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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Middle Age Crisis

by from Chicago on March 27, 2008

When I wanted a performance-focused car I balanced my urge against fiscal wisdom. At less than 30k the Spyder (GT 6 cyl) gave me a handsome car with serious performance. It's power is enough to excite...
When I wanted a performance-focused car I balanced my urge against fiscal wisdom. At less than 30k the Spyder (GT 6 cyl) gave me a handsome car with serious performance. It's power is enough to excite - it handles well - and it is all that I had hoped.
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Does recommend this car

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Cute car

by from Phoenix on January 8, 2012

We constantly get comments from strangers about how good looking our car is. It drives nice and is fun to drive. The sun and sound package is awesome. The backseat has little to no room in it, especia...
We constantly get comments from strangers about how good looking our car is. It drives nice and is fun to drive. The sun and sound package is awesome. The backseat has little to no room in it, especially for an adult. The turning radius is the worst I've ever experienced in a car. The rear and side view visibility when backing out of a parking space is nonexistent.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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nice car - but. . .

by from Carrollton, TX on December 13, 2007

I purchased the Eclipse - GT in March 2007. I really like it so far, but the brakes were already squeeling at only 10K miles. I took it to Mitsubishi dealership and the dealership replaced the brake p...
I purchased the Eclipse - GT in March 2007. I really like it so far, but the brakes were already squeeling at only 10K miles. I took it to Mitsubishi dealership and the dealership replaced the brake pads right away. They said they are switching out the brake pad brands due to their reliability and squeeling sounds. So, if you own one, and have the same problem, take it to the dealership before the 12K brake warranty is up. Other owner is right about the inside of car - gets scraped up VERY easily. Only time will tell if this is reliable like a Toyota or Honda. I do like the 5 year warranty.
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I love my car!

by from Dallas on October 2, 2009

I leased this car in May 07 and Im enjoying it so much that I decided to purchase it after almost three years.
I leased this car in May 07 and Im enjoying it so much that I decided to purchase it after almost three years.
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Best Choice

by from Montgomery al on May 1, 2011

I was looking for another sports car, and I chose this one and I love it. I haven't had any problems with it... The body style the color, it was the best chose...
I was looking for another sports car, and I chose this one and I love it. I haven't had any problems with it... The body style the color, it was the best chose...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love this Car!

by from Boston, MA on May 15, 2007

I've had the eclipse spyder for almost a year and I love it. The look is awesome and even the gas mileage for the 4 Cyl is pretty good. If you love sporty cars you'll love this one, especially the sun...
I've had the eclipse spyder for almost a year and I love it. The look is awesome and even the gas mileage for the 4 Cyl is pretty good. If you love sporty cars you'll love this one, especially the sunset orange color!! There isn't a ton of room in the back but for short distances it's not too bad for the smaller of the 3 or 4 to sit. The back seat has a curve in it to allow a little more leg room. Also this car handled surprisingly well in the winter time. This car handled better than my 2004 VW Passat in the snow!
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Does recommend this car

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It really IS the "affordable exotic"

by from Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2008

Bought my 2007 Spyder in July 06, after considering BMW 3 Series, Solara, Mustang, couple others. I'd wanted a fun convertible since my hubby bought his BMW M Roadster in 2000 :-). I wanted something ...
Bought my 2007 Spyder in July 06, after considering BMW 3 Series, Solara, Mustang, couple others. I'd wanted a fun convertible since my hubby bought his BMW M Roadster in 2000 :-). I wanted something with 4 seats, though. I crossed the BMW off the list after considering that as soon as the 4 year warranty expired on my husband's car, many, many things (expensive things!) went wrong with his...Solara didn't come with a manual transmission option, so that was off. Mustang? I don't know, just too...common. Anyway, after much research, I settled on the Spyder despite the serious torque steer on the test drive model (the bigger wheels fixed that, though)- and got the GT 6 speed loaded with everything except pinstripes and some kind of light kit for the bottom. The back seat is not really practical for adults, but smaller folks and kids would do fine. Anyway, having the back seat, small or not, has been extremely convenient overall. One other negative is the serious blind spot in the rear with the top up, but I drive my car with the top down in non-rainy weather above 45 degrees anyway, so it hasn't been a terrible problem. If I do have the top up, I am v-e-r-y careful backing up. The turning radius is not the best for so small a car, but, you learn to plan for that. Now....having gotten all the bad stuff out of the way, I love this car! Yes, it turns heads. Yes, it's fast. Yes, the top system is fantastic (no issues at all with that yet). Yes, the sound system is great (I haven't had any trouble with my CD system as another mentioned). It is just so much fun to drive, that I almost regret my telecommunting job where I have to work from home - I look for excuses to go somewhere! Admittedly, I have only 6K miles on it and will have had it 2 years in just 5 more months, so perhaps I will experience more trouble after it ages a bit. Whatever! I have a 10 year warranty. Overall, this is a fun, fun car and I don't regret my decision - in fact, I applaud my decision every time I go somewhere in my Spyder!
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Does recommend this car

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We are a two Spyder family

by from New Hampshire on September 25, 2007

Around April we were looking at hybrids, trying to be conservative but then saw/drove priced the spyder and we were hooked. We have a heinous driveway hill to get up in the Northeast and so a Front wh...
Around April we were looking at hybrids, trying to be conservative but then saw/drove priced the spyder and we were hooked. We have a heinous driveway hill to get up in the Northeast and so a Front wheel drive was on the list of must haves. Had a Chrysler Sebring and it was a good car but it was just too sedate, in an Oldsmobile sort of way. After one Spyder was a family member for 5 months, we traded the Sebring in for a top of the line GT/leather/Flextronic/6 cyl. Mileage is reasonable and frankly, our commutes to/from work in these cars is more like a mini vacation. Worth every penny, looks and feels more expensive, turns heads (had a bmw owner in Boston roll down the window to tell us "nice car") and people love to watch the rag top appear and disappear, including us, STILL. If you have to make a payment, LIKE what you drive....we certainly do!
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Does recommend this car

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Definately purchase this car!!!

by from Lancaster, PA on August 6, 2011

I purchased my 2007 mitsubishi eclipse gs about 3 months ago. I love it!!! It gets a lot of attention on the road a head turner. The interior (plastic) is a little cheap but that's the only thing that...
I purchased my 2007 mitsubishi eclipse gs about 3 months ago. I love it!!! It gets a lot of attention on the road a head turner. The interior (plastic) is a little cheap but that's the only thing that I found was a con...which if you take good care of your car you shouldn't have any worries. It drives excellent and gets awesome gas mileage... this is a very awesome car and I am so glad i purchased. Best sports car out there !
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Good choice in a limited field

by from WI on March 25, 2011

when it comes to affordable convertibles with room for the kid(s) in back, this is a great choice. bought a used gt 6spd last yr, only drive in summer. engine is strong, man trans above avg, handling ...
when it comes to affordable convertibles with room for the kid(s) in back, this is a great choice. bought a used gt 6spd last yr, only drive in summer. engine is strong, man trans above avg, handling avg, interior plastic is cheap (its no honda), top operation is great, stereo is good - but should be better w/ 650watts. little concered about disappearing dealerships if repair needed. glad it has been discot'd to make it more rare. it's a heavy car, others are faster, but you wont care with the top down and stereo turned up. enjoy the suntan!
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Uses car for Having fun

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