2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Lauren writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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styling, handling, fun to drive

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gas mileage, transmission

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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder — Quick to accelerate at first but the transmission has problems shifting from second to third gear in automatic. Also the reverse solenoid fluid has had to be replaced twice in the past. Other than that the car drives nicely, the suspension can be a little tight for long trips etc but it is a fun car to drive. The only other complaint i would have is that there is little trunk space in the car but what else can you expect with a convertible?

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Nick writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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4

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I love the manual transmission and the drop top.  I also like the power and the sound i get when i put my foot down.

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Because of the convertible, I cant take my car to any tracks like VIR or anything like that.  Also the radio would be complex to upgrade PROPERLY.

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Awesome, Fun, Fast Car That A College Student Can Afford. Please Don't Rice One Out ;'( — Hmm... well i love my car. I never thought that i would own a convertible, but then i got this baby!!!! The car is really fun to drive and the open air experience is awesome!!!! Mods and upgrades aren't expensive, but be careful on how many you get cuz that $$$ will build up quick!!!

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

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lb2nick writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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brakes, acceleration, easy up and down on top.

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requires high test gasoline.

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An Inexpensive Fast Convertable. — The V-6 is fast and the only squeeks are from the rubber around the windows which can be fixed with silicone spray. The tires are expensive. It is a blast to drive and is solid even at 110 mph.

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allykay22 writes:
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Love how easy it is to put the top up/down, can b done at a red light! Also love the slapstick feature. Car handles exceptionally well!

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Definitely NOT a family car, also very little trunk space.

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Fun, Great Lil Car! — 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 great lil car, and I love it!

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

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Victoria writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Spyder Review
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4

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sleek and Sporty looking, manual trans shifts smoothly, great on gas, almost never needs repair if maintained well, handles great rides smooth, spacious interior, convertible top motor never fails, top seals well all the time

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tiny trunk space, headlights oxidize and need refinishing about every 3 years.-get glass!

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My Cute Little Spyder — 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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MeganAllen writes:
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Great style (looks).   Leather seats, six disc CD changer, the ability to feel like a Nascar drive=amazing.  Handling is good

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Small backseats (its like the backseat doesnt even exist unless your friend or family is five years old or less than 100 pounds).  Cargo room, loud wind/outside noises on interstate.  

MeganAllen
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Great Car For Me At Least... — Overall, I love this car. It was my first car and the only one I have ever had. In all the years I have had her (yes I have named her, Foxy) I have never had to take her to get any repairs, except for replacing the convertible top (only after almost ten years of use though) and I recently just replaced the transmission. Other than that she has been a great car for me. I absolutely love her. For me, as I have no kids and relatively no need for mass amounts of space, the car was a great fit. Although the cargo space is small, I was still able to commute back and forth from college and the car still had enough room for small luggage bags and a dog crate. I would suggests this car for those that like speed, great looks and those who dont need a family car.

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Inspogd writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Spyder Review
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Gets 30 mpg, handles great on the curves, fun car to drive.

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Motor shot, over heated. Very low to the ground.

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Fun, Cheap Car. Easy To Handle. — Car is fun to drive, drop the top and let the wind blow! Very cheap to operate and very good at speeds for a 4 cylinder. Lots of new custom parts including head lights, tail and brake lights. New rotors and brake pads, radiator, timing belt, but didn't replace the thermostat, that apparently stuck.

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

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Kyle writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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How quickly it can accelerate...

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The minimal back seat

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I Love My Car! — My car handles really well. The gas is very sensitive and the brakes work well. The drivers side window rattles sometimes... I think I might need to get the seals redone... I love the way my car looks, it is soo cool. It gets pretty good gas mileage, I drive from Tucson to 29 Palms on just over a tank of gas... The only real problem I have is that I always want to go faster...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sara writes:
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looks good

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poor pick-up

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Overall Amazing. — The acceleration could be better. The front bumper needs to be repaired. The exterior is amazing and the interior is all black leather. The gas milage is decent for a sports car. Maintenance wise, not too bad. Fun to drive!

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

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Megan writes:
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder — A great car to drive, it picks up and goes with the best of them. Sticks to the ground through turns and handles like a pro... as long as there is no water on the roads. Should it be raining be careful. It looks sleek and is definatly a car that you get noticed in, especially with the top down. Unfortunatly the trunk and back seat are both small, because it's a convertable. Also this car does stick in 2nd a little long but shifts strong once it does. An overall awsome ride.

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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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