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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 8 reviews
As the convertible version of the Eclipse coupe, the Spyder aims at the middle of the sport-convertible market and provides a sporty driving experience with compliant suspension for comfortable long-distance cruising.
The GS model comes underpowered with a 2.4-liter inline four. Stepping up to the GT trim brings a potent 260-hp V6, which can do 0-60 in about 7 seconds. Both trims come with a power-operated convertible top. Two transmission choices are available: a six-speed manual or five-speed Sportronic automatic that allows manual shifting.
The top folds out of sight in about 19 seconds under a flush-fitting powered tonneau cover. Constructed out of cloth, not vinyl as on some cars in this price range, the top gives a speedster appearance to the Eclipse. A full headliner incorporated into an anti-ballooning design provides a quiet coupe-like feeling with the top up at highway speed. The glass rear window incorporates a defroster.
Three available color schemes add to the attractive interior layout. A leather-wrapped steering wheel incorporates audio-system controls. The high-back bucket seats are Mitsubishi rally-car inspired. Both Spyder trims feature a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo system with an in-dash 6-CD/MP3-playback-capable changer.
This heavy sports convertible sits on a chassis shared with the Galant sedan and the Endeavor SUV. Yet while reviewers complain of the coupe's SUV-like turning radius, they enjoy its handling through twisting sections of roadway. Mitsubishi has made a good compromise between the taut handling of a two-seat sports car and the more yielding suspension of a four-seat family-sedan-based convertible.
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Questions
Issue With Convertible Top On 2007 Eclipse Spyder
After closing the top successfully, once car is put into gear, the light flashes and warning sound is heard, indicating the top is not up all the way. I cant get it to turn off. Any ideas, am I doin...
How To Fix The Convertible Top Of A 2008 Eclipse Spyder
I did the "reset" turn off and on..etc. that finally got the motors to work and the windows to go down when trying to open top, but it's not grabbing somewhere to open is there a way to fix this...let...
My 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Top Won't Go Down
It worked perfectly then all the sudden it beeps 3 times then long beeps like it's not latched up but it is what can I do to fix it.
2008 Mitsubishi Spyder Convertible Top Reset
The top was down when auto part store replaced the battery on my 2008 Spyder GS. Now the top doesn't close. The open and close buttons and lights work as usual and the fuse is intact. How can I r...
Stereo System Display Not Showing Channels Or Connecting To Sirus
I have a 2008 mitsubishi eclipse spyder. My car stereo system was working just fine and then one day the top display stopped working and I can no longer connect to sirus radio. The regular radio stati...