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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Invoice $18,874 $21,245
16/28 15/29
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Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse marks the end of an era, and leaves us nostalgic for the Eclipses of the early 1990s. Read Full Review The 2012 Ford Mustang doles out all the tire-smoking pony-car thrills, but it's also grown to become quite a sophisticated car. Read Full Review
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  • Sporty V-6 acceleration
  • Interior styling has held up fairly well
  • Spyder's an inexpensive convertible
  • Fire-sale prices?


  • Heavy and bulky for a sporty car
  • Dated transmissions, handling
  • Gas mileage lags


  • Raw 5.0-liter power
  • A much improved V-6 version
  • Retro-modern details
  • Good ride quality
  • Stunning Shelby, Boss versions


  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • V-6 automatic lacks manual shift control
  • Some interior finishes are just average
  • Back-seat room: it's still a 2+2
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