2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Reviews

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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
4.4
Average based on 38 reviews
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Too Many positives to list

by from Naples, FL on August 9, 2009

The pickup is amazing especially handy when passing or merging into traffic in a busy highway. Gas millage can't be beat either unless you hit it hard all the time. I have had mine for 7 years and oth...
The pickup is amazing especially handy when passing or merging into traffic in a busy highway. Gas millage can't be beat either unless you hit it hard all the time. I have had mine for 7 years and other than the usual maintenance, the car hasn't seen the shop.
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Pretty good car.

by from on March 3, 2010

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Elipse GTS and I bought it used with only 20,000 miles on it. It has been a great car, except for the automatic transmission doesn't shift right all the time. Also the interio...
I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Elipse GTS and I bought it used with only 20,000 miles on it. It has been a great car, except for the automatic transmission doesn't shift right all the time. Also the interior design is terrible on the silver ones, the black and navy blue do not clash right. But other than those two problems, the car overall is a great car and I would recomend getting any of them besides the silver ones.
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Awesome ride

by from Pennsylania on November 29, 2010

Well i traded my titan for this car at a dealership. Needed something better on gas. This car was awesome. Fast, reliable great on fuel. Never had any issues with it minus i couldnt drive it in the wi...
Well i traded my titan for this car at a dealership. Needed something better on gas. This car was awesome. Fast, reliable great on fuel. Never had any issues with it minus i couldnt drive it in the winter.
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Very good car for the money!

by from New York on December 11, 2010

I have owned a 03' eclipse GS for over 4 years now and has no issues. Drives very nice, it has such a smooth ride that you can notice right away! Quick and with the auto-manual it makes it easy to get...
I have owned a 03' eclipse GS for over 4 years now and has no issues. Drives very nice, it has such a smooth ride that you can notice right away! Quick and with the auto-manual it makes it easy to get up to top speeds FAST! Would never have guess it was only a 4 cylinder? Sum this car up; Quick, Reliable, Efficient, and a lot of bang for the buck!
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DREAM CAR

by from Jensen Beach, FL on October 31, 2011

I searched for a used Eclipse for almost 6 months. I finally spotted one parked along side the road with a for sale sign. Long story short... I LOVE THE CAR. It had 97,000 miles at the time of sale. I...
I searched for a used Eclipse for almost 6 months. I finally spotted one parked along side the road with a for sale sign. Long story short... I LOVE THE CAR. It had 97,000 miles at the time of sale. It was well maintained and in excellent condition. I feel as if I bought a NEW car. I've been buy cars since I was in my 20's (I'm 58 now) I've bought 4 brand new cars (75 Fiat Spyder, 76 Trans Am, 87 Chev Malibu SS, 88 Honda Acord). When I got divorced in 92, I realized I'd never afford a 'new' car again. Well, this 100,000 mile Eclipse is better than all the new cars I've owned. If you are buying used, make sure you get service records and a car fax or similar history report.
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Great car

by from Tucson, AZ on March 5, 2009

I have not had any problems with this car. It handles great and has gotten me a lot of looks. There is not a lot of street noise with the top up, but when it's down, and the wind is blowing through yo...
I have not had any problems with this car. It handles great and has gotten me a lot of looks. There is not a lot of street noise with the top up, but when it's down, and the wind is blowing through your hair, there is no better feeling.
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Awesome sports car!

by from Evanville, IN on April 4, 2011

My mom and I shared a black convertible Spyder Eclipse GTS, and that car was extremely fun to drive. It was always wanting to go fast, and we had to be careful not to speed (or at least not get caught...
My mom and I shared a black convertible Spyder Eclipse GTS, and that car was extremely fun to drive. It was always wanting to go fast, and we had to be careful not to speed (or at least not get caught...) My mom bought the car used in 2004, and we only gave it up because we moved out of the US. I will definitely look into buying another when I return. It had a great engine that never needed any work. We replaced the break pads a few times, and the tires needed more attention than most, being racing tires. Other than that, the car was very easy to take car of. It only looked slightly used when we sold it (minor scratches in the interior and a dent in the door caused by a grocery-cart attack) and that's after the car had been rear-ended twice (which never showed or made any difference in the car's performance). I sincerely loved this car. I should warn that the back seat is tiny, so if you're planning to fit 4 adults in the car, make it a short drive. Other than that, I couldn't have been happier with it!
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Love this car!

by from Atlanta, GA on December 12, 2010

This was my first car and I absolutely love it! Gets very good gas mileage. Accelerates quickly and has no problem maintaining it. Light weight and sensitive to steering and braking. You would not thi...
This was my first car and I absolutely love it! Gets very good gas mileage. Accelerates quickly and has no problem maintaining it. Light weight and sensitive to steering and braking. You would not think that the car (my model anyways) only has 4 cylinders. Very reliable. Great car for someone who wants a sporty look! Wouldn't sell mine for the world.
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Great car

by from Morrisonville ny on April 26, 2011

Love driving this car, get alot of compliments, good performance and style for the price. Expensive however for modding
Love driving this car, get alot of compliments, good performance and style for the price. Expensive however for modding
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First Car

by from Colorado Springs, CO on December 5, 2011

After looking for a Mitsubishi Eclipse for months, there was finally one available about 2 hours away from where I live. It runs smoothly, except that it might need some help as the winter months appr...
After looking for a Mitsubishi Eclipse for months, there was finally one available about 2 hours away from where I live. It runs smoothly, except that it might need some help as the winter months approach. I opted for the GTS trim & have not been disappointed. All in all, a car is a great investment, especially this one.
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