1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.3 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

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PROS
"handling" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"upgrade" 2 reviews

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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cheap to own
many parts to add
awesome beginner car
great look

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clutch needs motor mount
transmission could be upgraded
speedo sometimes goes out  

thekid101
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Great And Fun To Own. — We Pd 700 bucks for it 3 years ago & did minor work tires,ect basic stuff & few weeks ago the clutch went so we replaced it a bit of a job but clutch is One Piece but we did it.U find oodles of parts on Net & not expensive & just bought an 05 V6 & I'd rather drive this one w over 150k miles & have 5 cars & I'd rather drive my rocket and Std trans ride is Fun,Fun...

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

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they look nice and aren't too bulky. plenty of room for passenger and driver all electric windows, doors, sun roof, not too hard to work on, parts aren't too expensive, I haven't had too many problems, mostly easy fixes, handles really well

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rear seat don't have much room, ive had one problem with spark that I cant to the bottom of.

icu_22698
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I Really Like This Car — ive had my car for about 2 years and ive only had minor problems for the most part except for recently my I cant get spark and cant get to the bottom of it,, but everything prior to this has been fairly simple and cheap. the hardest fix was probably replacing the water pump.. that wasn't easy but other than that as long as you check up on the oil and radiator and normal maintenance you shouldn't have much problem at all. ive only gotten complements on it.. I love the look iof the car after tinting the windows..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fun to drive, good gas mileage, decent space in the front seat area

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nothing really.

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Good Car If Maintained Properly, — Even without a turbo, its pretty fun to drive. The naturally aspirated Chrysler engine actually has a little pep to it. Its great to commute to work or cruise around with a friend or a girlfriend. but anymore than that, your friends will have to be legless. as far as reliability goes, its a fairly reliable car. Even if it does break, its dirt cheap to fix. As for MPG, I have seen as high as 30 using premium gas. Things to look out for on this car...... Synchros in the manual trans can start grinding at higher mileage especially if it has never been maintained. Cam sensors are known to fail causing stalling or a no start. Also, the headgaskets were prone to leaking on the back corner near cylinder 4. but due to the age of these cars, most likely it has been taken care of by now. aside from that, its just the usual wear and tear. Hope this helps people. I am basing this off of my personal ownership of these cars and my 12yrs of experience in the automotive field including the 4 yrs I spent in a Chrysler dealer. thank you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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evrrythin

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nothin

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Sick Chill Whip — sick whip, still need to do more to it, i love itt, got a sickk deal for it, sick to drive cuz its standard and it has a sick sound system, just blast tha music when rollin down the street.

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looked really sporty and was fun to drive

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needed a lot of work

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It's Fun If You Don't Own It — acceleration sucked but the braking and handling were awesome this car needed more repairs than it was worth the exterior was pretty nice and it was sporty looking, the interior needed some work even though it was a 4 cyl. it wasn't the best on gas, and it was always needing repairs it was a fun little car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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its speed and handling

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lol nothing

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Sweet Ass Car — Great car fast good handling just an amzing car great on fule idk this car is a good 1st car for anyone just one thing put new tires on it because i crashed mine due to bald tires. but other then that just a amazing car could not be nay happyer

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handled like it was on rails

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a deer totaled it

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Eclipse — Great car! I would recommend it. I had a lot of mods on it. Neuspeed sway and strut bars, AEM long body cold air intake, Adjustable gas shocks (handled like a dream), 18" brushed aluminum rims, and a 4" catback. it was loud.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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umm,, The turbo.

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they have timing belt issues.

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This Car Kicks Ass. — I'ts all wheel drive and turbo charged. Whats not to like? As long as I keep my foot out of it it averages 20-25 mpg. Not really desinged to transport more than two people. And its pretty easy to work on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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It's just awesome

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None, EVER

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Great — I have gone though stages of these kind of DSM's. First was a FWD Auto, Second was a AWD Auto and finally now I got the best of them all. This car just overall is great. I LOVE IT!!! Go DSM's!!!

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

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Performance, low maintenance, good on gas

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Oil leaks, some have tranny problems, and interior clips are crappy...

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Good Price, Good Performance, And Fantastic Looks For This Body Style. — Overall, good vehicle...easy to mod, good gas mileage/performance. It does tend to leak a little oil here n there, but has been really reliable and never left me stranded. Good cheap, very very fast car with fantastic specs and cheap to maintain.

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

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This is an awesome car that is very fun to drive. I feel very safe while driving it, but I have a hard time backing up. This little car can definitely hold it's own when it goes against stronger cars.... Read More

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Awesome By jaydencross18

It has the best handling of any car i have ever owned. The body build and layout is just freaking awesome and the interior is amazingly comfortable too. If i were you i'd go buy this car instead of so... Read More

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Stunning By nate1394

front wheel drive and gets a lot of attention from the cops not enough power for me needs more space in the back big engine but not enough power for me back seat does not have enough space for three p... Read More

Sleek, Yet Flawed By Raarules86

Cosmetically, this car looks nice. I tinted the windows 35% which really adds a sleek looking element to my coupe. My Eclipse was a Automatic so the power wasn't nearly as good as a manual transmissi... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Pretty Darn Good! By Paul

I like the style of the car and I like the sound. I dislike how it handles in poor weather conditions. Also I dislike how little room there is if you have any company and you cannot haul around really... Read More

It's Freaking Awesome By Adrienne

Awesome car! Great performance. Doesn't drive like it's 3500 lbs. IT'S AWESOME!!!!! And mine looks awesome. You can get an awesome body kit and spoiler from the dealer and custom leather seats. Heck y... Read More

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