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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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I eat V ATE(8) MY DUST
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By GSXRATED
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I spent over 1 year finding my 97 GSX.
This is the 2nd GSX that i have owned
and i like this one much better.(1ST
Eclipse was a 1991) This is a high
maintenance vehicle. You must change oil
and all other fluids as specified in the
owners manual. My car has 46000 miles
on it now and runs GREAT!!!! I have
many bolt on mods INJEN AIR INTAKE, 1ST
GEN BOV, UPPER INTERCOOLER PIPE, GREDDY
PROFEC B BOOST CONTROLLER, AUTOMETER
GUAGES AND POD, 3IN MANIFOLD BACK
EXHAUST, DENSO IRIDIUM PLUGS, JACOBS
WIRES ETC... Beware modding your car
gets very addicting. I eat up Mustangs,
Camaros, VW's, Hondas etc.


Best Features

All Wheel Drive/Turbo


Worst Features

Car runs Great stock. Modding is even more fun.


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1997 Eclipse GSX
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By 97GSX Owner
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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I bought this car brand new in 1997.
In stock form, performs very good
and it's fun to drive. After all this years
I still love it and don't plan on selling
it. The AWD system means a lot of
grip. I have driven this car so hard for
96K miles and the engine is still
running very strong and no oil
consumption. I am impressed by
that. No problems with anything,
except that that turbo went under 72K
but it was replaced under warranty .
Everything else ... no problems!


Best Features

exterior looks. performance. turbo. easy to upgrade performance. AWD grip. 27 mpg on the freeway. good drivetrain reliability (after so much abuse).There is a big market for performance parts that can make this car as fast as you want.


Worst Features

better build quality inside. Engine Oil cooler would help in prolonging the life of the turbo. Mitsubishi has removed the turbo and AWD options from the eclipse line, but it has made up with the new Lance Evolution!


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97 ECLIPSE GS
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By E. CLIPSE
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback


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I bought my car with 35,000 miles on
it. In two years I put 74,000 miles on
it and have had MAJOR issues. Since I
bought it I have had to replace the
transmission, all belts, brakes 4x,
rotors 2x, power steering pump, and
tires. It is a great, fun car to drive
but it didn't hold up to well to all
the highway driving. Would reccomend,
but under 40k miles and with
turbo..straight 4 is too small.


Worst Features

improve the transmission and braking systems


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Great Car
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By Lior
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Fun To Drive
Handles great.. awesome speend you
will smoke most cars on the street
with this car


Best Features

Speed


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FAST !!!!
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By assubanipal
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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This is a great car ... I really enjoyed
it ... drove up and down the mountains
in Colorado in every type of snow
conditions. Never got stuck believe it
or not. There is so much power on those
4 tires, it's amazing. Ended up plowing
the snow off the road when it got over 7
inches.


Best Features

speeding up the mountain passes dusting off those overweight SUVs. The turbo in the GSX is an awesome feature to have.


Worst Features

I got tired of having to change my tires every 10 months. Maybe it's just the way I drive ... not really the car's fault ... at 6-2 I would have liked a bit more head room.


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