The Mitsubishi Eclipse has long been one of the Japanese manufacturers
most popular sports models. Since its introduction in 1989 the
model has undergone numerous changes and upgrades over four
different generations. The 2006 Eclipse was the first year of
the fourth generation model.
The styling of the car heavily borrows from the Mitsubishi
Eclipse Concept-E which was revealed in 2004 to much acclaim.
The 2006 Eclipse came in two different flavors. A 163 hp version
powered by an inline 4-cylinder, and a 263 horsepower model
which was motivated by a 3.8 litre V6 engine. The car is FWD,
and the transmission is handled by either 4 or 5 speed automatics
(depending on engine), and 5 or 6 speed manuals - again depending
on what's under the hood.
Primarily sold in the US, the Mitsubishi Eclipse is available
in three trim levels, the GS, GS Spyder, GT, and GT Spyder.
To cut it short, the GT's are better than the GS's. They've
got the better engines and the better transmissions. They also
come with a few extras and trim levels which aren't available
on the Eclipse GS models.
Similar and related vehicles:
Mitsubishi Eclipse Concept-E