1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Review: Eh..

1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse - Consumer Review

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23 Total Reviews

RS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By ryanr on


1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


I bought this 3 years ago, after a nice woman wrecked my last car for me by driving into the front of me. Yes, it looks amazing, the design is sleek and smooth and definitely the best year for the Eclipse. 5 Speed non-turbo 2.0L DOHC is okay. 140hp FWD.. as mentioned in plenty of reviews, the rotors are horrendous. I have so much shaking I cannot stand it right now. I must have bought this at a horrible time in the life of the car (about 89,000 miles) as CV axles, lower control arms (as well as the tires the axles and arms ate through) ate me alive at about 100,000. It can get out of its own way, but not really anyone else's. Gas mileage is only okay for I-4. A good get-to-work or schooler.

Best Features

Body, decent stock audio system, handling is not bad for a FWD, good top speed.

Worst Features

Brakes, seat comfort (front AND back), overall ergonomics, overall reliability (stupid mopar/chrysler/dodge garbage).
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