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Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, Coupe, Hatchback
#2 of 17 Re: Mitsubishi Eclipse: New Owner Reports
Nov 02, 2006 (1:58 pm)
I had a '92 Eagle Talon, fun, fun, fun. But the 2007 Eclipse has many, many more bells and whistles. Sun & Sound is super. What I was disappointed in was the selection of colors and nice looking interiors. I wanted a ultra red pearl, but only ones I could find had light gray interior. I liked the dark charcoal interior, but couldn't find it with ultra red pearl. The light gray interior looks cheap and like crap!!! Wouldn't want it. The dark charcoal is sharp, but close inspection and the "black" carpet almost looks like cheap felt. Upgrade the looks complaints and by all means offer more colors. I so sick of silver and gray -- that's all you see on the road today. Oh, to have the color choices of my granddad back in the '50s and '60s.
#3 of 17 Eclipse mileage numbers
Jan 23, 2007 (8:32 am)
I'm considering an '07 Eclipse Coupe w/4cyl/5spd. Does anyone have highway mileage near 30mpg as listed on their sticker and assured me by the sales mngr? ~~AL
#4 of 17 Re: Mitsubishi Eclipse: New Owner Reports [pat]
Mar 30, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Two weeks in, I'm wondering why I waited so long to get one of these. 2007 Sunset Pearlescent w/two tone leather interior, every available option as well.
What a fun ride and I'm coming off a 2002 Gold Wing.
Apr 26, 2007 (2:54 pm)
I just bought the eclipse about a month ago and I love it!!! I got the Sunset Pearl GS Model. I actually sold my 99 Red Eclipse that I had for 7 years to get this one, so obviously I love the eclipses
"uncleharry" you are soooo lucky to get the special interior that was the car I really wanted but of course I couldn't afford that model. But I got the next best thing!
To answer your question about the mpg. I would estimate my GS gets around 20mpg, but I am quick off the line and I probably like the drive faster on the highway than I should. The tank holds about 17.5 gallons which is a real killer when filling up the gas tank. I just filled up for the first time and it came up to $40 with 14.5 gallons at $2.74 a gallon. I was used to paying $25 for a full tank on the 99 eclipse. But theres not much you can do about that.
You can't help but love this car when you get in it and start driving!
#6 of 17 Interior Colour on 2001 Eclipse Syder
May 22, 2007 (8:25 pm)
I am in the process of possibly purchasing a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Syder Convertible and find that the colour of the interior is a bit odd. The dash board is a dark grey (almost black) and the door panels, seats and carpet is tan.
Does anyone know if this is normal for this year or has something possibly been replaced?
Thanx so much
#7 of 17 Re: Interior Colour on 2001 Eclipse Syder [bluffonce]
May 23, 2007 (4:36 am)
I think the dash is dark to reduce reflection off the windshield. My 1997 Cirrus has the same color combo.
#8 of 17 Re: Interior Colour on 2001 Eclipse Syder [oldfarmer50]
May 23, 2007 (6:02 am)
Thank you so much. That does make sense but it does look a bit different.
#9 of 17 Re: Interior Colour on 2001 Eclipse Syder [bluffonce]
May 23, 2007 (11:58 am)
I owned a 99 eclipse and that was the color combo my car came with on the inside. I have to admit that I thought it was very distasteful so I had it all replaced with a black/red theme. But no it sounds all good.
#10 of 17 Re: Interior Colour on 2001 Eclipse Syder [2007eclipse]
May 23, 2007 (5:54 pm)
Comforting. I think if the colour really starts to bother me, I too will have it replaced. They must have been on good something when they designed the colour schemes
#11 of 17 Re: Eclipse mileage numbers [amr1]
Sep 11, 2007 (1:37 pm)
I have a 2007 Eclipse 6cyl/5 speed automatic. I have had my car on two cross country trips totaling about 8000 miles. At 4000/3000 feet my normal driving area, I get on an average of 22 city and 29 hwy. On my cross country trips I was averaging between 29 and 33.5 mpg highway! I noticed as the altitude decreased my mpg went up. While in Chicago for three week my city mpg was about 23. Also note where I live New Mexico (4433 FT) the highest octane around is 90, only at lower altitudes was I able to find/use 93 octane gas. PS: Octane levels sold at the pump also has to due with what altitude you live at. The high the altitude the less octane that is required for proper ignition. Still would prefer to run 93 all the time.