2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Owners Manual – The base 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse gets a price lowering for 2011 and common alloy rims. Heated leather material entrance seats and a potential driver seat are now standard on the GS Sport. The GT cannot be experienced with a guidebook transmission. All Eclipse coupes get a blacked-out roof structure.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a single of the very last of its breed of dog. Gone are the times of low-cost, entrance-drive sports coupes hailing from Japan like the Acura RSX, Honda Prelude, and Toyota Celica. Choices have altered and business main concerns have changed. Nowadays, there’s been a renaissance of inexpensive fun cars, but many are part of the warm hatch out style of music. But for many who scoff at a dorky hatch out and yearn for those very good ol’ times of the sports coupe, the 2011 Eclipse is an enjoyable relic. It’s also a single of the few convertibles in the price range.
Since the second it was actually introduced 4 years earlier, the present Eclipse coupe and Spyder convertible have mainly stood out because of their extravagant style, showcased by a significantly raked windscreen, ahead-sloping beltline, and round, curvaceous rear end. A great touch is the GS models’ obvious rear lip spoiler, while the GT can be built with a cool two-sculpt interior structure reminiscent of a Creamsicle.
Sadly, though, that’s largely in which the Eclipse’s desirability ends. Its common several-cylinder doesn’t shift the heavy coupe and convertible with any semblance of influence and its particular energy economy isn’t especially outstanding. The big V6 present in the GT offers robust power, however, it overwhelms the front side tires with torque steer. The Eclipse coupe’s handling is also a much cry from the Chevy Cobalt SS and Honda Civic Si (the other sport coupe relics) or warm hatches like the Mazdaspeed 3, Smaller Cooper S and VW GTI.
The Eclipse interior is wonderful to check out, but after nearer inspection, you’ll discover unappealing difficult supplies. Frequent features like telescoping control, rear seat head restraints, and a navigation program aren’t available, and there’s also considerably less backseat space compared to most competitors.
Of the two Eclipse models, the Spyder is the more inviting of the two simply because there’s a dearth of levels of competition. People who are likewise priced (Ford Mustang, Little Cooper, VW Eos) are considerably differing types of decline tops. We think they’re all worthy of a look.
As for the coupe, as a lot as we fondly keep in mind the Mitsubishi Eclipse’s traditional days, the 2011 edition is but a fascinating-hunting casing of its past personal. We’d be hard pressed to pick one in lieu of the 2011 Honda Civic Si and Cobalt SS, or the rear-drive 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, 2011 Ford Mustang and 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. If you care much more about gasoline economy and a very low price, the 2011 Kia Forte Koup and Scion tC are attractive alternate options as nicely. Also, don’t be so swift to dismiss individuals hot hatches. Times have altered and inexpensive sporty cars have advanced. The Eclipse can be an enjoyable relic, but it’s a relic nevertheless.