference, i think 1 gens look great, while others think they are ugly and would much rather prefer a 2nd gen regardless, good luck :thumb: :dsm: :talon: :laser:





    P.S. get a 1992!!!
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  4. lurili

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    It's all about the pop-ups yo! '90-'91 4 LiFe!!!! :thumb:
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  5. HyperGSX

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    You cant beat the early 92 6/4 combo :thumb:
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    Personally I started out liking the 2G Eclipses (97-99) but then I went to 1G (92-94) and now I like the pop up design the best plus it has a six bolt. If I were you I'd get a 98 talon/eclipse or a 99 eclipse if you have the money. They look SO NICE and they're pretty new cars so less problems but make sure you check for crankwalk.
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    i like the 1g's cause there sleepers, and like a real man.......LOL......i dont wann alook all pretty in a 2G.

    And i cant afford one.
    Plus i have the 6/4 combo im set!

    -KY
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  8. hoffman

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    inexspensive and fast= early 92
    relitively cheap and looks and turning= earily 95 (production 94)

    95s (produced in 94) have eprom ecus, 2 piston fronts, vented rear rotors and the smallest ratio of CW out of any 2gs produced.

    the earily 92 do have the beefy 6 bolt motor and a 4 bolt rear end. the best of both worlds.
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  9. 91TSI505

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    :D
    2G's:gotta love the 97-99 Eclipse's,the 97-98 Talons looked great also but the eclipse's looked better
    1G:There is absoulutley no comparision....the Talons look meaner and nicer!!
    -Best year eclipse:
    Best motor:90,91,early 92
    Best looks:99
    Overall:91:D
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  10. klipzedgsx

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    98 eclipse gsx with a 6bolt swap best yet
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  11. Slappster

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    99 w/ 6 bolt
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  12. LTQuick

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    how do you check pruduction date?
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  13. Drifte

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    -i'd like to know that as well, and i think we all get the picture; 92 rules(early ones that is)
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  14. HyperGSX

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    There's a sticker on the driver side door jam that lists production date, vin, etc.
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  15. tsi92geek

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    I (did) have a May '92 6bolt/4bolt Only a few weeks before they switched....

    Anybody else out there have one of these rare ones? :)
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    I do, and I got it for only 1500 bux.
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  17. Dieselboy

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    A teal '93 Eclipse GSX with a 6 bolt swap ;) Best of all worlds, 1G conventional headlights (92-94), 6 Bolt motor, 4 bolt rear end :thumb: Ofcourse a '97-'99 GSX with a 6 bolt swap would suit my fancy also :D
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  18. 2FastTSiAWD

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    92!!! mine was built in mid May. 92929292929292!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I've got the 6-bolt 4-bolt combo, PLUS the LSD in the back since i have no ABS :) Best of EVERY world. Mine was a April of 92.

    And it is one of the lightest models since there is no ABS, no Sunroof, no Leather.
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  20. tsi92geek

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    I have no ABS (thank god) a sunroof and no leather and an LSD.

    Nothing cooler than openin the door and seein that nice yellow sticker ;)
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  21. Dieselboy

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    I have LSD too so bite me :p
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  22. Drifte

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    my 92 was made in march, i have abs, lsd, and very slippery leather. no sunroof either, that abs is awesome when you need it too, the wieght isn't cool though.
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  23. phreak965

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    hey drifte, correct me if im wrong...but i thought that you either had lsd or abs in the awd models....actually im almost positive
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  24. RedTurboEclipse

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    :thumb:
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  25. igotBoOsT16

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    1 gen's are the best DSM's. :talon:
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