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Resolved Difference between 2G RS and GS?

hellaride

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Jan 31, 2003
central_NY
i am all new to dsm cars and looking into purchasing a 95'+ non turbo eclipse. what is the difference between the rs and gs? what are things to look out for on these models? thanx for any info
 

bobgeorge

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Nov 21, 2002
Hope, Hope_IN
i do not know about 2g's, but you should wait and get a GST or GSX, i know from exsperience, get a turbo from the start,because you will want one later,
 

RedTurboEclipse

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40
Jul 29, 2002
Bay Area, California
maybe in his situation he wants to get a 2gnt.. and theres nothing wrong with that. people have their reasons..

anyways.. i dont know much about the 2gnts.. but.. from what i can recall.. the rs is base model.. no power windows, power locks, sunroof etc.. all the luxury stuff.. and the gs on the otherhand has all of those luxury features..
 

250lemans

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Dec 4, 2002
santa_fe_new_mexico
rs: no sunroof or fog lights (unless there were ordered), no p windows, no p locks, no matching door hanles, 14 in rims, rear drum brakes, 95-96 no spoiler no rear wiper ,lighter
gs: all the power options, sunroof, fog lights, usually better stereo, leather was an option(but is fricking cold in winter mornings), 16in rims, rear disc brakes, 95-96 spoiler and rear wipers, heavier
i know i'm forgetting something but that is pretty much it
seriously i had a gs and i loved it, so much easier to work on but if you want to go fast get a turbo awd (talons are cheaper) cw is not that common
good luck
 

nutshot

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Oct 28, 2002
Shoreline, Washington
Why are you looking at an N/A? The insurance rates are the same, the gas mileage is close to the same, and the resale is higher. So, the N/A is better because....
 

goats21

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Feb 22, 2003
Phoenix, Arizona
I've owned a GS before and loved it. Till the day it went bye bye. From that day I bought that GS I was in love with DSM for life. If anything get the GS it looks a little better. The RS stands for Ricer Special. It's more of a show car. Well at least that is what people use for show cars. If I were you though. Go with a turbo DSM. Better to start out with. But then again it all depends on what you want to do. If you want a show car, go with the RS/GS. If you want speed and etc go with a GST or a GSX. Hope this helps.
 

Hooah

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Feb 10, 2003
Olathe, Kansas
Originally posted by goats21
The RS stands for Ricer Special. It's more of a show car.

Originally posted by nutshot
Why are you looking at an N/A? The insurance rates are the same, the gas mileage is close to the same, and the resale is higher. So, the N/A is better because....


LOL that or "really slow" :D

and the insurance wasnt the same for a non turbo and turbo for me....i get killed with insurance, but i also have awd too
 

hellaride

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Jan 31, 2003
central_NY
thanx for all the info........the reason i am looking into a non turbo is because i live in central NY and the weather is always changing here and the winters are bad. i will be commuting to college in the winter also and i don't know how well a turbo will last with the variable weather and cold winters. they are also cheaper. thanx again
 

MitsuEclipseGS

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Sep 8, 2002
Phoenix_AZ
things the GS has that the RS dosent:

power everything
rear disc brakes
rear sway bar
painted handles and mirrors
moon roof
retractable antenna
rear wiper blade
nice aluminum rims
 

out there

Proven Member
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2
Nov 8, 2002
Fargo, North_Dakota
i can agree with going for an rs or gs because they are cheaper... but we've got dsmers from everywhere on this forum, so turbo behavior in your climate is no reason to go for a slow pos
 

Jookie

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Oct 8, 2002
San Jose, California
I looked at several RS and GS 2g dsm's before buying my 2g RS and yeah the only diff. is RS 's lack of moon roof and power stuff... but for some reason the RS I have has power windows and locks.. 97'..im not complainin
 

Defiant

DSM Wiseman
34,773
162
Jan 13, 2003
glorious Galt, California
Originally posted by hellaride
i don't know how well a turbo will last with the variable weather and cold winters. they are also cheaper.

