1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90 miles
Most recent distance20100 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

A great car for your money!

Faults:

My eclipse scrapes the ground everywhere that I pull it into. The first week that I had it, some 80 year old backed into the front and I had to get a whole front bottom piece of the car. That cost $500 and something dollars.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is a beauty and I love it very much! I don't like the 4th generation models though. I'll stick to my 3rd generation! My car always turns heads everywhere I go. Maybe it's the color? Barcelona red pearl. I would recommend this car to my friends!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2001

20th Jun 2002, 13:32

The 95-99 are 2nd generation not 3rd. The 2000-on are the 3rd generation. You must be thinking of the slight changes they made, but it's still considered the same generation. So your car is 2nd generation.

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Fast, fun, and reliable

Faults:

We had a problem with the windshield glass warping a bit. We took it in and the dealer replaced it with no problems.

I went to open the door and pulled the door handle off. Apparently some of these cars just have weak handles. They replaced the handle and it's been fine.

General Comments:

The only problems have been minor and the car runs great.

The only thing I'd change is to reduce the road noise a bit.

I'd buy another one, but they changed them and got rid of the AWD and Turbo for 2000. It's a pity, but I'll have to find a different car when I'm done with this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2000

2nd Feb 2003, 12:25

Love my 1998, but both door handles broke off within 1 week of each other. Crazy... because I am not that strong. I called Mitsubishi customer care and they would not cover. I am sure there is a defect. I see this problem being reported all over the internet reviews. Dealership said it was $55 for the door handles and $200 to install. Annoying...

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 39 reviews