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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible

 
 

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 147 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 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, minimal wind buffeting with the top down.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2004

    Revised exterior paint and top colors and a seatbelt reminder are the only changes for this year.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (53 total reviews)


Old and fun

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I got the Eclipse for my first car with 150k for around 2k. First off, it's loud since it's a spyder. it interior and exterior are ok for a sports car of those years. reliability is awesome since its at almost 200k now. its fun and very stiff ride, you will feel all the bumps. You will also feel body roll and over steer when going around corner's fast. The main problems I have with this car is 1 it's FWD which I'm not fond of, and 2 it's hard to find performance parts for.




It's alright

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

When i bought the car it had 29,000 miles on it. Right off the bat i had problems with it. The radio started going, along with the speakers. I recently took it ion to the dealership for 2 new front tires, and they said i needed four new complete brakes, the whole set. (drums, rotors, calibers and lines) and they said i will soon need a new front suspension. But this car has been treated immaculately.



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Great daily driver

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

I bought this car to go 70 miles each way to work in Northern NJ. I wanted a convertible and I didn’t need 350Z performance. I wanted good gas mileage and a car that I could put gas in, change the oil periodically and otherwise forget. I am 6’3” so a lot of other cars were out. This car has been a very pleasant surprise. I have had no problems with it and it has been fun to drive even in the worst traffic with the worst drivers on the planet. It has decent pickup (GTS 5 Spd) and decent handling. I bought it two years old with 20,000 miles and it came used with a better warranty than almost all US cars come with new. The Eclipse Spyder is a great car if you’re looking for a fun convertible to drive that doesn’t need a lot of attention.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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Full 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

What's New for 2004

Revised exterior paint and top colors and a seatbelt reminder are the only changes for this year.

Talk About The 2004 Eclipse Spyder

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mikevegas06
mikevegas06
11-02-2007
The new Outlander crossover sport utility showed the biggest year-over-year increase in October, while Endeavor SUV, Eclipse Spyder convertible, and Raider pickup truck sales for the month also ran ah...


lhess
lhess
09-12-2005
As for depreciation on mitsus, i bought a 2001 eclipse spyder gt used in dec 2001, paid $20,000, drove it until march 2005, traded for a 2004 rx8, and got $12,500 for the eclipse on trade. I don't th...