2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview

Eclipse Spyder

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4.25 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Emotes The Speed And Feel Of A "drive By The Seat Of Your Pants" Experience... In Comfort. by maxymilan
 — The Eclipse Spyder GT is not the fastest car on the road or even in its class, but what prompts me to give it 5 stars in performance is that when driving it... you really feel like your driving a very... Read More
Sporty But Practical by Megan
 — Great practical - minus the soft top. Fuel efficant and sporty to the max. Great acceleration for a 4 cyl, It has no rattles and a great sturdy top. The stock System is amazing. Fun car to drive - ... Read More
Sweet Car~~~ by Patty
 — Nice car, fun to drive, looks awesome.Great on Gas; has an awesome sounds system. Back seat not big enough for adults. Turning radius isn't has good as it should be; my husbands Durango turns better.... Read More

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview

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Based on 8 reviews

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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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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...

1,083 views with 7 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

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...

142 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

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.

342 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

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...

338 views with 6 answers (last answer 10 months ago)

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...

137 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)