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4.75 out of 5 stars

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse

dsmbasshead, 12/03/2010
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I bought this car, as a replacement for my 2002 Mercury Cougar C2, and I think the eclipse was, by my standards, definitely an upgrade! First of, the exterior styling. The "2G" eclipse is definitely, the best looking generation IMO. I love the body lines, even the uneven hood. The interior is some what bland, but the curves of the dash and panels keep you entertained, although the interior pattern is ugly. Performance on this, for a 2.0l DOHC L4, is awesome! It beats hondas all day and Ive even run agains a Dodge Ram Hemi and won! Its has its flaws, such as questionable build quality on less important components, but over all its a great car with good fuel economy, thats really fun to drive!

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3.13 out of 5 stars

A Good Car in my opinion

LocoDonkay, 02/23/2002
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

With this car I have enjoyed myself. I have had no major problems with the car like some of the other reviews. I have made some minor upgrades to the car....Euro tail lights,Short ram intake system, clear bumber leans,and a Hayame muffler.

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Good If You Don't Want Your Kid to Speed

jeeppsu85, 02/06/2007
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2dr Hatchback
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My car is beautiful, but has no personality. I treated her like a daughter. I washed and waxed her weekly or bi-weekly and maintained her on a regular basis. There has been no problems with the leaks that are usually found with this model. My only problem is I tend to have problems accelerating on the highway and going uphills. In the winter, the trunk has the grand ability to smack ya on the head. This is a beautiful car but it has low performance. The 420A inline 4 has amazing economy, it hits about 230-310 miles per full tank depending how you drive. To accelerate fast you need to turn the air/heat off to get full power to the engine.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS

infinity8x3, 01/12/2008
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
3 of 8 people found this review helpful

So far I've had this car for a couple months and haven't had too many problems. I bought it used and it did have a few kinks. One was the radiator fan went out and it overheated in a parking lot and then a couple weeks latter a hose blew and was spraying coolant all over the inside of the engine. Other than that, I have had no problems allthough the head gasket looks new. Paid $4k and don't regret it at all.

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Good car, only for gas mileage

laukc7085, 02/26/2010
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2dr Hatchback
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

this car has been a pain in my rear since i got it. I am going to school to be an automotive tech and i can tell you that this car breaks a lot and is hard to work on. the engine is crammed under the hood so there is no room to work. I've only had the car for about 2 months now and i really hate it. ive had to replace a belt, had a bearing go bad, i have an oil leak from somewhere, an anti freeze leak, my release bearing in the clutch is going bad, had an electrical short, and just other things that irritate me

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