you'd be lucky to get a hundred thousand miles out of it.I KNOW! i got 106k then the engine blew. the resale value sucks. you'll probably have a lot of problems with it being wrecked. if you want something fast then i'd go with an early 90's mr2 turbo. they're fast and with the td 3000 body kit and some c5 rims it will look like a ferrari. you'd be a lot better with a toyota period! just don't waste your time and money.
what you have to understand too... is that with wrecked cars you buy them for waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper than used or new vehicles... so i don't know about him.. but i don't care what the resale value is.. haha... and if you can fix a wrecked car... you can just as easily pop a new engine in there when yours blows... the car he's looking at has low mileage so it'll probably be a while before something goes wrong (if it's fixed right) every car i own has been rebuilt... and i've gotten them all for less than half of the retail value... actually... i bought my truck for $12,000 and sold it 3 years later for $11,000... that's not bad in resale terms.. haha
and you'd be lucky to find a car that doesn't have its problems after 100,000 miles... i'm sure there's some out there... but not many
either toyota or mitsubishi... i like them both... i have a 3000GT SL and a Celica GTS so i'm for both of them.. haha... actually i've always wanted an eclipse to mod out.. but i would never trade my celica for one... i'll just one day add an eclipse to my collection
is there any way you could keep the celi and get the eclipse too?