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Mitsubishi Eclipse - 2005 and earlier



  • waidadawaidada Posts: 2
    I am looking to buy a eclipse, where do u live? I live in chicago... hahahha if we live close together I might be able to make a deal w/ ur neighbor.. hahaha~ what color is it? Thanks for replying~
  • rusho1rusho1 Posts: 1
    im looking to buy a 93' eclipse:any good and bad info about the car?
  • keegan3keegan3 Posts: 2
    i am going to buy a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS. while this car has no turbo, i am sure it will sure be fast because it is registered for 160. that's not the point though. it has 139,000 miles, no spoiler, and no cd player...other than that, the car is perfect. no paint scratches, to dents, new tires, no torn/ripped's really nice. anyways, she wants $3,500.00 for the car, and i didn't know if that was too much or not. if someone knows, then please send me an email or contact me through this, because i'd REALLY appreciate it...
  • revkarevka Posts: 1,750
    Have you tried using Edmunds' Used Vehicle Appraiser? This will give you the average cost that others are paying in your region. Others here may have more to add. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your purchase. ;-)

    Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
  • keegan3keegan3 Posts: 2
    hey...i found out tonight that the eclipse also has a SLIGHT oil leak...and when i say slight, i mean 2 quarts a month. i think that this is somehow worth it though. let me know what you think revka.
  • SPYDER98SPYDER98 Posts: 239
    just because the speedo registers upto 160, doesn't mean the car is fast.
    The turbo gst's top out at only 130 due to a limiter.
    Even the GSX can barely reach 140 with 210hp.

    Just my 2 cents..
  • rberardrberard Posts: 22
    My daughter will be 16 next year. She has had her heart set on a silver eclipse for the past two years now. I keep telling her that she may be disappointed. Are insurance rates higher for all eclipse models? I also worry about the safety of smaller vehicles. We spent about $17000.00 on our son's truck(used-3 years ago) when he got his driver's license and plan on spending the same for her. As I told my son, he would have been better off getting a new, less expensive vehicle. He now has about 75,000 miles and we have no intention of buying him another vehicle. I have had a Mitsubishi Montero for two years now and have been happy with it. Have you Eclipse owners been happy with your vehicles? Whatever we buy for her - it will have to last.
  • I have thinking of buying a Eclipse. But am not so interested in the Power. I am more into styling.
    Which is the best Eclipse? I want it really nice.
    pleazze help me.
  • SPYDER98SPYDER98 Posts: 239
    The styling of the 95-99 eclipses was very attractive compared to other cars in its price range. Even the new eclipse is still rather attractive. Although I personally prefer the look of the previous model.
    Insurance rates were definitely higher on turbo models which were last available in 99.
    They should all be about equal with the new models. The GT maybe slightly higher due to the V6.

    If you can find a low mileage late model eclipse at a good price, I would take a chance. Mitsubishi has made strides with reliability in the newer eclipses. Plus the strong depreciation hit these cars take make them a good used car value after a couple years.
  • i just bought a 1991 gsx, and i was wondering what modifications i should make before i race it!
  • thanks man it's been a big help, soon i'll be racing in no time and kicking honda [non-permissible content removed]
  • I'm looking at buying a 1997 GS-T with about 65k miles. It runs fine but I've heard that the crankwalk or crankshaft (whatever it's called) gets to be a huge issue. What is its function and should I be worried?
  • I found a great deal on a 95 eclipse. The problem is that it has 140,000 miles on it. other then that it is in great running and physical condition. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how well a 95 eclipse does with that many miles on it or if I should just pass it up. It is being sold for $2,000. Reply here or email me at
  • nippononlynippononly SF Bay AreaPosts: 12,669
    the crankshaft is the bar that takes all the power being produced by the engine and turns the driveline with it, or in this car the transaxle. It is a very expensive part of the engine to fix, so if this is really an endemic problem with mid-90's GS-T's, I would give it a miss!

    2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)

  • Has anybody had a problem with their crankshafts? If so how much to repair?
  • Hi! I am considering to buy a new car in a few months and Eclipse really looks cool to me.
    Though I am no *car* specialist, I've heard about ABS. Unfortunately, only higher models GT and GTS may/have one and man, they cost a lot too :(

    Is ABS really a must-have feature for a car?
    If I settle for GT, how much does having ABS cost?

    If I really can't afford an Eclipse, what other cars can you recommend?

  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    It depends on the climate you live in and your driving skill. I don't think ABS is a must have, at least not on newer cars, because big improvements have been made in braking power and larger wheels have helped allow larger brakes as well as improve braking grip and stability. That said, ABS does help if you live in areas where it rains or snows a lot. It's a nice option to have but again, not a necessity. Unfortunately, Mitsu only bundles ABS into an expensive option package. If you can't afford the package and really want the Eclipse, I would say forget about the ABS. Buy what you like. If you can't afford the Eclipse, I would look into the Tiburon. Similar style, cheaper price, and still a very nice car.
  • i've heard a lot of rumors that the horespower is slightly different, or the trim level is slightly different ( i dont really know what that exactly means) i always though the RS would be the the "sportier" more "racey" kinda car, hence , more expensive, in most cases. but i was looking on the edmunds site and the price for a used GS is mor than an RS. whats the deal with these two models?
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    The RS is the base Eclipse model. The GS is the mid-line version. Think of the RS as a Civic LX and the GS as an EX. There are no power differences between the 2 models (they both use a four cylinder engine). The GS just has a few more things standard. On the 96-99 models, the RS was very basic with 14" wheels, no AC, and no power equipment, but it did have a standard CD player. The GS added standard power windows and locks, cruise, 16" alloy wheels, a better stereo with more speakers, and nicer cloth. On the current Eclipse, the RS has standard power windows and locks, AC, CD player, and 15" alloy wheels. The GS adds power mirrors, cruise, remote keyless, 16" alloy wheels, adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat, 2 extra speakers, rear stabilizer bar, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The GS offers as an option a power sunroof and a premiuim Infinity sound system, something you can't get on the RS. So basically, the GS is just a more luxurious model. Hope that clears up your confusion.
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