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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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A Solid Entry-level Sports Car
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By saikyan
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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Overall I've been very happy with my 97' Eclipse GS. For starters, the car is absolutely gorgeous... easily one of the most attractive 90's sports cars. The interior is also very well designed. Small back seats.. but really, you shouldn't buy a car like this with backseat comfort in mind. No problems with reliability... give it routine maintenance and watch the gasket (as it seems to be the least reliable part of the car). The engine itself is decent in terms of performance. It is competant, but not particularly fast... If you're serious about speed look into a GST or GSX. Fuel economy is excellent, and the car handles very nicely. Pretty good sound system, too.


Favorite Features

Beautiful exterior, well-designed interior, good fuel economy, reliable engine


Suggested Improvements

Could be faster...


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love my car
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By Althea
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


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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


Favorite Features

the looks of the car is great, and the way it drives


Suggested Improvements

nothing really


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Fun, fast, and reliable.
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By Danielle GS-T
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Great gas mileage, very reliable, fun to drive. The clutch had to be replaced, but that was after about 5 years.


Favorite Features

Turbo. I would not drive a non-turbo model. I also enjoy the larger spoiler. The sunroof, alloy wheels, and mpg's alone were worth the extra cash for the turbo model.


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Love my car
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By monica1
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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I love my Eclipse but if I had done the research I would hav purchased a gs-t or gsx.


Favorite Features

body style curvy and sexy


Suggested Improvements

suspension and engine gaskets constantly have to replace b/c of oil leaks


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My Favorite Car
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By Ben
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 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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