2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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  • 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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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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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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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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Inspogd writes:
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4

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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.

Inspogd
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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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MeganAllen writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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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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Victoria writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS Spyder Review
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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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allykay22 writes:
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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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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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.

lb2nick
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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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Nick writes:
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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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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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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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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Eclipse By BrandonBee

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... Read More

Convertible Fun With The Rigth Amount Of Power By Byron

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... 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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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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