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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse-spyder - Consumer Reviews

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I'm a chick with an awesome car!
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By Mrs. Puglisi
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible


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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!


Favorite Features

Exterior, Convertible, Comfortable!


Suggested Improvements

More room in back, but what can you ask for with a speedster!


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Fast but not furious
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By jimbo
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible


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I bought the car with 57k miles on it - hasn't even had it's first timing belt change - from the second owner. I thoroughly enjoy the car, and it is quite quick. I would not call it "fast", but it does move pretty darn good!


Favorite Features

5-speed, convertible top, turbo


Suggested Improvements

better speakers - front door ones are broken.


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This Car is great only if maintained!
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By Aznsensation90
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible


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This vehicle is amazing on the road it looks great, runs fast for a 4 cylinder, and has great fuel economy. The car can pick up speeds up to 100 MPH on a slow rise it'll do great if you hit it in 4 seconds your going to destroy your engine. In stop-n-go traffic it's beast. If your young and you drive one of these babies then people will give you dirty looks, but that's to be expected. This car can turn sour quickly so maintenance is key and it's not as expensive as people might think if you do it about every month.


Favorite Features

Sound system blue lights hit when bass hits. Smooth ride even at high mileage just use 10W-40. Attract attention even if from police just pay attention to speed! Can take a beating from long drives from Virginia to Pittsburgh. Best in fuel economy! Red color looks sexy!


Suggested Improvements

The top is a problem, but keep up with problem such as leaks. Keep on eye on oil because after high mileage it tends to leak or burn off fast so keep a good liter of spare oil in the trunk. The trunk likes to smack you on the head if your not expecting it. Door handles


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Is the back seat still wet?
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By e.clip-sa!
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible


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I love driving this car! People always compliment it, and want to ride.


Favorite Features

It's cute and small :) plus a convertible and 2 door. sporty yet not super expensive


Suggested Improvements

figure out new way to make the top. mine also leaks in corners and at back window, back floorboard is molding (yuck!) And had to replace the transmission, was told later by a few other owners they had to as well.. now I have to buy a new top :/


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Super Fun.
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By xctpx
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible


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The car is amazingly fun to drive, and I've got friends asking for rides all the time. Only problem with it, as far as the ride goes, is that the suspension is very tight. For a little four-cylinder, non-turbo, it's got amazing kick. There's one problem with this car, and it's absolutely huge, almost a deal-breaker, and it's the top quality. Top leaks like no other in a rainstorm, flooding the rear top cavity, creating standing water. Car smells nasty afterwards. Upholstery has wonderful endurance from the water damage, though, and still looks fantastic. Also, top goes down hesitantly with some startling clicking, and needs a little help to get started going back up. Probably the motor.


Favorite Features

Pure fact that it is a convertible, great kick for a 4-cylinder, wonderful gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Top design, plain and simple. It's just unreliable.


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