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With eye-catching style and heart-thumping mechanics, the Mitsubishi Eclipse sport coupe — in production for more than 20 years — was an Eclipse you couldn’t help but stare at.

Its low, road-hugging stance stood out among other sporty coupes and promised to raise its owners’ street cred. In the face of countless competitors, the two-door, four-seat Mitsubishi sports car maintained continued success over four generations and, to this day, has a strong fanbase of car aficionados and motorsport enthusiasts.

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A True
Driver’s Car

Despite being built at a Mitsubishi plant in an Illinois town called Normal, the Mitsubishi Eclipse was anything but — attracting plenty of attention for its futuristic appearance and wide, sporty silhouette.

The first generation Eclipse — designed in the U.S. at the Mitsubishi Motors North America Design Studio and introduced in — was available in four trim levels: Eclipse, Eclipse GS, Eclipse GS-T (Turbo) and Eclipse GSX. With the exception of the all-wheel drive GSX, each Mitsubishi Eclipse was front-wheel drive.

Both the Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Turbo and Eclipse GSX were equipped with a turbocharged liter 4G63 engine that achieved up to horsepower, and could go from zero-to in less than seven seconds. With its spirited acceleration and precise handling, it was entirely befitting for the purpose-built Eclipse to be named after an 18th century English racehorse with a record number of wins.

Over the years, new models were added and Eclipse continued to anticipate desires and exceed expectations of form, function, beauty and technology — as a true driver’s car should. But as Mitsubishi’s global focus shifted towards meeting environmental targets around the world, the company announced the discontinuation of the Eclipse, to invest more time and effort into developing battery technology.

To mark the end of the Eclipse’s illustrious career, a final special edition was created for both the sport coupe and Eclipse Spyder models. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Special Edition featured distinctive badging, leather interior with contrasting stitching, a sunroof for the coupe version, and a choice of two engines: a liter 4-cylinder engine producing hp, or liter V6 cranking out up to hp.

Today, while the Mitsubishi Eclipse sport coupe is no longer produced, drivers can still be the envy of the masses with Mitsubishi’s lineup of versatile crossovers, including the Eclipse Cross — a crossover SUV with sharp coupe looks that builds on a history of style, and fun-to-drive dynamics.

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The Eclipse
Spirit Lives On

Mitsubishi designs are rooted in Mitsubishi heritage. And since there was much to love about the Mitsubishi Eclipse sport coupe, it was only natural that it would inspire one of the best-loved vehicles in our current lineup: the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Although the two vehicle platforms are distinct, both are driver-centric. Many features that made the Eclipse a success — from the ergonomically-designed cabin to the turbo engine — were fined tuned and live on in its namesake.

The GSX’s all-wheel-drive technology continues in the Eclipse Cross with a new version of Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). And much like the Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T and GSX, the Eclipse Cross is equipped with a turbocharged engine that encourages weight savings. The feature has been adjusted to promote better mileage results.

While the coupes’ Sportronic transmission is not akin to the Eclipse Cross’ CVT, it did inspire Mitsubishi to add paddle shifters2 to the Eclipse Cross’ steering column, giving the crossover a sportier feel. In addition to the available paddle shifters, the 8-step sport mode lets drivers shift manually for maximum control.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse timeline

  1. Introducing A New Conversation Starter

    The Mitsubishi Eclipse compact sport coupe debuts in America with a turbocharged 4G63 engine and available all-wheel drive technology. It goes on to make Car and Driver’s '10 Best List' for four consecutive years ().

  2. Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder: Sun, Stars, Stares

    During Eclipse’s second-generation, Mitsubishi introduces the soft-top convertible Eclipse — delighting open air thrill-seekers. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is available in two trim levels: Spyder GS, powered by a 4G64 normally aspirated engine, and Spyder GS-T, featuring Mitsubishi’s turbocharged 4G63 engine.

  3. Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS: Performance-Tuned

    Mitsubishi introduces the Eclipse GTS trim. Built with a powerful liter V6 engine with a variable induction system, this line-topping third-generation model raises the Eclipse’s power to the tune of horses.

  4. From Concept To Production

    The Mitsubishi E-boost concept that gave life to the fourth generation Eclipse earns a prestigious Gold Industrial Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for its soft, athletic lines and unique departure from boxy automotive trends.

  5. Mitsubishi Eclipse Production Ends

    An Eclipse Special Edition — painted Kalapana Black, as chosen by Mitsubishi fans on Facebook — is the final model to roll off the assembly line in August of The Mitsubishi Eclipse SE is auctioned off, and proceeds are donated to the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the Tõhoku earthquake and tsunami.

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Eclipse FAQ

Does Mitsubishi still make the Eclipse?

No. The Mitsubishi Eclipse was the final in a series produced since In , however, the well-loved Eclipse moniker made a comeback in the form of a technology-based crossover: the Eclipse Cross. Equipped with a L turbo engine, the crossover SUV achieves an impressive lb-foot torque off the line. The Eclipse Cross received a prestigious GOOD DESIGNTM3 award for Design Excellence and Design Innovation by The Chicago Athenaeum. It was also awarded ”Car of the year ” by the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC).

When and why did Mitsubishi discontinue the Eclipse?

Mitsubishi stopped production of the Eclipse in August of to focus on electric and smaller footprint vehicles. In , Mitsubishi started selling the i-MiEV — the company’s first electric car — to US markets.

Does Mitsubishi plan to bring back the Eclipse?

Mitsubishi remains focused on crossover and electric/hybrid car segments, and there are no plans to bring back the Eclipse Sport Coupe.

Which Mitsubishi Eclipse model was equipped with AWD?

The Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX was the only all-wheel drive model available in North America. All other models were front-wheel drive. The GSX — also known as the Grand Sport X — was produced for the first two Eclipse generations, and discontinued in the year

Which Mitsubishi Eclipse model had a turbo engine?

In its first generation, the Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T and GSX were both equipped with a 4G63 turbo engine, achieving up to hp. The second generation added a new turbo-equipped model, the Spyder GS-T convertible, and even more power with turbo engines now achieving up to hp.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse

Sport compact car that was produced by Mitsubishi Motors

This article is about the sport compact car. For the compact crossover, see Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Motor vehicle

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sport compact car that was produced by Mitsubishi in four generations between and [1] A convertible body style was added during the model year.

