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Mitsubishi Eclipse vs. Nissan Altima vs. Nissan Maxima

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Well, I'm getting my license in December, and I have to start deciding what to drive. My sister got a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS last year, but I was thinking of getting a four-door sedan so that I can be more useful. My dad gave me a budget of around $30,000, so I am looking a new Nissan Altima (3.5 SL) or Maxima.

 

But now that I think of it, the Eclipse is a decent car. It is pretty weak because it is the 4-cylinder model. The Maxima and the Altima are both over 250 hp while the Mitsubishi is 162. However, it would be plenty cheaper to keep the Eclipse.

 

I figure that if I decide to keep the Eclipse, I'll get it repainted orange (it is currently white). How much would that cost? I figure I can convince my dad to pay for that if I save him so much by keeping the car. It is in almost perfect condition with about 6000 miles. Maybe I can also negotiate for some other performance or aesthetic modifications.

 

What should I do?

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...What should I do?

 

Tell your parents I'm your long lost brother who needs a $30,000 car too......?

 

But honestly.... why not buy some cheap car for under $5,000 drive that for a year or two and then worry about horsepower and handling later?

If you have to choose stick with the eclipse, save your parents some money.... they will probably thank you for it.

Edited by BoyBandsMustDie

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I didn't ask for judgments on my way of life. These are my options. If you think I'm spoiled, I agree, but that doesn't mean that I'll buy a really cheap car.

 

I'm not going to pretend I'm not well off.

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Just please for the love of god don't get a pickup truck. Have you considered perhaps a used Lancer Evo? Those are pretty neat.

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Just please for the love of god don't get a pickup truck. Have you considered perhaps a used Lancer Evo? Those are pretty neat.

 

You reckon he'll get insured on an Evo? Ha!

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Keep the Eclipse. It's virtually brand new as it is, and seeing as this is you first car (at least I assume it is) then that seems the most sensible to me.

 

Also, do everyone a favour and don't get it painted orange, ok.

Sure, get it re-painted if you want, just not that colour. :lol:

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Ya the Eclipse would be a nice choice what about something like a Civic or something? They have a decent amount of room and are decent on gas.

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Just please for the love of god don't get a pickup truck. Have you considered perhaps a used Lancer Evo? Those are pretty neat.

 

 

Sorry, but I must disagree, to quote the great philosopher/singer/songwriter Joe Diffie. . . "You know there's something women like about a Pickup Man."

 

I have found these words to be very true.

 

You can guess my opinion.

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Honda Accord V6. I don't necessaries like the looks of modern Honda's and I don't like ricers, but they run forever. I also believe the new Accord is supposed to have a bigger V6 with somewhere between 240 and 280 HP. I know I am looking at WRX's and Lancers as they are small and peppy but halfway decent in snow, not quite what you are looking for though.

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wrx is a nice speed 4 door... it's extremely ugly though. I personally have a mazda3 sedan, handling/breaking is fantastic and its got decent hp after a couple of mods here and there. The speed3 is out... if you like hot hatches, thats an awesome car.

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