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.
I've been following the Eclipse since 8/05, and finally purchased the '06 Eclipse GT (6-seepd man.) in June after reading several reviews and a few car magazine articles. I test drove the Audi TT Coupe in 5/06, and was impressed. Then, I drove the Eclipse the following week. Again, I was impressed! If money wasn't an issue, I'd buy the Audi TT. Not because of any quality issues, but because it came in AWD. For the price, however, the Eclipse was a much better buy. It's also a sharper looking coupe than the TT - it really gets noticed! In our household, we have an '00 Nissan Maxima SE and an '03 Nissan Sentra SE- R Spec-V (6-speed.man.) But, they are not even close to my new Eclipse in performance!
Its power and performance are great! It has very comfortable seats. I love how it looks. The optional upgraded audio system is pretty awesome.
I wish it was available in AWD. I had to really get used to the side view mirrors, which are set a bit too far back.
I have this car for a month and I have put 1,200 mills on it. I love driving this car. It's beautiful, comfortable, and fast. I very much like the new designe of the new Eclipse, it very much looks like the 350Z and the Audi TT or even the Mazda RX-8.
The tiptonic transmission is great feauture and also the stereo is great.
I bought the '06 6 speed Eclipse GT, and this car can move! I really like the fact that the car can accelerate to a high rate of speed so quickly. I have the aero kit, and it sets the car apart from the others out there, all of the ones I've seen did not have the kit. The Eclipse is a lot of car for the money. It is a better value than Nissan's Z; it is faster overall than Honda's Accord; and has a much better warranty than Ford's Mustang. What else needs to be said?
The stereo is the BOMB! It has surround sound settings! Stage, live, hall and normal settings gives the music different sound qualities. I also like the heated seats, it comes in handy at night with the sunroof and windows open. The looks of the clear rear lights; the blue instrument panel lights.
The two things that this car lacks, are basically the same, there needs to be interior remote hatch relese buttons for both the fuel door and the rear hatch. There is one for the hood of the car, but someone forgot the other two. Also, can someone say satalite radio?