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1999 Eclipse GS-T by Ryan from Spokane on 03/23/2012. Trim: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The 4G63T powerplant - over engineered from the factory is legendary for its responsiveness to simple bolt on modifications and resilience to abuse. Performance/acceleration is excellent, with a pretty wide powerband except for low end torque. The sweet sound of air being sucked in through the filter as the turbo enters boost is exhilarating. Handling is overall very good with this vehicle..mine being mildly lowered is responsive and sticks to the road very well even with all season tires. The styling of the vehicle is beautiful and excellent. The black/tan interior has amazing appeal, and is a drivers oriented cockpit. The exterior is very functional, and of course, amazing to look at.
Cons: Traction..with a mildly modified GS-T putting down even just some of the available power in first gear isn't going to happen. In second gear I generally just get torque steer (which is fun) unless going up hills or if the road is less than perfect, then they will spin. Some interior plastic pieces are cheap.
Overall review: Awesome car, I've had it for 6 months and has given me no issues, except for withdrawals from not driving it. Take care of your car, stay on top of the maintenance, and your car should treat you well. More importantly, if you're looking to buy a reliable and decent DSM, be sure to research how well it appears to have been maintained. And also, the less modifications on the vehicle, generally the more reliable it will be, assuming maintenance has been performed on time and properly. These cars are not without their faults, definitely invest some time researching these vehicles and their issues before you buy one. I love my Eclipse GS-T, it runs excellent, transmission shifts smoothly, everything works, it is exhilarating to drive and plan to have it for many years.
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