The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse offers an appealing concoction of sharp reflexes and handling, attractive styling, and powerful engine. It comes in several trim levels for 2008 which include the GS, GT, SE, and SE V-6 all packed with great features at competitive prices.
All ‘08 Eclipses are front-drivers with standard features like MacPherson strut suspension up front and a multi-link suspension with rear coil springs, stabilizer bars, and anti-lock disc brakes. Comfortable front seats and 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space are also available.
The GS trim comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, air-conditioning, a six-speaker MP3-capable CD stereo, split-folding rear seats, keyless entry, and power windows, locks and mirrors. In addition, it is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine generating 162 horsepower. Meanwhile, the GT adds a powerful V6 engine, 18-ich alloy wheels, larger vented disc brakes, traction control, an outside temperature display and compass. On the other hand, the SE V-6 trim adds stability control and other upgrades including a V6 engine. Both the GT and SE trims generate 263 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Buyers are also offered several options like the Sun and Sound Package which includes a sunroof, a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo with six-disc CD changer, satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror for the GS and GT trims. The GT also offers a Premium Sport Package which adds a power driver seat, heated leather front seats, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, and aluminum pedals. Meanwhile, the SE features the Sun and Sound Package with 18-inch wheels and stronger suspension.
This 2-door 4-passenger coupe offers several safety features for the Eclipse which include side impact, head curtain and side-curtain airbags. LATCH system, front and rear crumple zones, anti-theft alarm system, tubular steel side-guard door beams, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and seatbelt reminder indicator are also available.
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is better in terms of performance and quality compared to its predecessor. It offers a variety of trim models which buyers will be happy to choose from.