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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

   
 
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 141 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    One of the best top-down cruisers being sold this year.

  • Cons

    Rear seat is little more than a parcel shelf. And as in all front-wheel drive vehicles, beware the understeer!

  • What's New for 1998

    Eclipse Spyder GS gets air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player and wheel locks. The Spyder GS-T is now flashier than ever before…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (24 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible

Bought a GS automatic transmission Spyder version with 47,000 miles in Nov 2011, in beautiful glossy shape inside and out by the original owner who had kept it as a garaged weekend toy. At purchase it idled rough and would tend to die on startup, replaced the ECU with a $200 EBay replacement unit taken from an identical junker. All plastic door handle also had been previously broken off and superglued back in place, I snapped it back off almost immediately, replaced it with blister-packed unit from Autozone (that says something) reinforced by an aftermarket metal reinforcement kit. Changed out the timing belt (you don't want it to break from age) and WOW - ONE FUN CAR FOR A YEAR NOW!!




Love mine!

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible

i absolutely love my spyder. i bought it in august 2010 as an 18th birthday present to myself for college. Black paint, black top, 80K miles - are you kidding me!? i HAD to have it! I've had mitsu's in the past, i know they usually require a decent amount of attention. so as soon as i bought it, i replaced the top, tires, radiator, brakes, clutch, clutch masters, and numerous other things. have had no problems with it. it's at about 112K, and the timing belt is in about to be replaced, as well as the engine/trans mounts.. i will not hesitate to say that this car is not for everybody. interior is small, it needs TLC, and things break on it, just like all cars. very happy with my spyder :)



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1998 red hot mitsubishi eclipse

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible

I bought my Eclipse in October of 1998 and have loved driving it whenever I get the chance to take it out. I love to throw the top down turn up the stereo and let this car take me wherever I am going. I have 128,000 miles on my eclipse and it looks like the day I brought it home! This car is a real eye catcher. I was pulled over and the office didn't believe that I had given him the right insurance card so he asked for the card for the new car, I told him it had 98,000 mile on it and he still had to look at the odometer. No problems just maintain it. I still have the original exhaust and everything! My kids and their friends have always loved riding in it too.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

What's New for 1998

Eclipse Spyder GS gets air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD player and wheel locks. The Spyder GS-T is now flashier than ever before thanks to standard 16-inch chrome-plated alloy wheels. All models have a fresh black interior appearance with gray cloth.

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