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The Spydy GT Automatic/Manual transmisission
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By Greg Darby
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Sweet. There's not much else that can be said. You can switch to manual and blast around slow moving vehicles at nearly 140 miles an hour. The G's pin your head to the head rest. Thank goodness that the Eagles are rated for 149 mph.


Favorite Features

I love the ability to rapidly switch from automatic to manual assault.


Suggested Improvements

Don't stop making this car. I will buy one for the rest of my life, so help me God.


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Most reliable vehicle i have ever owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By lordhelmit
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought my 03' spyder gts in Nov. 2011 with 127k miles at a used lot. I am writing this on 5/22/2014. I love this vehicle. So much. I have the 5 speed manual tranny, and this thing has some JUICE, to the point where, despite having been through 2 fender benders with no repairs other than cosmetics, still beats the faster 2007+ mustangs and ricer hondas/nissans/scions. Oh, my 03 eclipse is completely 100% totally stock. It now has 178k miles and not only runs brand spankin' new but still beats new cars in accel. contests. Despire neglecting oil changes, being through 2 wrecks, taking it off roading, putting it through hell on the street, this is the most reliable vehicle i have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Convertible, 5 sp manual tranny


Suggested Improvements

Higher red line make from 6k to 7k at least


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2003 Mit Spyder convertable GS
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By just1me
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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!


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Cracking dash
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By sdboy
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Plastic in the dash that doesn't crack like cheap Tupperware.


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Lots O' Fun Behind the Wheel
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By CyberKatt
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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!


Favorite Features

Stereo is great, remote control button on the steering wheel makes changing tracks easy and safe. The body style is sexy and this is a true head turner at a reasonable price!


Suggested Improvements

Only 3 issues here: #1 the dash materials is kinda cheap being made out of plastic (for some reason I have developed a crack in mine ). #2 the rear window is awfully tiny so the view is limited. #3 the cup holders bite, one blocks the shifter the other for some weird reason is inside the console!?!


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