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What's up guys I've read a lot on this site and figured it was time for my first post!:)
I worked at a big dealership and I got sent to pick a car from a local autozone, behold it was my girl Scarlett (my 2000 Eclipse GT named after sexy Scarlett Johansson) and it was love at first drive. Next day got a loan for $3,000 and drove home from work with my first car. That was June of 2013 and the car has 156.5 k today. It runs decent and most of my maintenance has been done. I.E. Transmission Servie, All Fluids, Serpentine and Timing Belt, Water Pump, and Runs only in Shell Premium (V-Power) gasoline. Also in the process of doing my spark plug, wires, and distributor tune up. The car is mostly stock except for an AEM CIA, DDM Tuning 55w 6k HID Kit, Brake Motive brake set, and some minor sound system upgrades that were already installed upon purchase. Also about 2 months of having the car I hit a racoon late at night and took of my ENTIRE front bumper lip along with some of the splash guard (picture will be posted) I'd like to swap with the 03 bumper but can't find one for cheap. So gentlemen my question is where should I invest my money in the car now.. thoughts and ideas? I am pretty money tight as I am only 18 and live with myself and girlfriend, I'd say I have roughly $200 left over at the end of the month. Or is it even worth it with this many miles?? Lemme know I'm just a noob.
 

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another "should i spend my money on a 10+ year old car" thread eh?

DO IT. any other car that hit an animal would have the same damage so it dosent matter anyway. its your car that i presume is mostly paid of if not all paid off. just spend the money and enjoy the new bumper style.
 

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Damn, well then whats the best next step? I have no subwoofer and a blown speaker, broken bumper, fogged up headlights from the inside so no way to restore them, kinda want an exhaust, but not sure where to start and prices. Also really wondered about how to change my cluster! Can't see shit at night and I've seen a couple after market but I'm not sure where to look for those
 

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If it was mine I would fix the bumper first and anything else that might need a fix, then move on to the fun stuff. As for the cluster have you thought about a led swap? It looks nice and you can put any color you want. My cluster is a touchscreen tab with elm obd2 ruuning torque. I love it. For a sound system I would go with component setup. Just all depends on your taste.
 

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I suggest taking a little time to just look around the forum. I'm new to it too and had no idea how much is on here until I took a few days at work on my down time to look around. There is a for sale section on here that you can find all kinds of parts from other members. I personally have used a lot of the how to threads to do my work to my car. Makes it a whole lot easier. I think the car should last a while for you especially since its an almost all stock car as long as previous owners kept up on the maintenance. And fixing these cars up to look nice doesn't seem too hard. You can find a lot of simple aftermarket parts to enhance the looks of these cars fairly cheap. Of course if you are really wanting it to stand out then your gonna be dropping a lot of money in it but you can get them to look nice and simple with little money
 

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Welcome to Club3g :wavey: if you are looking to see what you would like to do to your car be sure to visit the members rides section. a little advice: if you take care of the car, the car will take care of you. Enjoy!
 

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I suggest taking a little time to just look around the forum. I'm new to it too and had no idea how much is on here until I took a few days at work on my down time to look around. There is a for sale section on here that you can find all kinds of parts from other members. I personally have used a lot of the how to threads to do my work to my car. Makes it a whole lot easier. I think the car should last a while for you especially since its an almost all stock car as long as previous owners kept up on the maintenance. And fixing these cars up to look nice doesn't seem too hard. You can find a lot of simple aftermarket parts to enhance the looks of these cars fairly cheap. Of course if you are really wanting it to stand out then your gonna be dropping a lot of money in it but you can get them to look nice and simple with little money
This ^^. Look around, familiarize yourself with the site and all the sections. There is tons of info on just about anything and everything you could want to know. Read the very important stickies in each section as they give you guidance on what you can/cannot ask. If you do your reaearch, you should not have to ask questions regarding posting pics, where to find things for sale....do some legwork on your own, it will pay off big time. Oh, and stay out of the OT section unless you just want to read. Welcome to the forum. :lol:
 

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Thanks for the advice and welcome guys I'm glad to be a part of the club! I'll have to check out the sale section to see if there are any front bumper kits. Where is that exactly?
 

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I know this will sound lame but if you use your car as a dd, than save up for the thinkgs that need to be fixed. For example, atm I am saving for going FI but I am about 2% on the way there.
I would say fix issues than drop,wheels and tints. After that exhaust and maybe bigger things?

Anyways any way you swing it, its your car and make sure that you do what you want


Happy modding and welcome:wavey:
 

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I know this will sound lame but if you use your car as a dd, than save up for the thinkgs that need to be fixed. For example, atm I am saving for going FI but I am about 2% on the way there.
I would say fix issues than drop,wheels and tints. After that exhaust and maybe bigger things?

Anyways any way you swing it, its your car and make sure that you do what you want


Happy modding and welcome:wavey:
Good advise man thank you, I bought pre dropped and it looks pretty got about an inch and some, 15% Tint all the way already done:yesway: also what's FI?
 

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Turbo pretty much but thats 3k+ for just the turbo build not including upgraded block and misc. stuff
sometimes i think im retarded for thinking of spending so much money on the 3gen but from what I have seen on here, its well worth the investment.
 
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