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1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 54 Ratings for the 1990 - 1994 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    7.7/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Good basic car - reliable with proper maintenance

By on Thursday, September 13, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 286,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "MPG, reliability, easy to drive"

Cons: "no cup holders or cruise control, oil consumption"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have to say this has been a good first car. I did get mine at an auction for $400, so I feel that it is a good value but maybe not if you pay a lot more. The base model is good for someone needing just a reliable car. I had mine for 5 years with little mechanical problems. Replaced the stock clutch after 280k miles, timing belt at 270k. I always had on time oil changes done myself but not much else. Never replaced the tires. This car can be a good value if you don't get a car with too much neglect. Mine was front collisioned and never had any problems. Now it has been rear ended and so no longer drivable. It's a shame because it had a lot of life left. The only problems I had were oil consumption and coolant but not much to complain about at 250k+ miles. This car was great for me. If you can find one well maintained it is good to last."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

This is my first car and I love it.

By on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very sporty, fun to drive, cozy, good mpg"

Cons: "getting out, not a lot of room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have been driving this car since I was 15 and am still driving today. We have had this car for almost 17 years and it has been the most realiable car we have ever had."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

good 1st vehicle

By on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I owned and sold this car
Reason: became a money pit

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "good on gas and fast too for a non turbo car"

Cons: "no air bags"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"this is my 1st car i ever had and it was given to me from my mom as a present but the only problem was it was never taken care of and was in poor condtion so i had to do the best i can with it and i put a lot of money and time into it until the tranny and engine went around 90k (stop and go city traffic because it was mostly a city car so that i am very impressed by) then by the time something was fixed another thing fell apart so i finally traded it in 06' for my 2nd vehicle but it was very good on gas and had i believe a 13 gallon tank so that wasnt too bad and also it had a nice style and body to it from what i think the best eclipse design ever lol"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Fun to drive but unreliable

By on Sunday, October 02, 2011

I owned and sold this car
Reason: burning oil- oil leak

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"This car was so fun to drive...AWD, turbo charger...I loved it. However, it was the biggest piece of cr*p I ever owned. The turbo charger had to be replaced before the car hit 89K then the car continued to burn oil after that. I finally traded it in after it began leaking oil (around 105K). I bought it used (it had 75K on it). It should not have been in as bad of shape- the previous owner took care of it. Bottom line: it was a lemon."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

Great sporty car with timeless design

By on Friday, September 16, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "style, reliability, fun to drive, ergonomic interior designed for the driver"

Cons: "keep your timing belt changed on scheduled. Idle surge problem on a lot of these cars."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Modern cars are still pulling from this design. The shape is timeless. I have 200,000 miles on mine and it has been a great car. The interior is created around the driver."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

ok car

By on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I owned and sold this car

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"it was a good car ... but not to nice. the clutch kept buring out. 1 ding an the side an a few minor problems. but i sold it 4 a couple hunderd dollars to a friend of mine... over all it gets you from point a 2 point b"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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