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20 years of fun and reliability
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By Babylukie89
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS 2dr Hatchback


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Bought the car brand new in Edmonton, AB back in 1990 with 0Km on the car. The car has just rolled over to 400,000Km (Aprox. 250,000 Miles) The car is still wonderful to drive and the exterior styling is although true to its time. Its still a very nice looking car!


Favorite Features

Factory Radio, In Canada for 1991 there was a Limited Edition released which came factory with 8 speaker sound system, Cd player and 16 inch Rims.


Suggested Improvements

Wish it didn't have them annoying hide away headlights that no longer work on mine so they have to stay up all the time!


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Yeah, I have one... no you can't drive it
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By tim
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS 2dr Hatchback


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The car is now 17 years old, but still has the guts and get up to smoke mustangs etc. I've had to replace nothing other than a clutch and the hatchback door struts. The car handles like it's on rails. What a joy to own and drive ! And heck it gets great fuel mileage to boot. If you want a really nice car that got some jam under the hood and has the reliability of a locomotive buy one, if you can find one that is.


Favorite Features

Power, handling, fuel mileage, looks, interior design.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders would be a nice feature lol. I just bought one from Wal-Mart.


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Best car ever
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By Van
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I love my Eclipse/Talon. Very dependable, awesome power when needed and fantastic gas mileage when just putting to work and back. Great, classic, aggressive sports car lines, yet kind of a sleeper look. The AWD version is perfect in snowy climates and on the big circular freeway on ramps. Handles like a dream! Nice interior for two, although both of my kids have ridden in the back seat many times when they were younger. Hatchback gives plenty of room for groceries or reasonable luggage.


Favorite Features

Turbo, AWD, classic sports coupe lines, pop-up headlights, driver's cockpit and handling.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder, you'll need your girl to hold your beverage.


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Great looking car, crummy reliability
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By Eddie
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS 2.0 2dr Hatchback


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My Mitsubishi was great for the first three years, but after that it was all downhill. My car had two broken timming belts (the original one at 50,000 miles and the third one at 150,000 miles) and I needed to replace the spark plug wires three times. I hate the crappy automatic belts. It is kind of fun to drive, though is it not so great taking off when the ground is wet. The paint job is terrible. The very few '91 Eclipses that are still running look pretty bad. I tried to maintain my paint but lost the battle after 6 years (my Nissan truck which always slept outside still looks new). My Eclipse has been sitting broken in my garage for the past 4 years.


Favorite Features

The outside looks, good cornering, nice gear stick positionv(manual), awesome heater, good mileage, confortable front, and I love the pop up headlights.


Suggested Improvements

Make it cheaper and easier to maintain ($900 timing belt), provide cheaper replacement parts, better hatch shocks, manual front seatbelts, better exterior paint, better reliability, better dealers, make it easier to get in and out of, give it a better sound system, and better front traction


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street racer to burn other imports
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By street racer in UT
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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After adding simple upgrades such as upgraded turbo, large intercooler, dropping intake cone to front bumper, ported headers, and a bodykit, this car is menacing and will smoke almost any car and run 11's at the track on 4 slicks.


Favorite Features

There are so many but the large stock turbo was great for those looking to get into racing for cheap.


Suggested Improvements

The headers could have been designed for equal length.


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awesome
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By russdog
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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great fun to drive and looks great i love that car yeaaaaaaa


Favorite Features

awesome


Suggested Improvements

kool


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Big performance in a small engine
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By Jaystin
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I installed a 2 1/2 exhaust from the turbo back to a 5" muffler, Open Air intake, ngk plugs & wires, kyb agx ajustable suspension, indiglo gauges. This car will break all 4 tires loose on dry pavement, & has beaten many camaros & mustangs.


Favorite Features

The turbo


Suggested Improvements

None


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Great car; has lasted me 12 years!
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By Steve H.
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS 2dr Hatchback


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Great sporty car. I've owned it for 12 years and it's still driving great. Granted, I had to have a/c overhauled a few years ago, but well worth the investment.


Favorite Features

Interior is very well layed out; very comfortable to drive (if you're like me and 5'6" and under).


Suggested Improvements

Hatchback lift springs don't last very long. I've had to replace twice, and they currently don't hold the hatchback up. What a pain!


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Great Car
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By happy91
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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This car is great. Great looks, faster than suped up honda's, and a nice sounding turbo to show of to the competition. I can't believe i found this car in perfect condition (have had it for a year and still no problems except the engine mounts which were a breeze to fix) and loaded with sounds for only 2,500. Really a one of a kind great car.


Favorite Features

Turbo


Suggested Improvements

Interior, and larger back seat.


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Im 20 and I love it
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By Grimlen
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback GS 2dr Hatchback


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The truth is this car i very nice for a young driver. If your a parent and worried about your kids driving fast... DONT GET THEM THIS CAR.. taht is all. Other than that its a great car.


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