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Average User Score
4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
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
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...
How To Remove The Gauge Bezels ?
That darn tpms light (!) on the dash that can only be reset by a mitsu- dealer is a nuisance. I would rather put a small circular piece of black tape over it than to bow down to the almighty dealer...
Where Are The 9 Speakers For The Rochford Fosgate System?
I have a 2008 Spyder and I see the left and right dash speakers, the 1 drivers door and 1 passengers door speaker, the left rear and right rear speaker, and the central rear sub... but where are the o...
2008 gt spyder convertible. whenever im driving with the convertible top is close, the back cover makes a lot of squeaky noises. (not the compartment, noises coming from the convertible back panel cov...
When Car Starts Or Idles Tinny Kind Of Noise Goes Away When Warmed Up But T...
Tinny sound when starts up and is cold noise goes away when warmed up but will happen on and off when driving for a couple of hours but is faint noise anyone know what this could be.