I know a couple of people that have FWD V-6 Mitsu Eclipses and think they are much faster than me. One of them has a pale green convertible (spyder) and the other has a forest green coupe. These cars have the same engine that my parent's 89 minivan had in it, with a few changes. I think I saw somewhere 0-60 in 7.0 sec? And are they "much faster" than a 200hp V-6 mustang or camaro?
The spyder guy is really annoying, he keeps trying to race me on a military post where the speed limit is 25 and the MPs will kick the crap out of you if they feel like it.
My question- what are these cars all about? Obviously they have decent low to mid torque because their owners claim massive skills with the manual. But they really arent' that fast are they?
Seems to me that the old 2nd gen Eclipses were lighter, more powerful, and AWD, not to mention highly moddable. These new ones are just...uhh...