1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

The Car Sucks

Faults:

After I bought this car I find out that it needs a new Bearing and ball joints so I Replaced the Cluthc with the bearing and than that was not the problem. now its the Transsmision..

General Comments:

I think am better off buying a whole new car than having to deal with all this mess..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th December, 2007

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles

Summary:

Looks good, but not worth the pain

Faults:

Bought this car summer of 2002.

Nightmare started three days later.

Electrical problems galore.

Gets stuck in top gear and does not shift automatically, so I had...

Had solenoid replaced.

Had transmission replaced.

Had the computer replaced.

Had the battery replaced.

Above mentioned problem keeps resurfacing on a fairly regular basis.

General Comments:

This car looks good.

Feels comfortable to drive in.

However, too many problems keep happening with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2007

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

GS with turbo is a nice ride

Faults:

Sunroof track clip broke, won't close properly if completely opened.

NOISY interior ride.

Speedometer keeps breaking.

Excessive tire wear (part my fault!)

General Comments:

Power wasn't impressive, so added a STAR turbo kit, now it scoots pretty well!!

I'm 6'4", so it's pretty cramped, but feels like a cockpit. Had to extend the steering wheel out so wheel/knee/shifting hand weren't always touching.

Shifter feels sloppy, not very positive gating. Wasn't happy with ratios at first, but have gotten used to them. Still wish for a 6th gear!

Give the engine SERIOUS GOOD MARKS, as I was road tripping last winter, and my air filter iced up. Still had my PCV hooked up, so turbo sucked 4 qts oil out of the crank case. It ran I don't know how long on 1 qt, at 80mph!!! All that happened is I lost about 1-1.5" vacuum at idle, so it did get into the rings a bit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Automatic
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Fast sporty and irresistible little zippy car

Faults:

Strut towers rusted (under the hood), almost causing the vehicle to be undriveable. The car seems to be rusting from the inside out.

The clear coat and paint starting cracking at 100,000 miles.

The rubber-coated door accent pieces dried out and chipped off.

Vehicle alignment is frequently problematic. Frequently replacing brake pads, rotors, and having the vehicle re-aligned.

Power sunroof is noisy. Seal is good, but it constantly creeks.

General Comments:

The car has held up well being driven daily in all weather conditions. Despite hearing poor comments from others about this year, make and model, I have found my Eclipse to be very reliable. It still receives compliments, and people are surprised to hear its age and mileage. Comfort is a problem, however, and it's impossible to fit anyone in the back seat. With a few modifications - including paint, wheels, tires and brakes - this car will continue to be a fun, showy car. I expect to surpass 200,000 miles with regular oil changes.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2005

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2.0 16v turbo from Brazil

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 kilometres
Most recent distance82000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Nice Car - Just make sure to find a really good one and you have to the money to pay the costs

Faults:

I Bought this car in September of last year.

This car was (and still is...) in Pristine Shape - Only 4 Owners, Full-Service History and Certified by Mitsubishi.

Problems:

Sunroof refused to close at 70.000.

Dealer took a week to replace the entire Sunroof sliding motor. The part is imported from Japan and the dealer didn`t have one spare in its stock.

Dealer fixed the sunroof under the Mitsubishi used car warranty.

NOTE TO ALL POTENTIAL MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE BUYERS:

The sunroof in these cars is very fragile and tends to work erratically.

Reverse light stopped work at 74.000, dealer fixed under the 3 month used car warranty.

Front tires replaced soon as I bought the car and needs to be replaced again!

Watch out with the heavy tire wear in these cars!

General Comments:

Previously owned for Two years an Unreliable 1995 Volkswagen Golf GTi 2.0 8V.

That was a fine car, but spent most of the times in the shop and dealers were less than helpful.

I Wanted an Used imported sporty coupe, that could be just a bit more reliable than my previous Golf.

And since Mitsubishi rated well in Satisfaction Surveys, I knew it, that the Eclipse would be the better choice than an Opel Calibra for instance, nice car thou the Calibra.

This the first year of the Second Generation Eclipses, to be sold in Brazil.

What can I say... It may have its problems, but this is the first year of production, so any car will have its reliability issues.

Plus points:

It`s a very nice looking car. Mine is white and it may not be very cool, but still a handsome looking car, that gets positive comments, even though this is already a ten year old car. My Girlfriend likes the way it looks, and so do I...

Handles Very well, apart of a bit of Torque Steer due the 213 Bhp going through the Front Wheels. The AWD version probably might handles a lot better, but still my Eclipse is very fun to drive.

Fast car, but it seems to suffer of a little Turbo Lag at low revvs. But when the Turbo kicks in... boy oh boy... is it fun! The engine even makes a nice growling noise and the Turbo whistle when changing gear is an addictive to the driving experience. The gearbox is butter smooth and very easy to handle.

Negative points:

A Gas Guzzler! Average only 6,0 Km/l! My father`s 1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 (2.8 V6) average even better consumption than my car. His Mercedes can average 6,5 Km/l.

Eat tires! Due the torque steer, this car has a VERY HEAVY Front tire wear.

Not Very Comfortable. Seats are OK and the driving position, ain`t too bad. But the headroom is tight for tall people: I am 6"2 (1,88) and my head touches the celling. The back seat is claustrophobic and the trunk space is very small.

Very stiff ride. It`s a boneshaker indeed... specially when driving on the Horrible Brazilian roads with its huge Potholes and crappy Tarmac. he road noise is loud and intrusive, probably due the lower profile tires, but you get used to...

Conclusion:

The car overall does what it promises. It excites. Just make sure to have enough money for the costs and patience to deal with Mitsubishi dealers.

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

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 26 reviews