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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Reviews

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great car
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By blue rh
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

the car is fast fun and reliable. the
only thing that is poor is the blind
spots in the car. lots of torque steer
but thats ok


Best Features

the turbo it is nice and the interior is not very complicated.


Worst Features

fix the blind spots. why did they change the 2g bodystyle?!!! i hate the 2000 and up body style. and why no turbo??


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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


Review

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


Review

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


Review

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


Review

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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