1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • 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
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Jay writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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5

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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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Alexis writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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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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Tim writes:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS-T Turbo Convertible Review
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5

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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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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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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:
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2 Dr GS Convertible Review
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4

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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

#1 Spyder By Genos

Great car to drive. Love the way it hanles. It's stylish in performance. Nice sound system. Great pick up and go. Just bought the car in October, 2010. Looking forward to many years with this au... Read More

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

A Lot Of Fun For An Affordable Price. By sunjay08

A fun car to zip around in, especially in nice weather. Great gas milage on highways. No issues with convertible top (mechanical nor leaks). Backseat can fit one person comfortably. Great stereo ... Read More

Nice 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 Spyder Reviews

Sweet Car~~~ By Patty

Nice car, fun to drive, looks awesome.Great on Gas; has an awesome sounds system. Back seat not big enough for adults. Turning radius isn't has good as it should be; my husbands Durango turns better.... Read More

Excellent Vehicle For The Money By Jetfan8893

I was looking for a convertible to drive to have a little fun. Started looking at the eclipse spyder because it had a great look. I didn't want a full sized convertible but also didn't just want a 2... Read More

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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Looks And Runs Great By madmax797

convertible is what sold me to this car.. I like the manual speed so it gives me good pickup. Sound is awesome. Driving with top down, relaxes me and makes me feel great in this car. The color is also... Read More

Awesome Summer Car By Karangks

It is the best car to be in during summer, with the roof up and a drive to the beech gives a good feeling and gets you addicted to the car. Dont miss the action this summer, get your hands on the beas... Read More

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Very Well Made, Top Electric With Glass Rear Electric Defroster, By randallalt

car sits a little too low to ground for ME !!! wide turning radius Bad , great gas mileage 29hwy@70mph !! , low cost for vehicle repairs , great looks, braking/ acceleration great, handling good, ... Read More

Meh By Shannah

mine got awful gas mileage, performance was awful, was a decent looking car, loved the convertible top, dont miss this car at all....was an expensive car without alot of the perks. would never buy an... Read More

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