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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

   
 
Mitsubishi Eclipse Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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  • Pros

    Sleek styling, comfortable front seats, great cargo space, and barn-storming performance.

  • Cons

    Puny back seat and harsh ride.

  • What's New for 1997

    Revised styling makes the attractive 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse drop-dead gorgeous. New interior fabrics and paint colors debut as well.…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (56 total reviews)


One check engine light after

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

This the worst car I ever owned! It was fun to drive but every month it had one check engine light after another. Within 3 moths after buying the car I had to put 3 alternator belts,starter & an alternator in it! The rear defrosters stopped working & I had to shake the radio to start it. Then the windows stopped working. My dad bought one & the radiator was leaking water & over heated as soon as we left the dealership!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Lord of lemons

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car yesterday, and on the way home the clutch decided to lock up and so i could not get it home. Had to tow it. Then when accelerating on to the freeway, when ever the turbo gauge would go to the top it was exactly like the car had a rev limiter, it would continue at the same speed but, would not go any faster. Turbo didn't "whine" like it is supposed to. I don't know what happened with this car but I'm disappointed with the car in general. Going to look at the next model eclipses.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Beautiful car and very fun

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

I brought this car with only about 110,000 miles and the only thing I had to replace was a valve cover gasket. The power on the car is ok just enough for passing. With the amount of performance parts out there, theirs a lot of potential for the 420A. It really shines in handling. The low stance makes it fun to drive when going around sharp corners or mountain passes. The cabin noise is a tiny bit loud, but it is a sports car so you can expect that. The outside is just simply amazing to look at. I fell in love with it once I seen it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great buy

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD

Wow, this car is great! Awd turbo, it's just awesome. Great exterior design, from the bubble spoiler to the stock 17 alloy rims. But they should have designed the cup holders a little better.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

The best $7000 i ever

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD

It was completely stock a 56 year old owned it, it had 87000 miles on it. I am the second owner! I get 20 mpg usually, LOL I am a lead foot. Make sure you replace your timing / balance shaft belt, tensioners, and water pump every 60k miles with oem parts. I would as a precaution if buying from a dealer go ahead and fork the 350 over to get it put on. The reason I rated the interior design an 8 is because the cup holder is not usable with a 5 spd with a 20 oz bottle. Don't buy ebay aftermarket turbos, get the real mhi evo 3 big 16g, 550cc injectors, walbro 255, apexi afc, and fuel pressure regulator. Set boost to 18psi, and then you will really feel the power. Stock clutch going at 90k




Gsx a great car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD

We have had this car for a long time and my wife and I both love it. The AWD, low to the ground and powerful engine, all add up to the closest thing to the feel of a true muscle car in this age that I have seen. We bought it mainly because of the safety of AWD and that has paid off as the weather where we live makes control a real concern. This car has been great in that regard. It can be a bit hard on your driving record as you will have a hard time not putting your foot in it. And oh boy, when you do.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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Full 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

What's New for 1997

Revised styling makes the attractive 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse drop-dead gorgeous. New interior fabrics and paint colors debut as well. Antilock brakes are now available on the GS model, and a CD player joins its standard equipment list. Two new exterior colors, new seat fabrics and a new interior color combination round out the changes.

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