1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 Liter non-turbo from North America
A blast to drive
I bought my car from a private seller, a woman wanted to get rid of it because she had gotten a new car and was in debt. When I got it however, the window tinting was badly wrinkled, I had to roll the driver and passenger's windows down to see, so I just stripped the tinting from the sides.
Shortly after getting the car, my door handle on the driver's side snapped off; that was rather expensive. I had to get spark plugs, etc. replaced due to a company recall.
The plastic around my hatchback has also started to hang down. My trunk has a hard time opening for some reason, I think it gets hung. My headlights went out once and my key sticks in my ignition sometimes.
I love my little Eclipse, it handles great for the most part, it corners really well. I live in W. Va. around tons of curvy roads, and my Eclipse GS handles like a dream around the mountainous terrain.
It could use a little more pep; sometimes it has problems going up steep hills.
The appearance is phenomenal. I still get comments on how cute my car is constantly. I love my power sliding sunroof. I had to replace the factory stereo and put in my own Pioneer stereo though.
This is my first car, even though I was 20 when I got it, I didn't get a car right after I got my license; my parents wanted me to know how to drive well before they got me a car, so I was in college for 2 years before I finally got my little Eclipse.
I'm the third owner of this car, but it has held up extremely well, still just over 50,000. It's a great vehicle, I'll be sad when the time comes to trade it in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th July, 2004