2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8 liter MIVEC V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 liter MIVEC V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance230 miles
Previous carMazda MX5

Summary:

Fun Car

Faults:

It's too noisy inside the car, it should have been more quiet.

Rear seats are not very spacious.

General Comments:

I just got this car after selling my 96 Mazda Miata. I must say I loved my old car and it was hard to part, great car that was.

Anyway I love the looks (a rarity by Mitsubishi).

The steering is great.

The interior is okay.

Traction control isn't very effective, but not bad (considering people complain about the SLKs traction control)

All in all it looks good, feels great, drives nice, so it is a great fun and practical car.

Please vote and add comments!thanks.

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

28th Sep 2005, 08:16

Ha ha... I guess the rear seat in your Miata was better... These rear seats are merely an insurance reduction and not meant for more than a bag of groceries. You should always take a long and thorough test drive before purchasing a car and you will notice things like excessive noise, etc. I have made that mistake as well and then I was sorry later on... Mitsu's seem to have lower quality over-all than the competition and I was never really happy with my 2000 Eclipse for that reason. Things started coming apart and breaking too early for how much I was babying the car. They are in financial trouble and I know that car companies tend to cut corners when they get in that position. Something to think about before purchasing...

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review