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Which car is the cheapest to own a Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mazda Miata, Toyota Celica(only the 90s version), or a Toyota MR2 or MR2 Spyder?

I'm just looking for a coupe that isn't a sports car but rather just small and cheap in the long run. I know a Toyota Solara, Honda Civic coupe or Mazda Miata are the general answers but I don't find the solaras or honda civics that appealing so I don't want to hear those suggestions or a mustang because that's heavier on gas than the 4 cylinder cars i mentioned

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Hey you guys thanks for all the responses I just realized after doing more research the Honda del all and prelude seem pretty good even though the prelude is premium gas and the del sol is labeled as a civic what are your thoughts on those. Also I realize now from what you all said that Mitsubishi wasn't reliable back then either I just assumed because they were selling well back then and they're japanese also

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you are looking at old cars, please be advised that getting the right parts can be difficult. My friend with a MR2 can not even find the right tires for it. Any Mitsubishi product with age on it will be a nigh mare for keeping running. It hard to find one with a good motor.

    If you can be happy with FWD then consider going AWD and get a Subaru forester.

    But if you want a great handling car- get a Miata. There is a very large network of suppliers and also restoration parts. Be advised Miata's are highly desirable and therefore not going to be as cheap to purchase.

    In all honesty a Corolla is going to be the easiest to find, cheapest to purchase and probably easy to get parts for. One of the most fun cars I owned was a 72 Corolla and I wish I still owned it. While new Corolla's are FWD, they can still be fun to drive. However a Mazda of the same class will be a better handling car.

    • Hardeep2 months agoReport

      I wonder though Honda Preludes and the 90s Toyota Celica's aren't labeled as sport cars so would their parts be pricey also it's rare but once in awhile i do see them. I like the miata but i wanted to get a similar small car that's diffferent from the miata but it seems that might be the way to go

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The cheapest to own would be the Toyota celica as it is based off the toyota corolla platform.

    • Hardeep2 months agoReport

      Oh I never knew that then that things gotta be bulletproof reliable alright thanks

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I would avoid the Mitsu. Any of the others can be good but on such old cars, condition is everything.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Any of those cars in the BEST condition except the Eclipse.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Don't get a Mitsubishi !!!!!

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  • 2 months ago

    I would favor the Miata because it has a front engine rear drive layout that makes it simpler to work on.

    If you can afford a newer vintage, check out a Subaru BRZ , Scion FR-S, or Toyota 86.

    • Hardeep2 months agoReport

      You know i looked into the issues with mid engine cars and now i don't want one ever i think. Miata easier to work on and no mid engine issues ok that's good to know.

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