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7.0
/ 10
On Styling
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$19,574
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$20,699
On Styling
Despite an aging design, the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse still looks the part either as a coupe or convertible.
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flair in a market in which flair sells
Road & Track

a backside rounder than the Death Star
Motor Trend

open-top version was engineered to be topless from inception
Popular Mechanics

Either as a coupe or convertible, the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse's sleek, aggressive styling turns heads, though inside especially the plasticky wrap-around look is starting to appear dated. 2009 Eclipses received restyled front and rear bumper fascias for top GT models; now for 2010 base GS models get the same treatment.

Several review sources point out the resemblances between the new Eclipse and muscle cars of the past. Though the 2009 Eclipse sports the same body style created in 2004, Cars.com notes, "the look is what turns you on." Edmunds.com agrees, remarking that the Eclipse GT "does merit more serious consideration" when looking for a vehicle that will turn heads. Motor Trend remarks that the 2010 Eclipse's "spaceship styling has aged well," while Road & Track says the stylized elements of the Eclipse "add flair in a market in which flair sells."

The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse appears to mix styling elements. Depending on how you see it, you might gauge the styling as busy or unique. To Motor Trend, the front end looks like a "gaping maw" but is "offset by fluid curves."

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," meaning that its proportions look right top up or top down.

The tight, cockpit-focused interior styling can also be rather polarizing, both conceptually and functionally. Motor Trend comments, "the roof, dash, and door panels seem shrink-wrapped around you." Edmunds praises the "unusual details such as door releases shaped like flip phones."

Conclusion

Despite an aging design, the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse still looks the part either as a coupe or convertible.

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