1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 DOHC 16v Non-turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC 16v Non-turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200727 miles
Most recent distance201046 miles
Previous carFiat X1/9

Summary:

If you want speed, although non-turbo, this is the way to go

Faults:

All went bad when first purchased.

EGR Valve needed to be replaced.

Throttle body had massive amounts of carbon built up on the butterfly.

General Comments:

The car was built for speed, so that's what I've done to it.

I've upgraded the engine, ECU, exhaust, intake, and a few others.

Car is quick, and runs smooth.

If you treat your car well, it will treat you well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2001

21st Aug 2001, 22:23

You have only put that few of miles on the car? How do you know anything about it, if that's all you've driven it? And in 2 years? I think there is a typo? I've had my Eclipse for 4 days, and already put a 1,000 miles on it.

24th Mar 2004, 12:23

" I have had my 90 Eclipse gs 2.0 turbo for two weeks. There is always something to upgrade like toys, I race it, I am 10 for 10"

1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen scirocco

Summary:

Absolute crap!

Faults:

The clutch went at 99000, normal.

Replaced the rack and pinion.

Replaced entire brake set-up.

Sun roof broke.

Both front end tie rods.

Computer blew at 100,000.

CV joints went.

Replaced power steering.

Engine leaks terribly, even after replacing the valve cover gasket.

O2 sensor.

Had to get a new exhaust system.

General Comments:

About the only good thing I have to say about this car was that it looked good.

I had constant problems with it, and at the end when I sold it the car was having problems at high end rpms.

Woe be it to any poor soul who buys a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

5th Sep 2001, 11:33

I would never buy a 1.8 liter or even a non-turbo eclipse, talon or laser. Stick to turbo or turbo AWD which is the platform they were made for. Then you'll find the problems are well worth it (although yours are rather harsh and out of the ordinary).

14th Oct 2001, 20:55

It's also an eleven year old car. I would be mad as a hornet too if I had those problems with my car, but all that notwithstanding - the fact still remains that it's getting on in years.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 20 reviews