2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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: 4.2 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

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Shannah writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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convertible

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awful gas mileage

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Meh — 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 another one. Have a great day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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5

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mileage 27 city 29 hwy(70mph), looks great , comfort driving LONG distances, very LOW maintenance costs, good acceleration, new brakes great, driving fun great with top down

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turning radius wide

randallalt
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Very Well Made, Top Electric With Glass Rear Electric Defroster, — 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, i drive mostly hwy long runs, radio sounds great even with top down !!, tilt wheel/ cc is a must, ALL must have rear glass removable defroster window,

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeremy writes:
2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Spyder Review
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Lots of fun, turns heads, easy to turn into something unique

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Expensive to seriously modify and be competitive with

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I Would Love To Go All The Way With This Car, But Want To Buy An Evo Eventually — Car has been modified. Engine makes around 245hp now, and gas mileage averages between 23 in town to 34 on the freeway (if 100% hwy miles). Gorgeous bodywork, Lots of fun to dirve. Needs more work before Im completely satisfied

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

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Ozzygt3024 writes:
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Smooth clutch and engine, reliable, mpg, torquey compared to other rivals, low wind buffetting with top down, and the fact that it really turns heads.

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Interior (not bad, but not great either), brakes, could be lighter (3276 lbs for 05 GT), less interior noise, and expensive to modify.

Ozzygt3024
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My 05 Spyder Review — I bought my UV blue pearl Spyder GT in August 05 and have only recently broken 50k miles on it. I haven't had a single problem yet-a real testiment to the reliability of these cars compared to the 2nd generation Eclipse. Regarding performance, which is often complained about when comparing the old v.s. the new, is not a beast but the engine and clutch are very smooth and the power that the engine does make comes on in a very linear fashion, and unlike other convertibles made at the same time or near the same cost as the Eclipse Spyder, the engine actually produces a good amount of torque throughout the powerband and one need not rev the engine up to 6k or more in order to feel a surge. In my car, I have improved it performance with several modifications that I have done including intake, exhaust, manifold/throttle body phenolic kit, ignition work and an ECU reflash allowing the car to make around 245hp. I have also swapped out lighter rims and better tires and taken some weight off (Spyders are heavier compared to other convertibles). Now the car is very fun to drive. When the top down there is very little wind buffetting and on a 100% freeway trip, I have actually managed to get 33.5 mpg from the V6. Very impressive indeed. My only complaints are several creaks, and rattles that are heard in the cabin from time to time, the brakes could have been better as mine didn't come with ABS standard, the shifter could have been a little less notchy and interior could have been a little better. I would recommend this car to a friend if they wanted a car that will turn heads and is enjoyable to to drive along with being reliable and not costing a fortune to fill up or maintain. If you plan on modifying the car, there are very few forced induction options and if you are in an area with emissions testing, it is a difficult sell due to the fact that all models made after 2001 came with california emissions specifications (2 precats, and 1 main catalytic converter that choke exhaust flow), it will be impossible to run street legal headers. Your best bet is to do the same mods that I did along with a mild nitrous setup and reduce weight and enjoy a car that has potential to hit 60 in less than 6.5 seconds and run low 14's in the 1/4 mile. Like I said, its not a racecar but can be a blast to drive regardless.

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Tyler writes:
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Its A Great Car To Have Exspecially In The Summer. — It is black with a convertable top. It can be driven in manual or automatic. Is not the fastest car in the world but will get the job done. Will have twenties on it soon.

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Reviews From Other Years

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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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Fun, Great Lil Car! By allykay22

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 gr... Read More

My Cute Little Spyder By Victoria

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. Read More

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