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4.7 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 7 reviews
Style, power, and weight mark the latest version of the fourth-generation Eclipse. The styling change that appeared in 2006 turned the Eclipse into a design-award-winning, sleek hatchback coupe. Three new colors are available in 2008.
The coupe comes standard with an underpowered 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline four. The optional 3.8-liter, 263-hp V6 adds wheel-spinning, torque-steering power to the front-wheel-drive Eclipse and provides plenty of low-end punch. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or a five-speed Sportronic that permits manual shifting.
Weighing in at nearly 3,500 pounds, however, puts the damper on any sports-car agility for this very sporty looking coupe. Further discouraging sports-car athleticism, the Eclipse sits on the same platform as the Galant sedan and the Endeavor SUV. Reviewers fault its SUV-like turning radius, yet they find it provides a reasonable amount of fun in the twisties.
Set up by Mitsubishi for a comfortable ride, the Eclipse provides a satisfactory long-distance touring experience. The front seats are comfortable, but the back seats remain cramped. Overall, the interior features good quality materials and a great optional stereo system. The Eclipse features a six-airbag safety system.
On the GS trim, standard equipment includes all the amenities and a number of performance additions like the V6, bigger vented disc brakes, 18-inch alloys, and traction control. Sunroof and stereo packages are some of the options.
For those looking for a stylish, sporty-looking coupe that provides comfortable long-distance cruising, the Eclipse warrants consideration.
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Questions
My Ac Doesn't Seem To Be Working In My 2007 Eclipse, But The Light Doesn't ...
My AC doesn't work in my 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. However, it does not blink like other people say. On level one it shows green, but blows no air at all. Level 2-4 it does not light up green, ...
Motor Stopped Running While I Was Driving.
My car stopped running while I was driving. I have changed out the starter, belt and even the power steering pump. I checked the fuses and still cant get it to start. I hear the starter but it won't...
Mitsubishi Eclipse 08 Gt V6 Terrible Grinding Squealing Noise.
My car is making a loud metal on metal squeal/grind at random times. It is coming directly between the front left and right drive shaft, and it happens randomly. I know it is not a belt, because it o...
Squealing Randomly, Mostly Low Speeds(10-20), Stops When I Stop Completely
Loud, intermittent, engine warm. I think it's in the rear end. pitch changes when I apply the brakes then stops when the car completely stops. May have a bit of a rattle to it. Any ideas what it cou...
Why Won't The Drivers And Passenger Seat Recline On My 2008 Eclipse Spider
I never had a car where the seats did not recline, but I have one now. Driver AND passenger seat do not recline at all. How is someone supposed to take a road trip like that?