Mitsubishi Eclipse

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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  • (4.9) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,061$10,637
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 162-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 4
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Our Take on the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Eclipse, available in coupe and convertible (Spyder) body styles, is Mitsubishi's front-wheel-drive sports car. The curvy, haunchy design surprised all by appearing in dealerships looking almost exactly like the exotically styled concept car on which it's based.Previously, the Eclip... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Stability system only on V-6 SE coupe
  • No stability system (Spyder)
  • No curtain airbags in backseat (coupe)
  • Small trunk (Spyder)
  • Understeer
  • Many features packaged
  • No auxiliary stereo input

Notable Features

  • Available as coupe or convertible
  • Special Edition trim level (coupe)
  • New stability system (coupe)
  • New paint colors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Manual or automatic

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 27 reviews

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Love at first drive

by Marcus from Fairborn on August 14, 2011

I just bought an 08 eclispe, and the first day i got behind the wheel i fell in love with it. Its smooth riding, great on gas, and deffinitly has that head turn effect when driving around. has the 4 c... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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