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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: the look and comfort
Advice: buy itnice
Advice: Dont buy a GSNice pick up. Good little tuner. Fun to drive.
Pros: Smooth, sleek body design
Cons: Small trunk and teracotta leather interior
Advice: Buy the six cylinder to enjoy the handlingThe GT has excellent power and responsiveness. Visibility forward, out the side windows and out the rear is good with limited sight in the typical blind spots. Side view mirror placement is further back than expected with small mirrors. Shifting is smooth and firm. 5th is a slight reach with no feeling you're going into 3rd or 5th. 1st is easy to start out in. The ride is firm and cornering level. Braking is firm but not stiff. Engine compartment is full. The battery is located at the firewall and has a cross member covering a corner. The trunk is shallow due to the 17.7 gallon gas tank and full-size spare. Road noise is very minimal. Doors are solid with a window sealing feature. Front seats are comfortable but leave no room for rear seat foot space when the front seats are pushed back. Headroom is acceptable for the average male but not for all people. If you drive this car and aren't used to the power, you'll enjoy the acceleration. Make sure you drive the car at night to appreciate the interior lighting, gauges and headlights.
Pros: New style is much classier than the previous model.
Cons: The color selection is better suited to midsized grocery-getters and not a sports car.
Advice: Keep your foot out of it or you will swear you're driving an SUV every time you gas up.Finally, An Eclipse that runs as good as it looks! Plenty of power and responsiveness to spare. Everything was tight and very little road noise for a car in this class and price range. Very Impressive!
Pros: The 'Look'
Cons: When you bring back up the top the windows go down.
Advice: BUY BUY BUY it makes the BMW look like a cheap ride with thousands of dollars less.The 2002 Eclipse Spyder is off the hook. I bought it in Red with black leather interior. I put 18' inch rims with low profile tires on it. The car handles with ease hugs the road like a trooper I have hit 130 MPH and it handles like a Vette. The body of this car is such a beauty that it turns heads everyway I go. But then again I got the florescent lights on the bottom. I also got the Lamborginin doors to boot so the car is off the chain!
Pros: Catches everyone's attention.
Cons: Catches everyone's attention.
Advice: Don't crash.No test drive. I've owned the Eclipse for about 7 months already, bought it with 34K miles. It's only at 41K miles, still running strong. It's been giving me a funny sound when I catch high speeds on the West Side HWY while accel. but it's really nothing and no one can figure out what it is. The car handles VERY well and is pretty quick but it just isn't cool when a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO can dust you. The 140hp on this 4-cyl thing with no turbo-charged options from the dealer, suck. Since buying the car from the dealership in lower Manhattan I've dropped the car on it's factory 15' Mitsubishi rims for even better handling on sharp turns. The rims I sanded down and painted gun metal. I installed a full body kit and shaved all the emblems except for a custom Sports Edition RS-R emblem I placed on the back where the original RS letters were located. The hood and spoiler also painted black the same as my rims, also sanded down for the off-black look. Performance wise I installed an APEX GT catback exhaust system for a few more horses. I wouldn't trade my Eclipse for anything.