It’s been a long time since the Eclipse name was attached to a cool car. The 90s was the peak for these. Then it started the 2000s as the car you’d buy when the local Dodge dealer was out of Stratuses. After that, Mitsu decided to bring the car back to it’s roots, but slathered it with lard and left it in the microwave too long.

A Cool Eclipse is a forever-ago car, and the newly acquired subsidiary of Nissan who killed the Evo wasn’t about to bring us a proper resurrection. Is it sad that it’s now a crossover? A little bit, but nothing of value has been lost.