The first two generations (1G and 2G) share the automobile platform and parts with the rebadgedEagle Talon and Plymouth Lasercaptive imports. They were built during Mitsubishi Motors' close relationship with Chrysler Corporation. Their partnership was known as Diamond-Star Motors (DSM). In Japan, the first two generations were sold at a specific Japanese retail chain called Mitsubishi Car Plaza. (/) The third-generation (3G) shared a redesigned platform with the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus. During May , the fourth, and final,(/) generation (4G) Eclipse was introduced, replacing the Chrysler platform used in the first three generations with the PS platform.[2]

According to Mitsubishi Motors, the Eclipse was named after an unbeaten 18th-century English racehorse that had won 26 races.[3][4]

The Eclipse was officially sold in Japan, North America, the Middle East, South Korea, the Philippines, Brazil, and China. At the end of August , the final Eclipse rolled off the assembly line, and was auctioned off, the proceeds donated to charity.[5]

In , Mitsubishi resurrected the Eclipse name on a compact crossover vehicle, titled the Eclipse Cross, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show.

First generation (D21A/D22A/D27A; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

First generation (D21A/D22A/D27A)
 Mitsubishi Eclipse.jpg
Production
Model&#;years
AssemblyUnited States: Normal, Illinois (Diamond-Star Motors)
Body&#;style3-door liftbackcoupé
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
PlatformChrysler D platform
RelatedMitsubishi Galant
Eagle Talon
Plymouth Laser
Engine&#;L 92&#;hp (69&#;kW) 4G37I4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G63 I4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G63T I4 turbo
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G63T I4 turbo
TransmissionF5M22 manual w/o Turbo (FWD)
F5m33 manual Turbo (FWD)
5-speed manual (AWD)
KM/F4A manual/automatic w/o Turbo (FWD)
F4A automatic Turbo (FWD)
4-speed automatic (AWD)
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
Length4,&#;mm (&#;in)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height1,&#;mm (&#;in)
GSX: 1,&#;mm (52&#;in)
Curb&#;weightBase: 1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
GS Turbo:1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
GSX: 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)

Overview[edit]

Pre-facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse rear

The first generation Mitsubishi Eclipse was marketed as an entry to mid-level four-cylinder sports coupe segment. Four trim levels were available; all were front-wheel drive except the GSX which was all-wheel drive. The GS Turbo and GSX were equipped with turbocharged engines.

The first generation Eclipse underwent minor styling changes during its production; – models have updated sheet metal and are easily distinguishable from earlier model years. The most notable is that the models have pop-up headlights, whereas the latter model years do not. The Eclipse was revised for the model year as the second generation.

Post-facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse

Trim levels[edit]

The Eclipse was available in five trim levels during its first-generation production run. AWD models were not available until halfway through the first model year.

  • Eclipse: Base model equipped with a 92&#;hp (69&#;kW) naturally aspirated &#;L 8-valve SOHC4G37 engine
  • Eclipse GS: Upgraded model with slightly more equipment
  • Eclipse GS DOHC: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) naturally aspirated &#;L valveDOHCMitsubishi Sirius engine; a naturally aspirated variant of the 4G63T engine[Note 1]
  • Eclipse GS DOHC AWD: Equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G63 valve naturally aspirated engine (AWD N/A only available in Europe) All were only available with 5-speed manual transmission and without rear limited-slip differential. Sunroof, cruise control, ABS, central locking, and A/C were included.
  • Eclipse GS Turbo: Upgraded model equipped with a –&#;hp (–&#;kW)* turbocharged &#;L valve DOHC 4G63T engine
  • Eclipse GSX: AWD model equipped with a –&#;hp (–&#;kW)* turbocharged &#;L valve DOHC 4G63T engine

*The GS Turbo with a manual transmission was rated at &#;hp, whereas the GSX with a manual transmission was rated at &#;hp (&#;kW). This was for the purpose of offsetting the additional weight of the AWD mechanism (approximately 2, lbs Vs 2, lbs GVW). However, and later years of both turbo models standardized on the hp version 4G63T. The automatic models were rated at &#;hp (&#;kW) due to smaller fuel-injectors and turbocharger.[citation needed]

These models varied significantly in drivetrains and available options, and included some variance in appearance, as higher trim lines added different front and rear fascia panels and surrounding trim, with the GSX model getting a notably different styling package from the others.

Powertrain[edit]

The basic driveline layout of the Eclipse is a transverse-mounted 4-cylinder Mitsubishi 4G37 or 4G63 engine situated on the left-hand side of the car driving an automatic or manual transmission on the right-hand side. AWD models have a different transmission which includes a limited-slip center differential and output shaft for a transfer case, which drives the rear differential (also available as limited-slip) and half-shafts.

There is also a difference between rear axle/rear ends on all-wheel-drive models. early cars have three bolts attaching the axle to the wheel hub. Late – have larger-diameter axles and attach to the hub with bigger, 4-bolt axle cups.

Engines[edit]

The 4G37 and 4G63 engines are gasoline inline-fours. The 4G63 has an iron engine block with an aluminum cylinder head and is equipped with two balance shafts. The turbocharged version of the 4G63 (sometimes referred to as the 4G63T) has a lower compression ratio ( in –, in - , and in the naturally aspirated version) and oil squirters under the pistons for better cooling from extra heat introduced in the system by forced induction. The turbocharged 4G63 engine received an internal update during the model year. The engines built from through April have 6-bolt motors. Beginning in May , Mitsubishi revised the engine to a 7-bolt design. The bolts refer to the number of bolts on the flywheel that connects to the crankshaft.

