2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0 24v


You can find better coupe

General Comments:

This was the first sports car and the first days of my driving licence. It's fun to remember...

Eclipse had that old Mitsubishi Sigma V6 engine, which produced 200HP (I had sports air filter and semi open exhaust, so the power was even higher) It was quite enough, but the fuel consumption was terrible. I don't really remember the numbers, but with the small 40 litre tank it was difficult to go out of town.

I was a bit disappointed with the stability and control. It seemed, that it would fail on every fast turn and there was also an overwhelming sense of fear when going at straights. (though I have only done 115mph with it)

The front wheel drive didn't match the car... The massive power would give an enormous burnout on the front tires, the car wouldn't go anywhere. Also it affected the steering and handling on corners - understeer of course...

The coolest part is the interior. I totally liked it! The seating position (like in a plane), the dashboard, the seats... No miracles at all, but it looked more than well.

The suspension's very low. And I mean very. Forget about some... not asphalt roads. Or even some of the asphalt ones, if you invite some 3-4 people to ride with you.

Terrible at winter of course...

I just had it for a half of the year, and hadn't really "gone into it". I believe it's quite a good ride, but only if it's your second one. Usable just for fun. No more to do with it.

If you really consider more than the engine and the looks, you shouldn't buy an eclipse. It just doesn't have more!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2007

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0 V6 24v


Awesome car


Consummately nothing.

General Comments:

Hello all sports cars fans. My name is Edward and I'm from Lithuania, I found this website by coincidence and I'd like to say my opinion about the Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS.

I have a silver 2003 Eclipse GTS and I think this car has a perfect design and very sporty, powerfull V6 engine, it runs great and has a perfectly handling. I drive my GTS about two months, but during this time I resolute that this car is perfect good looking beast considering to this car price (exactly my GTS is about 12k EUR/about 15k $ (Lithuania prices) ).Always I driving and like BMW, but my previous car was MX6 2.5 V6,I think it was good fast sport car with smooth acceleration, but when I change it to Eclipse GTS, I feel a real sport car breath. My friend has RX8,but I never trade my GTS to other similarly price sport car. So I think that exactly Eclipse GTS is very awesome toy.

Have a nice day everybody :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2005