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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 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

  • A comfortable and affordable drop top, but those seeking real performance should look elsewhere.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comfortable ride quality, smooth V6 power in GT trim, easy-to-use convertible top, minimal wind buffeting with the top down.

  • Cons

    Sloppy handling compared to its competitors, uninspired interior design, intolerable rear seats, side airbags and antilock brakes are available only on GTS model.

  • What's New for 2005

    New for 2005 is the REMIX Edition that features a unique shift knob and steering wheel, leather front seating surfaces, a six-disc CD changer, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip, color-keyed door mirrors, alloy fuel door and REMIX Edition badge.

Full 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

What's New for 2005

New for 2005 is the REMIX Edition that features a unique shift knob and steering wheel, leather front seating surfaces, a six-disc CD changer, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip, color-keyed door mirrors, alloy fuel door and REMIX Edition badge.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I love this car it was my dream car... It was all i expected - fast, stylish, and an eye catcher. I often bumped curbs but other than that it was great - never had a problem brought it at 52000miles. The only thing i had to do is get a new battery at 79000 miles.




Spyder gt

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

I bought my UV Blue Pearl right off the showroom. I have since installed several performance parts including intake, exhaust, springs, and new stickier tires - this helped a lot, and I have much more to do. This car is a babe-magnet and is wonderful with the top down. Hardly any wind buffeting at all. This is a perfect car to modify and customize. It will not be a rocket, however because the convertibles weigh a little more than average. Enjoy.




Great car

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

After reading the expert reviews I was a little leary about buying a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. However, I got a deal I couldn't turn down and have since enjoyed it immensely. If I wanted a backseat and a lot of trunk space I wouldn't have bought a convertible. This is a great car to drive. The V6 engine accelerates smoothly and handles fairly well. It is quite comfortable for the driver and passenger with easy to use controls. The convertible top is easy and quick to raise and lower and with the top down, there is minimal problems with the wind. Overall this is a great car and a lot of fun to drive. I am glad I ended up buying it.




The she-clipse

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

This is my second Eclipse and despite the handful of negatives I had with my past Eclipse, this one has been great. The exterior style in its class is well above par. The car handles and performs well despite the number of cars in its class that may perform slightly better. The reality is, however, that very few cars can compare in this price range that offer a convertible and don't look as if they were built for your grandparents. The Eclipse is fun to drive, affordable and reliable. To me that is all that matters.




Bad vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

I have had two of these cars and I would not recommend them. My first Eclipse was a 2002 Spyder and was constantly in the repair shop for mechanical problems. I thought I had a lemon so I traded it in on another Eclipse and I am having the same problems. My advice - do not buy an Eclipse Sypder, they are nothing but trouble.




Spyder

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Vehicle: 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Handles well, rides well, runs well, nice support with leather driver seat. 5 speed shifts good and ratios are spaced well so you are not always shifting. My highway milage is consistently 31.2 mpg with the 4 cylinder. Better than rated average. Very little convertible quiver on rough roads. My golf bag fits in the trunk. Factory infinity stereo is very good. You can spend more but this is just an all around fun ride for the price. PS Would you media reviewers get over the back seat size. You not reviewing your dad's Buick.



Talk About The 2005 Eclipse Spyder

2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Discussions See all Started By

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...


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...


rcpax
rcpax
11-27-2006
And for exports, it would also include the 07 Eclipse and Eclipse Spyder, which are now also being sold in various markets in Asia....



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