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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fast, fun, topless excitement.

  • Cons

    Heavy torque steer, and small back seat.

  • What's New for 1997

    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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 29
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Whats with all the whining?

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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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Speed

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible

This thing rocks and always will. I have put some money into it, but it is all for speed, so many mods, not enough time. This thing is the best - by far the greatest car ever owned.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

No more wet roofs!

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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!




Take care of your car!!

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I wanted, i got, i'm

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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.




Spyder-conv

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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!



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Full 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

What's New for 1997

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.

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