by lawrence on Aug 27, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
For the two years which I've had my car its been great, especially because it has hardly cost me much on repairs. With 18" rims the look is great and sporty, and a loud exhaust to top it off, love the way it turns heads, it's been a great first car and hope to keep it till it dies out!
by Mares on Feb 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
This was my first car and it was wonderful! I bought it in 2002 and it ran well for about 7 years without any major issues. The timing belt went but it's likely on all eclipses. It rides well and is very sporty looking. I'd recommend this car to anyone.
by displaylukasz on Oct 16, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
I got the car over a year ago with around 40K on it. I decided to put a kit on it and some black HS rims. I hit a curb doing like 15 mph and the car was like totaled. The entire bumper, gone. It was too low to the ground. The impact cracked both of my custom fenders. About two weeks later the exterior door handle fell off. About a week later my battery died. Week later someone scraped my entire left fender on the left side. The brakes and wheels started squeaking about a month later. I was ready to total my expensive investment by doing 100 into a wall. However things began to look up with my brother being a car mechanic. I haven't had any mechanical issues. Fun to drive.
by display name on Apr 18, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
This is my first car, and it is a lot of fun to drive. I haven't really driven any other cars as much as i have driven this one so i cant really compare it to much else. So far I have put about 5,000 miles on it and I have to say it's a great car. It accelerates pretty well for the 2.0 liter non turbo engine and it handles very well. It can corner at some pretty high speeds. :)
by I dunno on Aug 8, 2007 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
I'm soon turning in the Eclipse for something bigger because I'm 6' 4". Other than that, I've owned the car for two years, and I haven't really had any major problems. The only problems I've had is having to change a couple of belts, and the alternator went. In two years of ownership, only about $800 in repairs, which isn't bad for a vehicle with 75K miles.
by catt on Oct 5, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
This car was one of the worst investments I've ever made. It's cute and fun to drive, but it has consistently fallen apart on me. I've even had the door locks fixed three times - they keep falling into the door. My trunk hasn't ever opened and my horn only works sometimes. Little things that shouldn't break on a car seem to always break on my car. I can't wait to sell it.
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