1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4 4 cylinder from North America
This car is terrible, and I will never recommend this manufacturer to anyone
I purchased my 1999 Spyder and it has been nothing but trouble from day 1. The right front control arm has broken twice, and most recently my car has been in repair 8 times in the last few months for a leaky roof. The dealership has replaced every part, including the convertible top itself. The dealership continues to tell me that leaks in the front corners is normal, I refuse to accept that.
The car looks nice, and people definitely turn heads when you go by, but nothing is worth all the trouble I have had. I can't even wash my car without the interior being soaked. The manufacturer is no help, and the dealership continues to make excuses as to why it leaks, and they try to justify why the leak is normal. To me, a car that I pay 450 a month for should not leak from anywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th March, 2001
9th May 2001, 12:10
I am the person who wrote this opinion, so now I am commenting on it. I sued Mitsubishi under the breach of warranty and lemon law of New Jersey. My car was out of service for about 80 days total, and the dealer did various things to repair my roof. They even went as far as putting glue on the inside of my seals. Well needless to say, I won my case. Mitsubishi is buying back my car!!! They are paying off my loan, and giving me a cash settlement. It has been a battle, but it was well worth my time. Although I will miss the looks of the car, and all the mods I added to it, I won't miss the headache of the roof leaking, windows rattling etc... Oh and not to mention, I won't miss driving the piece of crap rental cars they give you when your car is in for repair!!! Thank you Mitsubishi for giving me my headache, and now, finally after almost a year, making it go away!!! So if you have a leaky Spyder, don't take it as the norm for a convertible, do something about it, seek a lawyer, and get rid of your lemon!!! Any questions, email me at SpyderEclipseGrl@aol.com.