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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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It Has 150,000 Miles The Title Is Clean Never Been Wreck — i like that it doesnt waste much gas and i dislike that is not a gsx but other than that i like everything else the car doesnt give me any problems at all the only time it goes to the shop is to get the oil change and its service thats it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: runs really good and smooth

Cons: needs a paint job

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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All The Girls Want A Ride Like When I Roll Into Town. Everybodys Heads Turn..... — I like everything about my car. the car is flawless it shifts out good inside and out perfect condition. speed. horsepower. color. leather seats.and my aftermarket spoiler. Dont like that it has 162.000 miles on motor.?? but other than that its nice

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: well its got a high performance racing chip, very very fast  tops out at 165 mph. aftermarket American racing rims. low profile wheels lots of extra Good| s...

Cons: it has a small manifold leak. and power antana motor is off track.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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Awesomeness — overall no regrets!!!!!! breaks down on me every here and then but hey i like a challenge i willingly fix it and pride comes with it. never will i buy a non turbod car because of this one lol. its currently not runnin right now but in the meanwhile im building the motor to it and its gonna get a fresh new paint job so its gonna be flawless lookin forward to it being done...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: the turbo

Cons: its so small

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Car Is Fun Fast Safe And Reliable — this cars preformance is the best has a fast acceleration with the weight same with slowing down with the brakes the car can turn on a dime if you want it to. it does need some repairs here n there but the only thing that really will ever need to me fixed is the transission clutch sift linkage. but they do seem to like to collect rust on the strut towers. the appearance on this car is 5star all the way to me... i loved this car since i saw fast and the furious when i was little. interior is a comfortable fit for two people some may not like it but i love it the exterior is just beautiful all the way around. cost of this car was cheap found it on craigslist but the gas tank only needs to be filled about 1 maybe 2 times aweek if you drive it all the time for long distances like i do. even if you beat on it. maintenance is low cost for most of the things some may be a little costly. the fun part bout this car is if your a fast and the furious fan no matter which one of the movies this car fits all those cars in the movies between raceing on drag strips on the roads or on a drift arena.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: this car is the best car ive owned my brother even got a 2003 eclipse cause he loved it that much. i love it so much im buying a 96 mistubishi eclipse gst just like it just alil more built.

Cons: i hate doing the work on the engine and transmission thats all but thats why they make auto shops for others to do it for you.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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My Baby — awesoem, not much maintenance. can inter change most parts with 96-99. Gets good gas miles. I got from 28-32 miles per gallon on highway(speed), 24-26 city. I know my car inside out how close to cm to hitting a car/ how fast to push it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great handling and quick for a stock. I love it, im gonna buy another one and rebuild it

Cons: the room, im a tall dude so when driving like 3 hrs on highway is not that comfortable

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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A Good First Car For The Money (free) — poor acceleration, handling was pretty decent, but tended to wash out in corners. made little squeaks and ticks occasionally. the front spindle broke off one day and the wheel went flying across the road as i was driving, that was fun. decent gas mileage, but less than you would expect from a car this size. looked nice, but was cheaper in look than the higher trim models.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: handled good sometimes

Cons: torque steer galore, lots of understeer in corners, motor always made noises no matter how many times i took it apart

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Good Car For A Mechanic — This car is under a full restoration at this time everything is getting redone. including: new motor, converting from crank to power windows and locks, new front fenders, new side skirts, and a new paint job! Hopefully it'll b driveable by next summer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good on gas

Cons: leaky head gaskets

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Its A Pretty Good Car — It is pretty decent. Accelerates pretty decent and handles decent. It looks pretty sweet which is a plus. Has 18 inch rims on it. Turbo sounds sweet and so does the exhaust. Completly rust free. It could use some work though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its quick

Cons: Its a DSM

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Working Progress — Build Quality: Lots of repairs done, still need a few more. Car Comparisons: Scion TC, Nissan 240sx, Toyota Supra, Honda Civic. bought the eclipse cause it was cheap and working. Performance: Very Great! doesnt shake or require much steering, has some balls. More About My Car: its not stock.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Mystic Shadow Amazing Show Car — Build Quality: amazing fixed all that needed to be fixed and never had to leave he on the side of the road all but once cause of a flat Car Comparisons: 3000gt and egale talon tsi but this one just looked cleaner and runs like it has the turbo already

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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Great Car! By Maria

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

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Awesome Car I Own 2 By Shirl1970

I like everything about these cars. The looks, the power, the 650 watt Rockford Fosgate stereo. There are plenty of aftermarket parts out there too in terms of power adders or looks if that is your th... Read More

2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Awesome By jaydencross18

It has the best handling of any car i have ever owned. The body build and layout is just freaking awesome and the interior is amazingly comfortable too. If i were you i'd go buy this car instead of so... Read More

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Stunning By nate1394

front wheel drive and gets a lot of attention from the cops not enough power for me needs more space in the back big engine but not enough power for me back seat does not have enough space for three p... Read More

Sleek, Yet Flawed By Raarules86

Cosmetically, this car looks nice. I tinted the windows 35% which really adds a sleek looking element to my coupe. My Eclipse was a Automatic so the power wasn't nearly as good as a manual transmissi... Read More

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Pretty Darn Good! By Paul

I like the style of the car and I like the sound. I dislike how it handles in poor weather conditions. Also I dislike how little room there is if you have any company and you cannot haul around really... Read More

It's Freaking Awesome By Adrienne

Awesome car! Great performance. Doesn't drive like it's 3500 lbs. IT'S AWESOME!!!!! And mine looks awesome. You can get an awesome body kit and spoiler from the dealer and custom leather seats. Heck y... Read More

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