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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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I Love It — i love this car!! havent gotten to drive it much, just a couples rides around the block , were still tuning it.. i bought this car for 1250 with a blown head. this car is fun to drive for only being able to drive it for a block

Pros: sleek style

Cons: if it is coming at you !

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Craves Attention — This car started out as a GS. I installed a T3/T4 turbo and did a few more upgrades. This car was my college project. It definately has some electrical issues, but I have heard that most of these issues are usual in Mitsubishi's. It rattles and squeeks like crazy! it gets around 25 mpg. It is very comfortable and it is a beautiful car. It has had almost everything serious replaced and for the life of me i can't get the AC to work. It seems once I get one problem fixed another one pops up. If you need a long project, and have alot of money this car is for you!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very beautiful curves, smooth ride

Cons: Very high maintenance

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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My Car — its just a car got just about 160,000 miles on it and its been pretty reliable for as bad as i beat on it ,i like driving it. it is only the second car i ever owned and its stick shift

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its still nice for its age

Cons: its in for repairs at the moment

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Review
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Buy It...now. — Handles like a charm..love shifting through the gears and hearing my car speak to me! The only two things trhat need repairs are the passenger side window and the muffler gasket. Looks like the sexy beast it is. and this car is the BEST thing to drive around in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: custom sound? Heck yeah!

Cons: trying to fit people in the back seat is a bad idea.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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Fun And Fast For A Good Price — Performance is very good make you want to add more stuff to it, can be cramp in the back seat, sexy look, cheap if you work and give an average of 270 MPG, pull very strong and make you want to step on the gas.

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

Pros: Everything

Cons: If u dont love car or is lazy doning maintenance dont buy one

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWD Review
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Dont Get One Unless You Know How To Work On Cars, And Im Talking You Understand Tuning/power — Performance: 300 AWHP Build Quality: Its a DSM... Appearance: Not too bad for a 12 year old car that has had ignorant people hit it on multiple occasions Cost of Ownership: mpg depends on boosting or not... again its a dsm! Fun Factor: This thing makes power really easily and can be a blast to drive, as long as you can look past the need to repair stuff and you know how to tune/build a car properly!

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

Pros: Its got wicked capabilities

Cons: The repair bills and the need to do more to it constantly!

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo Review
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Eclipse Gst — This car is a lot of fun. The turbo pulls hard and has so many options for upgrade-ability. I think it handles well. I have a sport suspension on it. I havent had to fix too much. Just the usual stuff with a car with 130000 miles on it. The turbo is starting to go bad so im starting my engine rebuild/ turbo upgrade. It gets good gas mileage although it is pretty hard not to push the engine to higher rpms because its so fun. I would definitely recommend the car the car. It is a blas to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive. Reliable. Great performance.

Cons: Eventually you will have to replace the turbo. But nothing car specific.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Great Car — First thing, How much stuff is available to customize it. It has a great sporty look to it. The tail lights are different. Its very easy for a do it your self jobs, everything can be taken off and replaced very easyily

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty, Fun to Drive, and good on gas

Cons: If you buy used, make sure all the parts are there first...

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Gas Saver — good acceleration, brakes and handling i need to repaint mine going with solid black umm.. hand brake is fun power sliding drifting all that good stuff, interior is easy to clean and confertible, 25 mpg town 32 mpg highway, so i say get it

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

Pros: good acceleration

Cons: nothing

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Review
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Eclipse — Car was extreamly good on gas, best handling car I owned due to it's ride hieght, The motor was beat on the car when I bought it so I can't say much, It's very attractive and the Interior space is actually worse than it''s predecessor, atleast the back seat is, the trunk space is better, the wheel base is a little wider. Overall the car is a good daily driver, but the suspension and the motor lacked in the durability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Apperance and handling

Cons: Weak wheel bearings, weak motor, door handles are chinzy

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Great Car! By Maria

This is an awesome car that is very fun to drive. I feel very safe while driving it, but I have a hard time backing up. This little car can definitely hold it's own when it goes against stronger cars.... Read More

2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Decent Fun Commuter Car By Johnny_Blaze

Good commuter car, but a bit underpowered. Not what you want to haul kids or groceries. Looking to get another car to do those things and commute to work. Not a bad choice for someone looking for a... Read More

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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