ethan drives dumb cars
helloroad
1/10/20
9:23 PM
1

I haven’t seen many of these but I remember the first time I saw one, I was waiting at a traffic light when I hear a very LOUD turbo 4 boy racer exhaust note, I look around trying to match sight to sound, then I saw a red Eclipse Cross pull away.

1/8/20
9:37 PM
1

I’ve seen less than a half dozen since they were introduced in the DC Metro area. There’s a reason why they are selling so poorly, and lack of dealer network is only part of the problem. Read more

1/8/20
5:16 PM
1

Same here. There’s only one Mitsubishi dealer within reasonable driving distance (there were three, but the other two closed down), but I see plenty of Mitsubishis around. Not just the Eclipse Cross, but the whole lineup, especially the Mirage.

1/6/20
9:44 PM
2

If you were a DIY person, it shouldn’t be too bad. Whenever my 996 C4 shares parts with the boxster its a big sigh of relief for me because the parts that aren’t shared tend to be a bit higher. 

1/6/20
6:22 PM
1

Highly recommended, my 987 Cayman is a blast to drive. Two major expenses were the water pump ($1200), and recently one of the catalytic converters ($3k). Can’t complain as the car is 14 years old, and generally speaking these things are pretty damned reliable if you do the basic maintenance.   

1/6/20
6:18 PM
1

My brother bought a ‘97 last year for $4 grand, a couple small tears in the top and some wear to seats and carpet. Runs and drives well, no record of IMS, he went ahead and did the replacement. Incredible deal really, Miata money, ratty old Fiat or MG money, MR2 money, a similar condition 914 or even 944 these days Read more

1/6/20
5:47 PM
1

Part of the problem, along with the 996, is the IMS issue. Sure it can be fixed now, but you always have to wonder if a car you’re buying is a timebomb

1/6/20
5:43 PM
1

I haven’t driven a Boxster, but I want to. I’m sure it’s even better than my old 968, and that car was no slouch. Read more

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1/6/20
5:37 PM
1

Buy it. Renegade hybrids recommends the S for their ls conversion kit for the big brakes. Something required before adding another 200hp. Remember, a lower CG engine means nothing if it's a heavier engine...

1/6/20
5:26 PM
1

You can get one it these, or an NC Miata. Running costs cheaper than the boxster, but yeah, boxsters are cheap

1/6/20
5:25 PM
2

Buy it. I bought a 987 a year-and-a half ago, and do not regret it one bit. Boxsters are quick, they handle well, and are reliable. Surprisingly, there is ample luggage space (front and rear), and they have fairly good gas mileage. In fact, the 987 is my daily driver.

1/6/20
5:24 PM
1

My father in law bought one as a fun car and has let me drive it a couple times. I’d have to say, I agree with this being a great buy.

12/30/19
4:52 PM
1

This is my ‘96 taco (2.4l, 5 speed) and I absolutely adore it. I got it a year ago as a gift from my grandparents when I was 16. I'm never getting rid of it!