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Advantages to lowered car are looks and handling abilities. Disadvantages are risks of scarring from parking curbs, entries to many parking lots, speed bumps. The tC is most definitely the more reliable of the two, It should last you all the way through college with minor maintenance and repairs. It is roomier than it looks too. The Eclipse GS has a 2.4L Sirius engine, hot stuff back in the day 20 years ago when it was new, but outdated today. Timing belt design combined with interference engine means if you skip the T-belt change when Mitsu recommends it your engine is basically scrap metal. Most manufacturers are switching over to chain drives to improve reliability and reduce maintenance. The eclipse is larger, but to me seems almost the same size on the inside, except the back seat seems smaller Eclipse is a bit of a higher maintenance vehicle, but both cars should hold value about the same, even though the tC is made by toyota technically, it has the Scion rep for not holding value as well as a toyota. Mitsubishi has been teetering on the edge of pulling out of America for about 3 years or more, so by the time the eclipse starts to need maintenance it may be harder to get parts for it.
That is a matter of personal taste. However, the tread marks on road kill do infuse the meat with a mysterious undefinable sense of action, of momentum, of the thrill of the hunt, since, after all, most animals do not just wait for the car or truck, one must chase them, jaunting over hill and dale so as to run them over. This sense of urgency imparts to the meat a special quality which defies definition. Kind of like when the U.S. Supreme Court said we can not define pornography but we know it when we see it. This of course led to community standards which was their way of bowing out of the debate. So therefore I must answer your question by referring you to community standards, which are somewhat different among the several States.