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I know there seems to be a general consensus out there agreeing that Subaru makes a more reliable car than Mitsubishi, but I'd like to hear personal accounts or experiences about the reliability of both manufacturers: Subaru vs. Mitsubishi and WRX vs. EVO
 

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My friend had an eclipse. After the car hit 60K it fell apart. At 90K the transmission cracked into almost half. We estimated that after 60K there was 12K on service. I just cant trust a company that make cars that do that. Sorry Ill never own a mitu ever again.

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My friend's sister had a mid 90's 3000GT that had some engine problems that basically made the car inoperable. My friend's dad is an air force mechanic and has a custom four-car garage with a hydraulic lift. He can work on just about every car out there, but said he couldn't even begin to fix that 3000GT. So even today that car, which looks like it rolled off the showroom floor yesterday, is sitting behind their garage with a tarp over it just collecting rust. I believe it had less than 50k on it. It's a shame, for it's a sweet car, but it makes me second-guess ever buying a Mitsubishi in the future.

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I have a '91 Eclipse GS Turbo. Bought it with a little over 108,000 miles. Immediately went to San Fran for a little R&R without incident. About a year after owning it the fuel consumption seemed to increase. I took it to a local mechanic and Mitsu dealer to have it diagnosed neither found anything wrong. I later noticed that the fuel gauge might be the problem. It's not something you can rely on, as it's always jumpy. It sometimes moves from quarter to quarter then back up slowly again.

One day, while driving from one of my work sites, the rear end of the car started to shake in an unusual manner. I thought a wheel had come loose or something. I pulled over to investigate and found that the passenger side trailing arm had broke (don't ask me how, I still don't know). The good thing was it happened about 2 blocks from my house so I was able to drive it home. I went to a salvage yard on the weekend picked up the whole axle and swapped it out and was up and running again.

My driver side door handle broke. Had to reach across from the passenger side to open the door.

It's burns oil if I idle it for more than two or three minutes. I been told it might be the valve stem seals.

Here's the one that is really bugging me (haven't looked into it yet). Sometimes I loose a little power (it seems to hesitate) between 2000 and 3000 RPM. But then the turbo kicks in and everything is cool.

The body and interior is in damn good shape. A paint job would make it look like a new car. It's got chips from rocks on the hood. Then some a-hole keyed my passenger door (about 6 inch long scratch).

Well take this how you will. My car almost has 130,000 miles on it now. It still runs and gets me around. Still want that STi though. Then I'll sell this car.
 

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Those of you out there who have Subaru’s, have you run into any engine problems at all? Have you had to take it in to get serviced on any, or more than one occasion? Has anyone had any problems with turbo Subaru’s?

-David
 

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I have a 2002 WRX. Had to get it serviced for a boost issue but the problem was when I put the hose techniquest kit on the car I forgot to put a resistor in the hose that goes to the wastegate. Other than that everything is great.

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i also have a 2002 WRX and have had no problems with it. it is my dream car(except for an sti) and i have been all around with it. east coast to west, sea level to 13000 feet and all over mountains in CO, it rocks and answers anything my feet ask for on the pedals. my only grief is with some rattling between the molding in the door frames, but who cares when you can burn a porshe and an S4?
 

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Thanks for the reply's. I was wondering if those with an STi have had any problems? Bullet?

Also, any people out there with WRX's, do you use a turbo timer? Or do you just sit idle for a while before shutting off your engine. I think a turbo timer would be an invaluable addition if you drive your car hard.

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I dont have one now. I plan on putting an up pipe and turbo back exaust on soon. Then ill take a look at the turbo while I got the car apart to see if I can see any problems with the turbo. I may get one anyways just to ensure a long turbo life. I drive my car like it should be driven :smile: Afterall I didnt buy a rallycar for nothin.

Glen
 
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