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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi has redesigned the Eclipse for 2007 into a sleek, bullet-shaped sport coupe. The new design is about the experience of driving. The car looks great, feels great and sounds great. With plenty of up-front legroom, the cockpit of the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse cradles the driver comfortably in leather seats. A 650-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo is standard equipment. The miniscule backseat serves mainly as a place to house the subwoofer.

The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse comes in either the conservative GS model or the high-performance GT mode. The GS model has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder, 152-horsepower engine and a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT boasts a 3.86-liter, 6-cylinder 260-horsepower engine with a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Seventeen-inch wheels are standard; 18-inch wheels are available on the GT. The GT will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in six seconds.

It’s important to consider safety when making a new car purchase, and the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse offers an excellent safety package. She has four-wheel antilock brakes, a concealed safety roll bar with added reinforcements at critical points, and front and side-mounted airbags.

Mitsubishi’s best upgrade this year was on the Spyder, the convertible version of the Eclipse. The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder has a fully automatic soft top that folds delicately into a power tonneau in less than twenty seconds, the time you’d normally sit at a stop light. The stereo now has automatic sound control, which alters the volume to compensate for raising or lowering the top.

The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse might not be quite as much fun to drive as some of the higher-end sport coupes, but she is a lot of fun to drive—and about half the price. Base price for the hardtop is under $20,000 and the ragtop starts at less than $26,000. T

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