2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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Best Overall

by from Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 2011

This is one of the best cars that I have ever owned. Even after 100K plus, the car is still very solid, reliable and a joy to drive. The minimal maintenance that this car requires is very simple to do...
This is one of the best cars that I have ever owned. Even after 100K plus, the car is still very solid, reliable and a joy to drive. The minimal maintenance that this car requires is very simple to do. It is one of the best designed cars, that I have seen. This car was designed with the owner/mechanic in mind, in that everything is laid out nicely and easily accessible for normal routine maintenance. A real joy to own!
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Attracts lots of people

by from GLENDALE,AZ. on September 4, 2013

BOUGHT MY CAR NEW & INSISTED ON THE REDDISH-ORANGE COLOR.[SUNSET OPALESCENT] i HAVE NEVER HAD ANY BREAKDOWNS IN THE 7 YRS. I'VE OWNED IT. THE SOUND SYSTEM-R.F., IS THE BEST SOUND EVER! THIS CAR IS FAS...
BOUGHT MY CAR NEW & INSISTED ON THE REDDISH-ORANGE COLOR.[SUNSET OPALESCENT] i HAVE NEVER HAD ANY BREAKDOWNS IN THE 7 YRS. I'VE OWNED IT. THE SOUND SYSTEM-R.F., IS THE BEST SOUND EVER! THIS CAR IS FAST & SEXY & GETS GREAT GAS MILEAGE. I WOULD HATE TO GIVE THIS CAR UP- WILL ONLY DO BECAUSE I NEED ROOM FOR 2 LABS TO TAKE ON TRIPS. YOU WON'T BE SORRY IF YOU BUY AN ECLIPSE.
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Best car i've ever gotten

by from Wisconsin on February 19, 2011

I've had a couple of the older eclipse's, the first gen and second gen, but neither compair to the 4th gen i currently own, i love this car and baby it. And wouldn't give it up for anything. It runs a...
I've had a couple of the older eclipse's, the first gen and second gen, but neither compair to the 4th gen i currently own, i love this car and baby it. And wouldn't give it up for anything. It runs and drives extremely smooth, and I have never had any problems with it mechanicaly. A+++!!
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fast and powerful and most of all just beautiful

by from O'fallon,Illinois on July 30, 2006

This car is exactly what i have always wanted. it has great design, a very powerful engine, even the gs. The interior really makes it look sporty and the body of the car is just jaw dropping. Not to m...
This car is exactly what i have always wanted. it has great design, a very powerful engine, even the gs. The interior really makes it look sporty and the body of the car is just jaw dropping. Not to mention a 2007 sports car for only $23,097 and thats with a great rockford sound package, and a very nice moon roof. The car is very safe, it scored 8's across the board in all impacts. The car comes standard with 3 different airbags which makes the insurance company happy. Not to mention my insurance rate is very low for this sports car, around $117 a month with progressive insurance. Being in the car buisness myself before please trust my word that if you are looking for a expensive look for less, with tons of features and a great powerful engine, with nice gas mileage, and a sporty look, the 2007 eclipse is for you. Plus you will defentily enjoy the looks and compliments you recieve, and for those who are worried about it being stolen, it has a car alarm system standard. look and the porsche 911 and compare it to the eclipse almost identical looks. Well this car gets five stars from my, my advice for you know is to go test drive one.
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3rd Eclipse I've Owned

by from The Bronx NY on September 15, 2012

I've had 3 Eclipses since it first came out in 1990. Great little car, easy on the eyes, V-6 has lots of heart and so much fun to drive. Not for people trying to save on gas, it is a performance car a...
I've had 3 Eclipses since it first came out in 1990. Great little car, easy on the eyes, V-6 has lots of heart and so much fun to drive. Not for people trying to save on gas, it is a performance car and needs high test. I'm truly sad to see this model phased out in this age of ugly vans and hybrids.
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Top of the Line

by from Montana on February 9, 2011

I live in MT. I own a 06 Eclipse. I love driving it! It does grat and runs strong. I'm glad i purchased this car and enjoy driving it on the hwy.
I live in MT. I own a 06 Eclipse. I love driving it! It does grat and runs strong. I'm glad i purchased this car and enjoy driving it on the hwy.
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Coolest car I've owned, not the smartest

by from San Diego, CA on November 30, 2006

I LOVE driving this car (the GT version): it's really fast, it feels very solid, and despite what I've read, I experience very little body roll. Engine sounds impressive (and is), but it's loud all th...
I LOVE driving this car (the GT version): it's really fast, it feels very solid, and despite what I've read, I experience very little body roll. Engine sounds impressive (and is), but it's loud all the time. Definitely some understeer flying around the turns, too, probably because of the weight. The base stereo still has great speakers, but it desperately needs an mp3 input given the target market. Lots of textured plastic inside still just feels like plastic; maybe it's different with leather interior. The front seats are great even for a roadtrip to Vegas, but pray you're not the third (or fourth) person stuck in back, unless you're eight years old because it is SMALL. Two biggest complaints: the mp3 input thing, and no telescoping steering wheel-SERIOUSLY irritating, and not that hard a thing to add, you would think. Oh, and if you drive this thing with any enthusiasm, don't expect that gas mileage to come anywhere near what the sticker says.
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A Real Head Turner

by from Minneapolis, MN on April 22, 2010

I've owned both the GS and GT. If you can, opt for the GT. It's just more fun with the powerful v6. You really don't see many of the new design Eclipses on the road which makes owning one seem a littl...
I've owned both the GS and GT. If you can, opt for the GT. It's just more fun with the powerful v6. You really don't see many of the new design Eclipses on the road which makes owning one seem a little more special. The body is beautiful and the seats are pretty comfortable. The Eclipse is a bit of a challenge to park by backing up but I try to park where I can pull out forward. A few things Mitsubishi could do to improve the car is less road noise, raise the arm rests, and give the customer a telescoping steering wheel. That should be standard with a new sticker price over $25,000.
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Great Car

by from Dayton, OH on January 28, 2010

I bought my 06 Eclipse GT used with 17K miles. I now have around 30K and it has never so much as hiccuped. It is fast and sexy and very practical for a sports car. The trunk is good sized, the car is ...
I bought my 06 Eclipse GT used with 17K miles. I now have around 30K and it has never so much as hiccuped. It is fast and sexy and very practical for a sports car. The trunk is good sized, the car is heavy and substantial. It feels safe. The backseat is small, but at least it has one. My only complaints are the wide turning radius and lack of MP3 input. The RF stereo is the best stock I've heard. I get around 23-24mpg with the 6spd manual...FUN to drive!!
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the eclipse

by from Cheektowaga, NY on March 25, 2010

The first thing I ever loved about this car was how it reminded me of my old car, a 2002 Toyota Celica. I was in love with my Celica and sadly it was totalled when I was rearended by a semi truck on t...
The first thing I ever loved about this car was how it reminded me of my old car, a 2002 Toyota Celica. I was in love with my Celica and sadly it was totalled when I was rearended by a semi truck on the thruway. The eclipse however, is more available than the celica, they were about the same price and it has a more "newer" look. So far, the eclipse has treated me well, although its door handles on the inside seem poorly made and everytime I go to shut my door from the inside I feel like its going to just break off. I've had someone look at it but they say it may be a bad idea to put any type of adhesive to keep the handles more stable. Overall, she lives up to my former car, but without the memories, and someone is always shooting envy looks when I drive her around.
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