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The best import
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By Peterr
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Fastest car i have ever driven, turbo goes at about 60 thousand miles and timing belt too, needs to be changed after that the car will perform almost new and stays or beats almost any new cars out there.


Best Features

Body, people stairing


Worst Features

Big turbo


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Amazing Car
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By Army CPT
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I bought my Eclipse in June of '97 after graduating from college and have never regretted the decision. Great performance from a turbo 4-cylinder and outstanding winter handling by the AWD. Unfortunately, I'm selling it this fall to upgrade to a more family oriented vehicle. It's too bad that Mitsubishi stopped making Turbos.


Best Features

The Turbo!!! Easy to reach controls (stereo, climate control) while driving. Fold-down back seats allow some space to haul. Smooth ride for a sports car and comfortable leather. Great Infinity stereo sound quailty.


Worst Features

Rear spoiler took awhile to get use to seeing through the back window. Stock mag rims are of poor quailty (oxidize and bend easily) and cost $275 to replace. Problems with stock cassette/CD player. Back seat...not really!


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Excellent Choice
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By Niclipse97
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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Straight up. This car is beautiful. I love the way it feels when your zoomin by other cars out there. Yes, they should've made it have a bigger engine with more horsepower. But then again it would've added more weight. But still an all around great car. I love my baby.


Best Features

Its gotta be the way she looks. Bright red super-shinin.. gotta love it.


Worst Features

More horsepower so it can hang with other imports/domestics.


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Uphill monster
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By Sideburns McGee
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I was lucky enough to buy a used GSX with amazingly low miles. After just a few drives, I can see why the car's 4G63 engine is so revered. The car excels at uphill climbs and high speed maneuvering. Sadly, at low speeds it turns like a boat due to its drivetrain.


Best Features

All wheel drive, turbocharged engine, great torque, and a total lack of horrible Pontiac-esque doors so painfully evident on third-gen Eclipses.


Worst Features

Shorter shifter, a boost gauge with actual numbers on it, and a more aesthetically pleasing spoiler.


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I eat V ATE(8) MY DUST
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By GSXRATED
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I spent over 1 year finding my 97 GSX. This is the 2nd GSX that i have owned and i like this one much better.(1ST Eclipse was a 1991) This is a high maintenance vehicle. You must change oil and all other fluids as specified in the owners manual. My car has 46000 miles on it now and runs GREAT!!!! I have many bolt on mods INJEN AIR INTAKE, 1ST GEN BOV, UPPER INTERCOOLER PIPE, GREDDY PROFEC B BOOST CONTROLLER, AUTOMETER GUAGES AND POD, 3IN MANIFOLD BACK EXHAUST, DENSO IRIDIUM PLUGS, JACOBS WIRES ETC... Beware modding your car gets very addicting. I eat up Mustangs, Camaros, VW's, Hondas etc.


Best Features

All Wheel Drive/Turbo


Worst Features

Car runs Great stock. Modding is even more fun.


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