1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse consumer reviews

$13,590 starting MSRP
side view of 1996 Eclipse Mitsubishi
75% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 3.9
Explore the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

A fun, beautiful pain in the neck!

I have put in several thousands to upgrade this vehicle's suspension and brakes, as well as the overall look of the car, and i must say i love it. She handles like a dream and holds fairly well at high speeds. I was generally satisfied with the engine's performance in terms of power, yet the I-4 does not contribute much torque. The problem with this vehicle is the reliability after 80K miles. When it is running, i love it to death, an incredibly fun car to drive. However, seeing as the it breaks down on me every three weeks, on average, it does have its setbacks. Since it is payed for and i will never get the money back from it that i put in, i gladly parked it and bought a new wrx


Great Starter Car!

The 1996 eclipse was the first vehicle that I bought when I was 16 years old. I would have to say that is has been a very reliable car and would definitely recommend it to a friend, especially a beginner driver. It is small car and many had concerns about getting into accidents and such but I found that it was not a problem and have never been in an accident with one. It is a cheap way to get a very sporty looking car!!