some information for everyone..... at one time, nearly every car mitsu sold was available turbocharged. cordias, tredias, mirages, galants, eclipses, starions, 3000 gts, etc.etc.
guess what? no one bought them. even when the eclipse was at its turbo'ed peak, they never sold more than 10 percent with turbos on them.
so now mitsu gives the majority of the public what it wants, and is chastised and called "sell outs" by the people that probably have never owned a new turbo eclipse.
the turbo is dead and gone. you wont see it in an eclipse again, 'cause no one bought them in the first place! everyones bitchin' about the lack of a turbo as though that somehow makes the car less of an automobile or something. frankly, give me the torque of a large displacement v6 anyday over the peaky power delivery of a turbo car.
this car is EXACTLY what the marketplace demands. so was the 3rd gen, which is why sales doubled. if you want a peaky little japanese rocket, you can buy the EVO parked right next to the eclipse on the showroom floor.
- Manybrews from C3G