Problems and issues[edit]

In March , Mitsubishi issued a recall (bulletin 98V) for all Mitsubishi Eclipse GSXs citing, "Lockup of the transfer case can occur due to insufficient lubrication. The condition can cause a loss of vehicle control increasing the risk of a crash." The dealers would inspect the vehicles for the adequacy of the transfer case oil volume, transfer case oil leakage, and operational degradation of the transfer case mechanism. The transfer case itself did not leak but rather the brass plug in the center of the transfer case yoke would leak. Mitsubishi estimated 24, vehicles were affected.[6]

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Safety[edit]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined crash test ratings of the 1G Eclipse:[7]

Model year Model Frontal driver rating Frontal passenger rating
Eclipse ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Eclipse ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Eclipse ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Eclipse ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
Eclipse ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Awards[edit]

The Eclipse Turbo was on Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for –[8]

Second generation (D31A/D32A/D38A/D39A; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Second generation (D31A/D32A/D38A/D39A)
Mitsubishi Eclipse front jpg

Post facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe

Production
Model&#;years
AssemblyUnited States: Normal, Illinois (Diamond-Star Motors)
DesignerDragan Vukadinovic
Amy Hiroshige (interior)[9][10]
Body&#;style3-door liftbackcoupé
2-door convertible
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
PlatformChrysler PJ platform
RelatedEagle Talon
Engine&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) AI4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G64 I4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G63T I4
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
Length 4,&#;mm (&#;in)
4,&#;mm (&#;in)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Spyder: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
GSX: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Curb&#;weightRS/GS: 1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
GS-T:1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
GSX:1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
Spyder GS: 1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
Spyder GS-T: 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)

Overview[edit]

Pre-facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe
Pre-facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe rear
Post-facelift Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe rear

The Eclipse was redesigned in (for the model year) and included standard dual airbags, more rounded styling, a larger interior, and a new engine made by Chrysler for the base model. The second-generation car maintained the market focus of the first generation car but had numerous changes to appeal to a broader market. A convertible model, named the Eclipse Spyder, was introduced in offered in two trim levels; the GS and the GS-T. The Spyder GS was powered by a &#;L I4 naturally-aspirated 4G64 engine. The Spyder GS-T was fitted with Mitsubishi's turbocharged 4G63 engine. The GSX model was also powered by this engine but with the addition of a high performance all wheel drive system. No convertible model was powered by the Chrysler's a engine, nor was there a convertible with all-wheel-drive.[11]

The turbocharged engine option continued as the 4G It was also updated for more power as compared to the previous generation (&#;hp (&#;kW) vs &#;hp (&#;kW)). The naturally aspirated cars had two different I-4 engines depending on the market they were produced for. The US version engines produced &#;hp, found only in the RS and GS trims, and were a modified version of the Chrysler Neon engine, the a, manufactured by Chrysler and delivered to and installed at the Diamond Star Motors facility. The European market engines were a naturally aspirated 4G63 with &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS). International market Eclipses made less horsepower than their Japanese domestic market relatives when equipped with the 4G63 (&#;hp (&#;kW), &#;hp (&#;kW)), due to emissions regulations at the time.

This model exceeded Japanese government's compact car regulations regarding exterior dimensions (maximum width of 1,&#;mm (&#;in)), therefore incurred a more expensive annual road tax obligation.

A special version of the Eclipse, called the "10th Anniversary OZ Rally", was sold at the end of the model run with unique inch Enkei wheels with the OZ Racing logo. It also included the leather interior package, accented exhaust exit, “silver” gauges, mud flaps, and hoop-style spoiler that were available as standard equipment on GS-T and GSX models. The special edition package was only offered with the A engine.

A unique version of the 2G Eclipse was sold in some European countries. It used a naturally aspirated Mitsubishi 4G63 motor, similar to what was available in the 1G, unique side-view mirrors, and amber rear turn signals.

A minor style revision was applied for the model year. The front grille opening was given a more aggressive profile. The headlights were given a sharper slant on the inner edges, and the previous all-chrome fixture interior changed to a black interior with chrome reflector inserts. The driving lights were revised from a reflector type to a smaller projection type. The rear bumper cap was altered and had the reverse lights restyled and moved out into the bumper fascia, away from their original central position by the license plate bracket. The GS-T coupe and GSX received a large rear spoiler. The interior color choices also changed from blue, and grey in – model years to black/grey, tan/black, and grey in the – model years.[11] The black leather interior option was only available in ; the package included all seats (with the 'Mitsubishi' logo embroidered on both of the fronts), door inserts, and a center console armrest.

– Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Trim levels[edit]

The Eclipse was available in seven trim levels: Base [Only available in (mid-model year)], RS (Rally Sport), GS (Grand Sport), GS Spyder, GS-T (Grand Sport Turbo), GS-T Spyder, and GSX (Grand Sport X=AWD).

  • Eclipse RS: Base model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque &#;L valve DOHC Chrysler a engine
  • Eclipse GS: Equipment upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque &#;L valve DOHC Chrysler A engine. The European variant of the GS had a naturally aspirated, DOHC 16 valve 4G63 engine producing HP
  • Eclipse Spyder GS: Convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine
  • Eclipse GS-T: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled &#;L valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
  • Eclipse Spyder GS-T: Convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled &#;L valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine
  • Eclipse GSX: AWD model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque turbocharged and intercooled &#;L valve DOHC Mitsubishi 4G63 engine[12]

Standard equipment[edit]

  • RS: &#;L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, driver and passenger airbags, power steering, cloth reclining front bucket seats, 5-way adjustable driver's seat with memory recliner, center storage console, folding rear seat, map lights, remote fuel door and rear hatch releases, tachometer, trip odometer, low fluid warning lights, AM/FM radio, digital clock, tinted glass, rear defogger, dual remote mirrors, color-keyed bumpers and front air dam, inch wheels with full wheel covers (/70/HR14 tires.)
  • GS adds: 4-wheel disc brakes, 6-way (7-way in ) adjustable driver's seat, split-folding rear seat, tilt steering column, cassette player, Power antenna (), cruise control, body-colored power mirrors, door handles and rear spoiler, fog lights, a cargo cover and net, inch wheels with /55/HR16 ( models), lower bodyside cladding, rear windshield washer/wiper.
  • GS-T adds: turbocharged and intercooled engine, engine oil cooler, air conditioning, cruise control, turbo boost, and oil pressure gauges, Infinity 8-speaker AM/FM cassette/CD player with separate amplifier, anti-theft system, CD changer controls, power windows/door locks, sport-tuned shock absorbers, inch alloy 5-spoke wheels, bright dual exhaust outlets.
  • GSX adds: Permanent all-wheel drive, inch alloy wheels with /50/VR17 (), inch alloy wheels with /55/VR16 with a manual transmission /55/VR16 for automatic transmission (), limited-slip rear differential (optional ), power driver's seat (), anti-lock brakes (optional ), leather-wrapped steering wheel and manual transmission knob, leather package, " vented front rotors with dual-piston calipers and vented rear rotors (rear vented only early 95).[12]

Powertrain[edit]

The basic driveline layout of the Eclipse is a transverse-mounted 4-cylinder Chrysler A, Mitsubishi 4G64 or 4G63 engine. The Mitsubishi motors are mounted in the same orientation as the first generation cars. The a-powered cars had the engine mounted on the right side of the car, and further back in the chassis. AWD models had a similar transmission to the first generation car. The second-generation GSX also had a stronger carrier/differential when equipped with the limited-slip option.

