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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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse....switch To Convertible Top Does Not Work

when I press on the switch it does not light up...windows do not come down...and top will not open or close...Please help...I cannot find the switch in the trunk to make sure it is not on manual... ...

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Issue With Convertible Top On 2007 Eclipse Spyder

After closing the top successfully, once car is put into gear, the light flashes and warning sound is heard, indicating the top is not up all the way. I cant get it to turn off. Any ideas, am I doin...

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