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Pros: Car looks awesome, very sleek. Solid, heavy car, great ride.
Cons: Severe windshield slanting puts windsheild frame right in your face. You have to look around it to see where you're going.
Advice: If you buy it, they'll just keeping making more, so don't.I test drove this and wound up getting a PT Cruiser convertible. Why? Because with the top down, the top windshield frame was right in my face. The windsheild slant is way too severe. No one who owns this will tell you this because they won't admit it, because it looks so awesome and sleek. But, you should see the road when you look straight ahead, not the windsheild frame. Terrible, terrible design.
Pros: The radio controls on the steering wheel!
Cons: The extremely tiny back window (& the spoiler on the back cuts this tiny space in half making it that much more difficult to see w/the top up)
Advice: Buy it, just make sure that you get a good deal (like a leftover or 0% financing) since it's actually kind-of high priced. Other than that, just buy it, put the top down & have a great time! :)I must admit that I am a bit biased because I dreamed about this car for years before I was actually able to buy it. It's true that the GS is not for street racing or anything like that, but it still has decent pick-up. It is also extremely quiet & has a surprisingly smooth ride. I have the optional leather package on mine & find it to be very high in quality (especially the steering wheel) & also nice to look at (of course). The top goes down VERY easily with the flip of 2 switches & the touch of a button. On the negative side, the back window is absolutely minuscule, the backseat is very cramped & small & the boot takes up most of the trunk (but it's a convertible, so what do you expect?). Also, I used to own a New Beetle (which I hated) & took the good gas mileage for granted because the Spyder's gas mileage isn't terrible, but is nothing to brag about either. Overall, I'd say that it's a fantastic car that handles great & looks even better. So if you want a convertible but can't afford to spend a fortune, I highly recommend the Eclipse!
Advice: Why Wait?All I can say Is WOW!!!! What a great car. Has pleanty of pep and styling. The sound system ROCKS!!!!!
Pros: The Looks
Cons: The Trunk is Small
Advice: GET ONEI own a Black 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. I LOVE IT, would NOT trade it for ANYTHING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, Drives Awesome, SHARP, LOOKS EVEN BETTER, CD player ROCKS. My only adive BUY ONE, YOU WON'T BE SORRY, I PROMISE!!! :)
Pros: The body style, and of course the rag top
Advice: If you're looking for a car that's a blast to drive and a real head turner - get a Mitsubishi SpyderFun to drive, handles like a dream, has plenty of power even for a 4-cylinder.
Pros: the convertible top go's down fast
Cons: i think every thing was great ,nothing was bad
Advice: it go's fastBUY IT !!!!!! IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!
Advice: get itgot handles easy, has plenty of pep, good looking