by Tbird-eclipse on May 18, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
There are a lot of whiny people on here, it's 13 years old people. This is a great car. Mine has 129,000 miles and has giving me NO ISSUES at all expect for water pump, that's it. Very fast, very sporty, incredible gas mileage for the power and lets out, and a beautiful design that still looks great compared with other ugly bubble but cars today. Glad I bought it, it turns heads everywhere I go and have had many random strangers tell me they want my car. The only other car that competes and I would buy would be a 1993-1995 Ford Thunderbird Sports Coupe but it doesn't come as a convertible so would have to convert it which I'm considering doing.
by oceangirl on Apr 2, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
Hi everyone, Wanna know how to stop the leaks? go to Walmart, in the camping section there is waterproofer, it cost 4 dollars...it has an orange top on the can...spray your car two times...no more driving in the rain.... The car rocks!
by convoyman on Jan 29, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
This car has been such a blast! With improved engine mods and meticulous care, this car is over 130k mi. and still running strong. I've never had any mechanical problems with the car in the year that I've owned it. Not only has it been reliable from getting from A to B, but fun getting there! The power added from a bigger turbo, intercooler, blow off valve, fuel injectors, air filter and exhaust will pin you in your seat and have everyone watching as you do it. So many mods are available, but body mods aren't needed- the car looks great as is.
by BGD82 on Nov 4, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
I've put about 40,000 miles since I bought my Eclipse Spyder GS-T used with 113,000 miles in 06/03. In the last year and a half, I've had to replace the passenger window track twice (it's broken again, haven't yet fixed it), had about 3 or 4 check engine light occurrences, a horrible problem with thick blue smoke from the tailpipe while idling, horribly- rattling doors, a roof that badly leaks through the back window and the A-pillars, a radio that's never worked (CD player & changer in trunk work fine), and an antenna that won't go all the way down. I shouldn't have bought a car with so many miles, but I wanted one badly at the time. Now, I'm trying to sell it.
by Spyder1 on Oct 13, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
Fun to drive but will not stay
together. Since I brough the car the
sparkpulg wires have burned through
causing it to run bad. Sparkplugs
foul out fast. Top leaks: Plastic
glued onto the on metal piller came
loose, rubber boot ripped, back window
stiching came loose and as expected it
to leak around windows. Other issues
elastic strap on top failed and bent
support bars (ripped rubber boot).
This is an issue with this model and a
kit ($200 a side)is available. The
outside drivers door handle was broken
by a five year old trying to get in.
This again was a know problem for this
car. Replacement part (black) runs
$42 add $50 painting, & $150 labor. I
Plan on selling this car!
The 1997 Spyder gets revised front and rear styling. Antilock brakes are now available on the GS model. Two new exterior colors, new seat fabrics and a new interior color combination round out the changes.