Generation 2, 1995-1999: I can see why this is the favorite Eclipse for many, perhaps because it was featured in "The Fast and the Furious." It still looks good today. Completely redesigned inside and out, both power and performance also increased. Unlike the first generation, a convertible version, the Eclipse Spyder, was added to the lineup, further broadening the appeal. Although the Eclipse, in stock form, still wasn’t very fast, the opportunities it provided to the tuning crowd were much appreciated. Around this time, my Cutlass Supreme got rear-ended and declared totaled. Wasn’t my fault, but I was soon driving my dad’s 1996 jelly bean-shaped Mercury Sable. I permanently gave up trying to be cool.