2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
There are 16 user reviews for the GT trim shown below
- Options for the price, Warrantry, Looks, Interior Quality
- Wide turning radius, needs premium gas, front wheel drive layout, paint scratches easily
I have had my eclipse for about a year now and have to say that i am happy with my decision (although if i bought the car again i would buy the Spyder Model). I purchsed the Eclipse after driving several other cars including the Honda Accord v6 Coupe, and the Nissan Altima v6 Coupe.
Car has a good mix of options for the price and you cant go wrong with Mitsu's 10 year warrantry. Its fast and a head turner, make sure you get the factory Aero Kit it makes the car look more awsome! The 650 watt Fosgate system with the Sub is a must have for this car. Only compaint about that is the display only shows channel number and no the song details. THERE IS AN IPOD AUX IPOD HOOKUP FOR THE RF SYSTEM, its about $15 and is easy to install ask your dealer about it or search the web for it.
My biggest problem with the Eclipse GT is that the car has alot of the weight upfront and is prone to Torque steer, be careful in the winter months....read morehide
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- Looks good, sporty, good MPG 20 city/27 highway, tight handling, excellent warranty.
I have been an Eclipse owner for the past 10 years and its been an improvement in every generation of this model. The Eclipse has given the owners what they clamor for that is; style, performance, handling, ride, interior amenities and most of all its excellent 10 years/100,000 mile power train warranty. Who nowadays will care more to their customers than Mitsubishi!...read morehide
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- Good on gas, FAST!, sporty, fun to drive, great sound system
Summary: This car is the best Eclipse I have owned. I previously owned a '97 and '03 eclipse. This version is faster, smoother, and more fun to drive than all of the previous versions. There are a few small annoyances, but otherwise it's a great car.
Pros: Fast, sporty, fun to drive, great sound system, good trunk space, easy to maintain, awesome handling and brakes are great, too!
Cons: The trunk doesn't shut smoothly. limited rear visibility, very limited space for back-seat passengers (don't even consider it!), can be slightly uncomfortable on long rides...read morehide
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- Styling is fantastic--nothing else like it on the road. The GT offers an unbelievably powerful 6.
- I haven't found any so far.
This is the 3rd Eclipse I have owned; had a '99 Spyder and an '03 GT Coupe. I'm loving the new style which I personally think is unmatched in any of the sport coupe competition. Yes, the back seat is just a shelf really. We can get a 7-year old in if he sits sideways... But we knew that when we bought it and use our Charger R/T Daytona when we need to car the whole family around.. ;) The 4G Eclipse is a fun, fun, fun!...read morehide
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- Fun car to drive, Very ample power in the GT, and A very smooth ride on long trips.
- Very small back seat. Seats lack support on very long trips
My GT is a beautiful car and I get compliments on it all the time. It's fun, fast and different. Also, compared to other sports cars with comparable specs, it is thousands cheaper. The six speed manual and the mi-vec engine give it throaty acceleration from gear one to five, with gear six allowing for economical highway cruising. I've touched 30 mpg on this car on long highway trips. On the highway, this car is smoother than many sports cars in its class and price range.
The car has zero back seat, and due to the hatch back trunk, I notice alot of road noise in this car, especially when it rains. During long trips, the seats tend to become uncomfortable, and a more ergonomic design is desired there. Last complaint is that I couldn't get Sirius Satallite Radio on my 2007 Rockford Fosgate, but Mitsu alleviated that problem in 2008. Guess I'll have to get a new one.......read morehide
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- My 2007 Eclipse is good on gas and very fast when i want to get away. The sound system is banging!!
- It has a small backseat but that's o.k. I'm not trying to carry anyone with me.
I hit's my head getting in and out. But that's o.k. The style and body of the car is the best one out this year. This is my Second Eclipse that i have brought. My last one was a 2000 and kept it for 10 years!! and that one ran great with no problem's at all..
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- Good fuel economy, GPS comes standard, conformatable for long drives.
- brakes sometimes clank, rides are sometimes to rough.
