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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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My Spyder
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By momo04
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The car can be fun to drive, but u-
turning is a nightmare. If you ever
have to make a tight turn into a
parking spot or at an intersection,
you're not going to make it without
backing up. Also...the visual with the
spoiler in the rear window (which is
already small) is very limited; poor
interior lighting; Boot is a show item


Best Features

It's good in the snow and most inclement weather. 4 CD changer; Ease of operation of top


Worst Features

Improve the turning access...The boot is a pain to put on and off (I leave mine off). The stainless look gas cap peels off over time, so that needs revamping. Not enough interior lighting


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Spyder Mania
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By Spyder Man
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had my Spyder now for almost 3
yrs. I've had absolutely no problems
with it mechanically and with 34,000
miles, the tires still have a decent
tread. It is an amazingly fun car to
drive, especially in the summer w/the
top down. The V6 is quite
peppy...especially with the sporttronic
shifting. Basically, I bought the car
strictly for the looks. I have the tan
top and interior so it's not that hot
in the summer. Plus, it handles well
in the snow.


Best Features

Power convertible top. Nice wheels and an all-around great looking convertible.


Worst Features

Tough to see when the top is up. Interior isn't that impressive. Drivers arm rest is set too high. No trunk release on remote.


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My Dream Car...
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By Eric K.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I first drove this car while on vacation
in Florida with my girlfriend. 1 week
and 1000 miles later, I knew I had to
have one. Two weeks ago my car got
totalled and I was able to find a low
milage Spyder GT for a great price. Cant
tell you how much I love this car. I had
two Mustang GT's and a Camaro. The
Spyder may not have the tire peeling
power of the others, but it looks better
and is more fun to drive in bad weather.
Get what makes you happy...you only live
once.


Best Features

The Top...the rims...the dash...the exterior...the interior...just about everything.


Worst Features

Arm rests lowered on door...locking fuel lid...bigger back window.


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Spyder GT- It turns heads.
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By Thegame9377
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this vehicle in May and
haven't regreted it for a second. I
debated back and forth between the
coupe and the spyder before deciding on
the rag top, and I'm glad I did. This
car will DEFINATELY get you attention.
When you drive in the Eclipse, sure,
heads turn, but when you drive in the
Spyder- HEADS SNAP!


Best Features

I like the SportTronic feature. It's nice to have the shifting power, but at the same time, slap it in drive after you hit the drive thru at McDonalds.


Worst Features

Eibach Pro-Kit springs KYB AGX adjustable Shocks/Struts AEM cold air intake system


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BIG BANG! (for the buck)
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By silver surfer
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The Spyder handles great, picks up
quick, is easy on the eyes and not too
costly (to purchase or drive). My very
first car was "66 Mustang GT w/ a 3
speed 289. Since then I've driven tons
of musle cars: Chargers,Road
Runners,Cobras,Novas,Cudas GTOs and
many others over my 25 years+ and I
gotta say, the Spyder while not as
powerfully built as those past bangers
it is just plain more fun! It's almost
too easy to drive At 5' 10" the cock-
pit fits me well. It's very comfortable
with the controls easily accessable.
Finally, while there's nothing overly
fancy about the cock-pit,if you keep it
clean it'll still impress your
girlfriend(s)


Best Features

The over-all styling,the handling, the performance,the price, the driving comfort and yes that so, so easy to use top-down button


Worst Features

An automatic recall buyer's clause(they MUST give the car back)for anyone caught driving it with the top up on any given sunny day with tempatures between 70' and 80'!


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