2006 Mitsubishi EclipsePirana Jr - Maryland07/08/2009
I purchased a used 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS with manual transmission. I have owned two Eclipses in the past, a 1991 and a 2001 (Both with 4 cylinder engines). I have seen the Eclipse evolve to become a more sophisticated vehicle, displaying better handling and sporting better quality interiors from one generation to the next. I read many reviews before purchasing this car and I was aware that many reviewers thought that the 4 cylinder engine didn't provide enough performance. I have to disagree, at least with the 5 speed manual version of the car, the 4 cylinder engine performs well. ...of course, this is not a muscle car or a M3, but what it does it does it well. Good passing speed, great engine sound for a 4 cylinder and nice acceleration from stand still.
The exterior looks of the 4th generation Eclipse are rather impressive and exotic. The car feels well made and sturdy. The sheet metal is of a higher grade than for example the Mitsubishi Lancer.
What will I like to see improved:
1- An auxiliary input for an MP3 player/iPod/GPS audio
2- Lumbar support for the passenger seat
3- The option to switch the digital speed readout from Km to Miles
4- GPS option
I bought mine 4 years ago and it still only has 29,000 miles on it. It is the most dependable car I have ever owned. I Previously had a Toyota Celica which I liked but the Eclipse has a wider wheel base, more room and a lot more get up and go. Every once in a while I will floor it and the front end comes up. I get a charge out of that every time! Beautiful car, baby blue and not a scratch on it. I also went to a dealer and they wanted me to sell this car for a new Eclipse. No way! This one is paid for and looks brand new. I don't understand why it doesn't get more publicity. Very happy with this car!
I love it but, be careful
2001 Mitsubishi EclipseAir Jam - Daytona Beach, Fl06/27/2008
I own a 2001 Spider 5 speed and although I love the car and waited years to get one there is a few problems....1st watch out for leaks these cars are famous for leaking windows (as mine is doing as we speak) also, if you are a tall person or have any kind of trouble bending then DONT get this car it is not easy to get in and out of...I am considering getting another Mitsubishi I really do love my car but, with no back seat for my new grand children well hands down the car loses...lol
On the good side this car can get out of its own way, takes coprners like no ones business and is great on gas. Overall it's a great car with little problems in performance and I would buy one again if the few problems it has was fixed by the maker.
While the last Mitsubishi Eclipse rolled off of the production line several years ago, you can still find this sleek and iconic little sports coupe in the market today. Americans enjoyed a 20-plus year love affair with this fun Japanese car and its powerful engines, sleek styling, and affordability.
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