Engines[edit]

All motors are four-cylinder gasoline engines. All have cast iron blocks with aluminum cylinder heads. The 4G63/4G64 engines retain the balance shafts for smoother operation, while the a does not use them. The – turbo engines were given an increased compression ratio of , up from , and a smaller turbo, a Garrett T25 set to 12 psi in place of the previous Mitsubishi TDG (automatic cars) and TDB (manual cars). This was done to minimize turbo lag, which was an undesirable trait for mass-market appeal in the U.S. These changes led to increased horsepower and torque vs. the previous 1G turbos. The 2G turbo cars produced &#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm (&#;hp (&#;kW) at rpm w/ AT) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm (&#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm with AT.)

The 4G63t engines found in – models have a 60&#;mm throttle body compared to the – MY's 52&#;mm. The intake ports on the head and runners of the intake manifold are also larger on the 1G. They also have larger crankshaft bearing journals to allow better lubrication. Because they look similar, it is important to note that the cylinder head is more on the side of high air volume, while the cylinder head is more on the side of high air velocity.

Mitsubishi Motors quietly updated its 4G63 engine in and The crankshaft is more precisely shaved and cut compared to previous years. It is identical to that used in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which was not yet sold in North America until The thrust bearings have been revised to a "split" type to allow better lubrication and self-alignment with the crankshaft. It also had improved tuning and functionality thanks to a new ECU, which was similar to Lancer Evolution ECUs. Although originally deactivated to protect the drivetrain, it included advanced features such as launch control, boost control, adjustable rev-limit, fuel system control as well as fuel and boost map selection for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbochargers.

Problems and issues[edit]

The 2G Eclipse received numerous Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) affecting a variety of issues with the car however there was one notable powertrain recall. In March , Mitsubishi issued a recall (bulletin 98V) for all Mitsubishi Eclipse GSXs citing, "Lockup of the transfer case can occur due to insufficient lubrication. The condition can cause a loss of vehicle control increasing the risk of a crash." The dealers would inspect the vehicles for the adequacy of the transfer case oil volume, transfer case oil leakage, and operational degradation of the transfer case mechanism. The transfer case itself did not leak but rather the brass plug in the center of the transfer case yoke would leak. Mitsubishi estimated 24, vehicles were affected.[6]

Another issue that impacted the mid Eclipse GS-T/GSX (4G63 equipped vehicles) is thrust bearing failure commonly referred to in the Eclipse community as "crankwalk." Mitsubishi never publicly addressed the issue via a recall or TSB. There were a variety of symptoms however the most common symptom of crankwalk is the clutch pedal would stick to the floor upon making a left turn. If crankwalk occurred, it typically meant engine failure. In , Mitsubishi revised manufacturing processes to correct the issue.

Safety[edit]

All 2G Eclipses came standard with driver and front-passenger airbags, side-guard door beams, front and rear body structure crumple zones, 5&#;mph energy-absorbing bumpers, safety-cage body construction, 4- wheel disc brakes (except RS), three-point ELR/ALR lap/shoulder safety belts (ELR only for the driver) and height-adjustable front shoulder belts. Anti-lock brakes were optional on all models (except for RS).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined crash test ratings of the 2G Eclipse:[7]

Awards[edit]

and "Driver's Choice Award" - MotorWeek[13]

Third generation (D52A/D53A; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Third generation (D52A/D53A)
Mitsubishi Eclipse front jpg

Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe

Production
Model&#;years
AssemblyUnited States: Normal, Illinois (MMNA)
DesignerDan Sims ()[14]
Body&#;style3-door liftbackcoupé
2-door convertible
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformChrysler ST platform
RelatedMitsubishi Galant
Chrysler Sebring coupe
Dodge Stratus coupe
Engine&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G64I4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 6G72V6
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 6G72 V6
Electric&#;motorPermanent magnet synchronous (Eclipse EV Prototype)
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Battery95 Ah manganese Li-ion
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
Length 4,&#;mm (&#;in)
4,&#;mm (&#;in)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height Coupe: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Spyder: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Curb&#;weight coupe: 1,&#;kg (2,&#;lb)
convertible: 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
V6 coupe: 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
V6 convertible: 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
Mitsubishi SST Concept Car
Mitsubishi Eclipse rear
Mitsubishi Eclipse rear
– Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe

Overview[edit]

The Eclipse underwent a change into its third generation in , closely applying the Mitsubishi SST design study which debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It was the first concept vehicle exhibited by Mitsubishi at an auto show in the U.S.[15]

Two new powertrain options were available, a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC 4-cylinder 4G64 and a &#;hp (&#;kW) 24v SOHC &#;L V6 (6G72). AWD was no longer an option. The suspension setup was modified to provide a softer and more compliant ride quality.

The third-generation Eclipse shared its powertrain with the 8th generation Galant. In late , the power of the GT trim was lowered to &#;hp (&#;kW) as a result of tightened emission standards forcing MMNA to adopt the California emissions standards for all variants of the car, rather than selling independent 'Federal Specification' and 'California Specifications' versions.

In mid, the GTS trim was introduced for the model year. This vehicle included an engine with a compression ratio, revised camshaft profile, and an improved Mitsubishi Variable Induction Management (MVIM) air intake system that gave the car an extra 10&#;hp (&#;kW) and a slightly improved power curve. The – GTS coupe, GTS Spyder and GT Spyder[16] shared the new engine while the GT coupe retained the &#;hp (&#;kW) powertrain.

With the introduction of the GTS model, the Eclipse saw minor changes including a redesigned front bumper with slotted fog lights, as well as a recoloring of the taillights. On the interior, the gauge face changed, and the door panels were also redesigned. Newly designed five-spoke chrome wheels were offered with the GT and GTS trims.

