If you can snag an Eclipse they can be tuned and modded up to be ungodly fast for relatively little...Mitsus are known for that.
My (2010) Mitsu put out 152bhp stock, I have it at about 177whp without dropping in a turbo (don't think the car could handle it without extensive upgrades).
My buddy's 04? Eclipse puts out over 581whp on the dyno.
Mind you if you don't need a running car then you can look at the full gambit of tuner cars...Supras, RX7s, Evos, Silvias, Skylines etc. can all be had with engine problems for relatively little if you look hard enough. I almost got a Supra in Michigan for under 5k.
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Originally Posted by tiny
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