1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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14 reviews
Available Price Range $844-$5,676 Trims2 Combined MPG 26-27 Seats 4

Our Take on the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Our Take


Our Expert Reviews

There are two ways to look at the 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX coupe. The first is with lust -- hip little car, date magnet, cool wheels, that sort of thing. The second is with buyer's remorse, as in: "Geez, wish I had the extra bucks to get aBMW Z3, Porsche 986 Boxster or Mercedes-Benz SLK." The Eclipse GSX and its German rivals live in the same pocket-rocket town. But the Eclipse comes f... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 14 reviews

What a first car

by Slider6 from Naples, Fl on February 9, 2011

I bought a '97 Eclipse from a friend of mine in my senior year of high school in 2000. It was red, had about 65,000 miles on it, and a small ding in the driver's door. I took that car on a road trip t... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 13 recalls for this car.

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