At least to my eyes, the eclipse spider is one of the best looking cars on the road. The powerful engine, tight transmission, and well-tuned suspension also make it amazingly fun to drive. But this car really comes into its own when you hit the button to automatically retract the top- one test drive with the top down and I was sold. This convertible top is very well designed and allows far more headroom in the rear than does the hardtop eclipse (although legroom in the back is still non-existent unless you push the front seats ALL the way forward). If pure performance was the only goal, I would have gone with the Suburu WRX. But it wasn't and I didn't.
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