In , Mitsubishi Motors imported the Eclipse Spyder to the Japanese Domestic Market as a special edition.[17]

Trim levels[edit]

The Eclipse was available in 7 trim levels: RS, GS, GS Spyder, GT, GT Spyder, GTS, and GTS Spyder. All trim levels (besides RS and the Spyder) came with an automatic tilt and retracting sunroof. All models were FWD. The GTS trims were introduced for the model year. For the model year, the RS trim was discontinued and a special "Remix Edition" GS trim package was introduced, which included chrome wheels, identifying placards, and the premium interior package from the GT and GTS models, which was not previously offered on the GS trim.

  • Eclipse RS: Base model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine; automatic RS models were only 3G Eclipse without Mitsubishi's "sportronic" select-shift option[18]
  • Eclipse GS: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine
  • Eclipse GS Spyder: Convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G64 engine
  • Eclipse GT: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G72 engine
  • Eclipse GT Spyder: convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G72 engine. convertible FWD model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G72 engine with MVIM[18]
  • Eclipse GTS: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G72 engine with Mitsubishi Variable Induction Management (MVIM)
  • Eclipse GTS Spyder: Convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G72 engine with MVIM

Engines[edit]

The third generation Eclipse utilized two distinct Mitsubishi engines: The SOHC 4G64 &#;L valve four-cylinder and SOHC 6G72 &#;L valve V6. Both engines use cast iron blocks with aluminum cylinder heads. The four-cylinder, found in the RS, GS, and GS Spyder trims, used a compression ratio and produced an output of &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque throughout all years.[16]

The &#;L V6, however, used in GT and GT Spyder models, produced &#;hp (&#;kW) in Federal Specifications between and &#;hp (&#;kW) in all GT models in California Specifications, all years with a static compression ratio of In , the &#;L V6 was improved for the GTS and GT/GTS Spyder, using a revised camshaft profile, raised compression ratio of and variable-length MVIM intake manifold. This engine produced &#;hp (&#;kW).

Safety[edit]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined crash test ratings of Eclipse of different model years:[7]

Mitsubishi Eclipse EV[edit]

The Mitsubishi Eclipse EV is a prototype electric vehicle with a lightweight electric motor and lithium-ion batteries in the chassis of a third-generation Eclipse. It is powered by manganese lithium-ion batteries made by Japan Storage Battery, which have 65% reduced charging time over nickel-hydrogen batteries.

The prototype model participated in the Shikoku EV Rally, a &#;km (&#;mi) circuit around the perimeter of Shikoku, Japan, where it drove in excess of &#;km (&#;mi) on a single battery charge.[19]

Fourth generation (DK2A/DK4A; )[edit]

Motor vehicle

Fourth generation (DK2A/DK4A)
Mitsubishi Eclipse -- jpg
Production
– (Spyder)
Model&#;years
– (Spyder)
AssemblyUnited States: Normal, Illinois (MMNA)
Body&#;style3-door liftbackcoupé
2-door convertible
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformMitsubishi PS platform
RelatedMitsubishi Endeavor
Mitsubishi Galant
Engine&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 4G69I4
&#;L &#;hp (&#;kW) 6G75V6
Transmission4-speed automatic (F4A4B)
5-speed automatic (F4A5A)
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase2,&#;mm (&#;in)
Length 4,&#;mm (&#;in)
4,&#;mm (&#;in)
Width1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Height 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
– Spyder: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
– GT Spyder: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Spyder: 1,&#;mm (&#;in)
Curb&#;weight coupe 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
V6 coupe 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
convertible 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)
V6 convertible 1,&#;kg (3,&#;lb)

Overview[edit]

Another substantial styling revision was introduced, with the new model taking some of the profile from the second generation model but maintaining a front fascia consistent with Mitsubishi's current corporate styling features. Drivetrain features of the new model include a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L MIVEC V6 for the GT trim, and newer models have &#;hp (&#;kW). The GS has a &#;hp (&#;kW) &#;L MIVEC four-cylinder, both derived from the Mitsubishi PS platform family, with which the Eclipse shares many mechanical components. Like the Galant and third generation Eclipse, the new Eclipse is FWD only, although a concept model has been produced by Mitsubishi and Ralliart with a MillenWorks designed hybrid-electric AWD platform, the 4G63 engine from the Lancer Evolution, and more aggressive body styling with imitation carbon fiber accents.[20] The V6 produces &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;ft⋅lbf (&#;N⋅m) of torque.

The fourth-generation Spyder (convertible) Eclipse was released for the model year at the North American International Auto Show.

Trim levels[edit]

For the model year in the U.S., its primary market, the Eclipse was available in five trim levels: GS, GS Sport Spyder, SE, GT, and GT Spyder. In Mexico, the GT Spyder is known as the Eclipse Convertible. In Canada, the GT trim is known as the GT-P.

  • Eclipse GS: Base model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW), &#;L valveSOHC Mitsubishi 4G69 engine.
 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
  • Eclipse GS Sport Spyder: Convertible model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW), &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 4G69 engine.
  • Eclipse SE: Upgraded model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW), &#;L valve 4-cylinder MIVEC Engine, and additional features including inch wheels, a front and rear spoiler, unique interior options and side skirt decals.
  • Eclipse GT: Premium model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW), &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G75 engine, – models have &#;hp.
  • Eclipse GT Spyder: Convertible premium model equipped with a &#;hp (&#;kW), &#;L valve SOHC Mitsubishi 6G75 engine, – models have &#;hp (&#;kW).

The models and standard / optional equipment:

  • GS Standard- Choice of five-speed manual or a four-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, a watt (max.) Mitsubishi CD/MP3-compatible audio system with six speakers, inch alloy wheels, an anti-theft immobilizer, auto-off halogen headlamps, power windows/locks/mirrors, air conditioning, a split fold-down rear seat, two volt accessory outlets, anti-lock brakes, a rear spoiler, and a six airbag safety system.

Options Include - Sun & Sound package with a power sunroof is paired with a watt Rockford Fosgate audio system. Boasting nine speakers including a 10&#;in (&#;mm) trunk-mounted subwoofer, a 6-CD in-dash changer, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, the package also includes a central display with outside temperature and compass readings and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.

