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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

  • A fun drop top, but those seeking real performance should look elsewhere.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling, V6 power in GT trim, easy-to-use convertible top, wind buffeting kept to a minimum.

  • Cons

    Uninspired interior design, intolerable rear seats, side airbags and antilock brakes are available only on GTS model.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new, higher-performance Eclipse joins the lineup. Dubbed the GTS, its 3.0-liter V6 boasts 210 horses and a number of luxury features…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (74 total reviews)


2003 mit spyder convertable gs

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

125 mi. and going strong! On time oil & transmission fluid changes, 3rd battery since purchase Aug 2003. 1 owner vehicle....seats are hard front & back & 1 door hinge doesn't stay open but that is my only dissatisfaction with this vehicle. I use the auto transmission but it also came with a switch over to manuel transmission feature which I have not seen anywhere else yet but I know they do exists. I am looking for a truck now because of free range horse/cattle in my area. I will miss this car forever. Held up well in & out. I had avalanche truck -entire dash board circuitry went out-thanks for not letting me know chevy co! I will buy my new truck elsewhere! not like U couldn't find me duh!



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Cracking dash

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

This was a nice car until it hit 45,000 miles. Bad enough a rebuilt clutch cost me $2,000, but the dash is cracked like it had 245,000 miles on it and the posts on each side of the windshield are flaking. I have taken really good care of this car and it is worse off than cars I've owned for twice as long. If you buy a Mitsubishi, buy it new and get rid of it before you've owned it for 5 years.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Lots o' fun behind the

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Vehicle: 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Since buying this auto I have been totally impressed by its performance, the low cost of upkeep and the WOW factor, everyone loves the style, ride and the handling (for a car at this price more fun can't be had!). Now mind you this isn't a 300GT V/R4 (I owned one of those!! YOW!) or the fantastic EVO, it still holds it's own! There are also plenty of after market parts for it so personalizing it is a fun way to go! In conclusion if you're in the market for a cool auto, that's inexpensive to upkeep, handles well in the snow (I live in Wisconsin!!) and gives you that open road freedom this is the auto for you!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

What's New for 2003

A new, higher-performance Eclipse joins the lineup. Dubbed the GTS, its 3.0-liter V6 boasts 210 horses and a number of luxury features justify its standing as the top Eclipse. Unlike the 200-horse GT coupe, the Spyder GT gets the more powerful GTS engine. A new front fascia along with revised front and rear light clusters round out the changes.

Talk About The 2003 Eclipse Spyder

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gerles
gerles
05-19-2010
I own a 2003 Eclipse Spyder V6 and really like it - not ideal platform for a tuner, but it is a stylish, smooth cruising car with decent performance. Been very reliable and trouble-free so far....


eclipsegt
eclipsegt
02-27-2004
All i have to say is that i have a 2000 Eclipse GT and a 2003 Eclipse Spyder GT, and i have been waiting 4 yrs to find a turbo for either car and still nothing so i can say that i am definatly going t...


edinnpbfl
edinnpbfl
03-25-2009
My 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder has been sitting idle for almost two years. When I went to jump the battery, every time I connected the jumper cables the horn starts honking. From what I have read, ...