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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RSReview
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Fun Fun Fun! — Very sexy! It corners very well and for a non-turbo has plenty of power. However... cops love it as well...

Pros: Low, fast, tight, smooth, nimble, sexy...

Cons: Not a turbo... yet...

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T TurboReview
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Fast And Fun! — It is a great car for not too much money, although theyre hard to find in good condition the extra effort is worth the results. The car performs great just off of the lot, but putting in minor upgrades can up the performance for pretty cheap! Definatly a real head turner, do not buy one if you dont like people constantly looking at your car.

Pros: Fast, fun, drives great, a real head turner!

Cons: Transmission problems will most likely occur somewhere down the line.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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Looks Good From The Outside. — I like this car alot, but one thing that I have noticed is the reliability. No problems with the engine/transmission what-so-ever but the battery is not so reliable. It's probably because my subwoofers draw so much power that it kills my battery. The car is lowered so much that it scrapes on everything and I had to spend $1200 getting new suspension in the front. The oil filter sits extremely low due to an adapter put on by the previous owners for an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, and the oil filter would scrape and get holes in it. That problem is fixed now. The car is great all around but a few minor problems lead me to believe that a Honda would be a better option. I always regret getting rid of my Ford Focus.

Pros: Looks great. Drives and handles corners excellent, but I'm sure any car that is lowered would do the same. Engine is very strong and reliable.

Cons: Too low, it limits where I can drive....even through town. Speed bumps are hell.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RSReview
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Sporty And Fun — Great car for anyone single. Awesome on gas. Interior is pretty spacious in the front, not so much the back. Alot of trunk space. I love the way everything wrapped around the driver and was in quick reach. If you as a short throw shifter it makes a big difference in the acceleration. The one drawback i had was the steering. Not a good radius.

Pros: Great gas, Awesome environment for the driver. Great if short shifter is installed. Bumpers will take a beating.

Cons: Not a good taxi.  Sucky turn radius.  Huge blind spot in the back rear corner.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T TurboReview
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Dsm — The car is very nice, but DSM's are very difficult to work on. The turbo spools at about 2500 rpm and it sounds amazing. There are plenty of parts out there to help you make it yours, but not a lot needs to be done.

Pros: Turbo.  Decent mpg and relatively cheap to maintain.

Cons: Hard to work on.  Crankwalk.  In my opinion the stock appearance isn't all too great.

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T TurboReview
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First Car — This was my first car, Began modifying the intake an exhaust etc. Eventually had every performance bolt on there was. loved it, very efficient little car. eventually outgrew it when I can no longer get traction in 3rd.

Pros: Good starter car, strong aftermarket, easy to modify. bang for buck in its price range, loves boost

Cons: Traction becomes an issue in the 400hp range

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T TurboReview
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It Was Fun... — I had an auto tranny in my 97' and it held up fairly well considering the amount of power the car put out on a mostly stock 7 bolt. I blew the motor after reaching around 300hp and a bad tune. The car looked amazing and was a blast to drive especially on the interstate with a decent sized turbo and cams. I loved this car and hated when it was totalled and I ended up with a 95.

Pros: Looks gorgeous and overall performs surprisingly well

Cons: It's a dsm...it will never be all that reliable

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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Crunked — Rebuilt the motor and primered it... ran fine for 7 months then went to take a corner and the power steering gave out and i hit a chevy blazer... Cant fix it the frame is BENT.... currently lookin for a new whip to play with :)

Pros: good on gas

Cons: just old and had problems...

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RSReview
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I Love My Car! — my car is the best..when i get money i am going to give it a paint job and a better tint job

Pros: It is fast and reliable

Cons: It is really low to the ground so it scrapes a lot if you are not careful

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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo AWDReview
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Fast And Furious — Got 230000 miles out of my Betty Sue, it was a thrill when it first came out, taught me the meaning of 'joy ride'. If you take care of it, it should last you a long time, I did regular maintenace, using full synth oil three times a year and premium fuel. I only put on minor modifications like a K&N air filter and Blitz blow off value. There was turbo lag I noticed during it's latter years. The last three years I noticed the panelling falling apart and other interior items seemed to be made of cheap material. The AWD was nice in the winter and rain. Overall it was a fun car to drive and had some good times with it. Always a crowd pleaser. I will miss it.

Owner for 11 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:22,000

Pros: Aggressive styling, fun ride, good times, fast, AWD

Cons: Quality of interior parts not very good, fuel injector issues,

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

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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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