Used 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS Consumer Reviews - 5 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Reviews

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Average Consumer Rating

5 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Eclipse model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
I love my Eclipse
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dking
on

Vehicle

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've owned a 2002 Eclipse RS for nearly 9 years. For the first 8 this car was perfect. Only scheduled maintenance, not a thing went wrong. In the last 10 months things have started to go. Oil pan rot. Never heard of it and could be due to living in New England. That was expensive. Air conditioner compressor, again expensive. Front struts, VERY expensive! Slave cylinder for the clutch, low cost to repair but was a major inconvenience. Rear gate lifters went the first winter in Maine. car was 5 years old at that time. I just use a stick to hold up the gate. The car has 88,000 on it and just had it's first brake job. Not bad. It's up for sale. Just bought a new Altima but will miss my Eclipse.


Best Features

Handling, pep (3rd gear is amazing) front seats are comfortable but not the back! Style both inside and out. Timeless!


Worst Features

Kinda late now. It is what it is, an inexpensive sporty car that was fun to drive but no longer in production so suggested improvements are moot at this point


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Eclipse Owner
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Eclipse owner
on

Vehicle

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had my car for almost three
years, and until now I have had no
problems whatsoever. However, recently
I found that there was a problem with
the ignition switch that is prevalent
in all Eclipses. When it goes bad, the
clock, radio, and air conditioning
will sometimes not work. If I had not
purchased my extended warranty, it
would have cost $282 to have fixed.
Other than this, I have loved my car.


Best Features

Gas mileage, look of car.


Worst Features

Recall of ignition switch. Better plastics on inside.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nice car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Ambular0832
on

Vehicle

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this vehicle for about 2
years. I have had great experiences
with it. It has not broken down, or
anything broke on the car, which is
different from my neon that I had
before.


Best Features

Fun to drive


Worst Features

Change the dash colors to something other that orange. Perhaps blue.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

GREAT CAR BUT COULD BE BETTER!!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By texanite
on

Vehicle

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this car for almost 2 years
now and have had no problems with it so
far. Overall the car is awesome. Of
course this car is like with
everything, you could always make
improvements.


Best Features

The smoothness of the drive. I believe this is mainly because of the bigger and better tires. The handling is also great on this car.


Worst Features

More horsepower.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

not what i expected
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By moon
on

Vehicle

2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this car because it looked
sporty but not the sports car price. I
was disappointed. The 5-speed is fun
to drive, but that's about it. After
only a couple of weeks the supports on
the trunk lid broke and wouldn't hold
it up. Then the rear wheel bushings
when bad almost imediately. It sounds
like this car isn't too realiable. Not
to mention it too 3 months to get the
warrenty work done.


Best Features

The 5- speed, which you can get in a different car.


Worst Features

Paint the gas cap the same color as the rest of the car, build it more stable.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT