Ch-Ch-Changes: 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gets SE Trim


The reception for the redesigned Eclipse coupe was somewhat underwhelming when it hit the streets in 2006, but that isn’t stopping Mitsubishi from releasing a special edition package for 2008 that adds a lot of options standard, as well as some flashy badging and a rather large spoiler.

As you can tell by the photo above and in the gallery below, the most noticeable change for the Eclipse SE — it comes in both four-cylinder and six-cylinder versions — is the large rear wing. There are also a number of options standard, including the 650-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, leather seats and a power moonroof, which cost an additional $3,540 as an option package in the regular GS and GT models. The SE treatment isn’t free, though, at a $3,800 premium over the GS and a $5,100 premium over the GT. The V-6 SE is also the only Eclipse available with an electronic stability system. The 2008s are on sale now. Full pricing and a photo gallery are below.

Description (Eng./Tran) Suggested
Retail Price*
Eclipse GS SOHC 16 Valve I4 MIVEC (2.4L/5M) $19,999.00
Eclipse GS SOHC 16 Valve I4 MIVEC (2.4L/4S) $20,999.00
Eclipse SE SOHC 16 Valve I4 MIVEC (2.4L/5M) $23,799.00
Eclipse SE SOHC 16 Valve I4 MIVEC (2.4L/4S) $24,799.00
Eclipse GT SOHC 24 Valve V6 MIVEC (3.8L/6M) $23,499.00
Eclipse GT SOHC 24 Valve V6 MIVEC (3.8L/5S) $24,499.00
Eclipse SE-V6 SOHC 24 Valve V6 MIVEC (3.8L/6M) $28,599.00
Eclipse SE-V6 SOHC 24 Valve V6 MIVEC (3.8L/5S) $29,599.00

*Prices do not include $625 destination charge

By David Thomas | September 5, 2007 | Comments (4)
Tags: Mitsubishi



eclipses are heavy and dollar per dollar, the lighter, equally powerful, and smoother trannies of other cars are a better buy.

These are pricey, especially for non-turbo. For 3,000 more you can buy the evo x. I guess this is loaded with features, but still...damn, this car should be around the 25,000 price range.

turbo kz

Well the v6 starts at 25k. When u load it the price goes up to 29k. The car for its total package. Believe is worth the money BUT performance mods on steering and suspension.the style can improve in the front grille which it will get in 09. But overall its a good value and if u want a mod car. I think where this car will shine is in the used car segment priced at 18k for the v6. They depreciate quickly so you don't have to wait long.

my gav is 2011 eclipse. i think the "blackout roof" in 2011 model is awesome.

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