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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turbo

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reliablility

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My Car — fast car for fwd but lacking in reliablility. also not the best cornering car but the acceleration makes up for whats lost in turning. tht is about really all i can say for right now about it.. cant wait till this winter

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

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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go fast

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none

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Not Sellin It — accelerates great, great handling interior is great, needs a hood, bout to put my body kit on 35mpg low maintenanc costs amazingly fun to drive. i love it and would never sell it. it is only going to get better as time goes on

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

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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handling, accel,

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breaking

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Modified Eclipse — performance wise this is a pretty good base car. it is lighter than the turbo model so if it is modified for turbo it will have even better accel. then the turbo model. handeling is great have a good solid feel for the road. braking could be a little better ... or maybe i just have bad breaks ... only needed to replace the fuel pump at 110.000 miles

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Looks, Performance, Modabilty

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semi prone to needing repairs

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2g Dsm 1998 — The overall car is very good for ten years old a lot of the engine has been upgraded for mild racing with an all engine build. The quality of the car is good but being a DSM it is prone to needing repairs. Appearance is nice. Overall I love all DSMs and they are a blast to drive.

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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potential of so much in all area's of tuning amazing to look at and a joy to own and drive

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thirsty for petrol, parts are expensive due to you HAVE to get most of them from america.

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Eclipse Gs-t — great car to drive and own only normal wear and tear to maintain drinks alot of petrol but what american car doesnt lol. lots of tuning potential as its an evo III engine 4g63t but 7bolt can be prone to crankwalk 95-96 models more then 97-99. amazing car and turns sooo many heads even next to ferrari's only 1 of 9 eclipse's in the u.k!

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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It's fast and fun to drive.

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It takes a while to warm up.

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Eclipse! — It's given me some problems. Like the first night I had it the shift/select cable broke. And I've had to replace a few headlight bulbs. But other than that it's fun to drive, especially since it's stick and it's very sharp looking. I have a carbon fiber hood on it as well as aftermarket headlights, tail-lights and exhaust. It's actually a 1996 but it has a 1998 front end conversion after it got in an accident. Inside I have custom glow gauges and racing seat belts.

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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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21 MPG in the City and 35+ MPG on the highway never looked better! Neither Does 330whp.

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It's about 11 years old, thing's break.

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Great Car — I bought the car in May of 2007. First I blew up 3 valves in the head, then I blew up the clutch, then I blew the turbo and finally the motor blew up. The motor has been rebuilt with stage 2 internals, and the turbo and clutch have been replaced. The car is great to drive when it's not broken... All in all it's been a great car, it's a ton of fun to drive and the turbo lag is like foreplay. Way to much fun.

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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almost everything

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can become a money pit with upgrades and such

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Clear — acceleration is amazing tight turns no roll extremely quick and definatly worth the extra cash to upgrade your turbo eventually apperance the bubble body is amazing and i love it the mpg could be better turbo models range around 22mpg it is rediculously fun to drive worth every cent for premium gas

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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

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

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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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