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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 39 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" 12 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 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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Michael writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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3

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Beautiful exterior car design, affordable turbocharged sports car

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Minor to Major mechanical flaws, poor turning radius, boost leaks with OEM parts

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The Flawed Dsm — Stay Away from the Mr. Car dealership located near San Diego State University, the salesman have no idea about how a vehicle works. They joy ride most of their cars from the lots and their detailers and mechanics are petty enough to steal change from your glove box or any other compartment in your vehicle. Unfortunately, the car turns like a truck. The vehicle also has a lot of boost leaks unless modified with the proper hardware. Each generation of the eclipse seem to have flaws in their production and quality of workmanship which were carelessly overlooked. The car drives decent and has fairly good pick up as it is a 2.0 liter turbo charged engine but this is going in a straight line, if it was to make sharp turns accept the car's inability to perform this feat.

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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:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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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:
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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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Josh writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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3

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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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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Great Car! By Maria

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

Awesome Car I Own 2 By Shirl1970

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I did like how it looked, but after making a 13 hour trip to Daytona Beach- we realized that the gas mileage was as bad as our 13 year old grand Prix. I used the Eclipse as a rental car. The blind sp... Read More

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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

Coooooooooooool By Osama

what i dislike about the car that it doesn't look nice while its high , it needs to be lower little bet..a car with perfect engine and transmission. don't expect technologies..good istability on road ... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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

Eclipsed! By Landon

Performance - Fast for the engine and fun Build Quality - quick brakes fast stops Appearance - Sexy ans sleek Cost of Ownership -Decent milage Fun Factor -I love it all the compl... Read More

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