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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Reviews

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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GSX 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual - (17 reviews )
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Great buy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By gwood
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


Review

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.


Favorite Features

definitely the turbo, awd, and the bubble spoiler


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders need to be designed better but other then that, it was the best purchase I have made.


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The best $7000 I ever spent
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Luke L
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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


Favorite Features

5 speed, Turbo, AWD, Bov! Small back seat gives you the excuse not to give people rides when you don't want to LOL


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holder location, deeper center console.


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GSX A Great Car
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By GSX
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Favorite Features

AWD, strong reliable motor, reliability, low maintenance.


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of anything other than it would be nice if they rethought the little plastic plugs that hold the panel up when you open the hatch. They tend to wear and fall out.


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one long fun ride
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jplgsx
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Bought this used in '98. I had no idea what a great car I had purchased. AWD and turbo for a bargain price. I have mintained this car very well and could not resist adding some of the modifications available. I took it out on to the road racing track and surprised Corvettes and RX7 turbo cars. This is a very special car that unfortunately Mitsubishi no longer makes. The Evolution 8 is the only thing close.


Favorite Features

It has to be the AWD and turbo, but there is so much room under the hatch. This is a great car for road trips - as long as you watch your right foot! It is very easy to find you are going a lot faster than you think you are.


Suggested Improvements

The quality of the leather was very poor. Tanned elephant skin. Changed it out for a full Katskin interior. The front ball joints need to be looked after carefuly. There are some minor faults, but there is nothing like it for the price. I laugh at Porches that cost 100 time what I paid for mine


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My Favorite Car
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By Ben
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I love this car, this is the perfect car for someone who wants to learn how to modify cars. This car is safe, fun, and reliable. The only bad thing about this car is that the gas gauge is wrong. Since it is all-wheel-drive the gas tank is split in two. So when it says your on empty and the low fuel light is on, you actually have 7 gallons left.


Favorite Features

My favorite features of this car would have to be the turbo, the all-wheel- drive, and the moon-roof.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality cup holder. Second Eclipse I had with the darn cup holder broken.


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