2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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$19,999 - $23,399
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Engine Engine 2.4LI-4
MPG MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy
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2007 Eclipse Overview

The small Mexican village of Cancun is a well-known party destination for young adults on spring break, offering a multitude of things most excellent. Eye candy in bikinis and surfer shorts (take your pick) sip on margaritas made with hand-squeezed lime juice and 100 percent agave tequila at a fraction of the price of the libations they choke down up North. In Cancun, sunny, 85-degree days on the beach end -- or start, depending on your perspective -- with never-ending dance parties so crowded you're not sure who you're dancing with. Sprawling hotels offer deals on everything from deep sea fishing to golf, and ancient ruins are just a day trip away for the brainiacs and history buffs in the group. Paradise on Earth. After a week of excessive partying and far too little rehydration, however, realization dawns for all but a select few who were truly meant to reside in the beautiful but energy-sapping locale: Cancun is a fabulous place to visit, but most people wouldn't want to live there. So goes our story of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT. For those who were truly meant for this car and vice-versa, it is a dream come true. "Attainable exotic" is more than a buzz phrase pushed by Mitsubishi's marketing guys. For the rest of us, however, we're thrilled to have had the opportunity to visit and would certainly like to go back one day, but it's just too much of a good thing for our modest lives. Let's start out with the paradise that is the Eclipse, upon first glimpse. Gleaming curves dominate, at the same time voluptuous and muscular, starting up front with a catfish-like nose and sweeping up to a high, rounded bottom. Like many of Mitsubishi's vehicles, the Eclipse is in tune with the tuners -- the brushed aluminum gas cap, auto-off halogen headlamps and crystal-clear taillights are just a few hints of the vehicle's big ol' nod to the aftermarket community. By far, the best thing about this vehicle is the giggle-factor that goes along with how easy it is to light up the 35/45VR-18 tires. Starting up in first, even with the smallest depression of the gas pedal, results in the kind of rubber burning that would have made you a role model peeling out of your high school parking lot. Shift into second, and the tires skip again, emitting yet another satisfying screech. For those bold enough to turn off the traction control in the rain, the tire skip can even be reproduced when shifting into third gear. Not that we'd know what it's like to turn the traction control off in the rain, of course, that would be imprudent. Just don't ask this Autoblogger's sister about how easily the car slid across the rain-soaked lanes rounding the tight turn getting onto I-375 from Jefferson in downtown Detroit. Obviously, there's a disparity between the power of the engine and the ability of the transmission to transfer that power into movement across the …
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2007 Eclipse Overview

The small Mexican village of Cancun is a well-known party destination for young adults on spring break, offering a multitude of things most excellent. Eye candy in bikinis and surfer shorts (take your pick) sip on margaritas made with hand-squeezed lime juice and 100 percent agave tequila at a fraction of the price of the libations they choke down up North. In Cancun, sunny, 85-degree days on the beach end -- or start, depending on your perspective -- with never-ending dance parties so crowded you're not sure who you're dancing with. Sprawling hotels offer deals on everything from deep sea fishing to golf, and ancient ruins are just a day trip away for the brainiacs and history buffs in the group. Paradise on Earth. After a week of excessive partying and far too little rehydration, however, realization dawns for all but a select few who were truly meant to reside in the beautiful but energy-sapping locale: Cancun is a fabulous place to visit, but most people wouldn't want to live there. So goes our story of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT. For those who were truly meant for this car and vice-versa, it is a dream come true. "Attainable exotic" is more than a buzz phrase pushed by Mitsubishi's marketing guys. For the rest of us, however, we're thrilled to have had the opportunity to visit and would certainly like to go back one day, but it's just too much of a good thing for our modest lives. Let's start out with the paradise that is the Eclipse, upon first glimpse. Gleaming curves dominate, at the same time voluptuous and muscular, starting up front with a catfish-like nose and sweeping up to a high, rounded bottom. Like many of Mitsubishi's vehicles, the Eclipse is in tune with the tuners -- the brushed aluminum gas cap, auto-off halogen headlamps and crystal-clear taillights are just a few hints of the vehicle's big ol' nod to the aftermarket community. By far, the best thing about this vehicle is the giggle-factor that goes along with how easy it is to light up the 35/45VR-18 tires. Starting up in first, even with the smallest depression of the gas pedal, results in the kind of rubber burning that would have made you a role model peeling out of your high school parking lot. Shift into second, and the tires skip again, emitting yet another satisfying screech. For those bold enough to turn off the traction control in the rain, the tire skip can even be reproduced when shifting into third gear. Not that we'd know what it's like to turn the traction control off in the rain, of course, that would be imprudent. Just don't ask this Autoblogger's sister about how easily the car slid across the rain-soaked lanes rounding the tight turn getting onto I-375 from Jefferson in downtown Detroit. Obviously, there's a disparity between the power of the engine and the ability of the transmission to transfer that power into movement across the …Hide Full Review