"Being in my 40's, I have driven and owned quite a few cars. The 2006 eclipse is worth every penny I paid 4 it. It is the 1st year of the new body style, and the adjective most applied 2 the car from friends is "sexy". It is a solid car all around, and very reliable. We have put 180000 miles on it since we purchased the car in late 2005. We have performed all regular maintenance, as needed, and in turn it has performed flawlessly. The main key, as with any vehicle is keep the oil changed, and run high octane fuel. we r looking at a new vehicle, only because we r getting 2 old 2 climb down into a vehicle sitting 6 inches of the ground."
"I get compliments everywhere i go. The best car to handle any weather hazzard. Goes zoom zoom with out gas going bye bye. Great travel car for 2, no room in back seat, but large trunk.needs a little more starage space for driver. When I trade it will only be for the convertable."
"The Eclipse is a fun, sporty car to drive. I own the 2008 SE 4 cylinder so it get's good gas mileage. The seats are a leather sport seat and is lower than the average car but they are comfy. Nice leather interior, sunroof, great sound system with a subwoofer. It's a great little sporty car! My only minor complaint is seeing to back up or seeing out the back in general."
Pros: "gas milage reliablity fun to drive affordable"
Cons: "neds louder stereo"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"change the oil gas up tires. that's all you have to do with my spyder gt. I thought I was happy with my 20001 spyder but my 2007 is not only reliable but so much fun to drive! V6 with a 6speed. who could ask for more. the color (sunset orange) and the style get many "HEY I LOVE YOUR CAR!". after 5 years only things I have replaced is brakes, tires, and battery"
"I had a 2003 eclipse I bought brand new when I was 20 years old and loved the car to bits. Sadly, that one was wrecked and I was able to get a BMW z4 but was diagnosed with Lupus ( cannot go int the sun anymore) and sadly, :) had to trade and I missed my old eclipse so much I decided to try the new generation 2006 eclipse. I've only had it for 3 months but I love it so far. It brings back many memories for me being once again in the seat of an eclipse. The only gripe I have is that the car is FWD and not AWD. I do not prefer the front styling but do like the overall appearance of the car. I do not like the sunset pearl color and plan to have it repainted the same color as the BMW z4 was-the Maldives Blue color. My previous eclipse was blue as well, similar in color but much lighter. I could not afford the color I wanted but I am happy with my purchase, you can always repaint a car ya know? Oh, It's also manual. I refuse to drive an automatic AND I'm a woman. :) We're out there...guys. :)"