Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: The appearance and the driving experience.
Cons: The blind spots.
Advice: I would not recommend this car to someone who is very tall or very big. Otherwise, this car makes you happy just to be driving it...This car is fun to drive. I love it. This is not a family car. But is great for one or two people. Very quiet, great appearance and a great sound system. I am very happy with my choice of cars.
Cons: Where do I begin?? Overall, the easiest way to say it is lack of quality.
Advice: STAY AWAY unless you like to pay a lot of money to buy a vehicle that falls apart.DO NOT BUY AN ECLIPSE!! We have had nothing but problems with ours since buying it new for close to $30,000 less than a year ago. Brake recalls, 4 warped rotors, 3 rattles, and a horrible, peeling, chipping paint job are just a few of the issues we are dealing with. Not to mention the lack of customer service and integrity at any Mitsubishi dealer you try to deal with. Stay away, Mitsubishi has somehow managed to put together a car that looks good but that completely lacks any quality or customer service. I would recommend not only staying away from the Eclipse, but any Mitsubishi vehicle out there. The only way to keep them from continuing to put out vehicles that fall apart and then not take responsibility for anything is to stop giving them business so they will go ahead and go under. They are already well on their way.
Pros: Convertable Top
Cons: Rear visability
Advice: I have owned 2 other Mitsus in the past and they never gave me any problems.I traded in an 04 RX8 automatic for the Spyder GT automatic for several reasons; I usually trade every 2 years, I wanted a convertable which I have never owned before, and I did not like the Rotary engine with the 4 speed automatic. I find the Eclipse more comfortable and roomy inside. The power is smoother than the RX8, gas mileage is about the same. RX8 looks better IMHO. Spyder sounds better IMHO. Rear visability is poor in both, RX8 handled better. I have had no problems so far.
Pros: The ease of top and how it is stowed away.
Cons: Tilt steering wheel needs more upward travel (typical of most Japanese cars).
Advice: Give Mitsubishi a shot.Great pickup, decent handling (ya it's not a true 'sports car' for handling but at least you can drive it everyday!). The top and stereo are top notch. Styling is eye catching.
Pros: the look and comfort
Advice: buy itnice
Cons: No cruise control
Advice: Hurry upBest car available period. Awd, turbo, 4 doors and can take a Ferrari around a corner. I bought mine in Nov and already have 21k on the clock. My only problem is staying out of the boost long enough to get 26 miles per gallon!!!
Advice: Dont buy a GSNice pick up. Good little tuner. Fun to drive.