2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder User Reviews

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • 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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"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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randallalt writes:
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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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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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

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

#1 Spyder By Genos

Great car to drive. Love the way it hanles. It's stylish in performance. Nice sound system. Great pick up and go. Just bought the car in October, 2010. Looking forward to many years with this au... Read More

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

A Lot Of Fun For An Affordable Price. By sunjay08

A fun car to zip around in, especially in nice weather. Great gas milage on highways. No issues with convertible top (mechanical nor leaks). Backseat can fit one person comfortably. Great stereo ... Read More

Nice By Osama

what i dislike about the car that it doesn't look nice while its high , it needs to be lower little bet..a car with perfect engine and transmission. don't expect technologies..good istability on road ... Read More

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Sweet Car~~~ By Patty

Nice car, fun to drive, looks awesome.Great on Gas; has an awesome sounds system. Back seat not big enough for adults. Turning radius isn't has good as it should be; my husbands Durango turns better.... Read More

Excellent Vehicle For The Money By Jetfan8893

I was looking for a convertible to drive to have a little fun. Started looking at the eclipse spyder because it had a great look. I didn't want a full sized convertible but also didn't just want a 2... Read More

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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Looks And Runs Great By madmax797

convertible is what sold me to this car.. I like the manual speed so it gives me good pickup. Sound is awesome. Driving with top down, relaxes me and makes me feel great in this car. The color is also... Read More

Awesome Summer Car By Karangks

It is the best car to be in during summer, with the roof up and a drive to the beech gives a good feeling and gets you addicted to the car. Dont miss the action this summer, get your hands on the beas... Read More

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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Nice Car, For Someone Who Only Needs Something Small And Sporty, And Has A Garage To Keep It In. By Lisa

Pretty good power with the V6 engine. Hasn't needed much in repairs other than regular maintenance and upkeep, aside from a leaking rear window (notorious Spyder flaw for this generation from what I... Read More

The Fun Car By Britney

Build Quality: It's okay...needs some work done though. Car Comparisons: It's my husbands car...lol It's a pretty nice car. He got this one because I needed the Honda...lol Performance: It responds ... Read More

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