2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview


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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Overview

Style, power, and weight mark the latest version of the fourth-generation Eclipse. The styling change that appeared in 2006 turned the Eclipse into a design-award-winning, sleek hatchback coupe. Three new colors are available in 2008.

The coupe comes standard with an underpowered 162-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline four. The optional 3.8-liter, 263-hp V6 adds wheel-spinning, torque-steering power to the front-wheel-drive Eclipse and provides plenty of low-end punch. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or a five-speed Sportronic that permits manual shifting.

Weighing in at nearly 3,500 pounds, however, puts the damper on any sports-car agility for this very sporty looking coupe. Further discouraging sports-car athleticism, the Eclipse sits on the same platform as the Galant sedan and the Endeavor SUV. Reviewers fault its SUV-like turning radius, yet they find it provides a reasonable amount of fun in the twisties.

Set up by Mitsubishi for a comfortable ride, the Eclipse provides a satisfactory long-distance touring experience. The front seats are comfortable, but the back seats remain cramped. Overall, the interior features good quality materials and a great optional stereo system. The Eclipse features a six-airbag safety system.

On the GS trim, standard equipment includes all the amenities and a number of performance additions like the V6, bigger vented disc brakes, 18-inch alloys, and traction control. Sunroof and stereo packages are some of the options.

For those looking for a stylish, sporty-looking coupe that provides comfortable long-distance cruising, the Eclipse warrants consideration.


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    Bonnie Bearden


    Had the head redone on car and when I crank it has a knock and oil light comes on its full of oil

    0 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
    Matthew Bernier

    Mitsubishi Eclipse 08 Gt V6 Terrible Grinding Squealing Noise.

    My car is making a loud metal on metal squeal/grind at random times. It is coming directly between the front left and right drive shaft, and it happens randomly. I know it is not a belt, because it o...

    358 views with 10 answers (last answer 9 months ago)
    Bambi LaGoy

    My Ac Doesn't Seem To Be Working In My 2007 Eclipse, But The Light Doesn't ...

    My AC doesn't work in my 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. However, it does not blink like other people say. On level one it shows green, but blows no air at all. Level 2-4 it does not light up green, ...

    440 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

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    Bummpers, kits, radios, speaker, systems

    42 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

    2 Clutchs In 38000km!!!

    Backround Stock Clutch went at 36,000kms. <----shouldnt happen but. Replaced it "Spec" Performance Clutch with "Fidanza" flywheel Made funny sounds only when clutch pedal was up. and smelt like it was...

    50 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 years ago)