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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse User Reviews

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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: 4.5 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

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"weight" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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c0wgirlbunny writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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smooth styling, handles well, plenty of power for a psuedo-sport, moderately priced

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large blind spots due to the hatch-back, nearly no head room for backseat passangers

c0wgirlbunny
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Great Car! — I bought my Eclipse in June of 2007, and did buy used. I have the GT with a sporttronic transmission. I love this new style of Eclipse for many reasons; First, the new body styling it's both cute and mean and flows together nicely, I was glad to see they smoothed the sides of it from the third gen model, bringing back a little of the second gen. The way the rear seats fold down and how the rear panel is easily removed, the car opens up to fit quite a load in (great for college kids!) I've driven it nearly 6k miles since June and it is very comfortable for those long drives, the bucket seats fit well and it has adjustable lumbar support, the only thing i'd like to see with the interior is a telescoping steering wheel. Second; it's now got a 3.8L V6! The power is great, deffinantly not as much as some other cars, and if I could, I would deffinantly go for the 6 speed manual transmission instead of the 5 speed sporttronic, however that's a preference thing, I have driven the manual and it does feel more powerful. I do like the sporttronic, it's automatic when I need it to be and I can have fun and turn it into a clutchless-manual when I want to feel that power. Third; it handles incredibley well. I drove the pontiac G6, Hyundai Tiburon, Honda Civic Coupe, Scion TC, and Chrysler Crossfire while shopping around and the Eclipse handled very nicely. It responded acurately and cornered very well. You just have to get used to the front wheel drive, it's very easy to over-correct.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:24,000

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OrlandoE writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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5

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The exterior and interior are in great condition!!

Cons

It's definitely not a family car.

OrlandoE
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Very Nice And Clean — I loved everything about this car. It is very comfortable. The acceleration is outstanding. The brakes are good. This car is definitely fun to drive. I felt very safe and in control while driving it. This is a really good first car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Harry writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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absolutely a thrill to drive,great to show off its look and appeal to all ages and a good engine and the abilities to modify

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blind spots

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Eclipse Gt I Think Mistubishi Finally Did It And Made A Good Car {{{ Eclipse}}}} — the performance of this car was rediculous the acceleration was uncanny for a front wheel drive. the transmission was very smooth and easy to get into gear. the transmission in first was longer than i thought and didnt mind being stomped on.brakes were great a little touchy at times. handling was great other than the horrible blind spot behind the drivers head. Rarely needed to be fix as it was new jus the regular maintance check ups. the look of the car was a nice different to the older model. it showed appeal and innovation.foglights in front with powerful halogen lights the original body was sporty and well built gas was't to expensive as it was a 6 speed manual maintance was easy This car is a blast to drive and i would recommend it to any of my friends and family

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

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Patrick writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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4

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Driver focus

Cons

Cramped

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Good Looking Car — Strong engine, no problems with it. Beautiful interior. Rare and looks like an exotic car. Really a 2+2. After 80,000 miles, creaks are starting to be heard. Suspension and brakes will need to be replaced soon. Paint is beautiful bet could have been put better. Seems are wide. No all whell drive, front havy. Weak headlamps due to blue tinted lens.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ErynJean writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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Great speed, looks and cost effective on fuel!

Cons

No back seat room and I have had a couple issues with power failure and timing belt issues.

ErynJean
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My Cute Little Racer Rocket :) — Overall a great little car. It was in the mid-range of non-expensive to expensive. I haven't had too many car problems with it other then a bad timing belt, twice! It is great on gas. Has horrible room in the backseat though, wish I would have rode in the back before I bought it! Great for a single person with no kids, and/or whom doesn't do lots of road trips with friends etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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hithouse31 writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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5

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Good power, awesome handling, decent gas mileage.

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Small back seat.

hithouse31
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Great Car All Around. Great Looks And Great Performance. — Love to drive this car. Very reliable. Never had any problems with it. Looks great and performs really nice (handling and power). I've seen people break their necks to get a look at the car drive by, especially when it is super clean!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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4

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the Acceleration

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NOTHING :-)

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Excellent — This is good car if you want something for regular commuting,and some minor racing.Has good acceleration and if you know how to power shift you will have no problems getting passed others on the road.The sound is awesome and has no problem staying inside the car and won't irritate other drivers.

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Justin writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Mediocre gas mileage, smooth ride, and a monster under the hood wanting to break tires loose... Awesome car

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This is not a car to haul your friends around in, the back seat is comparable to that of the old fox body mustang

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Eclipse: Economic Fun — Awesome acceleration, and a fair amount of power. The only thing I have ever had to do to this car is replace an O2 sensor... well other than routine maintenance ie, oil change and tire replacement. In my opinion it is a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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Everything

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the weight

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06 Eclipse Gt — Awesome car!! just a bit rough on the aftermarket world, and it is a bit heavy, but it is a costly car due to the gas of premium. But awesome car to drive, really really fun. Wouldn't trade in for anything different.

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ShutterBug writes:
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT Review
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4

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can't afford a luxury car yet

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heavy gas drinker

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Awesome Car Good For Daily Driving. — i use this car for my daily driving. i bough this car just because, idk why lmao. performance is ok. needs more space tho especially in the back. it is a fun car to drive. gas mileage is ok, just don't speed alot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

Not Worth It. By jsc9306

I did like how it looked, but after making a 13 hour trip to Daytona Beach- we realized that the gas mileage was as bad as our 13 year old grand Prix. I used the Eclipse as a rental car. The blind sp... 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

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

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 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

Eclipsed! By Landon

Performance - Fast for the engine and fun Build Quality - quick brakes fast stops Appearance - Sexy ans sleek Cost of Ownership -Decent milage Fun Factor -I love it all the compl... Read More

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