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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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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. 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)

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Love my car

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

I have not had many problems with my car, and have had only to put out over all, a couple thousand in it over the course of 7 years I love the way it handles, I love driving the car




Great ride

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

This car is an absolute blast to drive. I have a 5 spd manual transmission and it is quite zippy. However, it is a base model vehicle so you pay for what you get. It has 43000 miles and haven't had a problem with it yet. I do however question the build quality of the vehicle, the doors kind of have a rattling noise to them when you slam the door. It just doesn't feel real solid, but overall a great car and very fun to drive. Also, it has a great storage capacity. I was very surprised, once you fold down the backseat you can fit just about anything in the hatch.




Still a thrill

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

going on my 5th year with this car and i'm still in love with it. with no more than routine maintenance it still runs like new and it's style doesn't seem dated. very fun to drive and low maintenance.




The best

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

THIS IS THE 3RD ECLIPSE OWNED IN 10 YEARS.I LOVE THIS CAR AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE.ALL GADGETS ARE LOCATED IN A VERY HANDY PLACE, VERY COMFFY TO DRIVE, VERY DEPENDABLE, VERY FEW REPAIRS (186000 MILES). LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!




Fun - if you get

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

Definitely an absolute blast to drive on a twisty road as long as it is equipped with the 5speed manual. The auto is sluggish and jerky. Looks are great, aftermarket is phenomenal. Cheap fun. Rear seats are useless, but look nice none the less. Hard to see out of rear window and over little hood hump, but boy does it look nice. Interior hugs you - like a glove. So nice. Acoustics are outstanding.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 30
  • highway
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