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Looking at 99 GS-T

Posted by AvocadoOtto, May 22, 2019

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  1. AvocadoOtto

    AvocadoOtto Probationary Member

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    Hello, I’m very new to DSM and car culture in general. I’ve always been fond of the 2g eclipse and recently found one for sale by me for $900. The car has 195k miles and is going to need some work (brakes, bumper, A/C, possible clutch). I’m willing to put some money into it to make it what I want, but I’m wondering if it’s worth investing in a car with such high miles? Thank you
     

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  2. ThunderChild

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    Unfortunately that thing is rusting out bad. Being a non-turbo, it also isn't really worth the work the body needed with the high miles on the engine. I'd hard pass on that.
     

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  3. AvocadoOtto

    AvocadoOtto Probationary Member

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    Understood. It originally had the turbo but do you think it was removed? Some lady was using this as her grocery getter.
     
  4. ThunderChild

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    Someone may have had a turbo on the 420a, but it's gone now and I see zero evidence of it's existence. Frankly that thing is bound for the scrap heap, after looking again there's a massive hole in the passenger strut towers, not just starting rust. It's not even road safe.
     

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    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  5. AvocadoOtto

    AvocadoOtto Probationary Member

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    Thanks for the help. It would probably be way too much for my insurance anyway so I’ll just steer clear. Sucks to live in Wisconsin, even my 2009 galant has bad rust.
     
  6. ThunderChild

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    Yea that is killer over there. If you want to get into a non-rust body, best to look in the southwest or west coast, then factor in travel costs. It may cost more but you'll get a much more for the money.

    If you can find one that isn't completely rusted out, light surface stuff can be fixed, but 2gs are notorious for bad rust, being in Wisconsin can't help that much unfortunately.
     

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    1987 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
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    Street Build 550  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

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  7. AvocadoOtto

    AvocadoOtto Probationary Member

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    That’s a good idea. On top of high insurance costs I think I’ll just need to wait to get my first DSM. Thank you so much for your help!
     
  8. YoungCesar303

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    Buy it pull the motor , build it , boost it, clean engine bay from surface rust , and set
     
  9. Bo0sTeD 4G63

    Bo0sTeD 4G63 Proven Member

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    I honestly wouldn't buy it. If I were you look into finding a GS-T or a GSX you won't regret it in the long run. Also try to find a shell that doesn't have rust cause all that just becomes a big headache.
     

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  10. curt-s

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    That isnt surface rust on the strut towers, it is rusted right through.
    The OP thought this was a GST which it never was. Obviously OP wants one. OP should wait a bit and find one in better condition.
     

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