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4.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 6 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
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...
How To Eliminate The Xm Band From Showing On The Radio. I.e. Am Fm1 Fm2
i tried the free trial for xm radio and don't really care for it. Problem is, THE RADIO BANDS: AM,FM1,FM2, satellite1,satellite2 show up and I want to eliminate the XM ones. Do I have to live wit...
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?
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