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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Fast

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Fast

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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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everything

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nothing

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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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agressive handling, quick

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upkeep cost, poor build quality, suprisingly low fuel mileage

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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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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

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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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The engine

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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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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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great gas mileage

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everyone wants to race you

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Its A Great Car For The Yr — the handling is ok...it is a little loose in the rear,braking and handling are great, has only needed brakes/tires since i bought it, both interior and exterior are cool,gas mileage is great,maintenance is rather easy, and yes it is a blst to drive...not to fast but def not slow

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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good on gas

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slow as molasses

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Not Me — slow, boring, embarassing, annoying, no bolt-on potential unless you wanna stick NOS on it and blow it up for fun. But, its been reliable and its small enough to fit in tight parallel parking spots.... totally whip-able. My little tank.

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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You should drive it.

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Not a lot of people fit in this car, but sometimes thats a good thing

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Its A Nice Car, I Like It. — The cars alright. It has a lot of potential and mitsubishi engines are really reliable. The clutch is really nice on this car and I'd recommend throwing a short shifter in it. Its kind of on the small side, you can put two people in the back but not comfortably. The engine bay is set up real simple too, perfect if you're looking to do work to it. I like driving it and the car moves if you want it too. Its actually really good on gas and overall fun to drive.

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

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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

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

Good commuter car, but a bit underpowered. Not what you want to haul kids or groceries. Looking to get another car to do those things and commute to work. Not a bad choice for someone looking for a... Read More

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

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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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