As of right now, the only thing wrong with it is a slight clunking/rattling noise coming from underneath. I can't tell if it's something with the suspension, or if something is actually coming loose from underneath the body. I only hear it when I'm going less than 20 mph, and it's not very loud. It's just loud enough for me to notice it. It's almost as if something is rapidly rocking back and forth as the body of the car adjusts over the bumps and curves. This is just normal wear and tear.. I live in Minnesota and we have tons of potholes! Any ideas as to what it may be?
The steering wheel also vibrates when I reach about 60 mph. I'm thinking I need my tires aligned/balanced, or I have a bent rim somewhere. The vibrating is a tad annoying, but I will survive.
Other than that, absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it!
I'm pretty picky about my cars, but this is such an awesome car! I'm still trying to get used to how much power the thing has. It's VERY reliable, handles very well, and the sound system is great! I get quite a few looks from other drivers on the road when they see my car coming too.
The interior is very stylish! I love how everything is set up on the dash. All of the controls are easy to reach, so you don't need to take your eyes off the road to adjust the volume. I have the GTS model which comes with knobs on the back of the steering wheel to adjust the volume and change stations on the radio which I found to be a nice touch! The seats are VERY comfortable if you have the leather interior. And the two-toned black on blue is very nice. I was also surprised with how roomy it is! I'm 6'5" tall, and I can fit comfortably in the driver's and passenger's seats. As for the back seat however, forget it! It's pretty much non existent. But I don't haul very many people at one time, so it doesn't bother me.
My only other complaint about the car is the PREMIUM UNLEADED FUEL ONLY. I didn't realize when I bought the car that I needed to put premium fuel into it until I filled up for the first time, but it's really not that much more expensive than regular fuel. I don't dare put anything BUT premium into it now because I don't want to cause problems with the engine (not that it will, but I don't want to take the chance). It runs great and I want to keep it that way! Although, I don't get the greatest gas mileage (22-24 mpg). But it's totally worth it for me.
I have about 65,000 miles on the car now and the engine runs like new! I do have to add.. I LOVE the stock exhaust system on the car! I'm not much for those loud obnoxious mufflers that you see people sporting on their little hondas. But the stock exhaust on the Eclipse GTS is great! It's loud enough to be heard, but you won't hear it coming down the road from a mile away. It's a very classy/sporty car altogether. I love it!
THIS IS A GREAT CAR! It's reliable, sexy, comfortable, and so much fun to drive! If you are even thinking about getting an Eclipse, I would highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed!