Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
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Make: Mitsubishi
Model: Eclipse Spyder
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

The Eclipse has made its way through four distinct generations. The very first two generations are very closely related and share many mechanical parts, whereas the third generation is based on a new platform and thus most parts are incompatible with the first two generations. The fourth generation Eclipse, on the other hand, was made available in June 2005. Back to the beginning, the first generation Mitsubishi Eclipse was sold as an entry car to the mid-level four-cylinder sports coupe. Four trim levels were available at he time, with the bottom three being front wheel drive and the very top trim line being all wheel drive. The top FWD and the AWD model were nicely equipped with turbocharged engines. This two-door, four-seat sport compact automobile has been in production since 1989. This included the left hand drive markets of the United States, Canada, and Taiwan. The name originated from an eighteenth century English racehorse that won 26 races. The model has also been rebadged and sold as the Eagle Talon and the Plymouth Laser. This occurred in close relationship with the Chrysler Corporation, which is now DaimlerChrysler. This partnership was known as Diamond-Star Motors, or DSM for those who were unaware. Minor changes occurred over the years; for example, 1992–1994 models have updated sheet metal making them easily distinguishable from the previous vehicles. The second-generation car retained the market of the first car, but had a major update in design appearance and also had different engines. Additionally, new to the line was a convertible model known as the Spyder. The turbocharged motor was a more powerful version of the previous one while the non-turbo motor was a version of the Chrysler Neon engine, which was manufactured by Chrysler, although it was delivered and installed at the Diamond Star Motors facility.

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