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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTSReview
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Is A Very Good Car, Speedy, Comfortable And Good Looking. —

Is my wife's car (85K miles). I drive a Scion tc (at 78K miles) and an Explorer. So a comparison! (Not to the Explorer, duh!) Performance - Acceleration (4 speed automatic) is a shade over 7 seconds and thus about the same as my tc (stick). Eclipse is faster to around 35 in 1st gear but 2nd is criminally slow to 60, in fact the Eclipse automatic should have been a 5 speed automatic and it would have been much faster. Why would they do that! Scion is faster from 40 to 60 and appears to be faster in overtaking as my manual transmission can kick down much faster than the auto in the Eclipse, unless you use manual option. Braking is more powerful in the tc than the eclipse and feels more connected to the driver. Eclipse feels more planted in corners than the tc because of lower body roll, but I feel more safe taking corners faster in the tc as it feels more nimble and connected to the road, i.e. the eclipse is softer and does not communicate as much info to the driver. Eclipse has a quiet and silky smooth V6 which effortlessly reaches the speed you want to go, while the tc, being a 4 banger is loud and relatively graceless and you have to work the gears. Eclipse drives smoother. Build Quality - My tc is 5 years old and has required no maintenance outside of scheduled maintenance, however, there are rattles in the tailgate (common with tailgates). My wifes eclipse has only been in her possession a year and will require some accessory belt adjustment as it squeals sometimes during acceleration, hopefully nothing else. Rear tailgate does not rise or fall properly, so the lift canisters will need to be replaced (inexpensive). It has a problem with the passenger side window which is addressed in a technical service bulletin provided by Mitsubishi (the previous owner did not sort it out), other than this, no problems. I would estimate that the tc, being a toyota, will outlast the eclipse, however the eclipse is a very solid car. Appearance - Both cars look good, I like both equally. Our eclipse is maroon and the paint has lasted very well, no problems, looks as good as new ... why is it that some eclipses look old before their time ... I sometimes see the matte red ones and they look old ... the maroon/burgundy pearl finish seems timeless, as does the silver. Interior of the scion is better executed than the eclipse with the exception of the seats; the scion has cloth cheapass seats and the eclipse good leather ones with lumbar support. Interior of the eclipse is good though. Eclipse has very poor rear seat room. Cost of Ownership - Insurance about the same. Eclipse requires premium fuel and yields 25mpg, while the scion sips regular fuel and yields 28mpg. Maintenance is probably similar, but work outside of regular schedule will most likely be more expensive on the eclipse V6. Residual value is perhaps just in favor of the scion. 2005 tc about $11.5K rtl ($9.5K private) (19K new, inc. options). 2003 eclipse gts auto about $11.5K rtl (9.5K private) (25K new). KBB is a bit dubious though, if this is true then the gts holds it's own against the tc in residual value. Fun Factor- Eclipse is fun to drive, and would have been more fun if my wife had driven a stick ... lol! It is what it was designed to be, a grand tourer. It is no RSX-S, but then it is a more comfortable ride with a smooth engine. I bet the eclipse is faster off the line than the type s, even if not to 60. 2003-05 Eclipse gts is a good car. If you want one, I would opt for one with a manual transmission and in a good color. Be sure to get one from a reputable retailer or someone with the car history ... a lot of folk might have razzed theirs. Anyways, my wife loves her eclipse, probably as much as I would love my car if I had an Aston Martin DBS!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Silky smooth engine and transmission.

Cons: Auto has only 4 gears. Why?!!!

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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Fun To Drive But Wont Hold Up Under Any Abuse — this car is in some cases good but most are crappy this car breaks down like every other week on me and it cost toooooo dang much to get it fixed.. it handles really good and looks awsome but over all the car is a piece of crap!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun to take on  curvy roads handles really good for stock

Cons: its a stratus with a mitsu body on it wont hold up to any abuse at all!

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTSReview
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Yay..? — Acceleration is good for engine size which makes it fun to drive. Does pretty decent on gas. Mine has a LOT of miles for a 2003, and so the suspension has a lot of squeaks. The interior is a little bit plastic-y feeling, but overall nice for the price you pay. Overall good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks &  fun

Cons: not the best in snow (not the worst either)

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTReview
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My Gt — My first ever new car.Handles great ,drives nice and stops on a dime.Have had this car from day 1 and have not had any maintenance issues at all. It is starting to show it,s age a little with a little wind noise on the drivers door and a few interior squeaks nothing major that can't easily be fixed.Fuel milage depends on how I drive it really. One week of going to and from work stop and go and it gets in the upper 20's straight interstate driving on vacation the lower 30's. Overall it's a fun car to drive definitly gives ou a very sporty feel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i'm the only owner so I know how it's been driven

Cons: don't like the styling on my factory wheels but that's fixable

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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A To B Car... Doesn't Play Nicely. — It is the worst Eclipse generation ever. Especially the GS. Drum brakes in the rear? Really? Disc technology is that hard to come by? RPM gap between 1st and 2nd gear is 2500? Those Synchros hate me. Mitsubishi lost so much money on this car on warranty work that they tried to screw me outta mine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: If you enjoy seeing dudes trying to check you out until they realize you are a man.

Cons: Avoid the Manual Transmission Model

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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3g Eclipse — I never realized how much I liked it until it was gone. I would've preferred the GT with a v6 instead of the 4 cylinder but it was still a pretty fun car to drive. It was a 5 speed manual also which made it all the more fun. I never ran into any problems with it. The car looked beautiful too.

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

Pros: Looks good and its pretty fun to drive

Cons: it was a GS

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse — I have really put a lot of effort into my car. Needs some work now but overall I love it. Custom painted interior, double den indash touch-screen dvd player, new speakers and subwoofers. And now I just need to put in the new stage 2 clutch

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

Pros: Its quick and I like the body styling

Cons: Wish it was turbo

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTReview
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Not Bad, But Not A Race Car. — I really like the car, it turns heads for sure. It's not the fastest car on the block and the 6 cylinders are harder to boost. If you want a straight-line car that can get under 14s without putting out much cash, stick with a Mustang or other rear-wheel drive car. If you're looking for something to take some corners, shell out the grand or two and you'll be set.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Looks good, turns some heads, great online community.

Cons: Gas milage on the 6 isn't the best.

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSReview
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Good — Good acceleration. It has techtronic, which makes it a fun automatic or manual trans. the high speed feel of the car is great. it handles very well at all speeds and in any weather. Mine has a nice stock Spoiler. VERY NICE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast

Cons: back seat space, but who cares about my passengers!!!

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTReview
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Pretty Sweet — Pretty sweet. Would deff buy one... lots of power, comfortable, sun roof is the best, shifts nice, not too expensive to own, fuel efficient, this car is a very fun, and cool car to drive. I look to buy one in the near future...

Pros: Everything

Cons: The interior is a little tight considering I'm 6'6''

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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

Review By Mario

Is my dream car I love 4g eclipse I say this 4g value is 4.500 dollars is beautiful car Read More

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

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