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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2012 Volkswagen GTI

  2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE 2011 Volkswagen GTI
MSRP
$19,499
$23,995
Invoice $18,874 $23,035
MPG
City/Highway
16/28 21/33
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 It isn't the fastest or flashiest sporty hatchback around, but the 2012 Volkswagen GTI may well be the most balanced, carrying forward its legacy into the 21st century. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Sporty V-6 acceleration
  • Interior styling has held up fairly well
  • Spyder's an inexpensive convertible
  • Fire-sale prices?

Dislikes:

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

Likes:

  • Balanced handling
  • DSG gearbox
  • Quality interior
  • Good gas mileage

Dislikes:

  • Somewhat plain exterior styling
  • Not as powerful as some of the competition
  • Can grow pricey with options
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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