1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0 non-turbo DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 non-turbo DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles

Summary:

A slinky car, up times and down times

Faults:

First problem I had with it was oil. Always seems to be burning oil, especially most recently if I idle for a minute or two like at a stop light.

Alternator belt squealed for months! Lube'd it, changed it (after it broke off twice!) and it still squealed. Very very very annoying sound when driving around trying to look good.

Paint job. Probably because it's old but I had a little fender bender on ice (got hit from behind and I hit car in front of me). The paint in the area where the cars bumped just peeled right off. No structure damnage which is good but paint just brittle as can be.

Alternator finally blew in April 2001. Took 2 weeks for new alternator, timing belt, and tune up. The big wait was for the timing belt which I ended up going to Auto Zone and buying myself. Mitsubishi Dealership has a bad vendor. Car seemed to ride very nice after out of the shops for about 3 days. Now I stall occationally at stop signs, stop lights, and in reverse. On average of 3 times a day.

General Comments:

I love this car being it is my first car. I'm taking age in to consideration and I do think that a newer model wouldn't give me as many problems. Overall I'm satisfied with it. When it runs great, stock engine can beat most cars it's generation out there. I even raced a '96 Avenger and won. He claimed "he wasn't ready" just was being a sore loser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2001

1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base 1.8 Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Gasoline 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 acquired12 miles
Most recent distance124550 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Reliable and long-lasting

Faults:

I never had ANY major problems with my Eclipse. It's a beautiful car that runs very well even after nine years. This car outlasted three Fords we owned in the past ten years.

General Comments:

Most of the service at both the dealership & over the phone was excellent. I will buy another Mitsubishi soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2000

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