1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Consumer Review: Middle Age Toy

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - Consumer Review

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GS-T Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Middle Age Toy
By InspectorDave on

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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Turbo 2dr Convertible

Review

I bought my 98 GS-T Spyder for my 50th b'day. Very fun to drive but pushing the clutch in Atlanta traffic got old. Finally let my teenage son drive it to school for his Sr year. Had to have the valve guide replace, seems to be typical for Mits. engines. Recently the throw out bearing seized up so had to cough up $900 for new clutch kit. Just started driving again and enjoying it while summer traffic is a little lighter. Yes, the front speakers went awol but I replaced with inexpensive set of Jensens from Auto Zone that sound great. Convertible top and brackets are now in need of repair.

Best Features

the look, the turbo

Worst Features

better valve guides in all Mitsubishi engines.
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