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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2017, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Why the Eclipse Cross?

Everyone has different reasons as to why they're buying a certain vehicle. This should be no different of course so I just trying to figure out what everyone's reason is and why they're choosing the Eclipse Cross.

Discuss the thought process you've taken and how you've picked the Eclipse Cross over the competition as well.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 12:21 PM
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for me its all for the simple need of a sporty SUV/CUV
now, there are options on the market right now but i'm in no rush to buy, patient enough to wait for the Eclipse Cross and then compare.

how about you?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I just need more space overall in a vehicle so it's about time. The Eclipse like you said looks sporty and I've never been the boring type so out goes options like the Trax.

I'm waiting to see what it's like when it comes out and reviewers get their hands on them to make a judgement. Then of course my own test drive to really get a feel for it as everyone has their own preferences.
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Just wanted something different with enough cargo space to store my hobby equipment and it looks different from the sea of Hondas and Toyotas out there. Yea, there's the C-HR that sticks out like a sore thumb and I was considering it, but the rear passenger area is just so dark and I heard it doesn't drive that well either.
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What sort of hobby equipment will you be hauling and what do you currently drive to use?

But that comment about the C-HR not driving well is something that I've heard as well. That and it being under-powered. Have yet to try it out and I doubt I will to be honest. It's just a bit too over the top for me.
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The C-HR is certainly different from what you usually see these days, but the rear passenger area is said to be pretty dark and if its performance doesn't make up for the areas that it fails in, I have no interest in it.

I like winter sports and snowboards/skis along with other necessary equipment doesn't always fit in a trunk. Camping gear takes up a lot of space as well and if I plan to do other activities, that's more gear to pack. The Eclipse Cross looks like a sturdy and comfortable vehicle with ample space.
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It definitely is quite dark in there. I sat in one inside of the dealership showroom when I went to inquire on it and this dealer is pretty darn well lit, it was pretty darn dark. Blindspots were quite horrible as well (for me at least) and opening and closing the rear doors was a pain haha.
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The C-HR is certainly different from what you usually see these days, but the rear passenger area is said to be pretty dark and if its performance doesn't make up for the areas that it fails in, I have no interest in it.

I like winter sports and snowboards/skis along with other necessary equipment doesn't always fit in a trunk. Camping gear takes up a lot of space as well and if I plan to do other activities, that's more gear to pack. The Eclipse Cross looks like a sturdy and comfortable vehicle with ample space.
I guess its not for you then because what I noticed with Toyota is that most of their small SUV`s are simple unless you buy into a special trim so considering that the CH-R is perfect for who it targets.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017, 04:11 AM
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They're essentially utility vehicles lacing in excitement, something that the Eclipse seem to have even though Mitsubishi isn't ranked as high on the reliability scale. But if that was what people based car purchases on then nobody would ever go for Jeep cars.
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They're essentially utility vehicles lacing in excitement, something that the Eclipse seem to have even though Mitsubishi isn't ranked as high on the reliability scale. But if that was what people based car purchases on then nobody would ever go for Jeep cars.
True but its hard to ignore the elephant in the room which is Toyota especially when models like the Highlander are sold globally and can be said to compete with the Eclipse Cross. But it won't just be reliability but historical value of the name and what people are comfortable with.....EC has zero historical value.
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