This car is great! One thing to note is the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. In Denver Colorado with a stock car I can pull a 6.3 0-60 and a 14.99 1/4 at 96.8 MPH at the track. I raced an Audi A-6 2.7 V6 Twin-Turbo with an automatic transmission. The Eclipse is faster off the line and will hold the A6 through the quarter, assuming you don't burn out too much. I also raced an '04 mustang GT with exhaust. We were neck and neck, I could not tell who was ahead. I love this car, I use it for work, It is an eye catcher. Everybody always complements me, and to be honest it rides nicely. It's a tad heavy up front but handles quite well. I recommend jumping up to 18" rims with wider tires.
This car gets as many looks as a Ferrari. I've had nothing but great things to say about my 2006 automatic Eclipse GS. I purchased the Sun & Sound Package (sunroof and powered subwoofer) which makes all the difference if you're a music fan! Many people have complained about the blind spots when changing lanes, but you pretty much get used to it after a while. The back seats are really for small children, adults will be very cramped. The back seats fold down which allows for a great deal of trunk space for those who need it! The interior is great and the blue lights on the dash are something else. I drive pretty conservatively and usually get around 23 MPG. I love the car!
The blue lights on the dash, overall look and design of the car, modern and comfortable interior, tip-tronic gear shifting, powerful AC which cools car instantly, rear window wiper, and lots of trunk space.
It should get slightly better gas mileage, have a 5-speed automatic instead of its 4-speed, minimize the blind spots, and add more passenger leg room.
The Eclipse is the most beautiful car on the road bar none, at any price. It is a sculpted work of art that drives. I love it. It has more of a head-jerk factor than cars costing $100,000 more. I am disappointed in the gas mileage it is giving me - I am getting around 16 - 17 in the city, tis is for a 4-cyl. stick without running the a/c and not getting on it. The results on the highway arn't much better - maybe 24. It is geared pretty low. But I can't not love it, even with the terrible gas mileage. It is too nice.
I love how it has a 4 wheel disc and independant suspension in a $20,000 car. The standard interior is tough and beautiful. Miotsubishi cut no corners. This car is an excellent value and the finish is supurb - tight, solid, beautiful attention to detail.
It needs a locking gas cap with remote opening. I am very surprised that Mitsubishi left this feature out. It could use additional sound insulation. Highway driving gets a little loud.
The '06 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a great car, I just picked her up on Friday (7/14). It's been nothing but fun. I get great compliments from random people. The car is really quick. Also, it's an official chick magnet. If you want to be the guy/girl that wants to stand out on the road, this is the way to go!
The body style, Rockford Fosgate 10 speaker stereo system, 3.8 V6 engine, and the sweet handling. I love the way the engine revs.
Lower gap between wheels and body. Also, I don't really like the steering wheel controls. I am used to ones that you are able to see, they should have included HID's.
From the first day I got this car until now I have loved driving it and watching heads turn. I have gotten so many compliments my only complaint would be that I can't look at how sexy it looks while sitting inside. It is a little pricey but when you consider those sleek curves and form fitting sporty seats its hardly anything to complain about. I recommend a test drive at night so you can fully appreciate the cool blue lighting within the simple and sporty cockpit. I just took this car on a weekend getaway and it fit both of our dufflebags in the cargo area even with the subwoofer in there. One thing is for sure this is a sporty car which is not meant for long trips yet is packed with thrills!
I would suggest adding the sunroof package. Also, the sound the car makes when accelerating is incredible and makes me hold my head up when passing a kid driving a Civic with a rattling upgraded muffler. I get so many compliments on the sunset pearlescent paint as well despite my girlfriend's opinion!
The upgraded 6 disc changer is impressive and the sound quality is amazing, but I would suggest it come with some added features like displaying the song titles, artists, and other info utilizing that screen but this seems a feeble complaint considering I bought a car not a CD player.