1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 turbo from North America
I love this performance monster!
Clutch was very sensitive. Had the clutch fork replaced, now I have no problems.
Ball joints were bad.
Water pump blew at 150000 miles.
Automatic antenna comes up when it feels like it.
Premium sound speakers are blown.
Tie rods were bad.
Aluminum rims bend easily.
Motor revves non-stop at times.
Burns oil every 2000 miles or so. Smoke comes from the muffler when the car is stopped for a minute or two.
Interior is starting to fall apart.
Fog light button does not work.
This car was owned by various people. All the problems I am having come from wear and tear and being handled badly by the previous owners.
It is fast! I love the feeling of being sucked into the seat as I push the gas pedal, that's why I bought it.
It sounds great and handles well when it is not revving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2001
23rd May 2004, 00:04
When the engine is revving up and down like that and seems to idle pretty high when you first start it, it is due to the Idle Air Intake Screw. There is a hole here where the screw should be and probably just slid out. If you start the car and plug this with your finger it will idle high and rev up a lot. If you take the screw completely out, the car will idle really low, but have a cool vaccuum sound when you let off of the gas when driving. This screw is located on the throttle body (the area left of where it says "ECI MULTI") and to fix it, go to the dealer and ask for one of these Idle Air Intake Screws. It is a dealer item only. Screw it in all the way until "snug", and then back off like a half a turn or so.