2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview

As the convertible version of the Eclipse coupe, the Spyder aims at the middle of the sport-convertible market and provides a sporty driving experience with compliant suspension for comfortable long-distance cruising.

The GS model comes underpowered with a 2.4-liter inline four. Stepping up to the GT trim brings a potent 260-hp V6, which can do 0-60 in about 7 seconds. Both trims come with a power-operated convertible top. Two transmission choices are available: a six-speed manual or five-speed Sportronic automatic that allows manual shifting.

The top folds out of sight in about 19 seconds under a flush-fitting powered tonneau cover. Constructed out of cloth, not vinyl as on some cars in this price range, the top gives a speedster appearance to the Eclipse. A full headliner incorporated into an anti-ballooning design provides a quiet coupe-like feeling with the top up at highway speed. The glass rear window incorporates a defroster.

Three available color schemes add to the attractive interior layout. A leather-wrapped steering wheel incorporates audio-system controls. The high-back bucket seats are Mitsubishi rally-car inspired. Both Spyder trims feature a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo system with an in-dash 6-CD/MP3-playback-capable changer.

This heavy sports convertible sits on a chassis shared with the Galant sedan and the Endeavor SUV. Yet while reviewers complain of the coupe's SUV-like turning radius, they enjoy its handling through twisting sections of roadway. Mitsubishi has made a good compromise between the taut handling of a two-seat sports car and the more yielding suspension of a four-seat family-sedan-based convertible.

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    Devin Starr
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    Convertible Top

    The top goes open and down with no leaks when i drive the car or it rains. The thing still beeps when I drive. How can I temporarily stop the beeping until I can fix it ?

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    trlrtrsh2
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    Why Does The Throttle Oscillate When I Press The Gas Pedal.

    I recently had the clutch, pressure plate and throw-out bearing replaced. Also replaced both axles and the rear engine/transmission mount. The car drove fine afterwards for almost two weeks. I drove...

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    Jarred Cook
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    Soft Top

    I have an 08 eclipse Spyder. My top is stuck halfway in the air. I know there is a way to reset the system by pushing the open and close buttons simultaneously but can't recall how to do it. Could...

    12 views with no answers yet
    Ashley Humpherys
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    2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - Top Opens Half Way Then Gets Stuck, It Won...

    I have a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and the top will open half way and then get stuck. I can't get it to finish opening the rest of the way or to close back up. It literally turns into a sail on...

    32 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
    Stephen Mayo
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    Ihave A '08 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Gs And Wanna Add A Turbo, Can Someone...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)