1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0 turbo from North America
4g63t being the fastest 4 cylinder
This car was in an accident before I got it. So that's not exactly something that would just go wrong, but here is what has gone wrong so far:
Door lock went around 90,000.
Sunroof started to leak.
Those are 2 minor things.
1 major thing:
Auto transmission went at 98,500.
I now have to spend $1600 to get a performance rebuild on my transmission, and this is the lowest price I got.
This car's speed is just outrageous, plus it's got the fastest 4 cylinder motor (4g63t) in it. The engine puts out so much power so easily.
If your looking for a car to not have to spend much money, and yet get great gas mileage while being very fast, here is it.
Now the car isn't very roomy, so don't expect to take a bunch of your friends on a road trip or anything.
I also prefer this FWD over the AWD at some points here. First off, you are around 300lbs lighter, and it saves you a great amount of gas mileage. I'm sure it would help me in the winter, but with all that power, I think I would probably get into an accident right away.
I have spent around $800-$900 on my car so far into modifications, and I have added another 45-50 WHP already.
Plus no matter where you go, you make all the heads turn towards you. The car sounds like a huge vacuum coming down the street with the t25 turbo in it.
I would highly recommend this car to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2005