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

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John writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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5

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performance for money

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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Great engine, nice set up.

Cons

Crank walk on some of the 7 bolt models.

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Car With A Ton Of Potential, 4g63 (lancer Evo 3 Motor) — Car has the 4g63t engine, come stock with a small turbo. The engine can withstand aprox 400HP on stock internals

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Erik writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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3

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you always hold a special place for your first car

Cons

to make it into a proper fast car it would have taken alot of money

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If You Want One It Has To Be A Gs-t Or Gsx — Perfomance 4-10 slow in the power department but brakes and handling were good quality- 3-10 the build of the car was ok but the transmission was questionable and interior was cheap apperance 9-10 those curves on the body were gorgeous

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

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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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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

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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