A very relaxing car to be driving around in. A nice car to be seen driving around in. A car that is ver comforable no matter where your going..
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- Great power, Torque everywhere, A real eye catcher, sound system is superb!
- Not enough leg room in the back. needs more compartments, GPS would have been nice.
This car is a Tiger! After 90 years, Mitsubishi has produced the pinnacle of sports cars. It is everything that I've ever wanted: Power, Performance, Sound, and Looks. Like a tiger waiting the the tall grass this car is poised for attack. In a seconds notice, the Eclipse will respond to your request, urging you to test it's limits, and when you think you've reached it, the Eclipse will show you more. Reasonably priced, this car is a gem to drive.
Domo Mitsubishi Domo!...read morehide
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- Excellent engine, major step-up from previous 6G7x engine, MIVEC, refined style and power
- Brakes better than avg but passe to the performance-minded; no HID/GPS ; audio could've been stellar
Eclipses have always been notable for excellent road performers for the price - having the ability to 'hang' closely with most of the more expensive alternatives, and even the domestic V8 crowd. But the 4th gen. Eclipse is more than the typical more-powerful engine to please. The 6-speed close ratio transmission is a godsend, mated with the engine, and though the F/R weight distribution is still quite a bit off balance, the new chassis breaks convention as it helps keep more power to the road (with an already an average of +/- 223hp to the wheels). Traction control, also standard, is a helpful on the wet days.
Compared to the previous model Eclipse, some of the the more noteworthy differences are chassis stiffness, handling, and control. These without expending ride comfort. Suspension characteristics have definitely improved this time around, and this new platform has certainly been thoughtfully engineered to provide a seamless mix between the power the engine provides and the contact and control it needs to stick to the road.
As for the creature comforts, as with the previous model, the audio soars above the average. The subwoofer is a nice touch, and the durability of the speakers themselves is unusually good for the price of the upgrade. I personally would like to have more DSP settings, depth, and stronger highs. Mids are ok. Audio controls behind the steering wheel are smart and thoughtful.
Interior finish, room, and refinements are intuitively and tastefully designed. Most noticeable are the seats, which are extremely comfortable, and not to mention DURABLE (for the leather mongers). The bolstering of these front buckets is comparable to that found in the Lancer Evo, but with the heated leather option, which earns plus points for some luxury and comfort. Compared to the previous model's legroom and seating, being cushioned in the front seats of the new Eclipse feels more like sitting in a Cadillac or Vette, with more arm, head, and leg space than usual. Back seat headroom is way better than the 3rd gen, and legroom is a tad bit better. Blue hue dashboard lighting isn't cheesy as one might expect, and instrument cluster is bright and clean, much like those in a VW. Chrome accent bezels, graphite, and silver touches all over give a more refined finish. Auto-dimming rear view mirrors are a very nice driving perk. Cupholder panel clears the shifter very well, and center armrest has more utility and space than the 3rd gen's. Overall interior is not as 'plastic' and plain as the older model, and is pleasant to the senses and semantics.
As for the driving controls, steering is very responsive, cruise control is (and has always been) much simpler to control than the domestic fare, and the pedals are very smooth to engage. Leather shifter could have a shorter throw but is certainly not truck-ish.
I realize that my review probably reads like something out of Mitsu marketing, but I assure you that as a Mitsu owner of 12 years, this one really is that good. It's almost a slam dunk, though, as I really wish it Mitsu had included HIDs, a GPS unit, and better audiophile sonics in the mix. I had to upgrade my brakes to 4-pots, as I'm used to having better with a modified 3rd gen.
Oh, and did I mention that it looks killer? And not in your typical boy-toy way....read morehide
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- rockford fosgate stereo system, terra cotta interior, fast, comfy
- no lower grill in front, not enough storage compartments, blind spot in back
after looking at a couple of cars I decided on the 08 Eclipse GT V-6. It is fully loaded with 9 speakers and sub. Power package with sunroof. It is a great looking car and is fun to drive. You get a lot of car for the money.....The driver seat is powered but needs to be able to go higher for us short people......read morehide
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