problem with a car that im looking forward to buying

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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

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