Look at you, sweet and innocent Mitsubishi Eclipse. You had no idea, did you?

Life was so simple, in your bubble-styling world. You were the be-all and end-all of affordable all-wheel drive performance here in the United States. Your eyes were bright. Your engine iron strong.

The little bulge on your hood, off to the side. A happy quirk! Remember those little, insignificant moments? Laughing at jokes we didn’t yet understand, so eagerly yearning for adulthood.

How little we knew.