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Picking up a 2003 Evo for 23k and just wanted to stop in and say hello. I also have a 92 Talon TSi AWD which I am planning to keep for the time being. Anyway HELLO!
 

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turbolarry said:
Hello and I'm already jealous. I had to sell my 2g.
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I don't have to sell my 1g, but I probably will as my interest lies in the EVO. Once I drove the EVO my decision was clear.
 

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Nice car and welcome. I just got mine too and also had to drive 200+ miles to get it and it was worth every penny in gas.
Thanks! :thumb: I just found out that my t-case is leaking.. :( Called mitsu dealer and they are going to cover it under warranty. Keeping fingers crossed!!
 

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yeah man

welcome aboard.....................also that's a nice trunk lid, and the cars great looking too. thanks for the kind words on my car. see ya soon, and take care. i'm going to put my fogs on 2morow since i didn't get the sun & fun pkg. aftermarket cf ovals w/blue hid! jac :cool:
 

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welcome aboard.....................also that's a nice trunk lid, and the cars great looking too. thanks for the kind words on my car. see ya soon, and take care. i'm going to put my fogs on 2morow since i didn't get the sun & fun pkg. aftermarket cf ovals w/blue hid! jac :cool:
Thanks man, no problem on the kind words. I uploaded more pics to my gallery as well. The t-case is making a lot more noise now so the Evo is being parked until I get it to the dealer to get it fixed. Spent my halloween waiting for a tow truck that never arrived forcing me to limp my car home. Still having fun though, can't wait to get a good t-case in it.
 

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How many miles does your evo have on it? I'm picking mine up Thursday and it was $23K too. 17,000 miles on it, thought it was a pretty decent deal. Now I'm also looking to sell my 2G. :(
 

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How many miles does your evo have on it? I'm picking mine up Thursday and it was $23K too. 17,000 miles on it, thought it was a pretty decent deal. Now I'm also looking to sell my 2G. :(
Mine had 27k miles. looks like you are getting a good deal.
 

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This Sucks!

Update: I got ripped off! I took my car to the mitsu dealer and found that the reverse idler gear is bad (rattle) and my transfer case is shot (whine + slow leak). To top it all off the resonator is broken at the seam and would not pass MD inspection. The car had been modified by the previous owner and was recorded by mitsubishi. Also whoever had the car previously had the transfer case replaced once before and made a conscious effort to make the car look stock. Needless to say the factory warranty was dead. Over $4500 worth of parts and labor is needed to fix the car. I called the dealer I bought it from and they told me it was as-is no warranty and they would only offer me a discount on the parts needed to make the repairs?!?!?

SO, after I took the car to the mitsu dealer I had a friend who is in law look in to the matter. I bought this car with 27k on it and was under the impression that the car did not have the above stated issues. At this time I will not state what we found but I will when the matter is resolved, and if I am allowed by this board I will even state the dealers involved, good and bad. I will say this, I made a few mistakes when buying the car BUT, the dealer made more mistakes and broke several laws in their state.

USED Evo buying tips: (some of these would apply for ANY used vehicle)

1) CHECK THE WARRANTY! Get the last 8 digits of the VIN and call a reputable mitsubishi dealer and have them run it. They will tell you everything about the car!

2) Ask for a list of mods that have been done to the car and if stock parts are available in the event that warranty work is needed. Also it would be a good idea to ask for a list of work that was performed on the car to prepare it for sale.

3) If the car whines (while driving) and/or rattles (while driving or idling) suspect the transfer case and/or transmission. Ask about the TSB's on the transmission. There is one for the reverse idler gear. There is also another one for the input and output shaft bearings. I will provide numbers asap.

4) Do NOT buy the car if the dealer/seller will not stand behind it or offer some sort of warranty or guarantee.

5) If you are buying the car from a dealer make sure you can return the car for a full refund if existing problems are found with the car.

6) Get a carfax report on the vehicle.

7) If possible, don't buy it out of state!

8) Check the Used Car Lemon law in the state you are purchasing from!
 

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Mannnnn

well i would say what's up................but as i can read your having some problems. sorry that didn't work out. what a nice looking car, and mitsubishi has to put a stop to dealers who try to change the warranty. if you get out of it, i'd advise to buy new. no more mods unless their cosmetic. take care, and keep me posted. jac :|
 

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If I end up being stuck with the car I am going to get a TRE Tranny and Transfer Case so I don't have anymore issues. My pipes are waiting to be put on after I clear everything up with the dealer. I still don't have the title either.. lol, this dealer sucks! Anyway, thanks and I will keep you posted.
 
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