Hey guys! I'm a brand new member of Club 3G, and excited to be here. I just recently picked up this baby. It's a 2002 Eclipse GT. 127,000 miles.
It's an all original 2 owner car - I'm the 3rd. The original owner took immaculate care of this car. She changed all the fluids per the user's manual specs and documented it. From my understanding, she used it as a daily driver and babied the heck out of it the entire length of time she owned it. It's also had a decent quality re-spray paint job at some point in its life.
The 2nd owner did none of those things. He was a kid, fresh out of high school who ran the heck out of it. The transmission is now shot. It BARELY shifts gears and smokes after 15-20 minutes of driving it. I thought it was the clutch at first, but now I'm second guessing.
He did however put brand new wheels and tires on it shortly before selling it.
Anyway, long story short this will be my project car. I plan on pulling the engine and transmission, replacing the transmission, clutch, mounts, gaskets, seals, and everything else that needs replacing. Essentially it will be a brand new-old weekend car when I'm done.