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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"stiff suspension" 2 reviews
"fwd" 2 reviews
"sensor" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 25 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse reviews.

Julius writes:
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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4

Pros

Coupe. Very good looking. Decently Powerful in a straight line, but really quick around corners.

Cons

Coupe.  Gas mileage is just O.K.

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One Of The Best Looking Sports Coupes You Can Buy For An Inexpensive Pricetag. — 5 speed. 3.0L V6. 210 HP. 215 ft/lbs. Great Handling because of stiff suspension, but could be stiffer. At 100,000 miles, everything decided to break, but it was all cheap. Great looking car from almost any angle. This car is a blast to drive fast, especially on a curvy road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Cons

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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Jared writes:
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Lots of rubber burning torque for a FWD car

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Super heavy (4000lbs)

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Gt — Handles decent, makes good power, but extremely heavy for its size coming in just shy of 4k lbs. Also brake fade shows after only a few hard turns, though it does have 2 piston calipers in front. All is easily fixed with minimal mods which I'v nearly completed with my GT.

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Harold writes:
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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Aaron writes:
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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Zach writes:
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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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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Shane writes:
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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For the looks.

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Front wheel drive

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It's A Fun Car To Drive, Gets Good Gas Mileage, And Decent Performance! — For the price and class of sport compact car it is in, it is a good deal. The car was quicker than most cars in its class, fun to drive and tops out at 152 mph. The looks of the car are very sleek. It also got pretty good gas mileage for a V6.

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

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ahellofamechanic writes:
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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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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WhitneyK12011 writes:
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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Logan writes:
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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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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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

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

Coooooooooooool By Osama

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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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