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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 388 Ratings for the 1995 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.8/10
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Best car I have ever owned

By on Sunday, August 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "The best...."

Cons: "The car is so good it is hard to find rag top part"

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

"A 10 in both reliability and driving dynamics does not measure up to the actual values I would rate this vehicle. This car still drives like it did when I took it off the lot. .... It will move you out smartly when you put your foot into it....you better be hanging on with both hands. The only negative has been what every convertible suffers .....THE RAG TOP. As much fun as a convertible can be, the bottom line is you will eventually have to replace the top. So, 17 years later it finally needs a top and it seems difficult to find all the parts."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Great Car, even after adding an extra 100 hp!

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Wanted newer car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I can say with confidence my car was one of Mitsubishi's best. I added a new turbo, a new engine management system, and she had 280 wheel HP when I finished. The engine and transmission handled like it was nothing. The car wasn't perfect, some of the trim started coming off a little prematurely, but mechanically this car was very reliable."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Second one and still love them

By on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fast, fun, cheap."

Cons: "Cheap, plasticky, throws rods if pushed to hard."

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

"This is my second 2nd gen eclipse and instill love them. The exterior has some nice lines, the interior is a little bland and cheap but very functional. They get very good gas mileage and are decently quick and the convertible version is even better."

Good Car, High Maintenance

By on Monday, March 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good fun, stylish car"

Cons: "Very High maintenance."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I bought this car used 3 weeks ago. The pros: It is the base model, no turbo. As such, it is relatively fast. But the best part is the handling! It feels so pristine and precise. Such a fun drive! I can't get enough of driving it. It grips so hard! The weight distribution makes for some fun oversteer even thought this is a Fwd car. But the reason I initially bought it, is the looks. I have loved the look of this car ever since I was 11 years old. Now that I'm 22 and have the money, I had to buy one. The cons: This is very high maintenance. All of the belts have to be changed every 60,000 miles. I bought this at 119,500 so 2 weeks after purchase the check engine light came on and I ended up having to get my timing belt done. I had them change out the other belts while under there."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Drives Beautiful, Fast, Smoth, and great on gas.

By on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Very Fun to Drive, If you enjoy Fast driving"

Cons: "it is a spyder, its due for a New Top"

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

"The car needs some tlc cosmedicly,"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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