No way around the cheaper part, but turbos like cold weather. Just as with any car, give it room until its blood warms.
 

hellaride

Proven Member
4
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Jan 31, 2003
central_NY
i currently own a 94 base probe....if i buy a gs or rs will i still regret it?haha. thanx again for the info...maybe i will look into a turbo now if you guys think they'll be ok in the winter
 

Ðawg

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370
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Aug 17, 2002
Port Orchard, Washington
Isn't the GS a 2.0 and the RS a 1.8? Honestly, don't buy either if you plan on going fast in it. Question is, are you going for looks or performance? If it is performance that you are wanting, then you will NEVER be satisfied with a NA DSM... not when you pull up to a stop light and old ladies in their station wagons are revving on you... (LOL) If performance is what you want, get a 1G and spend the money that you saved from buying a 2G and put that bad boy solidly into the 12's. I like the look of 1G better myself, not as sexy or curvy as a 2G, but still sporty looking, and not everyone and their brother has one. 2G RS are what high school kids drive.



--Scott
 

tunerkid

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Feb 11, 2003
lancaster_PA
umm... i have a 98 rs, it has power everything i.e. - sunroof, locks, windows etc... i still want a GSX though.... to bad i dont have $14000+.......
 

KBOOGIE13

Proven Member
10
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Feb 13, 2003
Las_Vegas
I own a 99 GS N/A. I am putting a Star Stage II Turbo Kit and a Greddy SP Exhaust System on it in about 2 months. It is rated at 280HP/220-230WHP after just doing that. So, the GS is possible at getting up there in speed and performance, but it does cost a little more to do then with a Turbo. I love my car and keeping it mostly stock, so I am going as fast as possible, with keeping it that way.
 

Tallen

Proven Member
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6
May 28, 2002
Ashburn, Virginia
my buddy just got ahold of one of the OZ racing GS's...pretty cool car. its a N/T but who cares. he cant afford insurance.
 

Defiant

DSM Wiseman
34,773
162
Jan 13, 2003
glorious Galt, California
Originally posted by tunerkid
umm... i have a 98 rs, it has power everything i.e. - sunroof, locks, windows etc... i still want a GSX though.... to bad i dont have $14000+.......

I got my 95 for half that, last August.. although it says "Talon" instead of GSX.
 

Ðawg

Proven Member
370
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Aug 17, 2002
Port Orchard, Washington
Taken from http://www.dsm.org/archives/1998/02/19980224.txt/30.html ::

In response to Noah Hansen's request for deciphering the suffixes on DSM
vehicles:

Talon --
TSi - Turbo Sport injection
(the 'I' designation is a carryover from the 80's when car
manufacturers wanted to specify that a vehicle's engine was
fuel injected rather than carbureted - BMW was among the first
vehicle manufacturers to add this suffix)

[I've also heard "Turbo Sport Intercooled". -talon mgr]

ES - Edition Sport
(this is a unique one...Chrysler introduced the 'ES' designation
on the Dodge Daytona as an alternative to differentiate
themselves from the growing popularity of 'SE' by other
manufacturers - it worked for the Daytona, so it was ported to
the Talon)
ESi - Edition Sport injection
(same as above with the added attempt at sophistication by
elongating the suffix)
DL - Definitely Lame
(just kidding - it's an abreviation for 'Deluxe')

Laser / Eclipse --
RS - Rally Sport
(intended to denote the sportiness level above the base model)
GS - Grand Sport
GS-T - Grand Sport-Turbo
GSX - Grand Sport All Wheel Drive
(this one is a bit of a strech by the marketing folks at
Mitsubishi. The 'X' refers to the word 'cross' as in
'cross country', making loose reference to being able to
cover terrain that other vehicles cannot)

I hope that helps.
Happy Motoring!
Keith M. Sedor
President/CEO
Automotive Consultants Group
92 Talon TSi AWD
"Happiness is a full tank of gas and an open road."



Also try this link: http://members.shaw.ca/costall/1000Q/answers-makeandmodel.htm#whatkindofengine


That is from VFAQ



--Scott

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