1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse from North America


Its the best ever!


The only thing I have to replace is the clutch the car has 150,000 Miles and hasn't given me trouble yet, but I'm going to change it out just in case. Nothing else has gone wrong. Great Car and drives wonderful!!

General Comments:

I love this car. When you put a muffler on it, it automatically sounds like a fast and the furious car. My car is manual and handles very well. Superior sound system makes this car a must have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Spyder from North America


Jazzy sport style and a great value to revel in the summertime


Rotors needed replacing, normal wear and tear, yet for being the third owner, this car was babied and well cared for. Speakers need replacing.

It seems to be on its 2nd, new convertible top. After a summer of 1 button drop-topping, the top malfunctioned. Evidently some cheap upholstery style staples pulled out of the bar. Sturdy thread fixed the problem temporarily, but, as another reviewer said, you have to manually push in the middle bar.

General Comments:

This Spyder is pure fun to drive. It has great road feel, shifts tightly even at its somewhat advanced age. You can't beat the price for a convertible that looks and drives like this and that friends think is a BMW or SAAB. It has better sports car looks than either, and, if cared for, is a much better value.

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

Review Date: 11th September, 2005

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 Liter from North America


It 's a great car and a great value


Had to replace the fuel pump at 70,000 miles.

Sometimes the power sunroof sticks and won't open or close.

The hatch doesn't always release the first time the lever is pulled. I have to use my key to get in there usually.

General Comments:

This car is pretty quick considering it is just a 4 cylinder. I like that there are many upgrades you can buy for it. Anything from engine performance parts to body kits.

It gets great gas mileage. It gets over 30 mpg on the highway and 25 in the city.

The stock speakers sound great and even better with a new head unit and a subwoofer.

The handling is very good, but not as good as my Fiero GT.

The seats are comfortable, but they could be better.

The body styling is great. I love the curves and lines. I get compliments on it all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2005

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 from North America


RS, GS= Bad, GST, GSX= Good


Both door handles broke.

Engine started knocking at 80k.

Sunroof almost cracked if I hit a bump good enough.

Burned mad oil.

General Comments:

The door handles broke within a week of each other. dealership wanted to charge $500 to fix. I literally had to jump through the hatch to get in or leave the windows down. Very embarrassing, especially when going out.

The engine started knocking so loudly and I had to replace it with another p.o.s chrysler engine that burned more oil than Little Richie's blow dryer. I had to replace the 1st plug every 2 weeks to keep the juice. I really made a mistake getting the GS. The 4G63 would have been the better choice. I really loved to spank on some civics though.

The sunroof is annoying when you hit potholes. It feels like it is ready to crack in half. It would also get stuck sometimes and I had to give some assistance closing.

Other than these problems the car was a blast to drive! I couldn't believe the amount of attention these rides get in stock form. I am 6" and I felt like this car was built around me. Everything was within comfortable reach and I love how the shifter was perfectly positioned. I had to get an upgrade on the stereo because the stock one was bad. Plus I could not get Cd's out of the player without shifting to neutral. I added an N1 exhaust and it was lovely. It handled like a dream too. It just ate me alive when I would pull up to a gst or a gsx and knew that I didn't stand a chance. I would not recommend this card just because it is not a real import. The 4G63 is. I drove a 95 GST and fell in love. The power is significantly more than my 98. There is just something about a turbo charged car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2005

31st Mar 2006, 14:12

Amen to that, the 4G63.