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  • It is a good deal, mitsubishi's are great cars.
  • That's a good price. If you treat the car well, it'll probably last up to 200,000 (maybe more).
  • MITSUBISHI ARE NOT GOOD CARS, AND THAT IS A LITTLE MUCH FOR THAT AMOUNT OF MILES AND ITS A 13 YRS OLD CAR IF IT WERE A HONDA OR A TOYOTA THEN YEAH
  • As long as there is no body damage and the engine isn't smoking - I think you got a great deal! the average miles a person puts on a car per year is 15,000, when you multiple that by 13 ( the age of the car) that comes to 195,000 - so you are still below the norm by 74,000 miles!!
  • Well, from just what you've written: It's low milage for a car of that many years. This works out to 9,300 miles a year over 13 years. It's a 13 year old car, so it's value would likely be in the low 4 digit price range, so you're doing well there, too. Mitsubishi is a good car company, and the eclipse was a good model. So again, you're doing well. But the real test is this: Does it run well? Are there no oil leads? Is the suspension system in good condition? Does the transmission work fine? Decent milage? Do all the accessories work? Good tires? Brakes OK? If the answers to these questions are "YES", then you are doing GREAT. Minor problems aside, that is. A used car that serves you well can be a HUGE savings. You only have to carry liability insurance, if you pay it off. You don't have to pay new-car insurance rates. You don't have to pay several hundred dollars a month over 5 or 6 years for the car. And if it only lasts you two or three years...well, you only paid $1200 dollars for it! A new car would have cost you FAR more in payments and insurance for that same period. If you shop wisely, you can find GREAT bargains in used cars. I own a 1995 LeSabre I bought three years ago and I've put 40,000 miles a year on it. So as long as it's mechanically sound, it seems like you have a fine car. To help eliminate such concerns in the future, try this: Shop of cars in the 10 year old range which have had a single owner, fairly low milage, and are owned by the type of people who take care of their cars (Older people, generally) Test drive it and check out ALL the accessories for operability. Look at the engine and under the car for signs of fluid leakage. Take the car to a TRUSTED mechanic to have it inspected before you buy it (offer to pay for this yourself as a sign to the seller that you are serious about purchase). And problems might be used to bargain on the price. Go to the Kelly Blue book website to get an idea of the fair market price for the car you are interested in: http://www.kbb.com/
  • If it runs good, doesn't leak any vital fluids, smoke or anything else it shouldn't do you got a good deal. Todays cars can last a million miles or more if properly maintained.

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