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

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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.

Illustration for article titled Here Are Some Pictures Of The Mitsubishi Eclipse Before The World Turned Into A Horrorscape Of Misery

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.

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How little we knew.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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