Progress It has been a long process but my eclipse is up and going again. Lack of money has been the main culprit. But now things are looking up. The following is the history of my eclipse. I bought the car in 2003. It was in almost perfect condition. I drove it for about 5 months, putting 24,000 miles on it. That entire time i drove it like it was a sports car but it was far from. I destroyed the engine and transmission. Still owing $10,000 on it, I had no spare money to repair it.