I traded in a Dodge Dakota because I wanted a sportier vehicle. I did my research and after comparing the Mustang, RX-8, Civic-Si, and Eclipse, it was my favorite. I have had it about a month now and it is the best car I have ever owned. It's flashy, fast, hauls my golf clubs, and makes mundane trips to work a lot more exciting. It is an excellent medium between a full on performance car and a livable, daily commuting or touring car. The stereo is ridiculous. I didn't know you could get a stereo that sounds that good from the factory!
Powerful V-6 engine, Rockford-Fosgate stereo, sunroof, sweet exhaust note, baseball stitched gearshift, and the backseat. That was the deal maker for me over a two seat coupe, as I have twin 3 yr. olds that ride with me.
This is tough to come up with, but I guess a limited slip differential in the front would be great. Might help eliminate some of the torque steer under full throttle launches.
Bought mine used with 17,000 miles on it. I was just looking for an everyday runner, and this car was available. Simply unbelievable. I never even looked at Mitsubishi before, but it's true that they've thought of everything. I have the convertible GT V6, and this baby is a runner, alright. Previous owner put a carbon fiber hood on her, 20-inch black spoke wheels, an air induction system to increase her horsepower, and all the options! Wow. She's amazing! The ride is incredible, the look is amazing, and the officer who pulled up alongside of me to tell me I was going too fast even gave me a thumbs up and a wave! And my golf clubs fit in the trunk! You won't be disappointed!
Stereo is unbelievable, power is amazing, ride is superb, top is one-button operation which is done in 19 seconds, and is completely hidden under a power tonneau top. Ice Blue gauge lighting, heated front seats, automatic climate control, traction control, MIVEC V6 power, 6-speed manual transmission.
Blind spot can't be avoided. Angle your side mirror outward a little so you can see vehicles or children near or next to your vehicle, and always turn your head to make sure nothing or no one is there before you change lanes or make a right turn. I've had no problems when employing these tips.
I looked for a very long time to get this car. I bought it with the Rockford stereo, which was a must, and complete with all the options. I was reluctant at first to buy any car with a 4 cylinder, but was very satisfied after driving mine. It did not take long to figure out that it has an amazing ride, as well as, all the power and handling anyone could ask for. This will not be my last Mitsubishi I promise you that.
I love the ride as well as the complete riding experience. I also love the Rockford sound system, which anyone should request when purchasing one of these vehicles. and do not be afraid of the small engine, it is plenty
I agree with everyone else that the interior plastic does scratch easily, but i was able to take care of almost all the scratches by using armor all and only very little will remain visible. I would also like a little higher mileage, but am getting right around 30 mpg.
Well i went to buy a Tibron but end up with 07 Eclipse, Nice Car, First time own a 2dr. Sport like car. It's not really a Sports car but its act like it. Sound System, design, Wheels, All around is good car. I did some long trips and very comfortable. It has more room then TC, Tibron for back seats, and really its an Head turner. I bought in 4 cyl. wish bought it in 6 cyl. and 6 speed Manual. Next Time. So if you like style Modifications Oh yes! Forget about Honda, Toyota, Get this one with 10 years of warranty... wowo... see you around.
I purchased this car brand new off the lot in 2006. I have been driving it for two years now and would not give it up for the world. I love the comfort, sportiness, and sexiness it gives me on the road. The power is excellent for a four cylinder, although I do notice a sluggish start when running the A/C on high from a dead stop. Long distance drives have not left me with the "numb butt" feeling. That was a plus. I average about 28-30 mpg in town, if driving casually. If I romp on it, I can almost see my gas gauge move! Driver tendencies depend on gas mileage. I love the interior, although the driver side door could have an elbow rest a little higher. Absolutely great car!
Interior lights, exterior looks, sound system, and fold down seats are great. Pretty comfy to sleep on if you must, and I have twice. Steering wheel buttons are great for quick access.
Sound proofing and blind spot redesign would be a plus. Small front windows on doors to open would be another plus. Passenger side leg room to match driver side leg room would be plus.