The manufacturer marks a new beginning for the 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. Mitsubishi has redone a significant amount of the interior and exterior. The company also drops the turbocharged engine in favor of a more refined V-6. This shows a clear attempt to capture a larger number of middle-market buyers, which angers die-hard Eclipse Spyder fans. Still, it makes a smart move for the company that most people appreciate.
I thought at the time that I was test-driving Mitsubishi's new-for-2001 Eclipse Spyder. I realize now that I'd been lured unawares into a curious piece of performance art in which this fetching car and I were the only moving elements in a static, bubble-like "spacescape" defined by serene desert, timeless mountains, and open air.
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