2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 52 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 31 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"seat" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"small space" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Great handling, lots of power

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Small back seat

Wrieland
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Good Looking And Fast — Acceleration, speed, handling, and performance is top notch. Comfortable front seats, back seats were small but fits everyone easily. Gas mileage and repair costs were fair. Overall it had a lot of character and was an easy and rewarding drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lots of trunk space, reliable, fast,looks good.

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Very limited back seats

dopestr
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Sports Car — Fast strong and reliable. Its a great looking car. Unfortunately it is only a 4 cyl. Would be a lot cooler if it were a V8 or V6. But this does help with fuel economy and pick up. Can hit 100+ miles per hour easily.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS Review
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Great road car. Fast and comfortable.

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Turns like a cow. Our Dodge Grand Caravan has a similar turning radius.

RedKatDriving
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Love This Car! — Sexy little red car is fun to drive on the highway and gets fantastic gas mileage (especially for a V6). Really responsive acceleration This is NOT a family car, you can't safely put anyone larger than a toddler in the back seats. Great cargo space for stowing suitcases for road trips.

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Very fun to drive, very reliable, decent trunk space, great factory audio, 3.0L engine, comfortable and easy to maneuver, awesome factory audio, sunroof, resilient design, virtually no blind spot with amazing visibility, comfortable to me as a  6'3" man despite compact design, resilient to accidents - many people have bumped my car and it's designed very well to absorb these minor impacts and simply have exterior pieces "pop out" without bending or ruining them, which are easily fixed at home.

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Has had battery replacement, brakes replaced,  and timing belt replaced in the 80,000 miles its been going. Somewhat shotty sealing - can be very noisy and moisture will get in very easily if you roll the windows down in the rain but it is still able to keep all the elements out effectively while driving, must be properly checked + maintained, premium fuel only can get expensive.

cholrus
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Beautiful, Well Rounded Car With Few Cons, Guaranteed Head Turner — This car is Pretty ideal for me. It handles great, is incredibly easy to see all around me when I'm driving, parallel parking is extremely easy, able to park in compact spots while still having an engine with good kick. If you're going to get this car the GTS is the way to go sporting a considerable 3.0L engine, and a unique but sleek and sexy exterior, this car is a head turner. The interior is definitely meant for you and one other person, with a backseat mostly good only for fitting whatever you need to take with you. I've had really good luck with maintenance since it's been in my hands, since I regularly check + maintain the parts of the car. The audio system is amazing for factory in my opinion, with a clear and powerful infinity 6 CD stereo and plenty of bass. One of my favorite things about this car is the way its well rounded, it gets decent MPG, however it ONLY takes premium; I left this car with my mom one day so she could take it in for maintenance while I took her car to work. She unknowingly filled it up with regular not knowing it took only premium and the engine wouldnt start for a couple of days. I ended up having to siphon most the gas out and replace it with premium, which solved the problem. Also make sure you monitor this car checking under the hood every couple of weeks. The timing system can be sketchy I've noticed, so I'd recommend you simply buy some sort of application for treating the timing belt as I did to make sure you keep it running smoothly. Overall it's a great car for the price and I'm very happy with this car, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's willing to take the time to truly love and care for their vehicle!

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

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Great car to have fun and play with

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The fact that it is low causes some problem around my town just because we love having huge ass speed bumps everywhere

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All Around Fun Car — Great acceleration, braking and handling Just bought it so hasn't needed any repairs but seems to be in great condition Has costum black and blue interior with an ice blue paint job Gas is just like it is on any V6 This car is loads of fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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its really fast and handles like a race car

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really expensive parts

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My Car — Preformance - Exellent Build Quality - pin hole in the flex pipe on the exaust Appearence - Awesome Cost of ownership - Great Gas Mileage, expensive parts though Fun Factor - Extremely fun to drive Faster than all my friends cars by far no contest

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

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Fast, fun, and reliable

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Small back seat

dnelle06
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Fast And Fun — I love love love this car, its so fun and sporty and the color makes it that much more attractive. IT is not ideal for back seat passengers that are over 5'11 though. It does have a short roof but the front seat is perfect for anyone.

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

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I LOVE MY ECLIPSE

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Needing a different radio hook up

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Awesome — Performance: accelerates and shifts wonderfuly as well as braking and handling. Build Quality: Needs a few minor adjustments repairs. Appearance: Some touch up on the both inside and outside tyle Cost of Ownership: gas mileage is awesome as well as the maintenance Fun Fact: Kicks butt at drifting awesome

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

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i like this car because it has a tuff look and people underestimate its power because its a 4cyl.but it it just an overall fun car to have.

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the only thing i really hate it that it doesnt have a sun roof.

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2500 — performance: 5 speed manual.great scceleration for a 4banger.brakes are amazing(drilled & slotted roaters). aftermarket swaybars&links aftermarket magnaflow exhaust kit.K&N cold air intake. Build Quality:just put a brand new FWD transmission. Appearance: low profile tires blacked out rims w/ chrome lip.the paint is in great condition. tiny hole on the front bottom clip.#5 tinted windows. inside seats are in great condition. some small cracks on the dash board. pioneerr sterio headset. cost of ownerrship:gets+ -30mpg. oil change every 3000 miles. Fun factor: very very fun car to drive, it has some suprisingly good acceleration. peels out all the way through second gear.

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

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Convertible

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slow

EricAcevedo
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3 Out Of 5 Stars — 4 cylinder, wish it was faster but love everything else about it. love the convertible top and the overall handling of the car is very smooth. after market rims and lighting all around the car. interior is all black which I like. overall great ride for the summer time.

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

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Stunning By nate1394

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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

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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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