1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder reviews.

Josh writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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4

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2.0 turbo 5 speed and its for sale

Cons

back seat is tiny might as well be a two seater

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Love This Car But Still Gunna Sell It — powered by a 2.0 litre turbo engine rated a 210 hp from the factory this car is one to tune to your desired level of excitement. this is by far the best looking body style Mitsubishi had with the eclipse and its allways fun to put the top down . Its a very reliable sporty car and its for sale

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Alexandra writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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It's turbo charged

Cons

The gas mileage

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Gst — It's a great car, it is 13 years old and it running well. It performs great. The turbo kicks in at the right time every time. It's real fun to drive, especially when people think it's one of the slow eclipses.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Rommel writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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amazing design

Cons

its too heavy

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My Spyder — performance - not great acceleration, good breaks and good handling, appearence - great exterior design and is great inside, its not expensive in maintenance, its a real fun car to drive, and is excellent for summer break, i really enjoy drive that car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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KUTIE0721 writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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looks and runs great

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I hate the convertible top.

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Red Spyder — I love my car i bought my car used back in 2000 and i have not had any major problems. it still runs and looks great. i love my little red car. I love the fact it small and i can always find parking. I still have people staring...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marc writes:
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quick /fun /great on gas

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down time if driven hard

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Great Car As Long As You Have A Decent Job — Performance- wise its not bad stock but can be insanely fast once built or modified slightly build quality-its mainly very little mechanical repairs Appearance-Love this style of eclipse better than newer ownership-Set aside some money but if driven right its low maintence besides oil changes . Fun factor-AWESOME to drive on great weather

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Gera writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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turbocharged convertible

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automatic tranny

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My Spyder — performance wise its a good car, it has decent acceleration, it brakes great thanks to the upgraded slotted discs, handling is gotten better since i had to literally change the whole front suspension. Wind noise is a big issue even with the top on. I love the appereance, sporty on the outside and a decent interior. Gas mileage is not as good as it should be and it requires a lot of maintenance

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Aaron writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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It's sexy an d VERY fun to drive. Trust me.

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Probably the fact that everything relies on electricity and the low build quality on certain components (Convertible top *cough*)

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Awesome Car. — I love this car TO THE MAX! The only thing I dislike is the fact that my convertible top doesn't work. I have to put it up and down manually lol But aside from that the only thing I would probably change out is the BOV and maybe the turbo (to a larger more potent one)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joshua writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

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Seems as if you get ranover diving one of these

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This Is My Favorate Owned Car. — I loved driving this car, especialy in the mountains. With the top and the windows down gave you a completely different driving experience. Sadness though, this car was taken from me prematurely. Because it was black and low profile it was hard to see. An old lady pulled in front of me and we nearly hit head on. For that I give Mitsubishi props for a strong body fram, otherwise my friend and I probably would have been seriously injured. Performance wise this isn't the quickest ricer, so expect to throw extra money at it if that is you goal. Not a tough feat, there is plenty of aftermarket stuff for this make.

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Randy writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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Styling, Performance, Fuel Economy

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Build Quality

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Best 1st Car Ever! — The pick up is amazing! I bought it from a dealer in Florida and drove it all the way to Ohio with no problems at all. Except for a major failure of Meineke (all the lugnuts broke off, their fault) there have been no problems with this car. The clutch is annoying, however. You have to push it all the way to the floor to disengage it, so you have to move your seat up very far to reach it. The interior panels are not attached very securely, but nothing has fallen off. It just bends and rattles. 30 MPG is wonderful. I never have to get gas! The car is beautiful on the outside, but average on the inside. This car is so much fun to drive! My parents have an 08 Mustang GT and an 00 Integra Type R, and I drove them both before I got this car. They pale in comparison to my Eclipse. I would certainly recommend this car, but you have to be careful which one to buy, because many of them have been beat to death and have no life left in them.

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Ian writes:
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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quick little devil, lots of compliments on the stock two tone pearl silver color. convertibles always attract the ladies!

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could be faster if it weighed less. small engine bay so more difficult to work on.

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Love This Car — it's quick to get up and go. some parts goin out due to higher miles, but for the most part it is in great shape.

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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Sporty By Librared

Good power as well as the looks I get from public. Nice to have option of the convertable on warm days. Small and economical. Brakes good and easy to maneuver in and out of parking spaces. Has real aw... Read More

Good And Fun To Drive With Power By VisualTracker

Powerful with Sporty appearance and fun to drive. Fit and finish above average for its time. MPG appr 25 highway and 20 city. One recall on the front end - causing shaking and wobble. Regular recommen... Read More

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Eclipse By BrandonBee

Beautiful car, and definitely one of my all time favorites. After falling in love with the small bump that was offset on the hood, I had to get one. It was always an awesome car and being able to have... Read More

Convertible Fun With The Rigth Amount Of Power By Byron

the acceleration on the car is pretty quick pulls pretty good the braking could be better for the sports car that is havent had to do any repairs to it yet the appearance is both nice and agressive on... Read More

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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Some Of The Greatest Styling Out Of The 90s. By Ed

Overall I'm pretty impressed with this thing. I get looks wherever I go just because it's such a rare car now. Gas mileage is great for something from 99. All the power features still work after all t... Read More

I Would Love To Have It Back And Would Recomend This Car To An Experienced Driver, Not A First Timer By BobbieJoPruett

Loved this car!!! the only thing that was unfavorable was the brakes, they were not anti-lock brakes. but the newer versions of this car are awsome! shes a bit bottom heavy but its a securing feeling ... Read More

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Fun, Great Lil Car! By allykay22

I love how the car looks and handles, how easy it is to raise/lower the top, and the slapstick. I don't care for having to use the most expensive gas, or how small the trunk is, but overall, it's a gr... Read More

My Cute Little Spyder By Victoria

Great car, taught MYSELF how to drive manual alone with this car, it THAT smooth of a shift. Get up and go is great for a "4 banger " engine. Turns on a dime and will stop on one as well. Read More

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Maintain Then Enjoy By brandonslewis

This car is amazing. I bought it with all maintenance done (breaks, tires, oil, new head gasket, transmission fluids, everything). I heard from the previous owner that this car had one thing after ano... Read More

Amazing! By ColoradoRocky27

I really enjoyed the time I had with this car it truly is a one of a kind unique luxury fully equiped tuner with all the power in all the right places. Engine sounds beautiful and the looks are out of... Read More

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