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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder OWNER RATINGS & REVIEWS
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Exciting, Comfortable, Sporty
The styling was changed in 1997 from 1996. The major difference is the front bumper. Also, the 1997 Spyder GS model came with a 2.4 liter engine which has more torque. Also the Spyder model is a convertible which is very cool.
Avoid the Spyder if you hate spiders.
Being a sporty type of vehicle, you would get quite a few people trying to race you or treating you different on the road. It wasn't a great vehicle for a first car or for any winter/snow driving. It was a nice car to look at, but not necessarily drive in. It got me from point A to point B but I never liked to drive it for fun. In fact, this car actually made me scared of driving altogether. Gas seemed to be good in this car but then again, I didn't drive very much. It wasn't sealed well so I wouldn't recommend this car if you are terribly afraid of spiders and I wouldn't take it through a car wash.
Really love my Eclipse overall
Overall, I really love my Eclipse. I have had this car while living on the West Coast, East Coast and the Midwest, so I feel like I have gotten a good feel for how it handles in most climates. It is not the greatest winter car, but it is no worse than the Honda Accord I owned before this. I love the styling and most people are surprised to hear that it is an Eclipse and not a higher end vehicle. I have lagged a bit on waxing it regularly the last few years and it has still held up quite well despite this. This car sits very low, I have no issues with this but friends with knee problems or back issues have commented that it can be quite tough on them to ride in. Overall it is fairly comfortable ride, road noise is fairly significant but not unbearable. There is not a ton of room in the back seat or trunk but for the type of vehicle it is, you have a decent amount of space. The car has been in the shop a few times and cost me a bit of money over the years, but nothing compared to the lemon of a Honda I owned before this. Overall it has been a joy to drive and a very fun vehicle that I have grown fairly attached to over the years.