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Vehicle 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2dr Roadster 5.0L
10-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats w/head restraints/3-position driver seat memory No Yes
12-Volt Battery Yes No
16" X 8.0" 12-hole aluminum-alloy wheels No Yes
21.1 gallon fuel tank No Yes
21-mm Rear Stabilizer Bar Yes No
22-mm Front Stabilizer Bar Yes No
2 Front, 2 Cupholders Total Yes No
3.8-Liter, V6, 24-Valve, SOHC, MPFI Engine, Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 260@5750, Torque Of 258@4500, Cast Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads Yes No
4-remote locking storage compartments No Yes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Yes No
5.0L DOHC SMPI 32-valve aluminum-alloy V8 engine No Yes
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD No Yes
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive Yes No
Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors No Yes
Adjustable front center armrest No Yes
Alloy Wheels, 18-In. Yes No
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) No Yes
Anti-theft alarm system w/starter interlock No Yes
**ASTERISK (*) INDICATES EQUIPMENT WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO OR REPLACES BASE MODELS STANDARD EQUIPMENT** No Yes
Auto dimming driver mirror No Yes
Automatic climate control-inc: dust filter, residual-heat REST mode No Yes
Automatic electric AM/FM/cellular antenna No Yes
Automatic electric/hydraulic convertible soft top No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off Yes No
Automatic Locking Retractors Yes No
Automatic pop-up rollbar No Yes
Automatic slip control No Yes
Bose sound system w/Acoustimass, antitheft-coded AM/FM stereo/weather band radio & auto reverse cassette player, auto speed-dependent volume adjustment, 6-speakers No Yes
Burl walnut interior trim No Yes
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area Yes No
City 15/hwy 23 (5.0L engine/5-speed auto trans) No Yes
Cloth Seats Yes No
Coinholder Yes No
Color-Keyed Door Handles Yes No
Compact Spare Tire Yes No
Compass Yes No
Concealed Safety Rollbar Yes No
Control area network data management system No Yes
Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor Yes No
Cruise control No Yes
Cruise Control Yes No
Daytime Running Lights Yes No
Delayed Courtesy Lights Yes No
Delayed Power Retention Yes No
Digital Clock Yes No
Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Driver & front passenger front/side airbag supplemental restraint system No Yes
Driver Manual Lumbar Support Yes No
Dual Color-Keyed Folding Power Adjustable Exterior Rearview Mirrors Yes No
Dual Final Drive Ratio 3.77; 3.24 Yes No
Dual heated electric remote outside rearview mirrors No Yes
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors No Yes
Easy Entry Seat Yes No
Eccentric-sweep windshield wiper w/heated washer system, rain-sensing wiper activation No Yes
Electrically operated tilt/telescoping steering column w/3-position memory No Yes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge Yes No
Front Air Dam Yes No
Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts Yes No
Front and Rear Color-Keyed Bumpers Yes No
Front and Rear Crumple Zones Yes No
Front Carpeted Floor Mats Yes No
Front Dual Door Mounted Storage Yes No
Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Yes No
Front Dual Map Lights Yes No
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats, Driver Side Manually Adjusts 6-Ways Total, Passenger Side Manually Adjusts 4-Ways Total, With Driver Adjustable Seat Height and Integral Headrests Yes No
Front Dual Sunvisors Yes No
Front foglamps No Yes
Front Foglights Yes No
Front Power 295-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 284-mm Ventilated Disc BRAKE4 Yes No
Front Power Outlet Yes No
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters Yes No
Fully electronic ignition system w/knock sensor timing control No Yes
Gas-pressurized shock absorbers No Yes
Glass Rear Window On Convertible Yes No
Halogen headlamps & heated washing system w/wipers No Yes
Halogen Headlights Yes No
Hydraulic 4-wheel pwr-assisted disc brakes No Yes
Illuminated Entry Includes Ignition Key Surround Yes No
Illuminated Glovebox Yes No
Independent five-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat geometry, coil springs, stabilizer bar No Yes
Independent front suspension w/damper struts, coil springs, lower control arms w/anti-dive geometry, stabilizer bar, negative-offset steering No Yes
Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers Yes No
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers Yes No
Interior central locking for storage compartments No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob Yes No
Key or remote-operated window closing capability No Yes
L A T C H Yes No
Leather Located On Shift Knob Yes No
Leather upholstery No Yes
Manual Air Conditioning Yes No
Metallic Paint (If Selected) Yes No
Monocoque body construction No Yes
Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm and Trunk Yes No
P225/55ZR16 SBR tires No Yes
Panic Alarm Yes No
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Yes No
Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Polished Exhaust Pipe Yes No
Power Door Locks Yes No
Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering Yes No
Power Soft Convertible Top Yes No
Power Window Lockout/Override Yes No
Power Windows With Driver Side One-Touch Down Yes No
Pre-Programmed Equalizer Yes No
Pwr-assisted recirculating-ball steering No Yes
Pwr windows w/express-down control No Yes
Radio Antenna Yes No
Rear Bucket Seats Yes No
Rear foglamp No Yes
Rear Spoiler Yes No
Rearview mirror w/auto-dimming feature No Yes
Rear wheel drive No Yes
Rear Window Defroster Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Yes No
Remote infrared locking system-inc: remote trunk release, remote window closing, starter interrupt No Yes
Remote Trunk Release Located Inside Vehicle and On Multi-Function Remote Yes No
Removable hard top No Yes
Removable wind deflector No Yes
Rockford Fosgate(R) AM/FM Radio With 650-Watts, Speed Sensitive Volume and 9 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer; MP3 Player; Sirius(R) Satellite Radio (Includes 6-Months Service) Yes No
SBRP235/45R18 All-Season Tires Yes No
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags Yes No
Selective Unlocking Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio Yes No
Subwoofer Yes No
Tachometer Yes No
Tilt Steering Column Yes No
Tinted Glass Yes No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes No
Tonneau Cover Yes No
Traction Control Yes No
Trunk Anti-Trap Device Yes No
Trunk Light Yes No
Universal integrated garage door opener No Yes
Variable intake valve timing No Yes
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Lockout Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer Yes No
Velour floor mats No Yes
Warning Lights Include Low Fuel and Oil Pressure Yes No






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