1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"handling" 4 reviews
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"speed" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
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Alexis writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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3

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convertable

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cheap interior and its not the turbo one :(

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Fun — It really looks good for being 11 years old and has only 60,000 miles. The mitsu paint sucks for those years so its starting to show but i love the 2nd gen eclipses. but its slow and jay is always fixing it lol :( i wish it was a gst/x

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BrandonBee writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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4

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Great handling and decent speed

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Not really any

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Eclipse — Beautiful car, and definitely one of my all time favorites. After falling in love with the small bump that was offset on the hood, I had to get one. It was always an awesome car and being able to have the top down and jump inside was a major plus.

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Nick1931 writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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This bodystyle is undoubtfully the best looking Eclipse ever made.

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The convertible top leaks directly onto my crotch, making it look like I have trouble holding my fluids.

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Should Have Bought Another Crx Instead. Hell, I Think I Will. — 96-99 Eclipse nailed the bodystyle dead on. Its looks scream "I am a sports car". It is realtively responsive once the turbo builds boost. Too bad that's where the positive comments end. The car has spent more time on the shop lift than on the road. In 123000 miles it has received two transmission transplants, one engine transplant, one wiring harness transplant due to it catching on fire, 3 new convertible top motors, and the list goes on and on. Now it needs the convertible top frame needs replaced and Mitsu no longer sells parts. It leaks, too. What can I say.

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Byron writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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4

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what i think is awesome about it is that its convertible

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front wheel drive and drum brakes

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Convertible Fun With The Rigth Amount Of Power — the acceleration on the car is pretty quick pulls pretty good the braking could be better for the sports car that is havent had to do any repairs to it yet the appearance is both nice and agressive on the inside and the out side the interior is alot better than my camaro its a cheap car to own good on gas and insurance and its a very fun drive

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

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Kathrynn writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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The whooshing sound that the Turbo makes when I accelerate!

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um...no comment

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Our Awesome Car! — This car is great but it definitely needs some work. Needs a paint job really bad...it's just got a primer on it lol. There's also an exhaust leak and some other problems that the hubby and I are gonna fix.

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

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Tim writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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fast and handles great

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requires a lot of care

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Awesomeit's — It handles great and it's quick off the line. it loves to burn the tires through 1st and 2nd gear. It's fun to drive and nice to look at. Gets about 30/31 mpg. Aftermarket parts are cheap and easy to come by.

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

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Jay writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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great performance and very cool looking

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Only negative is the very small back seat!

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I Love My '98 Eclipse Spyder — I special ordered my Spyder in 1997 and I still absolutely love it. It is really sleek and is still the best looking Eclipse ever. The car has lots of power and handles great. The small turbo-charged engine is incredible. It has plenty of power and gets great mileage when I drive nice which is not very often ;).

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Angelica writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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4

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Look, handling in bad weather

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Need maintenance after years

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Eclipse — The eclipse is a beautiful car, and it handles phenomenally well in bad weather, but after a while, the cars are just ready to die and require maintenance. With the convertible top, you have to be concerned with leaking into the seat, but overall it's a beautiful car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
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Exotic looks, good handling

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flimsy build, needs more power

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Love It One Day, Not So Much The Next — This car really does look amazingly awesome, its looks instantly drew me in when I bought it. But then again, thats all it really ever had. It needs more power, a better interior, and for its parts to be cheaper, considering how flimsy the car is. The one notable performance aspect of the car was its ability to take a turn. This it does quite well on my mountain commute!

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Jake writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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5

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great handling

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wish it was a stick

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Sweet — its been a great car overall. dropped 3" exhaust, rims, custom painted interior, kicker sound system

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Reviews From Other Years

1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Sporty By Librared

Good power as well as the looks I get from public. Nice to have option of the convertable on warm days. Small and economical. Brakes good and easy to maneuver in and out of parking spaces. Has real aw... Read More

Good And Fun To Drive With Power By VisualTracker

Powerful with Sporty appearance and fun to drive. Fit and finish above average for its time. MPG appr 25 highway and 20 city. One recall on the front end - causing shaking and wobble. Regular recommen... Read More

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Love This Car But Still Gunna Sell It By Josh

powered by a 2.0 litre turbo engine rated a 210 hp from the factory this car is one to tune to your desired level of excitement. this is by far the best looking body style Mitsubishi had with the ec... Read More

Red Spyder By KUTIE0721

I love my car i bought my car used back in 2000 and i have not had any major problems. it still runs and looks great. i love my little red car. I love the fact it small and i can always find parking. ... Read More

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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Some Of The Greatest Styling Out Of The 90s. By Ed

Overall I'm pretty impressed with this thing. I get looks wherever I go just because it's such a rare car now. Gas mileage is great for something from 99. All the power features still work after all t... Read More

I Would Love To Have It Back And Would Recomend This Car To An Experienced Driver, Not A First Timer By BobbieJoPruett

Loved this car!!! the only thing that was unfavorable was the brakes, they were not anti-lock brakes. but the newer versions of this car are awsome! shes a bit bottom heavy but its a securing feeling ... Read More

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Fun, Great Lil Car! By allykay22

I love how the car looks and handles, how easy it is to raise/lower the top, and the slapstick. I don't care for having to use the most expensive gas, or how small the trunk is, but overall, it's a gr... Read More

My Cute Little Spyder By Victoria

Great car, taught MYSELF how to drive manual alone with this car, it THAT smooth of a shift. Get up and go is great for a "4 banger " engine. Turns on a dime and will stop on one as well. Read More

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Maintain Then Enjoy By brandonslewis

This car is amazing. I bought it with all maintenance done (breaks, tires, oil, new head gasket, transmission fluids, everything). I heard from the previous owner that this car had one thing after ano... Read More

Amazing! By ColoradoRocky27

I really enjoyed the time I had with this car it truly is a one of a kind unique luxury fully equiped tuner with all the power in all the right places. Engine sounds beautiful and the looks are out of... Read More

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