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
The amazing look of it, the sound of it stock, the "racing seats", the sun roof, low gas price for the high performance quality, everything! I love the fact that it's low as stock, just watch out for the higher curbs :(
Possibly something to be done about the paint? I have a black eclipse and the paint has already started fading, it's light gray and very noticeable.