2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Base V6 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

I really enjoy this car for the price, but it's not for more than 2 people

Faults:

No major repairs.

CD player broke, but transferable 5 year warranty covered 100% of the repair costs.

Key replacement $300.

Winter tires $900.

General Comments:

Great appearance.

Reliable, Mitsubishi dealership are easy to work with.

Large exterior, need large turning radius.

Small interior, huge dash: small back seat, car only fits 2 comfortably.

Trunk difficult to close/open, trunk light comes on frequently even when it's closed.

Noisy cabin.

Key is expensive to replace, has to be computerized ($300).

Gas guzzler.

Attractive sporty interior, but plastic scratches easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2009

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review