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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Reviews

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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The most fun you can have on 4 wheels!
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By GTinSilver
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The Mitsubishi Eclipse GT is an awesome sports car. The insurance is affordable and the car is loaded with extra features. The styling is similar to the second generation, and in 5 years I'm looking into getting the 5th generation Eclipse. I think they should call the convertible model - the Solar Eclipse, rather than the Spyder.


Best Features

The keyless entry and Rockford Fosgate stereo system have to top the list of my favorite features. I love the stereo controls on the back side of the steering wheel.


Worst Features

Gas mileage in this day and age will be increasingly become a factor. A hybrid model would be welcomed. Also a locking gas door would be re-welcomed to the design. Maybe add a navigation system.


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Eclipse reborn
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By Alejandro
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The new Eclipse has been reborn and it brought the fun back. It has been improved for the better. It provides good control, good response, and has a nice design. The automatic transmision responds well as the does the manual. The 263 horsepower makes this almost as pleasant as the Mitsubishi Evolution. It has really comfortable seats and more interior space.


Best Features

The exceptional sound system and panel control system.


Worst Features

Give it a better spoiler. Give it the Dodge Charger-like ability to turn off 4 cylinders to save fuel and use the 8 cylinders when you really need it. Avoid the use of excess of plastic parts in the interior.


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MANY improvements!
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By Michele, FL
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I have been driving Mitsubishi cars since 1994. Most of those years I have driven the Eclipse. (2004 I had the Outlander XLT, nice SUV! But I did not like how an SUV is blown around on the highway by winds). I have NEVER had an engine problem with any of my Mistsubishis, but did have problems with the quality of the bodies (only in the Eclipse) and loose handeling. This year's model has MANY improvements from those in the past! It has MANY more saftey features, like WINDOW airbags, as well as front and side airbags. This year's body feels much more secure on the road, it is MUCH tighter. The body is of a higher quality also. It also has much more of a "sports car" feel and look. I have to say I love the car.


Best Features

The stereo audio controls on the back of the steering wheel are GREAT. They are placed next to your fingertips NOT your thumbs like others! I like how it ights up blue inside. I love the new look of the back end, my Burnt Orange color, and 17 inch alloy wheels! This car is very tight on the road! The in-dash 6 CD/MP3 player is great.


Worst Features

This is tough, they got it this time! If anything, improve the looks of the the computer for the compass/temp/sterero, have it light up in blue instead of the gray/black. There's not much to improve, Mitsubishi did a great job on this car.


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2006 Eclipse - Buy It!
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By Mike R
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This mid 40's male retires the family minivan to buy the Eclipse GS manual trans (couldn't afford a Porsche). I got both the Sun & Sound and Accessory packages, which both add nice features. The GS is more than peppy enough around town to get me into trouble, but it could use a few more HP on the highway to pass. It really begins to shine on twisty backroads. Its acceleration, handling, and braking are all excellent. This car is built very well - no squeaks or rattles. Its fit and finish are execellent. The ride is a little harsh depending on road surface, but hey, it's a sports car. It is a real head turner and it's even got a little growl from the intake/exhaust. It is very fun to drive! Compared to the Mustang, RX8 and 305Z - this is a much better value.


Best Features

Ultra Red Pearl is a great color, steering wheel audio controls are convienient, all controls are logical, at 6' don't need to put the seat all the way back but not much headroom with sunroof, very little body roll on cornering, kids fit in back for around town use, fold down seats expand cargo area....


Worst Features

Improved door pocket storage, left arm rest for driver (window ledge is high), auto door locks, side mirror placement too far back (shorter drivers will have a problem), needs lower grill, reduce glare on gauges during daytime (night lighting is great)


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What a Car!
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By carol mcmenamin
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I am thrilled with the new design of the Eclipse. It handles so well and is fun to drive. Everyone turns and does a double take when I drive by. The interior is so different, it has motorcycle gauges. This car isn't just for teens, adults love it too. I even bought my husband one.


Best Features

The style and suede and leather interior (terracotta).


Worst Features

The blind spots.


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