1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L non-turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L non-turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

Fast street racing paradise

Faults:

Transmission went out at 139,000.

Exhaust system has a leak.

General Comments:

This car rocks. Very fast, nice looking, Nice pickup, sporty.

I couldn't of asked for a better first car.

Easy to find parts. Tons of aftermarket stuff you can get for this baby.

The back seats are kinda small. enough room for maybe a dog or cat. But that's a sports car for you.

If you see any of these cars get one. If you see an old one restore it. you will not regret it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2004

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance119500 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Good non costly sports car

Faults:

Electronic control unit replaced.

Throttle position sensor replaced.

Paint wear on hood.

Had to replace thermostat.

Lifters need replaced.

General Comments:

Insurance is affordable and parts are not to hard to come by. If need to get parts from manufacturer I suggest go to a junk yard first though. This car is a non turbo model so it is not high in power, but fair. I plan to do more to it thought. Over all it is very reliable now after fixing it up. It doesn't burn oil it gets fair gas mielage and turns peoples heads. For the $1000 I paid for it was definitely worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2004

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 non turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 non turbo Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

A Great Small Sports Car

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong with this car is the head gasket other than that that the car has been great for me. It went out on me at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is awesome, I would not trade it in for anything in the whole world.

Even at 150,000 miles there is no rust on the car what so ever.

It has great horsepower for being a small 4 cylinder. At 135 horse I am hoping to upgrade my air intake.

After that moving to exhaust and supercharger.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2003

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8 Manual from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

An awesome car!

Faults:

The Spark plug wires blew at 141000 miles.

Brake Bearings were starting to wiggle around.

Valve cover Gasket leaked oil at 141000 miles.

Brake rotors weared out at 141000 miles.

General Comments:

This car sounds awesome. It has awsome handling and never slips off the road.

The car may have some ups and downs, but it still is an attention getter and goes fast! (Especially while shifting at 5,000 RPM, s!

It kind of breaks down,"due to melted spark plug wires".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th September, 2003

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired163900 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

A potential high performance beauty

Faults:

First of all I should point out that I have only had this car since August 14, 2003.

When I got this car it had a hole in the muffler, that cost about 136 dollars to replace.

The GV Joints need to be replaced at this point, but I haven't had the money or the time to get that fixed yet.

The car is a bit sluggish and I think that either or both of the next two comments is to blame for that.

Their seems to be a clog in the fuel injection system, and for that I got a gas additive to clean it out (it seems to be working so far).

The owner before me really did a bad job of taking care of this car, and when I got it there was pretty much no oil what so ever in the car. This caused, I believe, for it to have white smoke coming out of the muffler (still getting that checked out) (after putting some oil in it of course).

This car is also in severe need of a paint job.

General Comments:

It looks like the interior of this car has been replaced recently, I have yet to find any damage areas besides the driver's side seat adjuster, which had been broken off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2003

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 16v turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance234000 miles

Summary:

An amazingly fast, high performance car that virtually runs forever

Faults:

The timing belt had to be replaced at around 170,000 miles.

Turbo waste gate had to be replaced at 220,000 miles.

Stock stereo had to be replaced as soon as I got the car.

General Comments:

This car has about 205 turbo charged horses and still gets over 30 MPG.

The maximum speed (at 234,000 original miles) is around 155 MPH.

I will personally guarantee that it out accelerates, handles better, and out performs any Honda or Acura ever made.

The turbo boosts stock at 14 pounds.

0-60 times are less than 7 sec.

The best thing about these Eclipse's is that you don't have to repair them at all. They seem to run forever, as long as you know how to drive a turbo car. I might rebuild the engine at 300,000 miles just for fun... it won't need it though.

If you want to purchase one, buy a 90-92 turbo model, they are the fastest Eclipse's made (including the 99 turbo and the 2000-2003 V6).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 23 reviews