  • GS Spyder - available for sale for the model year.

Options Include - GS Deluxe Leather Package: Leather front seating surfaces. Heated front seats. Heated side mirrors. Outside temperature indicator and compass in the center dash display.

  • GT Standard- Choice of six-speed manual or a five-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, a watt (max.) Mitsubishi CD/MP3-compatible audio system with six speakers, inch alloy wheels, an anti-theft immobilizer, auto-off halogen headlamps, fog lamps, power windows/locks/mirrors, air-conditioning, a split fold-down rear seat, two volt accessory outlets, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a rear spoiler, dual-stage six airbag safety system, traction control, a front strut tower bar, and a center display with outside temperature and compass readings.

Options Include- Premium Sport Package with 18&#;in (&#;mm) seven-spoke alloy wheels, leather front seating surfaces, a power sunroof, an eight-way-adjustable (six power) driver's seat, alloy pedals, heated front seats, heated door mirrors, automatic dimming rear-view mirror, air-conditioning, and a watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with nine speakers that included a in (&#;mm) trunk-mounted subwoofer, a 6-CD/MP3-compatible in-dash changer, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

  • GT Spyder - available for sale for the model year.

Options Include - GT Premium Sport Package: inch alloy wheels. Leather front seating surfaces. 6-way power driver's seat. Heated front seats. Heated side mirrors. Aluminum pedals. Automatic climate control. Wind Deflector

Engines[edit]

  • GS - Equipped with the SOHC I4 4G69 engine capable of &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS) in factory trim. The displacement is cc, with a bore of 87&#;mm and a stroke of &#;mm. The engine runs compression. Firing order is It uses cc top feed high impedance injectors with a returnless fuel rail. It has a 62&#;mm throttle body. The stock exhaust diameter is 2 1/8".
  • GT - Equipped with the V6 3,&#;cc (&#;L; &#;cu&#;in) with bore 95&#;mm (&#;in) X stroke 90&#;mm (&#;in) SOHC4 valves per cylinder 60° V-block 6G75 engine capable of making &#;bhp (&#;PS; &#;kW) in factory trim and a compression ratio of The firing order is It uses cc top feed high impedance injectors with a returnless fuel rail. It has a 65&#;mm throttle body. The stock exhaust diameter is 2 1/4". Since , power is upgraded to &#;bhp (&#;PS; &#;kW) at rpm and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) at rpm of torque.[21] The intake valves begin to open at 5° before top dead center, and close 55° after top dead center. The exhaust valves open 51° after top dead center, and close 17° after top dead center. The oil pump is a trochoid type. The cooling system is water cooled forced circulation with a centrifugal impeller type pump.[22]

Emissions Control[edit]

The Eclipse is equipped with dual bank catalytic converters on the manifolds of both the 4 and 6 cylinder engines with O2 sensors placed after each catalytic converter to monitor operation. Downstream of these is a third catalytic converter placed mid way in the exhaust to assist in preventing further emissions.

The Eclipse has an EGR system.

The Eclipse PCV system returns into the intake piping to prevent contaminants from escaping.

Facelifts[edit]

Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe

The Mitsubishi Eclipse was given a minor facelift for the model year, the front fascia changed the fog lights and deleted the triangle housing the "three diamond" logo used to sit on in the grille; the rear fascia changed the "Eclipse" insignia from an indent to raised silver letters. An option to add a dual exhaust and projector H.I.D. headlamps also became available. The V6 engine now rated at &#;hp (&#;kW) and &#;lb⋅ft (&#;N⋅m) of torque in part due to the more open front fascia as well as a new stock dual exhaust system.[23] It was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show.

For , the Mitsubishi Eclipse featured a "blackout" roof, similar to the model. Mitsubishi also lowered the suspension of Eclipse about half an inch to create a lower center of gravity.[24] A rear backup camera and Bluetooth hands free calling to the Sun and sound package were included. In the GS trim, the car gets the same inch wheels and blackout front end as the GT model called the GS Sport.[25]

Final model year[edit]

Mitsubishi Eclipse SE

For the model year, the Eclipse received three slight changes: brake override logic, a clear lip spoiler on the GT trim, and one new exterior color. According to a review and rating by Motor Trend, the fourth-generation Eclipse was described as "dated" - but its "exterior design still stands out among sporty coupes currently available."[26] The model year Eclipse was now six years old and "is still trying to pass itself off as a sporty two-door."[26] This was the final model year, albeit a short run because production ended in August [27][28]

The last Eclipse to roll off the assembly line was built on 16 August , painted Kalapana Black, its color was chosen by members of Mitsubishi's Facebook community, who picked from a historical Eclipse color palette. This was the only Eclipse equipped with both the L/&#;hp V-6 engine and the commemorative SE package, as well as special inch Dark Argent alloy wheels and one of a kind graphics. It is also built with a sunroof, leather interior, W Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system with Sirius XM, hands-free Bluetooth phone interface, rear-view camera, and HID headlights. The car was auctioned off by Mecum Auctions in St. Charles, Illinois on 17 September , for $35,[29] Proceeds went to the Japanese Red Cross to aid victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[30]

Grand total Eclipse production was , units.[31]

Recalls[edit]

  • 05V - Recalled 6 February , vehicles were found equipped with faulty brake booster assemblies. The brake booster could separate due to improper crimp joints resulting in total brake failure
  • 05V - Recalled 27 June , master cylinders were found to have improperly installed seals. Brake fluid may bypass the seal and result in longer pedal stroke, and reduced braking pressure
  • 15V - Recalled 6 February , vehicles made between 23 December and 13 February were recalled for corrosion issues in the ABS unit. This can cause internal valves to seize, resulting in sudden brake failure or reduced stopping ability
  • 08V - Recalled 9 September , certain vehicles had improper fuel tank mounting brackets which could split. This could result in the fuel tank to come undone in a collision and potentially cause a fuel leak.

Motorsport[edit]

The Eclipse has been campaigned in various auto racing events.

Rally, endurance and road racing[edit]

The Eclipse, and its Chrysler-branded counterparts, have competed in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) events.

