2009 Mitsubishi EclipseKarlee G - Orlando, FL10/02/2016
I bought a 2004 Eclipse in 2009 and traded it in 2013 for a 2009 Eclipse. I absolutely love those little cars. My '09 Eclipse was dream! All I did was regular maintenance on the vehicle and I never had any issues. It was fun to drive and had a lot 'get up and go' power. People were surprised to learn that it was 4 cylinder not a 6. I traded it in for a Mustang, but sometimes I miss it (nothing against my Mustang). They are great little cars. I wish Mitsubishi still made them.
This car is fun to drive, I chipped mine with performance chip and added a cold air ram induction.Sounds pretty good ! The stock radio is junk, replaced with a pioneer double din unit. Turn radius is bad and the torque steer problem continues to be a pain. When you get on the throttle feels like the whole front end gets out of shape. Should have made this car AWD. Needs rear wing to stabilize the ride with some down force. Thinking about going with a super charger and a bigger sway bar to keep the body from twisting so much. Could really use some performance parts in the suspension area as well.
Just a fun, fast car to drive. Lots of power and a comfortable ride when cruising. Stiff, responsive steering, makes it feel like a race car. When shifting the 6 speed manual trans, she just keeps giving more and more power. Before you know it, you're cruising at 80 mph. :D
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.