27th Jun 2004, 17:56
But it is a good little car even with the money value put into it. Either way it gets you from point a to point b. so its on my list.
15th Jun 2005, 15:39
Dude, you are out of your mind if you think your little 4 popper is gonna beat the muscle in a Corvette or the speed in a Porsche. There is a reason these cars are top of the line and have a price tag to match. You could have every aftermarket mod and still struggle to win.
15th Aug 2005, 13:58
I think the point has already been beaten enough, but, no you eclipse gsx cannot take those cars. And plus when you take into account the money spent on a bigger turbo, fmic, exhaust, etc. your looking at a pretty penny. The gsx is fast, quick, and handles well, but, before you smoked a Z06 you would probably break down with engine trouble. Sad... but true. But I still love my gsx and wouldn't trade it for any other car you can buy for under $10,000.
3rd Nov 2005, 18:58
A Dsm can beat a Porsche, Corvette, Mustang, Viper, etc. I have a 99 gst with a 60 trim turbo with a stage 3 motor and head. My car pushes around 600hp and yes I do beat them. Do some research and you will understand.
4th Nov 2005, 12:06
Wow, most of these comments are dripping with so much misinformed ignornace... Do some research people.
My GSX runs mid 12s on street tires and it's considered very mildly modified. AWD DSMs launch with a fury few other cars can even dream of matching.
11th Nov 2005, 03:46
I wish I could afford a car, haha, I just spent my whole 4 dollars on Taco Bell... But yeah a gsx can win a vet or 911 with the right mods.
6th Dec 2005, 16:47
Here's a question that might not offend anybody. I saw an Eclipse the other day that said GS T on the back. Anybody know the difference between it and the GSX in this review? I assumed the T meant turbo.
7th Dec 2005, 10:30
I hardly think 20 grand equates to minor modding. Buy a car that is fast out of the box! For that 30 grand you want to spend on your econobox racer you could get a mint '03 Cobra or an older Z-R1 Vette and wipe the pavement with your puny Eclipse.
18th Dec 2005, 20:54
OK all of you who are saying that dsm's are slow and suck are wrong, I'm not a big fan, but a friend of mine has a 1991 talon ($1,500) TSI and has spent $2,700 in mods and $500 in fixing (Transfer case) did work himself and it runs 11.4 int the 1/4 mile and the car is a daily driver. I'm not trying to diss or deny people here, but am just saying it's a great car for the money and can do some great things! PS he has had it for 2 years now and it still runs great.
27th Jan 2006, 23:29
I, myself, am partial to domestics, but I must say that I've been impressed with what car owners have been able to do with these little engines. But some owners are relegating cars such as the corvette, porsche, viper and mustang to being "annihilated" as if they were going backwards in a race. They are contributing this to dumping insane amounts of money into modding. But what if you dump the same amount of money into one of these "annihilated" cars? So you see, we can just keep going with this. And I know you could use the argument that, "you still have less money in your car than these other guys." But does that really matter during a race?!
24th Feb 2006, 18:55
The GSX I suppose could beat a Corvette or Mustang, but only with thousands of dollars worth of after-market parts. And the people that say a lightly modded GSX can beat a Corvette mean that they passed one when they were out driving one time. You could also modify a Corvette or Mustang and be faster than a heavily modified GSX. but for the PRICE, the GSX would be better.
13th Mar 2006, 23:23
I have seen people take the AWD DSMs and all they did was home made: exhaust, exhaust manifold got coated (not himself), ported the turbo, boost controller, cone intake, and ported the MAF. He did this all for less than $400. Then he took it to the track and ran a 12.7 with all the interior and AC, oh yeah and stock tires. honestly not bad, 12.7 is a lot faster than most stuff out there, even a lot of stock vettes.
15th Mar 2006, 09:16
How much would you pay for a stock mint conditon 1995 eclipse gsx with 74000 original miles garage kept
15th Mar 2006, 15:49
I don't know about any of you, but I'd sure as heck would rather be driving a Corvette then any cheap import with a fart can, not to bash the Mitsubishi's, but if you can afford it definitely get the Corvette, it seems kind of dumb to buy a cheapo foreign car and spend 20k+ to make it fast, when you can get a real American muscle car that actually stands out.
30th Sep 2007, 10:42
OK: well, I own a gsx and i've got exhaust, turbo, manifold and some other appearance stuff. I paid 1500 for my car and I will easily smoke sum of those mustangs. However, we have to compare to Honda (which are in our class); not 'Vettes and 911's, because honestly Honda spanks Eclipse all day in a long strip.
15th Jun 2008, 12:28
I just bought a 1995 GS-T with stage 2 turbo kit and exhaust, headers, intake, intake manifold, front mount intercooler, and it's got a 6 bolt head.
I don't know about you guys but I think putting the Mustangs in the same class as Corvettes and 911s is kind of ridiculous. I can spank Mustangs all day long! No problem. But I don't think I could quite take the Vette or Porsche.
I used to own a 93 Honda Civic Hatch that was pushing 325whp, and I was running a low 12 on a consistent basis. The turbo Eclipses are quick, but you have to compare them to something in their class like Honda/Acura, and Toyota or Mazda. Not Vettes and Vipers.
6th Mar 2009, 09:41
Stock Eclipses can definitely take Vettes and Mustangs. Yes, they do not have hp, but it is a high revingv engine that can safely run at 7 grand, and provide the zip. Sometimes it doesn't matter how much power you have, it's how fast that you can get going fast, so all you people who are thinking that an Eclipse can't beat Vettes and Mustangs need to fess up.