Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by pissedoffsol, Jun 9, 2006.
Those cars are delicate as hell. Slam the doors and you're looking at a $1000 repair.
...or hit anything on the side... wind up dead. =/
My friend died exactly that way in a red 3000gt SL, when he fell asleep at the wheel early in the morning and hit the wet grass then spun it into a tree.
After that, its really made me look at Japanese cars, especially from the early to mid 90's and how paper thin their doors are. My old del sol had paper thin doors, neons have practically nothing there, my mom's escort wagon's doors are like paper, my WRX doors are light as hell and scare me but they're also frameless.
BTW, anything in the Dodge Stealth/3000GT series will be expensive to replace. Just look at the cost of the car, even used. They still command high prices because of their rarety, and in my opinion they're a forgotten about, underated car.
Sure its heavy, but for a daily driver... Its a V6 with dual td04 mitsu turbos, all wheel drive, four wheel steering, has a wide fierce stance, and to me looks like a good car overall.
bull. the 3kgt is an overrated POS.
I wouldn't say that whatsoever.
Its sole problem lies in its weight.
It's sole problem lied in cost. When those were new owning one, for me, insurance included would have cost me $1500 a month for 5 years, with my $6000 on the table.
You know there are good VR4 mods out there - lighter weight this and that. But ultimately that car was a touring car - the finest of everything mitsubishi could offer in the US. A Supra killer, before Toyota caught on and started pushing their 6 speed targa cars at a loss.
I think mechanically the engine is the downfall of the car. If it were front-rear oriented I would have loved the whole setup. For AWD and turbo, while it didn't produce the numbers, the Audi setup was superior in every way.
The 3000GT also hit at a hard time. They should have seen that they couldn't sell RX7s and Supras anymore - they should have brought the FTO to the US and called it a day.
Looks good to me. Simple and clean!
fixed it for ya
i have a cousin that owns a completely stock 3kgt vr4. it suxors. ive also driven the SL model same shit, just slower.
Lmfao the VR4 is NOTHING like the SL. I don't think the SL got the 4 wheel steering, the eletronic exhaust taht had the touring mode, no where close to the power, etc.
The SL doesn't have many upsides, the 3000GT Vr4/Dodge Stealth R/T turbo are the models that I feel are underrated. Their downside lies in their weight.
My brother owned a R/T back in the day.
stock for stock it lays the smack down to most cars. even the new 2000+ cars.
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