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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 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 (11 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


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.




Worth it!

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

As shocking as it may sound, I traded a 350Z for this car because I wanted a drop top again and better comfort and fuel mileage. I bought this with 4,000 miles on the odometer (in 2006)! The chrome blue on midnight is amazing, it looks awesome. This car has very comfortable front seats. I have never gotten less than 27 mpg CITY (mine is a 5-speed stick)! It handles pretty well. It rides like a Benz (trust me I know I work for them). It has decent trunk space compared to the '99 model that I had a few years back. I am having issues with a phantom front suspension noise and a "click" in my clutch pedal, but the dealership has been very helpful. I love this car. I never thought I would like a car as much as I like this one. I highly recommend it!




Doesn't handle like a sports

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

The design is very good. Convertible top operation is easy and quick. Its handling however leaves a lot to be desired. It is not very responsive especially for a sporty V6. Its ride is acceptable for a sporty car. The turning radius is terrible. Large trucks have better turning capabilities. The visibility is also very poor with the top up. Given these two factors, backing out of a parking space is always a challenge.




Dream machine

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

I traded a Nissan 350Z for this car if you can beleive it. The Z was a lousy daily driver. This is a perfect compromise. It has a smooth as silk ride, decent handling, great fuel economy, and looks awesome. Not to mention the top-down fun. This car is really fun to drive. I love this car. It is the second Eclipse that I have owned, and I love it as much as the first. This car is underrated! Buy one and fall in love!




Too much fun to drive!

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

Dealer installed aftermarket body kit and 19.7 in. chrome wheels and low- profile tires...it looks awesome in torched steel blue! Infinity cd player & speakers will be alright for most but I traded a car with Bose so that was a downgrade. Putting the top down is so easy however with the top up has a rather large blind spot. The ride is fairly smooth for a sports car.



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What's New for 2004

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

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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