- Car brand: Mitsubishi
- Convertible roof type: Fabric
- Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS
- Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is a sporty 2+2 seat convertible aimed mainly at the US market. The power is transferred through the front wheels which frees up space in the cabin and luggage compartment but at the expense of fine handling. This makes the Eclipse more of a practical everyday car with striking styling than a high performance sportscar. The larger of the two Mitsubishi engines is a little too heavy despite its extra power so we prefer the four cylinder option. In both versions the fabric roof is excellent; simple light-weight and fast operating.
is the mitsubishi eclipse on the market in australia? or is it coming to australia if so when??
I have a red five speed manual 2006 Mitsu Spyder and it will GO! This car has saved my life twice- once when our bumper was tapped at 60 mph by a car on the beltline in Raleigh, then hit gently broadside by a Pepsi truck, and set into a 360 spin (not a roll, but a spin). This car made the 360 spin, let me hold the wheel ‘till two wheels came off the pavement – felt like a turtling sailboat, just when the mast touches the water – just then I let the wheel slide through my hands and the car continued to finish the 360 until we were going the same direction as the traffic again, and I just pulled us over to the grassy strip beside the highway. I do believe another car would not have held the spin and forced us into a deadly crash. Everything was suddenly in slow motion from bump to stop and absolutely quiet. I know the good Lord was in the car with us because I don’t know how to drive like that, and I’ve never experienced time in slow motion. I thought, “My Gosh, I almost killed my daughter on her birthday!” right as she said, “Gosh, you saved my life on my birthday!” I’ll give the credit to the Lord and my Mitsu! Love that beautiful candy apple red car! So fun to drive-
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