2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 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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"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"sensor" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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looks great, amazing gas mileage, very reliable, it has a great little engine. the car has tons of aftermarket parts for the car

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not as powerful as i would like, and heavy

mybrightgreenblueeyes
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Cool Clean Car — the car i own i got from a old man the car is amazing on gas and is quick for a 4cy, and looks great it has alot of aftermarket parts for it. but im sad that the it is a 4cy and not the 6cy.

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Very nice car for the price

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not much to say

ahellofamechanic
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Excellent — I couldn't ask for anything better for the cost of the vehicle, little maintenance, decent power, great handling, awesome to drive, stock everything w/ a little self-adjusting and got 146 MPH out of it with 97,000 miles on the car

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

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Gas Gas Mileage

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check engine light n sensor on dha radio

WhitneyK12011
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Love @ 1st Sight — i actually love this car its very nice very reliable gets me n mi 17 month old frm point a to b bt wat i dnt like abt this car is wen u get a new starter u have to reset dha car get a code frm dha dealership is 80per hr i jst cant deal other den tht i love dha car will b buying a radio doe

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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easily customizable

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the dashboard is made of cheap plastic

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse — acceleration is good for 4 cylinder handling is a little rough since the ride height...Love the body style, but the interior could use some better materials. It has some trouble with the paint on the hood but nothing like what others i have seen

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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handling is amazing, great speed for a stock 4 cylinder, great looking car, has great potential..

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dont avoid this type of car, get yourself one..

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One Of The Best Out There.. — this car is one of the best cars you can get, if your looking for a car that has great potential for speed and looks and reliability, the eclipse is the car for you, get yourself an eclipse and I have no doubts you will love it..

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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its pretty comfey and it rides nice and its got a phat system!!

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mmm...its a four cylender so its kind of a turd

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New Wnter Car So The Cougar Stays Inside — my eclipse is a nice little car to drive when its cold and if i want to leave town for something but i would much rather drive around in the sunshine in my cougar....i just gotta wait till next year i guess

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Great Compact Car — Handles like a dream... Great for drifting, good for manuevering thouhg traffic... gotta have the manual version. alright on gas. not bad on maintainance... $30 for a full tank of premium gas. fun car overall. looks really sporty out and in.

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

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Sleek and a sleeper if you know what you're doing.

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Replacing the system is a pain in the ass.

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Great Car And Affordable. — I like the car, really I do. Looks nice, but could use some more maintenance. If I had more money I'd replace the body kit, spoiler, tires, ride height, etc. Love driving it though, fast and picks up fast. A super charger sounds good, but with no money it's going to sit where it is.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Loved the handling and the look.

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Too much money put in.

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Good But A Money Pit — Acceleration was pretty good for a four, handling was awesome, and braking was ok until the brakes went which happened very quickly. I had a lot of problems with the entire emisions system, I could not keep the check engine light off for anything, first it was an O2 sensor then a fuel neck, then a fuel cap, and so on and so on. I loved the apperance of the car and except for a couple of spots around the trunk it was pretty resistant to rust.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Fun, reliable car worth the cost

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None, however i advise to get the standard version of the car

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Great Buy — Performance- considering it is a V6 and just a 3 liter the performance is a 7 out of 10 in my book, i was expecting a bit more in this department. The build of the car is pretty solid as far as maintenance goes the only real problems i have found with the car ( that seems to be a recurring problem with the lot of them) is the dash boards tend to crack from the sun and the truck is more then definitely not sub-woofer friendly alot is needed to make it rattle proof. Appearance- Both out side and in the car is pretty sleek looking although i feel the paint quality on the outside should have been a bit better because it tends to fade. Cost- i bought mine for 6 grand, ever sence i have been nothing but happy with it. the gas mileage is surprisingly good Fun factor- This cars stiff suspension makes it very fun to drive and open up and the engine sounds like music to me. every time you hit the gas it seems to be asking for more.

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

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Great Car! By Maria

This is an awesome car that is very fun to drive. I feel very safe while driving it, but I have a hard time backing up. This little car can definitely hold it's own when it goes against stronger cars.... Read More

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

Good commuter car, but a bit underpowered. Not what you want to haul kids or groceries. Looking to get another car to do those things and commute to work. Not a bad choice for someone looking for a... Read More

Awesome Car I Own 2 By Shirl1970

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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