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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Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse reviews.

Michael writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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3

Pros

Beautiful exterior car design, affordable turbocharged sports car

Cons

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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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

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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

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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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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

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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

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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