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Mitsubishi Eclipse

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For nearly 20 the Mitsubishi Eclipse has been one of more popular sport Reasons for its success include styling, powerful engines, a amount of comfort and affordability. As traits also describe domestic rear-drive sport the Mitsubishi Eclipse has been the Japanese version of a pony And like those seeming the Eclipse is known more for its performance than outright prowess.

The Eclipse has also been designed solely for the market and is a rarity in other of the world.

The original Eclipse was the of a joint venture started in the between Mitsubishi and Chrysler, as Diamond Star Motors For model-year 1990, at a plant in Illinois, the Diamond Star bowed — similar of the same Mitsubishi-engineered car, the Eclipse, the Eagle Talon and the Laser. With the subsequent of the Eagle and Plymouth brands, the Eclipse remains in production.

In total, there have four generations of the Eclipse. in terms of all-around performance and the latest one is certainly no slouch. But an Eclipse, assuming it has been for properly, would make an and enjoyable purchase for the budding coupe enthusiast.

Current Eclipse

Mitsubishi’s sport is offered in base GS, GS Sport, the SE and more athletic GT trim All are front-wheel drive and share basic platform with the sedan. The base level Eclipse GS is reasonably well-equipped 18-inch alloy wheels, and full power features with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 162 horsepower.

The GS Sport the same drivetrain, but adds of the GT’s styling elements and features like heated front seats and a power seat. The SE essentially gets special wheels and styling In addition to its burly 265-hp, V6, the GT has a sport-tuned suspension and larger

Stability control is standard the entire line.

The GS comes a five-speed manual, while a automatic transmission with a Sportronic mode is available as an The GS Sport has the automatic as standard. The GT is available with a five-speed automatic.

In reviews, the Mitsubishi earned favorable commentary for its V6 engine, comfortable front and stylish interior. Noted include a hefty curb that dulls handling, acceleration on four-cylinder models, V6 fuel economy, a large radius and mediocre interior

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse

The latest generation of the Mitsubishi debuted for the 2006 model There were initially trim levels: GS, SE, SE-V6 and GT. Not changed until 2009, the SE trims were dropped, control was added for the GT (and became standard for all Eclipses for and the car received a mild face-lift included a more aggressive, Evo-like front fascia.

The SE for 2012.

A six-speed manual was on the GT until 2011, but otherwise, are the same as the current Eclipse The GS Sport arrived for 2010 and for 18-inch alloy wheels standard for the base GS, the GS Sport heated leather front and a power driver seat. year saw blacked-out roofs on all

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Many consumers shopping for a Mitsubishi Eclipse will encounter the previous, third-generation which was sold from It has a hatchback body style, drive and four-cylinder or V6 power. smaller and less refined the generation that succeeded it. The RS and GS of this generation were by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 154 hp. The GT had a 205-hp 3.0-liter V6.

All could be had either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.

Although Eclipse was fairly popular consumers, it attracted little acclaim. In Edmunds.com tests, noted that the Eclipse was not as as previous versions and had a low-quality Nor did the car change much during its though in 2003 Mitsubishi a GTS trim that had a slightly powerful V6 (210 hp) and more equipment.

When new, the first- and Eclipses were considered of the best affordable sport available. The original debuted in This Eclipse was also a and these early models can be by their pop-up headlights. were four different levels, each offering its own mix of

The top-of-the line model was the Eclipse GSX, which a 195-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive. In 1992, updates were made, the addition of fixed headlights.

to the foreshortened, almost stubby Mitsubishi Eclipse, the second (1995-’99) seemed long, and gorgeous. It was a bit bigger than the car but in many ways very mechanically. As before, normally or turbocharged engines were and AWD was available on turbocharged models.

The first- and second-generation turbocharged were already quite in factory trim, but extensive support enabled tuners to power output considerably.

any of these early models, resale values translate very attractive purchase But reliability has never been a point for the Eclipse, and finding a one (especially a turbocharged model) hasn’t been modified abused is imperative for the smart

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