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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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 39 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse reviews.

Dan writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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4

Pros

umm,, The turbo.

Cons

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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EfrainM92 writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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Sport looking and nice performance

Cons

There are no reasons why I would avoid this car.

EfrainM92
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These Are Some Of The Hottest Rides. — I love everything about my 1998 ecllipse gs, all the options that come with the car are in working condition, there are no squeaks at all. I enjoy driving this car around as for the looks and also for the way it looks cruising with the sunroof open and just jamming to some music with my two 12 inch Kenwood subs, and the 1800w Kenwood amp, kenwood is all that is in my ride and im soon going to post some pics up here of it.

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

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

Cons

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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D.j. writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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4

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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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Brian writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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4

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Fast

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Fast

35

Fast — Great car if you are a grease monkey and like the feeling of walking all over ricers. Has great acceleration and power. Can break any speed limit in 3rd. Have to have good knowledge about the mechanical workings of this car in order to keep it running to it's full potental.

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

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Keothala writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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4

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awd sporty and year round car...

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60k maintenance can be very pricey. do it yourself.

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Great Fast Car And Can Be Modded And Made Fast With Little Money. — car was really nice for a 98. awd was great in winter and took anything off the line. stock wise the car had great response, but also had boost drop towards redline. with few mods and money you can unleash alot of hidden power. crankwallk where a big problem with these model DSM, BUT i never experienced crankwalk with both my dsms. timing belt, water pump and oil pump are highly recommened to be done every 60K miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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everything

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nothing

25

Great Car — love it all around it is the best car ive ever drive or even riden in tops all others. just wish i could get the twin turbo jdm motor for it then it would be absolutly perfect for looks and speed

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

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Chris writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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2

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agressive handling, quick

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upkeep cost, poor build quality, suprisingly low fuel mileage

25

Dissapointment — Fun to drive but only if you know HOW TO DRIVE. Engine and turbo are dying and various instruments and gauges have already "eclipsed" the engine and turbo to that destination. The car is quick if the turbo decides to fire and upon my last installment of gas in this vehicle i was not pleased to find out that in town she was getting 12.6 miles to the gallon on a four cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Elisei writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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5

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It has great acceleration, braking, and amazing handling, no repairs yet, looks good inside-out, great gas-mileage, easy maitenece if kept up, and extremely fun to drive

Cons

it has squeaks and rattles inside (what 2g doesnt?), i do have to re-thread the head and replace a few gaskets but thats just to up-keep it  =)

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My '98 Eclipse Gs-t — Acceleration is great compared to cars weight, braking is good, handles like a champ No major repairs needed yet but soon, rattles when cold inside Looks great outside, real leather inside 25 city 30ish highway I love driving this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Juan writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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The engine

Cons

nothing

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Greatest Car In The Whole While World — I love it, its taken quite a beating, I race it all the time everywhere and not a glitch. It wasnt that expensive and I havent had any repairs beyond oil change. It picks up a bunch of girls. Love it

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

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Awesome Car I Own 2 By Shirl1970

I like everything about these cars. The looks, the power, the 650 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo. There are plenty of aftermarket parts out there too in terms of power adders or looks if that is your th... Read More

Not Worth It. By jsc9306

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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