Fantastic lil' sports car that turns heads! I purchased this car on a whim, after it caught my eye on a dealer parking lot in Texas. (Sunset Pearlescent). But with such low milage (57000) for a 9 yr. old car and superb handling, styling and of course letting the top down, it was a no Brainer! This is a beautiful fun ride and according to the reviews, I will be enjoying this car for some time to come!
It's been a really fun car for 6000 miles in 2 months. From Phoenix to Ohio and back, it was great. Not quite enough leg support for longer journeys for tall people, but a small price. I've read multiple reviews here, and those with certain issues should read their owner's manual. It specifically conveys to NOT clean the car via an automated car wash. It specifically conveys that if the CD changer "overheats", it WILL shut down to protect the system. These are really incidentals in the grand scheme. I do wish that I didn't have to take it to a dealer to change the gear box fluid of my 5 speed. I've never done that in my life for cars that went 200K, but it is what it is.
Top Down, good sound system, heated seats, just a ball to drive, handling is fantastic (curved off ramp taken at 45 mph and glued to the road)
readjust torque or give a bit more horse in the 2.4 so the AC doesn't lug the motor so much, better rear view on the convertible, a little deeper seat for taller drivers, and as everyone else has indicated, a left hand arm rest. Also, better turning circle in smaller spaces
I bought this spyder new and now have only 23,000 on it. Not much has gone wrong yet. There is a heat shield that rattles because of the Ohio winters and the salt on the roads corroded it loose. It handles quite well for a 4cyl. but wish I had gotten the 6. Gas mileage is good, not great, but what do you want for 170 horses. Needs a place to put your left arm when it is not on the wheel. CD changer would not play some CDs when it got very hot outside, then it fixed its self when it cooled down. Top is well designed and works very fast. Top material seems to be high quality and does not make much noise at highway speeds. Aerodynamics with top down are very good.
Heated seats, Sound system, fast top up and down, fun to drive. Great sound from exhaust.
Left arm resting spot for driver. Decrease blind spots. Sixth gear
The trunk is big enough for all of my and my son's luggage when we go to the airport. The car is fun to drive, but most of all I love the stereo. I can fit about 140 songs on an MP3 CD, and the in-dash will take 6 of them, so there's no need for an iPod. After almost 18 months though, there is a rattle from the subwoofer at certain frequencies. Taking it tomorrow to get that fixed under warranty. All in all, I love this car! It's not perfect, but fun to drive.
Stereo, short-throw shifter, accelearation, stereo, body design, driving without a roof, stereo, handling (at 40mph+), blue-lit dashboard, stereo, ABS (comes in handier than you might think), this car just plain makes driving enjoyable for me again :)
More "cubbyholes" to put things (like phone) and/or bluetooth for hands-free phone operation (should be standard safety feature), tighter turning radius, an auto-up feature for the power window! It has auto-down, why not auto-up? Key housing is weak and one of mine broke.
I recently upgraded to the Eclipse from an 02 lLancer. I bought the car a few days ago and have already fallen in love with it. Even with the 4 cyl. it has a lot of get up and go. I was very surprised with the power that little 4-banger put out. The leather interior and instrumentation are amazing.
Sound system, power convertible top, and overall interior.
Rear window visibility, traction control for GS models, and improve sound system head unit to a more graphical interface.