In , a GT2 class specification Eclipse GSX was entered into the annual 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race. It was placed on grid number 74, at the back in last place. It moved up to 24th place overall finish without any issues.[32] It nearly set a new record as well, passing a total of 50 cars.[33][34] In , it entered the race again but was now in a lower specification class (GT3/GTS3)[35] It finished in 24th place. In , the Eclipse made its final appearance in the race, achieving 39th place, after posting laps.[36][37][38] The name of the team was Spirit of Daytona and their sponsor was Daytona Mitsubishi. Craig Conway, Eric Van Cleef, and Todd Flis were the drivers.[39]

In and , Greg Collier won the NASA Super Unlimited class national title in a Plymouth Laser RS Turbo.[40] These wins were over purpose built Ferrari Challenge and Porsche Carrera Cup race cars.

In and , an Eclipse Spyder GS-T driven by Matt Andrews and Andrew Brilliant won the Super Lap Battle Limited championship in Willow Springs, California.[41]

In , a heavily built and tuned Mitsubishi Eclipse piloted by Mark Rybníček won the Czech Hill Climb championship.[42] Other drivers such as Karel Stehlik[43][44] and David Komarek[45] have used Eclipses in hill climb competition as well. Some of engines produce as much as &#;hp (&#;kW; &#;PS). They also have short transmission gears to accelerate into triple-digit speeds.

Drag racing[edit]

Brent Rau has won three world drag racing championships using an Eclipse; IDRC, NDRA, and NHRA.[46] Many other notable names have also claimed big wins piloting Eclipses for drag racing as well.[47]

Jett Racing entered a 3rd generation Eclipse for drag racing competition. As of , they hold the world record for the world's fastest four cylinder. It has 1,&#;hp (1,&#;kW; 1,&#;PS) and is RWD. It is capable of over 2,&#;bhp (1,&#;kW; 2,&#;PS).[48][49] On 29 November , they ran seconds in the quarter-mile with MPH for the top speed.[50]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^– model years Eclipse, Talon and Laser did not come with the a engine. The a was not available until the second generation..

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Eclipse
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - My favorite car thus far

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder was my dream car and now I own one. I love being able to put the top down and drive feeling "free" when the weather is nice. The feeling the wind in your hair when you're going mph on the highway is exhilarating. Also, the females seem to love the car so I guess you could call it a "chick magnet." Every female I have told that I own this car has always either said, "I've always wanted one," or, "I've always wanted to ride in one." The engine comes in handy when driving around rude drivers that don't want you in front of them. The mini van next to you that won't let you over. He stands no chance. In 3 seconds you've sped up faster than he can go in a quicker time. It's so easy to merge. The car is quiet when compared to other sports cars and I enjoy tha (more)

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder was my dream car and now I own one. I love being able to put the top down and drive feeling "free" when the weather is nice. The feeling the wind in your hair when you're going mph on the highway is exhilarating. Also, the females seem to love the car so I guess you could call it a "chick magnet." Every female I have told that I own this car has always either said, "I've always wanted one," or, "I've always wanted to ride in one." The engine comes in handy when driving around rude drivers that don't want you in front of them. The mini van next to you that won't let you over. He stands no chance. In 3 seconds you've sped up faster than he can go in a quicker time. It's so easy to merge. The car is quiet when compared to other sports cars and I enjoy that as well. The last thing I want to do is announce my presence unless it is with my awesome stereo. The car comes equipped with 6 Infinity speakers. They come in handy when the top is down because when you blast the stereo the sounds comes out crystal clear even when at a high level. The car handles turns like a dream as well. It hugs even the tightest turns at high speeds. When a sign says slow down to a certain speed to safely handle the turn I know that I can maintain a speed that's about 20mph high than the suggested limit without my tires loosing traction. My car has over , miles and still has the original engine and transmission.

I was dropping a friend off at his apartment in Atlanta at 10pm. I had the top down and it started to drizzle down rain while on the highway. So I was weaving in and out of traffic at speeds of 95+mph in order to get to my exit so I could put the car in park and put the roof up. It was so fun driving that fast and dodging other cars at night.

I was dropping a friend off at his apartment in Atlanta at 10pm. I had the top down and it started to drizzle down rain while on the highway. So I was weaving in and out of traffic at speeds of 95+mph in order to get to my exit so I could put the car in park and put the roof up. It was so fun driving that fast and dodging other cars at night.

1. Its sleek design makes heads turn to look 2. Its a convertible; enough said 3. The car is fast; top speed of mph 4. Comes with Infinity speakers installed 5. Quiet motor and muffler 6. Seems to be a "chick magnet" 7. Handles turns at high speeds great 8. Sits extremely low to the ground so speeds seem greater 9. Short car makes parking so much easier than larger vehicles Not many people own the Eclipse Spyder so you stand out The small interior helps the A/C work more efficiently The small interior helps the heater work more efficiently The large windshield enabl (more)

1. Its sleek design makes heads turn to look 2. Its a convertible; enough said 3. The car is fast; top speed of mph 4. Comes with Infinity speakers installed 5. Quiet motor and muffler 6. Seems to be a "chick magnet" 7. Handles turns at high speeds great 8. Sits extremely low to the ground so speeds seem greater 9. Short car makes parking so much easier than larger vehicles Not many people own the Eclipse Spyder so you stand out The small interior helps the A/C work more efficiently The small interior helps the heater work more efficiently The large windshield enables more of the road to be viewed at one time The horsepower makes it easy to weave in and out of traffic to get to your destination quicker The car is equipped with 18" low profile tires for a sporty look The all-leather interior makes for a comfortable ride Original engine and transmission has lasted over , miles

1. Only gets about 22 miles per gallon of gasoline 2. Tall people have difficulty fitting inside of car 3. Trunk space is limited due to the convertible top storage space 4. Engine compartment is compacted which makes repairs difficult 5. Low profile tires mean that new tires cost more than average 6. If you use unleaded gasoline instead of premium gasoline the performance of the car is greatly reduced 7. The back seat is more of a bench than a seat; little to no leg room 8. If the leather interior is not taken care of and conditioned it will crack 9. The car uses a really small battery so (more)

1. Only gets about 22 miles per gallon of gasoline 2. Tall people have difficulty fitting inside of car 3. Trunk space is limited due to the convertible top storage space 4. Engine compartment is compacted which makes repairs difficult 5. Low profile tires mean that new tires cost more than average 6. If you use unleaded gasoline instead of premium gasoline the performance of the car is greatly reduced 7. The back seat is more of a bench than a seat; little to no leg room 8. If the leather interior is not taken care of and conditioned it will crack 9. The car uses a really small battery so the dead of winter is tough on it; use it daily or it won't start I was only able to find the automatic version so I miss the joys of shifting gears and coasting in neutral When driving at high speeds the car seems to "eat" gas; 12 gallons won't get you as far as it would if you drove 55mph Interior windows seem to fog up in the morning in spring and fall Interior is extremely cold when it snows outside due to lack of completely being sealed off from the outside because of cloth top The car is not meant for snow driving so traction is minimal Car sits really low so you cannot see over vans and SUVs and such A lot of other sports cars on the road want to race you ALL THE TIME

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - Interesting ideas, poor execution.

