problem with a car that im looking forward to buying

35

Asked by Oct 16, 2009 at 06:13 PM about the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

im looking for a car to buy, there is a 1997 mitsubishi eclipse for sale for $300, only problem is it wont run... the enginge doesnt have over 140,000 miles on it, but i was wondering what could the problem be? would this make a great project car for me and my dad since i want to go into the automotive career industry? could anyone help me? are there any questions i should ask the seller of the car?   


thanks

4 Answers

25

Ask why it doesn't run. If it's because of flood damage or fire damage, skip it. If it's something mechanical, odds are you can fix it. For $300, it's worth a gamble! If it's not fixable, you can donate it to a charity and take a $500 deduction. You'd make money!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
125

I agree. It sounds like its deff worth 300 bucks. If it was me I would go for it. You would at least have a parts car if you decide to buy another eclipse instead.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
95

id say it would be a great project i got my 96 about a year ago and it had blown head gascet but we fixed it and so far it has been a great projecti have learned a great deal by working on this car and would probly be able to fix anything that went wrong

5

hay was it siting for a long time the enginges in thes cars are known four crank lock

Your Answer

Eclipse

Looking for a Used Eclipse in your area?

CarGurus has 1,139 nationwide Eclipse listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
23 Great Deals out of 504 listings starting at $2,490
Used Ford Mustang
601 Great Deals out of 38,610 listings starting at $1,895
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
11 Great Deals out of 557 listings starting at $12,999
Used Honda Civic
770 Great Deals out of 60,518 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 31,254 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic Coupe
178 Great Deals out of 12,066 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mitsubishi 3000GT
73 listings starting at $3,195
Used BMW 3 Series
1,036 Great Deals out of 32,537 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Tiburon
6 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
56 listings starting at $6,891
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $5,900
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
4 listings starting at $5,980
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 102 listings starting at $3,491
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
152 listings starting at $4,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.