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It's alright
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By steve
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The sound of the car, and power from 1-2


Suggested Improvements

Wider body, better quality built


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Great Daily Driver
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By Brian
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The styling, reliability, convertible Top, front seat comfort, and good value .


Suggested Improvements

Give it anti sway bars to reduce body roll and a trip computer.


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Worth it!
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By Raymond
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

I love the great ride quality and good fuel mileage, seat comfort, quiet ride, keyless entry range, looks, auto headlights, and standard ABS/Sidebags.


Suggested Improvements

The parking brake was better on older ones on right side of console. This one bumps my knee often. Also, it needs auto- up/down windows and an easier to install boot cover.


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Doesn't handle like a sports car
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By lisag
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Convertible top operation.


Suggested Improvements

The turning radius and handling need significant improvement.


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Dream Machine
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By Raymond
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

The smooth as silk ride. Nice fuel economy. No wind-buffeting when the top is down. Great front seats for really long trips. Powerful heat/AC. Great color combinations.


Suggested Improvements

It should have had heated seats availible (but they are now for '07). A MUCH better sound system is needed. It needs a locking fuel door, too, The old ones had it!


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Too much fun to drive!
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By teresajoan
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Easy top down with just a touch of a button. Great warranty.


Suggested Improvements

Work in some more interior lighting, Offer more upgrades such as climate control, heated mirrors and seats and offer factory installed Bose and satellite radio.


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My Spyder
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By sheepy
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Completely satisfied with my Spyder. I highly recommend it.


Favorite Features

Ease of putting top up and down


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best car ever
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By haylee
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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i think this car is perfect for all my needs and it is so hot


Favorite Features

the body


Suggested Improvements

no improvements ist perfect


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Best car of the year!!!
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By Erica Moya
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Hot car for the SUMMER!


Favorite Features

Drop top,,,, gets all the attention!!!


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garbage
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By Imadeamistake
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Convertible GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The thing is horribly built, anemically powered, and prone to being ridiculed.


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