by RK on Sep 19, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
Like may youngsters, I chose Eclipse to be my first car out of the college in 12/06. With the lil money I could spend, I wanted a decent sports car but this one is highly unreliable. To name a few problems - engine oil leaks heavily, door handles broken, power window button set broken, poor battery and alternator system, cheap brakes, emission problems, bad oxygen sensors and poor efficiency 17mpg in the city and about 21mpg on hwy to name a few. It broke several times on the road and would not start and got it towed at least 5 times in the last 2 years. However, when it runs it is fun to drive and looks great from outside and inside.
by Frank on Apr 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
I bought this used car in 2001 with 20k mileages. I drove it for almost 8 years without major problem. The several minor problems: Remote Locker on the left door not work well, sometime would not unlock or lock. I had 1 accident due to rain wet road, crashed the left tire and front bumper after slipped into the shoulder of road. Fixed and runs good. Right now it is 74k and still runs good. I would want to keep it until 200k but due to my wife can't drive 5 speed manual so I have to give it up.
by EclipseJr on Mar 22, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
The car is awesome, it runs beautiful and the roar you get from flooring becomes addicting. I haven't had a problem with the car. I was never interested in one but my friend urged me and I don't regret it at all. Its hard not flooring the pedal especially after adding bolt-ons.
by Burton on Jan 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
Well, I got the GS sports package so it looks like a GST/GSX which is really nice. I bought the car with 99,750 miles, but the people had the car since it was brand new! The car was also in immaculate condition. The things that make me upset is the doors leak black tar, and the car has a small oil leak. But other then that, good car so far.
by cad3dpd on Jun 26, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
I will never own an Eclipse again. I had the car for 8 months, and I put $12,000 in the car, JUST TO MAKE IT RUN! My transmission went, then the engine went. But, I loved the car so I decided to fix the problems, and start for scratch. Horrible idea. Brakes.. Bearings, Power Steering, everything. I was the only person that liked the car just for the exterior. It's small.. and it had the worst squeak I've ever heard (Which I had fixed 3 times)
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