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1998 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 20/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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  • Pros

    The 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse features sleek styling, comfortable front seats, great cargo space.

  • Cons

    Puny back seat and harsh ride.

  • What's New for 1998

    The GSX gets a standard sunroof, power driver seat and remote keyless entry.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Luv my rocket super fun...

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

We Pd 700 bucks for it 3 years ago & did minor work tires,ect basic stuff & few weeks ago the clutch went so we replaced it a bit of a job but clutch is One Piece but we did it.U find oodles of parts on Net & not expensive & just bought an 05 V6 & I'd rather drive this one w over 150k miles & have 5 cars & I'd rather drive my rocket and Std trans ride is Fun,Fun...




Eclipse rs

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

This is the first and only car I have ever owned; we've been through a lot together. (It took a few years for me to finally stop scraping the front end, for example.) I was admittedly pretty hard on it the first year or 2, so the work done is even more remarkable considering that. I've had to get a new fuel pump, radiator hose, timing chain, and brake pads. It's still fun to drive although the pick up has declined, and it seems like some piece of plastic falls off the interior all the time. The paint job hasn't proven hardy, either, and rain occasionally leaks through the hatch opening. It's hard for older people to sit down, but once they do it's pretty comfortable.




Good car, only for gas

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

this car has been a pain in my rear since i got it. I am going to school to be an automotive tech and i can tell you that this car breaks a lot and is hard to work on. the engine is crammed under the hood so there is no room to work. I've only had the car for about 2 months now and i really hate it. ive had to replace a belt, had a bearing go bad, i have an oil leak from somewhere, an anti freeze leak, my release bearing in the clutch is going bad, had an electrical short, and just other things that irritate me



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1998 mitsubishi eclipse rs

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

So far I've had this car for a couple months and haven't had too many problems. I bought it used and it did have a few kinks. One was the radiator fan went out and it overheated in a parking lot and then a couple weeks latter a hose blew and was spraying coolant all over the inside of the engine. Other than that, I have had no problems allthough the head gasket looks new. Paid $4k and don't regret it at all.




After 120,000 miles......

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

Other than wear and tear (brakes x1 each and new clutch at 100k), this car has been great! It is prettier than the one that replaced it; bought it new (gs was a little too much for me new) and have done NOTHING but Mobil 1 and drive it like mad! Still quick and fun, and I still smile when I look at it. Lots of wear and tear (door handle broke, cardboard thingy in trunk worn) because I have hauled everything from firewood to bookshelves to 2 mountain bikes in it. Its gone all over, Austin to Santa Fe, Big Bend, New Orleans. They need to work a little bit on locking trunk release, lift over hatch very high. But overall, a very great car, comparable to my Acuras. I am hard on cars; its held up




Mitsubishi 98 eclispse rs

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback

good reliable car, keep the oil change going, spark plugs go out real fast when it gets old, turning angle is not good



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What's New for 1998

The GSX gets a standard sunroof, power driver seat and remote keyless entry.

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lildevil00
lildevil00
12-28-2003
I bought a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse in March of 2003. In June of 2003, my drivers door handle broke. The dealership was gonna charge me $137 to fix it. In November 2003, my passenger door handle bro...


carguy58
carguy58
01-14-2005
The 95 was not a girls car. I am a 25 year old guy and I do remember when the 95 Eclipse came out. I liked that generation of Eclipse then and I like it now still....



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