1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Spyder 4G63 2.0 turbo from North America
4 cylinders are faster than 8. Drive it and see
Only things that I have had go wrong were the stereo has so so reception. The door and rear speakers although made by Infinity were of poor quality. The CD changer in the trunk doesn't work. And the spark plug wires were upgraded to 8.5 mm @ 90K due to wear.
I have had many turbo charged cars. Including a previous Crystler product (Dodge Daytona Shelby Turbo Z). This car kicks... It takes better to upgrades than any car I've ever had. Minor upgrades give you massive power. And although the turbo is smaller than a first generation Eclipse. The little T25 has no problems propelling the heavier convertible to 60 MPH in 5.2 seconds, and it does the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds. No signs of Crankwalk here. Just the wind in my hair...Spyderman.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2003
27th May 2004, 07:22
I agree it's a great car, I have a '99 gs-t spyder, however; the car does not go 0-60 in 5.2 seconds it does it in 6.4 seconds (stock), and its quarter mile is 13.9 seconds (stock).
29th Jun 2005, 18:20
If you read the orginal post clearly you would have seen it had modifacations.
30th May 2006, 16:48
Only AWD eclipse/talons can break 13s stock, the fwd cannot and especially in those heavy-ass drop tops.
9th Nov 2006, 01:32
Your CD changer will work if you disconnect the battery for 45 minutes and plug in the battery again. It worked for me.