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

User Reviews

Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse reviews.

Leigha writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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5

Pros

It's fast and fun to drive.

Cons

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

Pros

21 MPG in the City and 35+ MPG on the highway never looked better! Neither Does 330whp.

Cons

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

Pros

almost everything

Cons

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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John writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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5

Pros

performance for money

Cons

people who rice them out

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Eclipse Gsx — If I had a grand I'd be in high 12's low 13's..compression test is far better than it should be for miles..as good as stock..very reliable..i think they look good..handles good..fun..decent mileage as long as you drive it right.. awd is funnnnnnnn

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Richard writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

Pros

Decent Performance And Build

Cons

The Looks

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My First Car — This was the first car I had, so I don't remember too much about it. It was a 5-speed manual, acceleration was pretty decent I guess... can't really remember. I never had to make any repairs on it though, except for the clutch, which every car eventually needs. The reason I no longer have it is because some lady ran a red light and hit me...

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Arron writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

Pros

lookes awesome with the carbon fibre hood, CF taillights, spolier, rims, and dual exhaust....

Cons

Looks like crap after the rear end nudge, and the hood flipping up and smashing my windshield and sunroof

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98 Eclipse — performance - alright acceleration.. could be better.. good braking... awesome handling. build quality - alright... appearance - awesome... leather interior fun factor - really loud with the stereo and dual exhaust. its also pretty sweet getting all the looks as you drive by people. cost of ownership - why would i tell you that? lol

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Nikki writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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i love the lights underneath and the sound it makes when i rev it up. also the fact that its stick and has a sun roof

Cons

it gets pulled over A LOT but its all good

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Its In The Process Of Being Painted And Getting An Awesome Body Kit On It — i love my car!!! its got blue neon lights underneath and inside. ive got subwoofers in the back that also glow blue and a push start button. its definitely the greatest

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

Pros

lots of looks

Cons

FWD

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Great Car For The Buck — great beginner car for a 4banger with a turbo. good response, comfortable ride, and great times

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Mfon writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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2

Pros

good looks

Cons

unreliable

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Appealing But Not Very Dependable — transmission went dead 1 month after purchase!! 2k wasted!! Stay far away!!!

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Emmanuel writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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5

Pros

An affordable 2-door version of an Evolution.

Cons

It's a used car.

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Chicks Dig The Car. — The car is 10 years old now, so its not exactly mint. I am impressed by the engine which can withstand up to 400 hp in stock form. The brakes handle nicely and the suspension

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Reviews From Other Years

1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Classic Little Rocket. By bwienk

This cars styling never gets old. The built in spoiler/hatchback make it fun and practical. This is a well built car that will last for a long time when taken care of. Acceleration, braking, and handl... Read More

Wouldn't Drive Anything Else By Daniel

It accelerates... brakes well... handles like a go-kar... terrible gas mileage... a joy to drive really. Can't wait for the new engine to go in :D white leather interior, needs reupholstered :( looks... Read More

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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Good By Eman017

My reviews are based on a used 1991 Eclipse GSX. It was somewhat on a project car and needed plenty of work. Overall, the car was fun. People always tried to race on the street, many of them were olde... Read More

Fun, Enjoyable, Reliable By Brandon

Like I said Ive had this car for about 3 years and I dont really have anything bad to say about it. I got it as my first car and became a restoration project for me. Ive done alot of work to it includ... Read More

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1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

I Love It For Life By Tom

performance - fast as hell, stops good, turns well build quality - 200 HP stock and capable of double that on stock bottom end = good. appearance - pretty cost of ownership - if this a concern dont ge... Read More

Sweet By Adriana

The car is nice t gets us from point a to point b and gets us there fast. Only bad thing there's no front bumper and when its windy it makes travel hard. Otherwise awesome car for anyone to own! Read More

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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Amazing Quality Built Car On A Budget By Kory

This car is exactly what I needed when I bought it for a work commuter vehicle for my Home Health profession. I put a lot of miles on it daily, and no trouble ever with it. It runs great and has cold ... Read More

Very Great By Kyle

realy comfy fastish turns on a dime but would pick up way more with the 4g63 but my engine does me good need money to keep up with repair sometimes car is so fun to drive. gets up and goes Read More

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1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Sporty Car For An Individual Or A Couple Without Children By ryantremayne

its a good every day driver to go to work and back. most street racers desire the engine. not recommended for long road trips. maintenance costs are low if you keep up on it. fun sporty car if your lo... Read More

Great Car, Fun To Drive By tjberraho

this is a great first car its got a reliable engine in it and is quick for racing around town i thought the car was cool before i had it and now that it is actually nice looking i wouldnt ever think ... Read More

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