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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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My Favorite Car
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By Ben
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


Review

I love this car, this is the perfect
car for someone who wants to learn how
to modify cars. This car is safe, fun,
and reliable. The only bad thing about
this car is that the gas gauge is
wrong. Since it is all-wheel-drive the
gas tank is split in two. So when it
says your on empty and the low fuel
light is on, you actually have 7
gallons left.


Best Features

My favorite features of this car would have to be the turbo, the all-wheel- drive, and the moon-roof.


Worst Features

Better quality cup holder. Second Eclipse I had with the darn cup holder broken.


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Rock-solid turbo engine with beauty
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By dan chi
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

1. Rock solid turbocharged engine
makes for a happy drive every day.
Stuck behind a slow truck going 20mph
when traffic is zipping by at 45mph?
No problem, punch it in first gear and
slam it into second and you'll start
passing those cars going 45 in just a
couple of seconds. :-) Big smile.

2. This car is so reliable it's
amazing. I was always under the
impression that these cars were not
that reliable before I got one. Now I
think differently. Much love to this
engine designed by mitusibishi.

4. Go get one. Just make sure it's
been treated properly and the timing
belt has been changed or else suffer
expensive repairs.


Best Features

awesome handling (mountain passes with sharp turns are easy 70mph adventures), awesome engine and a design that turns heads everywhere. Just look, you'll see.


Worst Features

Build quality, build quality, build quality. But oh well, doesn't matter anymore since they don't make these new.


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fun fast car
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By mraley31
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

this is a great car! I bought it used
and it is still running great with
over 100k. there is not much room
inside for passangers so if you want a
car your friends wont beg you to drive
this is great. the only thing i dont
like is that there is no traction in
first gear. other than that great fun
fast car.


Best Features

the turbo charged 2.0 liter engine is fun to drive fast and fairly good on gas.


Worst Features

better first gear traction


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Great Ride
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By klepore
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


Review

This car is an absolute blast to
drive. I have a 5 spd manual
transmission and it is quite zippy.
However, it is a base model vehicle so
you pay for what you get. It has 43000
miles and haven't had a problem with
it yet. I do however question the
build quality of the vehicle, the
doors kind of have a rattling noise to
them when you slam the door. It just
doesn't feel real solid, but overall a
great car and very fun to drive. Also,
it has a great storage capacity. I was
very surprised, once you fold down the
backseat you can fit just about
anything in the hatch.


Best Features

Performance and Good Looks


Worst Features

Would be nice to have ABS, and maybe just a few more horses but definitely not bad especially with a manual.


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still a thrill
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By blackwings
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback


Review

going on my 5th year with this car and
i'm still in love with it. with no more
than routine maintenance it still runs
like new and it's style doesn't seem
dated. very fun to drive and low
maintenance.


Best Features

appearance- still a head-turner. great cargo room too.


Worst Features

RS model is sluggish off the line, could have used larger engine or turbo.


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