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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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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Customer Reviews

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1998 mitsubishi eclipse

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car, as a replacement for my 2002 Mercury Cougar C2, and I think the eclipse was, by my standards, definitely an upgrade! First of, the exterior styling. The "2G" eclipse is definitely, the best looking generation IMO. I love the body lines, even the uneven hood. The interior is some what bland, but the curves of the dash and panels keep you entertained, although the interior pattern is ugly. Performance on this, for a 2.0l DOHC L4, is awesome! It beats hondas all day and Ive even run agains a Dodge Ram Hemi and won! Its has its flaws, such as questionable build quality on less important components, but over all its a great car with good fuel economy, thats really fun to drive!




Piece of crap

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

I hate this car with all my life! As soon as I got it I loved it because it was my dream car but I soon started regretting throughout the years I've had it I had put in over 3 grand in the car it kept on breaking down on me all the time and finally my transmission went out on me and I kept up with my car too so it's over all a piece of crap.




Piece of junk!!

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

Worst car I ever had. Will NEVER but Mitsubishi again. Broke down constantly!! I know two other people who got the same car around the same time as me and they had the same complaints. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!! Good thing it is a small car because there were numerous times I had to push it to side of the road!




Fun factor < maintenance headache

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

Great handling car. gets 23-26 city and 35 hwy mpg with the 4 cyl. decent acceleration for getting on the highway. The motor needed a new head gasket and milling at 81k miles. Too early in my opinion.




Good if you don't want

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

My car is beautiful, but has no personality. I treated her like a daughter. I washed and waxed her weekly or bi-weekly and maintained her on a regular basis. There has been no problems with the leaks that are usually found with this model. My only problem is I tend to have problems accelerating on the highway and going uphills. In the winter, the trunk has the grand ability to smack ya on the head. This is a beautiful car but it has low performance. The 420A inline 4 has amazing economy, it hits about 230-310 miles per full tank depending how you drive. To accelerate fast you need to turn the air/heat off to get full power to the engine.




2nd eclipse

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback

This is my second Eclipse and I couldn't be happier. I drove an SUV in between the two, and I loved that car, but you can't beat the gas mileage of a 5 speed eclipse! I can't wait until the new ones come out this summer...



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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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Gas Mileage

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  • 20
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  • 30
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