by oldschool1983 on May 19, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 2dr Hatchback
It has been 19 years since I bought my bright white GS and it has been one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned.
That is saying a lot.
I am not overly hard on my cars, maintain them as needed.
The build quality of this car was evident from the day I bought it.
Very easy to drive and maintain.
Cruises at 70mph just below 2000RPM all day.
Even at 215,000 miles, it is a great car to drive everyday.
All original engine and transmission components still working fine.
Home run car.
by Owner on Sep 26, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2dr Hatchback
I got my car with 253000 miles. I got it with the cv axle broken and had to replace it and the engine mounts. But when I got these small problems fixed it's kinda reliable. One of my problems has been with the mass air flow sensor. Overall it gets me the sixty miles a day I have to go. I'm happy with my purchase and I may buy another with a bigger engine because I love the look of this car.
by Accountant on Apr 25, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
I bought this car with 87k on it, now it has 187k. My only major repairs have been a new alternator and new brakes, as well as the normal timing belts etc. Showing its age now: incurable oil leak, A/C has leak, heater takes forever to pump out warmth, seats falling apart. Lots of fun to drive. I get around 35 mpg, mostly highway (where have car makers been the last 15 years if my ancient car gets better mileage than new ones?!). That said, I won't let my 20- year-old kid drive it: HORRIBLE blind spots, dim headlights and freezing in winter. Plus, at 6', he hardly fits in it. Also the engine is a little underpowered when the AC is on, especially on start-up on hills. The back seat is a joke.
The GS model gets a rear spoiler. GSX Eclipses now have standard antilock brakes. Some interior changes include new seat stitching and a new manual shift knob. Exterior changes are limited to new wheels and optional graphics.