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STYLING | 7 out of 10
curvy, haunchy design
sexy, sporty new coupe... sexy, sporty new convertible.
its 'out-there' styling has staying power
Road and Track
a backside rounder than the Death Star
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse draws good reviews on styling as well as look and feel as it cruises past on any back road or the highway.
While the 2008 Eclipse sports the same body style created in 2004, Cars.com notes, "the look is what turns you on." Edmunds.com agrees, saying that the Eclipse GT "does merit more serious consideration" when looking for a vehicle that will turn heads.
Leading the way in style for the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is the Spyder convertible. While most convertible versions of cars are manufactured from the hardtop version, Popular Mechanics notes that the "open-top version was engineered to be topless from inception." This lends to a more normal look when the Spyder rolls back the cloth top for quick cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway.
Motor Trend remarks that the 2008 Eclipse's "spaceship styling has aged well," and Road and Track goes on to say that the stylized elements of the Eclipse "add flair in a market in which flair sells." Overall, reviews gathered by TheCarConnection.com agree that the curvy style and powerful look make the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse reminiscent of muscle cars of the past.
To Motor Trend, the front end looks like a "gaping maw" but is "offset by fluid curves." This curvy fluidity lends a sexiness to the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse that is lacking in some of the other front-wheel-drive coupes.
Finally, the interior envelops the driver as if in a womb when driving the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. While the backseat is a little cramped, Motor Trend reports "the roof, dash, and door panels seem shrink-wrapped around you"--perhaps it's not for the claustrophobic.
The 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse offers hardtop and convertible options that turn heads with their sleek styling.