I got this car roughly a year and a half ago. I have put about 25, miles on it, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The car has lots of interesting features and quirks, which may be nice on other platforms, but for this vehicle, it feels like the perfect storm. The visibility is poor due to the convertible top taking up so much space, and the forward visibility is poor due to the increased A pillar size. This forces you to sit in a lid down position and is tiring when combined with the poor ride quality. It is very stiff and firm to drive, and every crack and stone in the road is felt in your lower back. The power train is nice, lots of power and plenty of room in the gears, but the weight of the car makes it dull and feel like a boat. The car is similar size to a small sedan b (more)

I got this car roughly a year and a half ago. I have put about 25, miles on it, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The car has lots of interesting features and quirks, which may be nice on other platforms, but for this vehicle, it feels like the perfect storm. The visibility is poor due to the convertible top taking up so much space, and the forward visibility is poor due to the increased A pillar size. This forces you to sit in a lid down position and is tiring when combined with the poor ride quality. It is very stiff and firm to drive, and every crack and stone in the road is felt in your lower back. The power train is nice, lots of power and plenty of room in the gears, but the weight of the car makes it dull and feel like a boat. The car is similar size to a small sedan but only two useable seats. The rear seats are tiny with no leg room. If you enjoy sitting on a wooden bench, then the backseat is for you. Trunk space is nonexistent due to the convertible top, and the depth isn't useful. Who would want to stack groceries on top of each other? Overall, the car has some nice features, but paired with this car, makes it very displeasing.

The tires spin easily, and in the rain, it can be fun to spin the tires at a light when first pulling away.

The tires spin easily, and in the rain, it can be fun to spin the tires at a light when first pulling away.

The power is decent, and the transmission is a smooth shifting one if you can drive a stick. The clutch is always bitey and aggressive. The front seats are both electric power, so that's also a plus. The convertible top folds quickly and hasn't leaked in over 88, miles.

The power is decent, and the transmission is a smooth shifting one if you can drive a stick. The clutch is always bitey and aggressive. The front seats are both electric power, so that's also a plus. The convertible top folds quickly and hasn't leaked in over 88, miles.

No visibility in the rear, and the front is limited by massive A pillars. The driving position is uncomfortable, and the suspension is very firm. The limited space and storage is an issue if you wish to use this as a daily driver.

No visibility in the rear, and the front is limited by massive A pillars. The driving position is uncomfortable, and the suspension is very firm. The limited space and storage is an issue if you wish to use this as a daily driver.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder - Avoid the Spyder if you hate spiders.

Being a sporty type of vehicle, you would get quite a few people trying to race you or treating you different on the road. It wasn't a great vehicle for a first car or for any winter/snow driving. It was a nice car to look at, but not necessarily drive in. It got me from point A to point B but I never liked to drive it for fun. In fact, this car actually made me scared of driving altogether. Gas seemed to be good in this car but then again, I didn't drive very much. It wasn't sealed well so I wouldn't recommend this car if you are terribly afraid of spiders and I wouldn't take it through a car wash.

Being a sporty type of vehicle, you would get quite a few people trying to race you or treating you different on the road. It wasn't a great vehicle for a first car or for any winter/snow driving. It was a nice car to look at, but not necessarily drive in. It got me from point A to point B but I never liked to drive it for fun. In fact, this car actually made me scared of driving altogether. Gas seemed to be good in this car but then again, I didn't drive very much. It wasn't sealed well so I wouldn't recommend this car if you are terribly afraid of spiders and I wouldn't take it through a car wash.

One memorable story with this vehicle is driving home from work with the top down on a warm summer night getting looks from other drivers on the road.

One memorable story with this vehicle is driving home from work with the top down on a warm summer night getting looks from other drivers on the road.

It is a sharp looking ride that gets a lot of looks.

It is a sharp looking ride that gets a lot of looks.

Unfortunately, this vehicle has more negatives than positives in my opinion. The back window makes it impossible to see out of, which makes it scary to get in the car and drive because you can't even see to change lanes. The back side windows are also basically non existent. Horrible car for someone's first car. Excessive amounts of spiders make a home inside of this car somehow as well. At one point, there was an issue with the inside windows fogging up while I was driving and I couldn't see anything.

Unfortunately, this vehicle has more negatives than positives in my opinion. The back window makes it impossible to see out of, which makes it scary to get in the car and drive because you can't even see to change lanes. The back side windows are also basically non existent. Horrible car for someone's first car. Excessive amounts of spiders make a home inside of this car somehow as well. At one point, there was an issue with the inside windows fogging up while I was driving and I couldn't see anything.

Sours: https://www.autolist.com/mitsubishi-eclipse+spyder

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The Smart Buy Average Market Price is a proprietary mathematical calculation based on actual recent transactions either in your local area or nationally. It provides a statistically accurate understanding of what other buyers are paying for the vehicle you have selected and as you have configured it. Adjustments to the calculation beyond make, model, and trim are normalized based on detailed, anonymized transaction information. This accounts for the fact that most or all recently-sold vehicles included different option combinations than your specified vehicle configuration. The data underlying the Smart Buy Average Market Price calculation are filtered for extreme outliers and subjected to a weighted averaging process that considers factors such as the recency of transactions and the timing of data lags. In certain instances, the calculated result is adjusted to take account of abrupt changes in the market that may not yet be fully reflected by recent transaction prices. In all cases where the Smart Buy Average Market Price is shown there is sufficient sample size and transaction detail to be statistically reliable.

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