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Old 04-03-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Niflheim
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I hate making these decisions.
It may be comparing apples to oranges, but which is a better buy....Chrysler Crossfire or Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Both 2006 with quit a few miles on them. Which will be more reliable if it has been taken care of by previous owner(s)?

TIA
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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If reliability is your first (and only) question - skip both of them. Judging by the fact you are getting a mid-2000's car with high mileage, sounds like the budget isnt too high, so your choices will be limited and most solid-as-a-rock used cars will have high resale to prove it, so your hands may be tied here.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Niflheim
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I am just looking for a fun car, I have 2 other reliable cars...but I don't want it to be in a shop once a month.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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Chrysler Crossfire would be more fun with its RWD layout (more fun) vs the FWD (torque steer) Eclipse. The Chrysler is also basically the first generation Mercedes SLK. Both interiors aren't very impressive, but I think the Crossfire has a better looking layout (both have lots of plastic bits). Horsepower wise you have about the same, I believe the Crossfire has 215 and the Eclipse has 210. But IMO I'd go with the Crossfire.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Default Just a personal take...

I know a guy that had a crossfire for a few years and a woman who still has hers. I also know a fair amount of bodies with actual ownership experience (past and present) on the Eclipse. From what they all say, and from what I know about their history with the cars, I'd have to give the nod to the Eclipse over the Crossfire - hands down. This in not only reliability but also in the cost of parts comparison, the all around performance and the all important "Total Blast to Drive" factor.

Of course both these cars being considered should be a stickshift, or your whole point of looking for a fun driving machine is mute.

Ron
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Of course both these cars being considered should be a stickshift, or your whole point of looking for a fun driving machine is mute.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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Of course both these cars being considered should be a stickshift, or your whole point of looking for a fun driving machine is mute.
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I believe you meant moot.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Niflheim
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Stick shift of course
I am leaning towards the Crossfire right now...but I like em both.

Thanks 4 your input
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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I would go get as clean used stang for the money and "fun" factor
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Livonia,MI
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If you're just looking for fun I'd go with the Crossfire.
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