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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Hatchback

 
 

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

  • More of a comfortable cruiser than a high-winding, apex-strafing sport coupe.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling, plenty of standard equipment, V6 power in GT and GTS trim.

  • Cons

    Doesn't provide as much driving excitement as other sport coupes, uninspired interior design, side airbags and antilock brakes are available only on the GTS model.

  • What's New for 2004

    The base RS now has power mirrors, and the audio system has been upgraded to a six-speaker setup. All 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse models get…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (43 total reviews)


Would never buy again

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Wheel base is poor compared to my Celica. I thought buying a 6 cylinder car would increase my power speed at take off, but my 4 cylinder Celica had much better power. I do like the looks and the comfort, but it has a long way to go to beat Toyota's quality.




Crash!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

This is my second Eclipse RS, the 1st was a 1999. Unfortunately, I may have to be on to my 3rd. I was hit by an 18-wheeler in the 1st & was hit 2 days ago for the 2nd time in the current. This car is incredible for safety. Despite the fact that I have been hit 3 times, even when the damage was extensive, I walked away. The current one may be totaled, in which case I will go on to a newer model, but my experience with this car leaves me no doubts about it's safety - just the invisible "hit me" sign which appears to come with the ones I've bought. AND, the mileage has been terrific. I avg 27 back & forth to work, and up to 40 on the highway! I LOVE this car!




2004 mitsubishi eclipse gt

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

This is my second car, and during the time after my first car and before I bought the Eclipse, I test drove an 04 Focus SVT, 03 Acura TL, 05 Scion TC, and many other countless cars. The Eclipse has got to be my favorite, by far. The downfall about MINE is it's an automatic, but that may actually make it better in the end. My cup holder doesn't get in the way because of that, I haven't had any problems with the interior design except the back seats, not even my shorter friends can sit back there without bumping their heads on the rear windshield. But, this doesn't bother me bc I don't sit back there, and they need their own cars anyway haha



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review

What's New for 2004

The base RS now has power mirrors, and the audio system has been upgraded to a six-speaker setup. All 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse models get a seatbelt reminder light on the instrument panel.

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