by rickyjames on Oct 12, 2012 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
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!!
by atsxo on Jun 22, 2012 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 :)
by marcyjp on Feb 14, 2012 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.
by jeremy_ca5h on Sep 21, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible
I bought it for $700 as a replacement of my Suburban as a daily driver. Gets decent fuel economy if you don't drive aggressively. Mine needs some cosmetic work since the previous owner did a little damage to it. Engine has 150,000 miles and still runs solid. It passed smog (California) with no issues. It is definitely fun to drive and not bad for a 13+ year old car. I am mechanically inclined so I may not complain if I have minor issues that others may perceive as a bad thing. Every car has issues if not taken care of properly. Oh and I have a good mechanic available for help with troubleshooting.
by brittanynicole on Jan 30, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible
Worst car I have ever driven! I hate it. It caused me more trouble than any car I have ever known. Do not buy it. All Mitsubishi's suck, everyone that I know that owns one has a lot of problems with it. First my convertable roof top leaked. It leaked so much it felt like there wasn't even a roof there. Because of this, it molded my seats and floor boards. Parts randomly fall off. Part of my body kit fell off, door handle has fallen off twice, key hole fell through the door, plastic parts inside fell off or broke, etc. Now, at barely 120K miles, transmission goes out. Battery sucks. Timing belt squeals alllll the time, replaced it 7 times, still no change. CD player went out too. CRAP CAR!!!
by Mrs. Puglisi on May 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible
K, Enough about this ride being a chick magnet! I'm a chick and I drive this thing! I'm not the typical type of girl, though, No car accidents! It's a sporty, fast car! Still have to see if my 2 toddlers would fit in it! This is the type of car that I've always wanted and at 25, I got it, WOOP WOOP! Sorry to all the suckas who have to get a car to try and get girls. Better luck at a bar!
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.