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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 936 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Love this car except for the noise.

By on Saturday, May 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good price and love to drive it"

Cons: "Noisey when driving."

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

"bought this in 2006 with 32k miles on it. Never spent a penny on it outside regular maintenance and tires until 2014. Had all maintenance done at 100k miles. Only problem have had a slow anti freeze leak and can't find it. Love this car except that it is noisey on inside when driving."

WORST CAR EVER

By on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Powerful, Fun to drive"

Cons: "Can't rely on it if my life depended on it"

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

"I've owned this car for a little over 10 months and i spend a little over $10k JUST ON REPAIRS. I can't count how many times that it has left me stranded and had to be put on a tow truck. This car is NOT the slightest bit reliable. Worst car I've EVER owned. Selling it ASAP whenever it gets out of the shop again."

Best car I ever owned.

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, good gas mileage, never a major prob"

Cons: "Large turning radius, nothing else"

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

"Bought this '03 Eclipse new and have never been in the shop for a major issue. Five speed, six cyl. Regular service every so often, didn't really keep good track. Issue with paint, Mitsubishi agreed paid some to have it repainted. Retractable moon roof motor failed twice. Issue recognized and fixed. No problems since. I've driven this vehicle on long trips, 8 to 12 hours with no comfort problems. Usually gets high 29 mpg on cruise control approx. 75 mph. Love this car. Don't understand the poor ratings. Had a new 97 Eclipse rs basic five speed, 4 cyl. before this one, same results."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great vehicle for starter cars

By on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,007

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great gas saver and very good for traveling."

Cons: "The vehicle tends to be low to the ground."

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

"I own a Mitsubishi eclipse and its really good for traveling and speed racing. It has a couple of cons such as the lowness of the car if you are a big or tall person this wouldn't exactly be the ideal car for you. Going over speed bumps and things in the road are very awkward because the car is so low but if you go slowly then you're good.This car also rarely ever needs mechanical service or replacements depending on how well you take care of it. but overall this is a really great car for single college students or a starter car."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

I love my car!

By on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 87,050

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks cool, smooth ride, very reliable"

Cons: "4cyl needs more power, stupid cup holder design"

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

"Got my Eclipse in June 2009 and it's been great ever since. I love the exterior styling. The interior is fine except for one fatal flaw: They put the cup holder in front of the gear shift, so especially with mine being a manual transmission that is very annoying. The 4cyl engine is enough, but only just enough. At 150hp, and with this car weighing 3800lbs, it's not slow but not that fast either. I can get a 0-60 of about 10 seconds. Still, it's fun to drive especially with the manual transmission. Never had anything serious go wrong with it, really. The only big thing that ever failed was the clutch slave cylinder. With routine maintenance any car can last 200,000+ miles and this one is no exception. I have only had small stuff go wrong: windshield waster nozzle, trunk struts, fuel gauge light burned out and a couple other small things. If that's all the issues I ever have with this car I am more than satisfied. I drive it every day. Always loved the Eclipse and glad to own one."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My Dream Car

By on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "5-speed, fun to drive, great gas milage,"

Cons: "small gas tank (~16 gallons), manual seat controls"

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

My first drive in my new car!

"I got this car in march and love it! Smooth ride, fast acceleration. Super comfortable though one downside is that I don't have power controls for the seats. But other than that I can't think of a better car for me. I'm so excited to own one!"

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

My first drive in my new car!

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