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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse SpyderReview
William writes:
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Poor visibility out rear window. Not laden down with power

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT SpyderReview
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Very Well Made, Top Electric With Glass Rear Electric Defroster, — car sits a little too low to ground for ME !!! wide turning radius Bad , great gas mileage 29hwy@70mph !! , low cost for vehicle repairs , great looks, braking/ acceleration great, handling good, i drive mostly hwy long runs, radio sounds great even with top down !!, tilt wheel/ cc is a must, ALL must have rear glass removable defroster window,

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: mileage 27 city 29 hwy(70mph), looks great , comfort driving LONG distances, very LOW maintenance costs, good acceleration, new brakes great, driving fun great with top down

Cons: turning radius wide

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT SpyderReview
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Meh — mine got awful gas mileage, performance was awful, was a decent looking car, loved the convertible top, dont miss this car at all....was an expensive car without alot of the perks. would never buy another one. Have a great day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: convertible

Cons: awful gas mileage

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT SpyderReview
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I Would Love To Go All The Way With This Car, But Want To Buy An Evo Eventually — Car has been modified. Engine makes around 245hp now, and gas mileage averages between 23 in town to 34 on the freeway (if 100% hwy miles). Gorgeous bodywork, Lots of fun to dirve. Needs more work before Im completely satisfied

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

Pros: Lots of fun, turns heads, easy to turn into something unique

Cons: Expensive to seriously modify and be competitive with

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse SpyderReview
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My 05 Spyder Review —

I bought my UV blue pearl Spyder GT in August 05 and have only recently broken 50k miles on it. I haven't had a single problem yet-a real testiment to the reliability of these cars compared to the 2nd generation Eclipse. Regarding performance, which is often complained about when comparing the old v.s. the new, is not a beast but the engine and clutch are very smooth and the power that the engine does make comes on in a very linear fashion, and unlike other convertibles made at the same time or near the same cost as the Eclipse Spyder, the engine actually produces a good amount of torque throughout the powerband and one need not rev the engine up to 6k or more in order to feel a surge. In my car, I have improved it performance with several modifications that I have done including intake, exhaust, manifold/throttle body phenolic kit, ignition work and an ECU reflash allowing the car to make around 245hp. I have also swapped out lighter rims and better tires and taken some weight off (Spyders are heavier compared to other convertibles). Now the car is very fun to drive. When the top down there is very little wind buffetting and on a 100% freeway trip, I have actually managed to get 33.5 mpg from the V6. Very impressive indeed. My only complaints are several creaks, and rattles that are heard in the cabin from time to time, the brakes could have been better as mine didn't come with ABS standard, the shifter could have been a little less notchy and interior could have been a little better. I would recommend this car to a friend if they wanted a car that will turn heads and is enjoyable to to drive along with being reliable and not costing a fortune to fill up or maintain. If you plan on modifying the car, there are very few forced induction options and if you are in an area with emissions testing, it is a difficult sell due to the fact that all models made after 2001 came with california emissions specifications (2 precats, and 1 main catalytic converter that choke exhaust flow), it will be impossible to run street legal headers. Your best bet is to do the same mods that I did along with a mild nitrous setup and reduce weight and enjoy a car that has potential to hit 60 in less than 6.5 seconds and run low 14's in the 1/4 mile. Like I said, its not a racecar but can be a blast to drive regardless.

Pros: Smooth clutch and engine, reliable, mpg, torquey compared to other rivals, low wind buffetting with top down, and the fact that it really turns heads.

Cons: Interior (not bad, but not great either), brakes, could be lighter (3276 lbs for 05 GT), less interior noise, and expensive to modify.

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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse SpyderReview
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Its A Great Car To Have Exspecially In The Summer. — It is black with a convertable top. It can be driven in manual or automatic. Is not the fastest car in the world but will get the job done. Will have twenties on it soon.

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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Review By Guru9X9XJG

It’s an older car with that you have issues that will come up. Noting that you can not fix. But over all it’s a solid car. Read More

Review By Yvensson

Fantastic body lines, a lot of car for the money. And exquisite exotic car presence at a budget friendly price. Read More

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Review By Guru9V8XSQ

Handles great. Quick speed. Just fun especially with the convertible Read More

Review By Guru9VHL96

Too many miles for the price. I love the eclipse but too many miles for that price. Read More

2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Reviews

Review By sean

I love this car it is fun easy to drive. Read More

Nice Car, For Someone Who Only Needs Something Small And Sporty, And Has A Garage To Keep It In. By Lisa

Pretty good power with the V6 engine. Hasn't needed much in repairs other than regular maintenance and upkeep, aside from a leaking rear window (notorious Spyder flaw for this generation from what I... Read More

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