1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • 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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Stevan writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Fast,  

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Breaks down, a lot.

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98 Eclipse — It was fast, lost one race out of many. Needed a lot of repairs but even if I sell it, I'd get one again. Suspension isn't good either but handling is good. Exterior looks great but interior is cramped for more than two people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ronnie writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Fun to drive, handles well, lots of options if you want to tune.

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lots of road noise in the cabin, sluggish (would have been worth the extra money to get the gs-x)

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Love And Hate Relationship — The Japanese have a knack for making some thing on a vehicle nearly impossible to fix. This is happened to be the door handle that i attempted to fix. First, the handle was plastic, which was a no-no in itself and therefore easy to break when lifting it. And then when the replacement was attempted our hands were nearly too large to make the attempt without pretty much having to remove the window... Took more time than it should have.

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Anthony writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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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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Mike writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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5

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it's nuts!

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It will eat ur lil honda alive! Kinda a gas pig!

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Sick! — I love this car, it's the newest and fastest car i've ever owned! THe car was purcased 6mos ago with crank walk from there it just went up hill from there! The car honestly rips for being a 4cyl. it still needs the simple things fixed but that will come with time!

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

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thekid101 writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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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  

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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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icu_22698 writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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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.

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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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Erik writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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3

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you always hold a special place for your first car

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to make it into a proper fast car it would have taken alot of money

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If You Want One It Has To Be A Gs-t Or Gsx — Perfomance 4-10 slow in the power department but brakes and handling were good quality- 3-10 the build of the car was ok but the transmission was questionable and interior was cheap apperance 9-10 those curves on the body were gorgeous

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Navjot writes:
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5

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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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Brittany Lyn writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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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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Ryan writes:
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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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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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

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

It's Freaking Awesome By Adrienne

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