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3 Salvage Mitsubishi Eclipse Models to Look Out For

Author: Mark Drouser
by Mark Drouser
Posted: Jan 18, 2017
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One of the most prolific and successful car models from Mitsubishi, the Eclipse got its name after an unbeaten English racehorse from the 18th-century which won 26 races. Launched in 1999, the Eclipse has gone through several transformations and upgrades to become one of the most sought after cars in North America, Oman, Philippines, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, UAE, China and Kuwait. The blog lists three of the most successful Mitsubishi Eclipse models that you need to consider if you are a car enthusiast. If you are concerned about the budget, you can visit online auction sites that provide salvage Mitsubishi eclipse for sale at pocket-friendly prices. If you are lucky, you may find some salvage Mitsubishi eclipse for sale with minimum damage.

1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse

While some car models try to conceal their performance under conservative styling to cater to a larger clientele, others believe in flaunting their styling and performance like a badge. The Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T is one such automobile that has an aggressive stance, sleek lines and an appealing visage. The car has a turbocharged 210-horsepower engine at its core, which help slingshot the car out of the blocks. The Eclipse comes in four trim levels: the RS, GS, GS-T and GSX. Out of these, the RS and GX incorporate a 16-valve, 2.0-liter DOHC engine that churns out an impressive 140 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The GS-T and GSX are equipped with a turbocharged intercooled 2.0-liter engine, capable of generating 210 units of horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. Except for the 4-wheel-drive GSX, all Eclipses are front-wheel driven cars.

2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi's Eclipse forayed into the mainstream automobile segment with its model year 2000. Instead of all the radical styling, turbocharged response, and the optional all-wheel drive, the 2000 year model saw Mitsubishi incorporate an aspirated V6 engine to deliver smooth, linear power, along with newer body style to broaden the Eclipse’s appeal. The model comes with three trim versions: the RS, the GS and the GT. Out of these, the RS and the GS models are equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that can generate 154 units horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The RS is the entry-level Eclipse, and its newer automatic version incorporates a more powerful V6 engine that can churn out 205 unit horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque, along with several attractive features such as an internal air-filtration system, power windows and locks, and optional suspension and brake upgrades.

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

The all-new 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse illustrates the tech advancements that Mitsubishi made in the past two decades. The newer Eclipse includes sharper angles, fewer straight lines in its design, along with defined curves and better proportions. The Eclipse is essentially a 2-door, 4-passenger coupe, with choice available between a 162-horsepower 4-cylinder and a 263-horsepower V6 engine. Mitsubishi added a further choice between transmission assemblies: either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic version, otherwise called a Sportronic. The V6 version is comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed Sportronic automatic. The Eclipse also incorporates auto-off halogen headlamps; power windows, leather-wrapped shift knob, carpeted front floor mats and a Sport Touch tilt-steering wheel.

Wrapping up

Mitsubishi's Eclipse has become a popular alternative to the all-American made segment of cars. The new Eclipse offers an exotic car design and backs it up with sensational performance capabilities, all at a relatively low price tag. Salvage auctions across America heavily feature the Mitsubishi Eclipse for sale, and it is often one of the most sought-after car for the middle class in the US. Among the most popular Eclipse models in such salvage auctions, we have the 1999, 2000 and the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse models.

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I am Mark Drouser, a cars fanatic with years of experience in the automobile industry. I just love to share content over the web featuring Auto industry including salvage cars, damaged cars auction and whatever is in trend.

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