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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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one long fun ride
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By jplgsx
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Bought this used in '98. I had no
idea what a great car I had
purchased. AWD and turbo for a
bargain price. I have mintained this
car very well and could not resist
adding some of the modifications
available. I took it out on to the
road racing track and surprised
Corvettes and RX7 turbo cars. This is
a very special car that unfortunately
Mitsubishi no longer makes. The
Evolution 8 is the only thing close.


Best Features

It has to be the AWD and turbo, but there is so much room under the hatch. This is a great car for road trips - as long as you watch your right foot! It is very easy to find you are going a lot faster than you think you are.


Worst Features

The quality of the leather was very poor. Tanned elephant skin. Changed it out for a full Katskin interior. The front ball joints need to be looked after carefuly. There are some minor faults, but there is nothing like it for the price. I laugh at Porches that cost 100 time what I paid for mine


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A Solid Entry-level Sports Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By saikyan
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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Overall I've been very happy with my 97' Eclipse GS.
For starters, the car is absolutely gorgeous... easily
one of the most attractive 90's sports cars. The
interior is also very well designed. Small back
seats.. but really, you shouldn't buy a car like this
with backseat comfort in mind. No problems with
reliability... give it routine maintenance and watch
the gasket (as it seems to be the least reliable part
of the car). The engine itself is decent in terms of
performance. It is competant, but not particularly
fast... If you're serious about speed look into a GST
or GSX. Fuel economy is excellent, and the car
handles very nicely. Pretty good sound system, too.


Best Features

Beautiful exterior, well-designed interior, good fuel economy, reliable engine


Worst Features

Could be faster...


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love my car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Althea
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


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I have not had many problems with my
car, and have had only to put out over
all, a couple thousand in it over the
course of 7 years I love the way it
handles, I love driving the car


Best Features

the looks of the car is great, and the way it drives


Worst Features

nothing really


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Fun, fast, and reliable.
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By Danielle GS-T
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Great gas mileage, very reliable, fun
to drive. The clutch had to be
replaced, but that was after about 5
years.


Best Features

Turbo. I would not drive a non-turbo model. I also enjoy the larger spoiler. The sunroof, alloy wheels, and mpg's alone were worth the extra cash for the turbo model.


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Love my car
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By monica1
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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I love my Eclipse but if I had done the
research I would hav purchased a gs-t
or gsx.


Best Features

body style curvy and sexy


Worst Features

suspension and engine gaskets constantly have to replace b/c of oil leaks


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