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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, Mitsubishi, Coupe
#1 of 30 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2007: Care and Maintenance
Oct 03, 2006 (8:48 am)
Does anyone know after how many miles the first oil change is recommended?
#2 of 30 Re: Mitsubishi Eclipse 2007: Care and Maintenance [kxbres]
Oct 03, 2006 (10:47 am)
I have a 2006 and I think the owner's manual says 6 months/7500 miles although I did mine at 3000 just to get the "break-in gunk" out.
#3 of 30 Mitsubishi Eclipse [How reliable is it?]
Feb 14, 2007 (2:47 pm)
I heard that Mitsu's are very expensive in maitenence.
Please let me know if that's true.
The car I am looking to get is:
1996 Eclipse RS
So if anyone can suggest anything I would be very greatful.
Also I plan to put turbo in!
#4 of 30 Re: Mitsubishi Eclipse [zek]
Feb 20, 2007 (12:48 am)
If it has the Chrysler engine 2.0 (Junk 1st generation Neon) dont buy it. Its not a real Mitsubishi engine...those Chrysler engines made Mitsubishi's 2nd gen Eclipses very unreliable. Go for a GS-T or GSX with Mitsu engine.
Apr 26, 2007 (3:05 pm)
"Zek" I actually just sold my 1999 Eclipse RS with about 88k that I owned for 7 years. To be honest with you I think the eclipse is a great car and it didn't cost me very much to maintain and it was very reliable. But anytime your considering purchasing a car with 127,000 miles on it your just asking for trouble. You don't know how well they took care of the car and honestly my b/f is trying to sell his car with 120k on it and its just about impossible to sell, which you would run into if you tried selling it later. So I would definitely recommend the eclipse but I would highly recommend getting one with less miles if you can afford it.
#6 of 30 Spyder in a Car Wash???
Jun 11, 2007 (8:28 am)
Hi, I am new to this forum as I am a new owner of an Eclipse Spyder. When purchasing the car, the salesperson indicated that there was not any problem whatsoever taking one of these through an automated car wash. I normally use a "touchless" wash close to my work and intended on doing the same with my new eclipse. When reading the owner's manual, I see that it indicates not to run the Spyder through an automated wash. I was curious if anyone had experience with running a Spyder through an automatic car wash good, bad, or otherwise... any help much appreciated!!!
#7 of 30 Car wash fine
Jun 24, 2007 (12:47 am)
I have had a 2001 and now have a 2004 (purchased in Dec. of 2004) Spyder and I have always run it through an automated car wash and have had no problems. I use a protectant for the canvass roof a few times a year (I live in Arizona) and it is in great shape. As an aside, I used to long for the Lexus convert., and I drove a friend's for a week, and I like the comfort and handling of the Spyder much better!
#8 of 30 2.0 oil Filter help.....
Jul 14, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Hope someone can help..I recently rebuilt my engine and somehow lost my original oil Filter and now I tried to install one that Parts house gave me and It doesn t go all the way on.Is there a special tool or some special way to install It??? Please help..
#9 of 30 Lifetime of a Eclipse
Oct 26, 2007 (5:14 pm)
I was planning on buying a 2007 Eclipse GS and i absolutely fell in love with everything but can someone tell me about how long the car lasts and how expensive it would be to take care of it like replacing car parts?
#10 of 30 Lifetime of a Eclipse
Oct 26, 2007 (5:16 pm)
oh and the reliability